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Would you forfeit sleep?

Becke made a humorous remark about forfeiting sleep to keep up with her Nora Roberts habit (and with her other reading). Would you lose sleep? Or, should I say, DO you lose sleep reading Nora Roberts books?
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becke_davis
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Re: Would you forfeit sleep?

No joke, I'm ALWAYS putting reading before sleep, always have. The trouble is, I hate putting a book down until I've finished it. And since, amazingly, I do have a life outside of books, I don't sleep a lot! But occasionally I come across books that just won't let me read them in a day -- Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell, the Harry Potter books, most books 500 pages or more -- so then I just have to suffer and stretch it out. My husband is the exact opposite. He likes to stretch out his reading, and he will often have four or five books going at the same time. We both think the other is nuts!
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I definitely would choose a Nora book over sleep! Hahaha! As a matter of fact, I haven't just lost sleep becuase I'm finishing a Nora book, but also anticipating her future books. It's just so addicting! I have read lots of other books from other authors in the past, but eversince I started reading Nora's books regularly in May of this year, it's taking me a hard time reading other books from other authors. I'm from the Philippines, and some of her earlier works are not readily available in our bookstores here. Good thing I can purchase them online (they may be costly especially the shipping cost, but they are well worth it), and some were purchased for me in the US by my bestfriend and brought them here when she came home last week to spend the holiday here. I'm a little scared that I may suffer from withdrawal symptoms after I read all of her books, but at least I can catch up on my sleep while I'm waiting for her new ones to come out. I don't mind reading the ones I've read before all over again though, that's how much I love her work!
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bookluv17
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Re: Would you forfeit sleep?

Absolutely. I've been doing it for years, trying to live 27 hours a day, and have thus read lots of books. I even went and took a speed-reading course at a community college, to increase the amount I can read. Words in a line, my addiction.
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Re: Would you forfeit sleep?

I too quite regularly lose sleep because of my reading habit.

When I listened to the Chesapeake series of books by Nora, I ended up just driving, driving, driving so I wouldn't feel guilty about just sitting in the car to listen to them!!
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Re: Would you forfeit sleep?

I am a really fast reader, and I think I have been ever since I had an early bedtime as a kid and had to finish those Nancy Drew books before light's out! I'm interested to see that you go the route of audio books. I occasionally listen to those on long trips to and from Chicago, but I've been put off a few times by the voice/accent or just something irritating about the person reading the book. It was like I became focused on the voice rather than what they were reading. Does anyone else have that problem with audiobooks, or are there particular readers that are especially good?
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Re: Would you forfeit sleep?

I often don't get to bed until after 2am. I read alot for my school. The NYRA (Nevada Young Readers Awards) list is really long. I read those inbetween my Nora Roberts. I've gotten everything read except the Born in Death. I'm hoping to get it for my birthday so I haven't bought it yet.
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Re: Would you forfeit sleep?

I have to admit While reading the Circle Trilogy I lost alot of sleep. My eyes were burning and tearing and I actually went to sleep at 5 in the morning the last day because I read the whole thing in three days. I just love Nora's books and I don't mind loosing sleep over something thats fun and interesting.....Although there are, but rarely I have to honestly admit I have to get my dictionary to understand a word because English is not my first language...
"Live for me, Moira. Even a world apart, I'll know that you do and be content."
"Once I told you if it could beat, it would beat for you. It does." Cian to Moira in Valley of Silence by NR

This just broke my heart and out sadness and happiness.
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I have stayed up all night to finish an In Death book. There is a certain point in the books when I just can't put them down and must finish them
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Re: Would you forfeit sleep?



clarepayton wrote:
Becke made a humorous remark about forfeiting sleep to keep up with her Nora Roberts habit (and with her other reading). Would you lose sleep? Or, should I say, DO you lose sleep reading Nora Roberts books?


Absolutley! I am sleep deprived right now. I just finished Public Secrets last night. It was such a page turner. I couldnt wait to get to the end. Now I am without a book to read! :smileysad:
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Re: Would you forfeit sleep?

would i yes . bc i have insomnia any ways so oh well but i have realized her books have keept me from nightmares . i guess that i am so busy trying to figure out what her next move is going to be
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