Tuesday, March 21, 2017

TTT: Books I Read in One Sitting

This week's TTT topic: Books I Read in One Sitting

Sometimes you know a book is going to take you out of the world with no desire to return anytime soon. Others you start reading and are taken by surprise at how much you don't want to put them down ever. For me these sort of books result in my kids eating PB&J for dinner and watching too much TV. Both can lead to lack of sleep as even when I'm expecting a book to pull me in, the only time I can carve out to read it one sitting is late at night. Here are my favorite books (some I knew to set aside time for and some that took me by surprise) that I read in one sitting on the first read.

I intentionally set aside time for:

I accidentally read in one sitting causing major disruption (but oh so worth it):

*It should be noted that The King of Attolia actually falls into both categories. I knew I was going to want to read it in one sitting after my experiences with the first two books. I set aside the time rather late. (My kids were 1 and 5 at the time.) My husband had the next day off so I knew I was covered for early morning and he was warned. I started the book around 9:30 and finished it around 1. BUT THEN. I read the entire thing again immediately. I went to bed at 4:45. Oops. (Still the best book hangover of my life.)

Do you read books in one sitting? Does it ever happen unintentionally? What are you willing to give up to do it?


Brenda said...

Like you I stayed up way way to late reading The Deathly Hallows, but I didn't regret it for a minute. My TTT link

IloveHeartlandX said...

Deathly Hallows and Code Name Verity, great choices!
My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2017/03/21/top-ten-tuesday-99/

Kim Aippersbach said...

Yes. Yes. Sleep, exercise, food (cereal works great), conversation with my family, laundry, banking, returning overdue library books . . . pretty much anything that can be procrastinated, which in my life is actually most things . . .

But mostly sleep.

And I can't remember how soon I reread of King of Attolia, but it was pretty soon!

Kim Aippersbach said...

I'm pretty sure I read each of the Harry Potter books in one sitting, and the last 3 we picked up at midnight so we started reading them at 1am. Ah, good times!