Friday, January 25, 2013

Follow Friday #31

[It's been a strange week. Snow's hit us randomly throughout the week, so we had a two hour delay for school yesterday, and a two-hour early release today (at the last minute; we were informed of that during lunch). Now it's really snowing outside. Knowing our weather, it'll be warm enough for short-sleeved shirts before the weekend's done.]

Anyways... Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Alison Can Read and Parajunkee.

Q: What is the last book that kept you up late into the night just to finish it?

I don't know. There's a lot of books that keep me up. I recently read Un Lun Dun by China Mievelle, which was bizarre enough to catch my attention. There's the Inheritance series by Christopher Paolini. The book I'm currently reading, Divergent by Veronica Roth.

I guess it depends on what you mean by "kept up late into the night". Books like the ones I mentioned keep me up until, like, 10:30 pm. I've never had a book keep me up later than that; waking up for school at 6 in the morning tends to ruin any chance of reading later. (Not that school starts at 6:00; we're not crazy. It's starts at 7:30ish, but my bus comes at 6:40 and I need a little time to prepare.)

Even over the summer, I don't give up too much sleep for reading. I don't know why. Maybe it's because I spend every waking free moment reading -- including between classes, on the bus, and instead of my homework -- but I don't really feel the need to. I've never liked giving up sleep, so I content myself with reading less. I know a lot of readers (and writers, for that matter) spend a lot of time usually reserved for sleep on books, but I've always managed reading in the day.

Am I going to technical into this? Perhaps you simply wanted a list of books I read recently that I enjoyed.
  • The Aviary by O'Dell
  • The Butterfly Clues by Ellison
  • The Inquisitor's Apprentice by Moriarty 
Plus the books I mentioned above. Basically, most of the books I've read this month. And a couple from last month, since I read the first three Inheritance books in December. And there are a few books I missed, but I can't think of the titles so I assume they're among my lesser-favorites.

Anyways, that's really my recent-books-to-love list. There're plenty of others that I haven't read for a while, but that'd take too long. (I read over a hundred books a year, guys! And I at least semi-like around 2/3s of them!)

What's your list? Or book, if you've had a bad January book-wise. Have a blessed, snow-filled weekend!


  1. I stayed up late with all the books in the Inheritance series. New GFC follower :)
    Traci @ Mad Hatter Reads

  2. I can't remember if the Inheritance series and Divergent kept me up late. But I do remember ignoring my kids while reading Divergent during the day, lol.

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  3. I loved Divergent and looking forward to re-reading it before reading Insurgent.

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  4. The last book that made me lose sleep was The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead. Great book, but I was a zombie through the entire next day.

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