Thursday, August 9, 2012

Some Pleasant Nighttime Reading

Ever since I could read, I've enjoyed reading a bit before bed. I know I'm not unique in this, it's just something that helps to get your body and mind to wind down enough to just fade into that blissful slumber. There is the distinct possibility that you'll get caught up in whatever you're reading and actually energize yourself to the point that sleep doesn't come easy.

On a completely different tack, sharing a bed with someone means that from time to time some considerations need to be made, and this has led to all manner of different bedside lamps, awkward book-lights on lanyards and weird positions so that you're not annoying to anyone.

It is nice to have devices for that kind of thing, with that soft back-lit glow keeping your items illuminated while not throwing off enough light to really affect any other person.

This doesn't substitute the feeling of looking at a book from the side and seeing your progress, however. Having those pages in hand to turn really is a great way to experience what entertains you. It forces you to slow down and really digest what's happening on the pages in front of you.

That is, as long as Mr. Sandman isn't helping you nod off... (it probably can go without saying that I'm a bit tired this evening).

Punch it, Chewie!

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