What's the book that kept you up lately?
You know the drill. You keep saying to yourself, "Just one more chapter…just one more chapter…just one more chapter…" — until the sun is coming up, and you're still eating pages like they're Girl Scout Cookies.
How many nights in my life this has been me! Starting with Nancy Drew books at age 8 (the classic under-the-covers-with-a-flashlight trick) and continuing right up till last week, when I got hijacked at 2am by J.K. Rowling's THE CASUAL VACANCY.
Basically, I've been sleep deprived by books forever. And happy for it. Bags under the eyes are worth stories in the mind. Anyhow, you can sleep when you're dead, as they say…