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When I saw the title and graphic for this giveaway — Dreaming of Books — I wanted to participate in this giveaway event because one of my favorite things to do is read at the end of the day, before bed.
A couple of months ago, I participated in a ‘Getting To Know You’ giveaway – I shared a few details about myself and asked giveaway participants to share something about themselves for an entry into the contest. It was probably the most fun I’ve ever had with a giveaway because I found that I’m very much like many of you guys out there and that we’re all a little quirky.
Get to know me, “Dreaming-of-Books” style:
- I ALWAYS read before bedtime. Every. Single. Night. If I don’t read at least a little bit, it will take me forever to fall asleep…
- …however sometimes I’m so tired that I only make it through two or three pages before I fall asleep with the book or my Kindle in my hands.
- I prefer reading for-fun books before bedtime. I like to save review books for morning reading or throughout the day when I get a chance. (Just like at night, I read every single morning without fail.)
- I recently went through a stage of reading only my Kindle at night because it is so lightweight and only requires one hand vs. a physical book that is heavier and requires a second hand to turn the page – THAT’S SO LAZY, isn’t it?!
- Sometimes I listen to audiobooks at bedtime, but I have fallen asleep while listening several times and had to go back and find my place. I need to remember to set the sleep timers on those things!
- I can stand a little bit of background noise earlier in the day BUT the closer it is to bedtime, the quieter I like it while I’m reading. This is a challenge sometimes with a house full of people. (:
I could list a few more night-time reading habits or quirks, but I want to hear from YOU. I love the idea of getting to know other readers and bloggers better!
I’m going to be giving away a book of your choice,
up to $15, from either Amazon or Book Depository.
Open Worldwide ~ Ends January 26
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I can't leave a chapter unfinished!!! Thanks for the giveaway. 🙂
I like to read at least one or two chapters of any book before going to sleep! Thank you for the giveaway!
I read until my eyes start to hurt. I finish the chapter I'm reading, so I know where I left off, then I go to sleep.
I read until i feel tired lol . I'm trying not to read at midnight because i tend to forget the time . When i went to check the time its almost morning ==
I always like to finish a chapter before I shut the book. Sometimes that means that I read a lot longer than I originally mean to 🙂
i like to read before sleeping but i also often read of the book universe i love
i usually tell myelf i'd only read one chapter at night but I end up reading a lot more..
No quirks, just getting warm in my bed and reading an awesome book!
I find that if I put the book on my nightstand I can't fall asleep so I always tuck it somewhere in the bed with me. It just helps me sleep better to know it's a few inches closer. Weird? Of course!
Can't think of any bedtime reading quirks of mine… just enjoy the cozy bed and read away the night. 🙂
I read at night when I am up feeding my baby
I read every night. In between chatting on messenger to book bloggers.
I love to have a chocolate snack nearby, currently malteasers
I hate when anyone tries to borrow my books, people come near them without washing their hands, or when people interrupt me during a good read
I only read in my chair outside on the porch.
I also have to read before going to sleep at night. Now I prefer to read on my iPad mini, because, as you say, it is lighter than most books. Also it is great if you are reading in the dark or low light!
I have to finish the chapter I am on also I will read until my eyes start to water or I start to drift off to sleep.
Yes. I read before I go to sleep.
I read before I sleep. No matter how late it is or how many HW I need to accomplish, I need to read leisurely before I sleep to keep me sane from all the stress haha.
I read every night until my eyes close. Fell asleep the other night and dropped the Kindle on my face. I'm lucky I don't have a black eye. lol
I don't read much at night, but I love reading early in the morning. My husband sometimes thinks I am crazy, when he wakes up and I am already reading but still in bed.
I cannot fall asleep until I read at least a few pages in a book. The bad part is, if I am reading a fantastic book, I get completely hooked and don't stop until I crash. Then wake up in the morning with a book somewhere under the covers.
none… at least as "habit". But I do love to read before go to sleep…
I always need to read before I sleep, sometimes I dream about the book I'm currently reading as well. Thank you for the giveaway, enjoy your day. 🙂
I always have to read before I sleep, or else, I couldn't sleep haha
i read all the time before bed and am known to fall asleep with my book on my face
I read until my eyes felt heavy already.
I have to read before bed every night. I just can't seem to fall asleep unless I read first!
I have to lie down when I read, and when I get hooked on a book I am really stupid and don't stop reading until I'm finished the book.
I always read for about 15 minutes before I turn off the light.
I can't fall asleep without a book in my hand. If I simply try to turn off the light and close my eyes, I will lie there forever awake.
Can't go to sleep without using my Kindle Fire
I too prefer reading before bedtime, and it has to be quiet! I can't read in the car or while traveling as I get bad headaches and motion sickness 🙁
I usually say I'll only read a few chapters, but last night I accidentally read the entire book and was exhausted the other day! I always lose track of time while reading. 🙂
i always quit reading long before i go to bed.that way i wont get caught up in the story and stay up longer than i wanted to
I can't fall asleep without reading!
I can't fall asleep without reading!
I'd read until my eyes are heavy–which would take eternity to happen.
after i sleep i read a little bit, sometimes my eyes are closing but i am reading….thanks!
I like to read a little before bed, until I start falling asleep. Only if the book is really good, sometimes I have to make myself put it down and go to sleep so I can get up and go to work the next day.
I like to read out loud as if i'm one of the characters in the story haha it's kind of embarrassing but I love it! It really gets me into the story. Thank you for this amazing chance! 🙂
It was actually one of my goals for this year to read about 1 hour a night. I've failed miserably so far…
I always read before I sleep. It helps my mind.
I often read until I fall asleep-leaving the light on the whole night. 😛
I love to read two to three chapters before I go to sleep, but often times, it ends up being ten chapters or the entire book. LOL!
I love to read at night before I go to bed it usually takes my mind off of the events of the day, sometimes though I stay awake too long when super interesting book, but usually, I hear a thud and book lands on the floor and I roll over and go back to sleep.
I don't read before sleep, but if the book is impossible to let go sometimes I stay up very late to finish it.
I usually prefer to read in longer chunks. Unless I have half an hour or an hour to read, I'll usually skip reading and just play a game on my phone to relax before bed. But I do love to read and I take time on my days off to dive into books. It's just a funny quirk that I prefer to have longer blocks of time to do it, and I don't always get that time every day.
I am like you-I read myself to sleep unless it is a book I just can't put down and then I read until one or two at night. I read a lot but I am a fast reader.
I like these blog hops since I get introduced to a lot of authors/blogs I have yet been to
I always have to read until the end of the chapter, even if I'm almost falling asleep.
Thank you for the giveaway!
I have 1, 2, 5 and 6 in common with you. I also need to have a nice hot bubble bath with a book most nights after my boys go to bed.
I have 1 and 2 in common with you!
No, I do not read before bed because then I would not be able to sleep until I finished the book! Since I have to get up at 3:30 every morning for work, I cannot afford to not sleep!
I always have to finish the interesting part before I go to sleep.
I have to finish the chapter. I find if I don't, I lose a bit of the storyline, and have to re-read a couple of pages. I also have to have a little snack.
I have to read to unwind before I turn off the lights, otherwise it takes me much longer to go to sleep!
I can't fall asleep until I have read either all or part of an ebook.
I can't close my book in the middle of a chapter no matter how sleepy I am.
There are times when I can't read something new at night, not always, just sometimes. I just get too worked up over it and my mind won't shut off. Now with a book I've read several times (and could probably quote parts off the top of my head) is a different story. That I can read until my eyes are so tired I can't read the words anymore. Thanks for the chance to win.
My night-time reading quirks are that when I crawl into bed I like complete silence. I do not want the TV or radio playing. No back ground noise because I like to concentrate on the book I am reading.
I have a tendency to lose track of time when I am reading and will try to finish the chapter before closing it unless I just fall asleep while I am reading.
I'm not sure if this really counts, but one of my habits is having to smell the pages when I first open a book.
I usually fall asleep if I'm reading in bed at night.
I really can't read after watching tv at night… I'm always too tired!
I too have to read before bed even if it's only a few pages. The only problem is sometimes I end up either falling asleep with my face in my book or staying up way later than I should 😉
I love reading in bed!
I read every night as well. It takes my mind off of my day and then I can drift off. It's not uncommon to find several books in my bed at once.
I stay up way too late reading, almost every night.
I have to read every night before bed. Sometimes, that's the only chance I get to read, so it's a must.
Don't know if it's a quirk, but when on bed I only read from my phone so my hands don't get too cold(during winter).
Thanks for the giveaway!
I like to read a chapter or 2 before I sleep. Thank you for the giveaway 🙂
I had to give up reading at bedtime. Can't stop when I start.
Quirks? Don't think so. I usually read before bed but in the recliner in the living room. The bedroom just isn't set up for reading comfortably, and my hubs would object.
I don't really have any late night reading quirks other than reading too long. I like to stop at a happy place and some books don't have one.
I have to be careful what I start reading at night or I will stay up all night reading it.
I like to re-read favorites before I fall asleep. Thanks for the giveaway!
If I read in bed, I can't quit!
Although I can read when it's noisy, I always prefer quiet. My favorite place to read is in bed. I'm an eclectic reader and pick genres according to my mood. I can't read two books by the same author in a row, even if it's my favorite author. I need variety in genre and writing style from one book to the next.