I was the kid who got in trouble for staying up too late reading. Once I get into a book, it is very hard for me to put it down. I remember staying up wayyy too late at times reading, especially the older I got. I remember several times still being up reading when my stepdad got up to go to work (he left the house around 4:30 or 5 AM!) Even into college, my favorite classes were literature classes. One of my favorite gifts to get my kids now is books!! And I love it when they curl up with me and get me to read to them.
I do NOT get to read much now. (Other than, you know, There was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat, etc.) I have been working on Rick Bragg's book since the summer - it is not a difficult book to read... I just don't have time. In between work, kids, following Derek around... I just don't have a lot of free time. I've also discovered that now, because I'm old, reading makes me sleepy! I have got to make myself start reading more, though. It's good for my little brain! So if you guys have any, give me some book recommendations!