With the possible exception of the folks who are directing the decisions about library services for Hennepin County, I’m not sure if anybody else is paying as much attention to the library situation as I am. I’m checking the website every day or so, massaging my hold list, checking the status of anything coming available to me and just generally watching the news.
So I know that I don’t have to rush through anything – nothing that has been checked out since March 14 is due yet and won’t be due until a minimum of three weeks after libraries begin to open back up (no date on that yet). I’ve actually read all but one of the physical books that I have checked out (just picked one up yesterday from curbside pick-up) and I only have two audiobooks that aren’t finished.
That knowledge did not keep me from staying up late on Sunday night however. I was reading The Murder of Mary Russell by Laurie R. King, one of my favorite series and the clock was advancing towards my usual bedtime, about 10. Normally I say to myself, “keep reading until you fall asleep” and this works pretty well but the book was good and I wasn’t getting tired. I just kept going. 11 o’clock, midnight…. one… two… I felt like I was a kid reading under the covers, doing something illicit and I had to remind myself that I can stay up as late as I want. It’s not like I have anything specific that I have to be out of bed for in the mornings.
Finished at 2:45 a.m. Enjoyed it thoroughly and although I was a little droopy on Tuesday, it was worth it. I went to bed at 8 that night.
What’s the last book you remember staying up late to finish?