Monday, 27 April 2009

Late nights and early mornings

I've lately taken to reading in bed again. Something I hadn't done in ages, for several reasons: 1. I've always felt my bedroom is for sleeping and not for reading or watching television and 2. no books! Which is a stupid statement to make since I've got a bookcase with double rows on the shelves! But I've read all of them and couldn't find any new books I wanted to read. I have a few favourite writers (Jane Austen, Erica James, Katie Fforde, Jill Mansell, Jasper Fforde), but no new books were coming out.

And then I found a new writer. She died somewhere in the seventies, but she's new to me: Georgette Heyer. A sort of chick-lit for the Regency period. Gripping, funny and she's made me take my books to bed again. I've only read two so far, but I'll be going to London again next week and I'm sure I will be buying some other ones (there's more than 20 to choose from)!

The only problem with reading in bed is of course that even though I have to get up early the next morning, I will read too late because I want to know what happens next. A sign of being a good book of course, but now I have to stop yawning...


  1. I have to be a little bit careful about what I read at bedtime, but if I do it right, and pick something not too exciting or a not too exciting part at least, it seems to work.

  2. Yes, I have exactly the same problem with reading at bedtime! It's amazing that I manage to keep my eyes open sometimes for as long as I do while reading..

    I will have to check out this author; she sounds interesting :)


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