Friday, July 19, 2013

15 Day Book Blogger Challenge Day 2

*Today is going to be my first day incorporating some gifs into my blog, let me know what you think!

Day 2: What's your bedtime reading ritual?
Oh, reading rituals! Mine have actually varied a lot over the years. In high school, I read every night until bed. Depending on the book, this could stretch for many hours which was not very conducive to getting up early. In college, I rarely read prior to bedtime or at all for that matter because I was surrounded by required reading. In grad school, I finally got back into my routine of reading for fun. I returned to my old ways of reading right before bed and it was a great way to help me relax from the day and transition into nighttime. More recently though, I tend to read on the couch in the evenings while my fiance watches TV. I'm sure he thinks I look a little like this:
I've actually become pretty adept at reading with TV or video games in the background. I used to be too easily distracted to be able to do that. I also don't usually care about what the fiance is watching on TV, so I'm sure that helps.
When it's time to go to bed, we tend to watch a little TV together rather than reading. Plus, that allows for extra snuggle time which is one of my favorite past times (other than reading, obviously.)
He's usually just as enthused as me. Not.
If he is out of town though I almost always read before bed because TV can keep me up too late if I'm watching something I'm too interested in. I'm sure my rituals will change again at some point (probably when I have kids) but for now, my plan is working.
Do you do anything unique or weird with your reading rituals?


  1. I envy that you can read with TV in the background. I'm okay with most video games, but I can only read with the TV on if my husband is watching anime (if it's not in English, I can tune it out).

    1. Yes, it took me a long time to get to that point though. If it is a movie I like or a show I'm remotely interested in, it gets a little bit tougher...