Booking Through Thursday: Night Owl

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This week’s Booking Through Thursday asks a question that will amuse just about anyone who knows me: “What’s the latest you’ve ever stayed up reading a book? Is staying up late reading a usual thing for you?”

My answer? How late have you got? I have stayed up ALL NIGHT, BABY! On many occasions, as a matter of fact. I am actually scheduling this post to publish at about 8:00 A.M. to disguise how late I stayed up reading last night, as a matter of fact. I don’t make a practice of staying up so late during the school year, but my husband made a crack on Google+ the other day to the effect that summer is the time of year when he discovers he’s married to a vampire. I have always been more of a night owl than a morning person, and when I have any sort of lengthy holiday from work—even one week will do it—my body clock naturally rotates around to the same time that creatures of the night keep. I always thought when I read Anne Rice’s vampire books that I would have made an outstanding vampire. Even during the school year when I must report to work by around 7:30 A.M., I feel off—sluggish, sleepy, and generally not with it—until afternoon. I love the evenings and early night the best. I do start getting tired on the other side of about 2:00 A.M., even during the summer, and I am no longer at any sort of creative peak. During the school year, I usually have to conk by 10:00 or 11:00 P.M. or I will never make it through the next day.

I am so going to laugh if some participants post that they have stayed up all the way until 10:00 once! All kidding aside, this is a morning person’s world in many ways, and sometimes it really stinks to have a body clock that is out of sync with what almost everyone else has decided is wakey time.

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4 thoughts on “Booking Through Thursday: Night Owl

  1. Okay, WORK is a morning person's world. Fun stuff? Is all about night owls. I am not exactly a morning person, but I am definitely not a night owl. I have to get eight hours of sleep or I collapse. So people are always wanting to do night-time stuff, and it's either I come off like a person who hates all fun, OR I get the sleep I need and don't get to have fun social time. And that is quite depressing sometimes.

    1. Good point, and probably because I don't go out much with friends (kind of a homebody), it seems more like a morning person's world. But you are right that lots of fun social stuff (if I did that stuff) is a night-time activity.

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