Today’s Booking Through Thursday Question is suggested by Mae.
“I couldn’t sleep a wink, so I just read and read, day and night … it was there I began to divide books into day books and night books,” she went on. “Really, there are books meant for daytime reading and books that can be read only at night.”
– ‘The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Milan Kundera, p. 103.
Do you divide your books into day and night reads? How do you decide?
Interesting question. Which I think is how I respond to any question I don’t have an immediate answer for. I think I’ll have to watch that and see if my theory is true.
I have to say I don’t. I tend to be rather monogamous with my books, and the time I usually read is at night. Reading during the day seems like a luxury that I can’t afford. As I typed that I realized I sound like those annoying people who say “I don’t have time for that” and really seem to be saying “you are wasting your time.” And that isn’t what I mean at all. Household chores seem never ending and overwhelming at the moment, but that’s an entirely different story.
That little tangent aside, I think the short answer is “no I don’t.” If I were to find myself in the circumstances of the original quote, I could see where it would be useful to separate the day, but for now I’m good with one book day or night.