Before we get started, I just want to throw an announcement out there: the schedule for the InkFire blog has changed! Since I have been consistently struggling to post on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (due to other obligations on Wednesdays and Fridays) I've shifted the whole kit and caboodle back one day, so updates will now come on Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday. Here's hoping everything works out! :)
I'm sure we've all had those nights where the thought that keeps you up is a mixture of "but what happens next?" and "just one more chapter." Those nights can be some of the best as a reader - hours of uninterrupted escapism and quiet, nothing but the cat for company, occasionally toying with the idea of getting up and fetching a mug of tea.
But in the end, is it really worth it?
You're all bleary the next morning because you've got a book hangover, and chances are good that you have a headache from straining your eyes. You'll probably be tired most of the day, and even if you nap, it's pretty likely you'll be tired tomorrow, too.
So with all of that, was it worth it to stay up to the wee hours reading those extra chapters?
The answer, I think, depends both on the reader and on the book. If the book is disappointing, then it probably wasn't worth the extra hours. If the reader is usually an early riser, then staying up late might just turn them into a pumpkin for the next couple days while they recover.
What about you? Is late-night reading worth it?