read_warbler (read_warbler) wrote,

Bedtime reading

X-posted to caffyolay
The book I'm reading is Saplings by Noel Streatfield. Some may know her as the author of the children's book, Ballet Shoes, which is a book I never read as a child because I was not into ballet in any way shape or form. (Council house kids didn't tend to be back then. ;-)) Anyway, so I'm reading this book which is for adults and is about a particular middle-class family during World War Two. It's pretty sad to tell the truth and basically charts the gradual disintegration of the family due to various tragedies connected with the war. I was up until 1.30 two nights in a row because it really is excellent but then I couldn't go to sleep! Why? you might ask. Well, the truth dawned eventually - I was worrying about the kids in this bloomin' book! For the almost the first time ever I'm wondering whether I should read a particular book before bedtime because the content is causing me to lose sleep. Hmm. I'm curious. Those here who read at bedtime, do you read what you've been reading during the day or do you have special, undemanding reads for that time of the day?
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