Book Talk

Monday Book Talk

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I’m pretty sure you’re growing tired of hearing me talk about just how much I love short stories by now, but bear with me for moment, please. I have another reason for loving them!

I am someone who can’t just put down a book I love. Yes, I admit: I have a problem.

*stands up and clears throat* Hello, my name is Nell and I’m a readoholic!

Seriously, though. I don’t understand you people who can read a chapter and then put the book down and do something else. Especially not while reading in bed, because one of the greatest pleasures in life is a nice bed, fluffy pillows, cool sheets, and a great book. I can read for hours and hours and it’s happened more than once that I’ve been so sucked into the book that I realize that crap, maybe it’s time to sleep,ย when the morning prayers start outside my window (Malaysia is a Muslim country) sometime between 5 and 6AM.

So here’s the deal. If I read short stories, I can finish the story and put down my e-reader and fall sleep at a reasonable hour. But if I read a 100K word story, it’s likely that I’ll be prompted to put it down by the morning birds.ย So you see! Another reason why short stories are better!

Tell me: are you one of those weird peopleย who can read one chapter and then put the book down and go to sleep? ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜