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Boys in our Books is starting a new series: Friday Question of the Week!
Each week we’ll ask a question about your reading experience. Our review team will give our answers and we encourage you to join in and comment with your answers as well! Let’s talk about BOOKS! :)
Ami: I read stories for hours straight… BUT it’s not really crazy since most of MM’s are not that long (it’s not like when I read Harry Potter 7, for example, when I turned off everything to avoid spoilers)
Sara: I normally sneak read at work, in the car waiting for boys to be done with sports or in line at Costco when it’s super busy and anytime I am still long enough to pull my Nook out and read a paragraph, page etc. But greatest lengths? I would have to say Chase in Shadow by Amy Lane was one I stayed at work a half an hour later than normal because I had to finish and knew if I went home I wouldn’t be able to. Oh and um…Something Like Autumn by Jay Bell. I had to go into the public ladies room at work to read a part of that book that had me sobbing Charlie Brown style. When I came out there was a woman from Campus Police asking if I was okay because someone called in a “distressed woman in the restroom.” Oops.
Shelley: I’ve pretended to have really bad food poisoning just so I could stay in the loo for the day (kindle concealed behind the cistern) when my Mother-in-law came to visit. I’m a great actress when I need to be. It worked so well I did it again when I was reading the last chapters of Fade, but that time I said I had a tummy bug and she actually went home! Score!!
Sheri: Ummm, Greatest lengths…I’d have to say Soldiers. For days I couldn’t concentrate and ignored life around me. I hid in the locker-room at my daughters swim class. I would pull off the road on my drive home from the office to catch a few dozen pages only to claim it was a train that caused my delay. I barely slept. My world revolved around those men.
Sue: While reading Frat Boy and Toppy recently, I had to stop and put fuel in my car. So I stood at the pump with my kindle in hand so I wouldn’t have to stop reading. ;) Or there’s the time that I read a particular scene *wink wink* from Soldiers on my iPad while pretending to find some very important information in the middle of a dinner at my in-laws place.
Susan: Special Forces: I read Mercenaries 1 while on a business trip. I couldn’t function so I cut the trip short, got on a plane and went back home. The next day my boss asked me what was wrong with me because he was worried someone had died in my family…I was SO DEPRESSED and couldn’t stop crying. I considered taking a sabbatical. Also, I was reading Glitterland while in the Chicago airport and missed my flight. Luckily there was another one an hour later. (<-idiot. Me.)
Traci: Two instances I can remember are with books by the same author. The Persistence of Memory by JCP I read on some Friday evening, all in one go, and I just traveled from the armchair to the bath to bed until I finished. Another time I didn’t put a JCP book down was Psycop 6 GhosTV. I read it straight through one Saturday. I think I read for 10 hours. I basically didn’t move from the chair except for bathroom breaks and maybe to eat something.
…what did you do when you just COULDN’T STOP READING?