#BookBloggerHop | How long have you stayed up to read a book?

The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer @ Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer’s permission, Billy @ Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer relaunched the hop on February 15, 2013. Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end the following Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to their own blog.


Question:

How long have you stayed up to read a book?

(submitted by Julie @ JadeSky)


Answer:

I stop reading by 10:00 pm every night before I go up to get ready for bed. We have to get up at 6am on weekdays, so we turn lights out at 11pm. Instead of reading between getting ready for bed and lights out, I watch Gilmore Girls on Netflix because I’ve seen each show a million and one times, so there’s no risk that I won’t want to turn it off at 11pm.

Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night, and then I read until my eyes can’t take it any more. That may be just 30 minutes or it may be until 5am, when I have to close the book so I can get a bit more shuteye before the alarm goes off, or it may be somewhere in between.

But I know I can’t trust myself to shut the book at a reasonable time every night, so not reading before bed is safer for me.

How long have you stayed up to read a book? Do you remember what book you stayed up the longest to read?

36 Replies to “#BookBloggerHop | How long have you stayed up to read a book?”

  1. In the last couple of years I’ve been listening to audiobooks to help me relax enough to fall asleep and I shut it off when I notice I’m not really taking in the words anymore. I sometimes read a few chapters of an ebook in bed but as I struggle with fatigue I takes quite a book to make me keep reading and forget about sleep 😄 As a teenager, in the pre audiobook/ebook era, I used a flashlight to read in bed so my parents wouldn’t notice me staying up way past my bedtime to read 😂

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    1. I used to do that as a kid too! When I was like 7 or 8, I didn’t have a flashlight, so I thought I would just put my bedside lamp under the covers with me. That was a bad idea as I managed to melt the plastic pieces of the lamp and burned a hole in the blanket. And, oh the smell was awful, plus it brought my parents running. That was not a good night. 😂

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  2. I took my kids to the Harry Potter book 7 release party at Barnes and Noble. We got home around 1:00 a.m. I put them right to bed (they were practically asleep on their feet, anyway), then I stayed up all night to read the book so my son could start it the next day. That’s probably the most extreme my reading habit has been. But I’m not a good sleeper, anyway, so it’s common for me to read for several hours in the middle of the night if I can’t sleep. Just not usually ALL night.

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    1. I want to say the waking up in the middle of the night is a mom thing, but I’ve always been that way. I couldn’t do an all night read either but it does help me get tired enough to go back to sleep if I wake up before morning. And you are a very cool mom to do the whole Harry Potter 7 party and read. My girls were too young to worry about it at the time, so I got to read at my leisure.

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      1. It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. They were part of something exciting that we’ll probably never witness again (to that degree, anyway). So I figured I’d do it. They can forever say they were there when…

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  3. I only get time at night to read, mostly after my daughter sleeps. And that can vary, she sleeps late so I stay up normally up to 2 a. m. and I might read till morning if book is amazing. There’s honestly no sleeping and reading schedule in my life ever since her birth.

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    1. When they are young, time takes on a whole new meaning. My greatest relief with both of my daughters was when I could get back to a somewhat normal sleep schedule. At least you are able to work some good books in. ❤️

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  4. I’m not always a good sleeper, so sometimes I’ll be reading in the middle of the night. The last time I can remember staying up late and then getting up early on purpose just to read was for Breaking Dawn, the last book in the Twilight series.

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    1. Oh, totally! It helps distract you from how miserable you feel – or at least it does for me. And as long as your not sleeping anyway, you might as well enjoy a good book. ❤️

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  5. Like you, Tessa, I usually can’t make it past 10pm, but so often wake up in the middle of the night. Reading seems to get me back to sleep. I think the longest I’ve ever stayed up to read is midnight. Interesting topic! ❤️

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    1. It is interesting! I’m learning that many of us wake up in the middle of the night and read. Very interesting. There’s a research study there to be done – the sleeping habits of bibliophiles 🙂

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  6. Back in the day :). I would read until 2 -3 am. But, now 10pm is the latest. We get up early, so that’s about as late as I can stay up. And I LOVE the Gilmore Girls!!

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  7. I read every night before bed, Tessa, but it doesn’t take long until my kindle thunks me on the nose. Lol. But like a lot of other commenters here – I’ll read in the wee hours of the morning if I wake up and can’t get back to sleep. It’s way better than tossing and turning. 🙂

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    1. Lol. You crack me up 😂. Try not to let your kindle thunk you on the nose too often. I never too reading to be such a dangerous past time 😉

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  8. Normally I stop reading at 10 like you as I love going to bed then!!! I stayed up all night once when my son was at a sleepover and read Tijan’s pnr series, Davina!!!!

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    1. I hope he stayed at his friends all day the next day. I know if it were me and I did that I would have a huge headache all day. But it still sounds like great fun ❤️

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  9. My normal routine is to stop reading each night around 9:30. At least on work nights because I get up at 5:15 in the morning. Friday and Saturday evenings, I have no set cut off for my reading and often go to midnight. The most extreme reading I ever did was when I was in 8th grade. My older brother had promised to pick up a book on the Beatles for me before he came home for the night. He got in at 11:00PM, I grabbed it, and stayed up until dawn to read it cover to cover. That was in the early 70s. The Beatles had already broken up by then, but I had just discovered them and was a bit obsessed, LOL.

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    1. That’s pretty wild. It says a lot that Beatles inspired that kind of fandom even after they broke up, though. And 5:15! Ouch! I get a headache if the alarm goes off even a minute before 6. Lol.

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  10. I listen to an audiobook before going to bed. I usually start at 10pm and set the sleep timer for an hour. Then get ready to sleep at 11.30pm. And on the nights where I have a pain flare up or can’t sleep I tend to re-listen to my favourite audiobook till the painkillers kick in or till I fall asleep.

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    1. Totally understandable. I appreciate pain now more that I can’t take Advil anymore. Anything to distract you until meds kicks in is a good thing. ❤️

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  11. I have also watched Gilmore Girls a million times! I used to go to midnight Harry Potter parties at the bookstore when they were first released. I did that for Books, 5, 6, and 7. They would have a party the night before release and we would all buy our books at midnight. Then I would stay up reading it until I fell asleep. The only other books I stay up late for are new releases of Jodi Taylor’s books. She is the author of The Chronicles of St. Mary’s, which I absolutely love.

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    1. Those parties always seemed like great fun! Every time, I would debate about going but never did. I’m glad you went and enjoyed them. They were definitely a once in a lifetime type event ❤️

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  12. I think my days of staying up to read a book have long gone but if I can’t sleep I sometimes read at all sorts of odd times of the night. Does the Bloghopper Facebook Page still exist by the way Tessa?

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