I have trouble sleeping (work stress that I can’t help bringing home with me). Yes, this is a common problem among many of us and, like those who suffer from insomnia, I’ve tried many, many different remedies from meditation to relaxation tapes to warm milk (yuck!) to a shot of brandy (much better than warm milk, in my opinion). I’ve even had my doctor prescribe sleeping pills (which I didn’t like).
It was recently suggested to me that I should try reading before going to sleep and I would do just that, but I’ll tell you why this particular remedy does not work for me...I have a problem stopping myself. It’s always one more chapter, one more page, one more paragraph because I’m so caught up in the story and before I know it, it’s four or five in the morning and I need to get ready for work (which is quite painful if I haven’t finished the story).
I did this all the time when I was younger. Can’t tell you how many times I’ve had to drag myself to work (or school), sleep deprived, my eyes tired and my vision blurry, but thoroughly satisfied with another happily ever after. The last book I stayed up all night to read? Ascension, by Caris Roane.
When was the last time you stayed up all night reading? And what was the book that so captured your imagination that you couldn’t put it down?