Great books sometimes make me do incredibly dumb things. I suspect I’m not alone here, so I’ll share my Good Book Offenses with you if you’ll share yours with me. It’s all about validating fellow book worms today. What stupid things have you done for the books you love? Here’s my list.
1. Stay up too late
My most frequent Good Book Offense. Usually when this happens, I’m already sleep deprived from reading the same book too late the night before. I settle into bed with it again, earnestly committed to turn off the lights at 10:00. At 10:02 I decide that 10:30 is still a very respectable bed time. But the chapter I’m in when 10:30 rolls around has my willpower in a stranglehold. The cycle repeats an embarrassing number of times. I roll into work the next morning, virtually comatose, after a wild night reading about fake people.
2. Lie to my children