Thursday, September 16, 2010

Booking Through Thursday (1)

Today’s question is suggested by Mae.
“I couldn’t sleep a wink, so I just read and read, day and night … it was there I began to divide books into day books and night books,” she went on. “Really, there are books meant for daytime reading and books that can be read only at night.”
- ‘The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Milan Kundera, p. 103.
Do you divide your books into day and night reads? How do you decide?

In truth, I had never thought of doing this before. And in reading through the responses I was fascinated that there were actually people who this!  I will sometimes be in the middle of multiple books at the same time and read whichever one happens to be closest to me at the time, but I had never considered having specific books for nighttime and daytime.

Although I do have very specific opinions about what music and songs are OK to listen to in the winter, and which ones are suitable for summer.  ;o)

What about you?  Do you divide your books into "read by day" and "read by night"?


  1. I don't divide my books by day or night. Here is my answer for Booking Through Thursday.

  2. Never thought about dividing my music between summer & winter. Very interesting! I didn't think I divided my books, but after giving it some thought I realized that I did tend to stay away from certain books at night. I'm a wimp & don't do scary at night since I divorced.

  3. @ebony - I remember the first time I read The Stand by Stephen King, I stayed up reading until about 3am one Friday night. It was a very warm summer and the sliding glass door was open for air, and when I got ready to go to bed I refused to go anywhere near that open door to close it - I was THAT freaked out! The next morning my roommates couldn't figure out why the door was wide open...