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QUESTION OF THE WEEK: #10 – Gimme MOAR!

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! :)

QUESTION:

What are the craziest lengths you’ve gone to in order to read your book? 

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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.

HOW ABOUT YOU?

…what did you do when you just COULDN’T STOP READING?

18 comments on “QUESTION OF THE WEEK: #10 – Gimme MOAR!

  1. Amy Jo Cousins
    April 11, 2014

    I snuck my Kindle into a locked office supply closet at work, told everyone I was doing inventory & then sat on cases of copy paper to finish reading reading Dex in Blue. I have no idea how many boxes of pens we had. :)

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    • Sue
      April 11, 2014

      Amy, I think you’re a legend. *fistbump*

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  2. Moira
    April 11, 2014

    The craziest was that I burnt dinner while reading. I left the kitchen with pasta cooking and the water boiled away. Didn’t notice till smoke was heading upstairs. Went out and got subs for dinner.

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  3. Jennifer
    April 11, 2014

    I’ve never really done anything crazy, but I was reading Mercenaries while at the gym with my trainer. He couldn’t understand why I couldn’t put my Kindle down. FYI it’s really hard to lift weights and read at the same time.

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  4. Marlobo
    April 11, 2014

    Besides everything said in respect of places and read times,
    * I’m obsessed with chargers, only thinking about not being able to read due to run out of batteries makes me sick. I have 5 charger cables (office, home office, bedside table, kitchen and car) and 2 portable chargers.
    * I don’t drive because it takes me off read time. Happily, my husband loves to drive :)

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  5. Sue
    April 11, 2014

    OMG, you guys are hilarious! I just let out the most manic, wicked, cackle of a laugh. LOVE IT!!!

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  6. Otila
    April 11, 2014

    While I was reading Soldiers, I hated putting it down so I had the brilliant idea to read during my commute to and from work. I have a 45 minute drive each way. What could happen? There’s hardly any cars on the freeway anyway. So instead of paying attention to the road, I was reading (while going 80 mph mind you) and I ran over a rock, blew out my tire and dented the rim. So, yeah, don’t do that.

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    • Sue
      April 12, 2014

      Otila, PROMISE ME YOU’LL NEVER DO THAT AGAIN!!!

      While I admire and can relate to the extremes that Soldiers seems to enduce in us, I’m terrified that you’ll get hurt. <3

      Granted, Soldiers is a once in a lifetime experience and I'll gladly nominate you for the Lifetime Achievement Award for Most Extreme Reading Situation Of All Time. :) xx

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      • Otila
        April 12, 2014

        *hangs head in shame* I promise. Not my brightest moment but I plead temporary insanity (stupidity?) caused by Vadim & Dan.

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        • Sue
          April 13, 2014

          I hear ya sista, I promise. Soldiers continues to turn me into a complete mess every single time I reread it.

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  7. Jordan L. Hawk
    April 11, 2014

    WAY back in the mid-90s, when I last worked in a traditional office setting, I would print off early ebooks or fanfic I found on the web, or copy it into a Word document. My boss always assumed I was working on a report when he saw me “hard at work” on my computer or stack of papers.

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    • Ami
      April 12, 2014

      I still do that. PDF files on computer that I quickly switch into other documents whenever my boss or colleagues approach my desk haha. What can I say, work can be slow and boring!!

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  8. A. L. Wilson
    April 11, 2014

    I got stuck in traffic on the way home from a business trip recently. I was thoroughly engrossed in reading Threshold and so instead of just sitting there staring at the semi-truck in front of me; I promptly took out my NOOK and put it on the steering wheel. I was reading while I was driving down the road at a snail’s pace. I would not recommend that to anyone else, but I would recommend the book series.

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  9. H.B.
    April 12, 2014

    I don’t think I’ve ever done anything really crazy to finish a book. I’ve kind of changed my sleep pattern so I have more time to read (4-5hrs a night sometimes less depending on how good the book is).

    In college I uses to hide my ereader on top of my book bag, tilting it so only my textbook was visible during class so that the professor wouldn’t know what I was up to. I would look up periodically just so it looked like I was paying attention.

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  10. fritz42war
    April 12, 2014

    Craziest thing I’ve done to keep reading? Propping my NOOK up against my kitchen wall so that I can keep reading while I’m chopping vegetables. I make sure I’m not using a super sharp knife.

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  11. Sue
    April 12, 2014

    God, I love you people! You’re hilarious!

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  12. Bookfanatic
    April 14, 2014

    I offered to take my hubby’s car to the garage for servicing recently so that I could sit and read Dirty Kiss without feeling guilty about everything else that I really should have been doing. He just thought I was being really thoughtful, who am I to argue with that kind of logic.

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  13. Nia
    April 15, 2014

    Since I could read I did it. As a child and teenager I missed the station I had to get out of the bus or train more than once because I was reading. Today I’m quite good at multi tasking and can walk and read at the same time or listen to the bus driver while reading. Normally I take my ereader everywhere I go but just yesterday I forgot him at home. Duh, I had to read for an hour or so on my mobile phone.

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