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Yaaaawwwn: Books You Give Up Sleep For

Posted on December 8th, 2011 by Mickie.
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Does this make you yawn?

I have yawned THREE times just since starting this post.

A yawn is quite catching you see. Like a cough.
It just takes one yawn to start other yawns off.”
— Dr. Seuss (in Dr. Seuss’s Sleep Book, New York: Random House, 1962.)

Studies show that yawns are most contagious between family members, but books can get you yawning too.  I like to read before bed, just to transition a bit and wind down, but usually I get so into the book that I am reading WAY past my bed time.  But reading anything I HAVE to read, looking at you school-assigned reading, always makes me nod off….I never did finish a Tale of Two Cities, but I hear it is lovely.

Here are some books you might stay up all night to finish.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Three words: Battle of Hogwarts. Oh yeah. I think I read this in 7 hours…the night it came out.

How I Live Now

Trapped in England after WWIII and developing feelings for her cousin, Daisy has a lot on her plate.


Society dictates everything: when and how to play, where to work, where to live, what to eat and wear, when to die, and who to marry.

oh Stephen have been keeping people up for decades--how do you sleep at night!?

The Hunger Games

May the odds be ever in your favor…but if your president’s breath smells like blood, then they probably aren’t.

Yeah...this one kept me up all night saying, "just one more chapter!"

There's ZOMBIES in them thar hills!

One wild night in the city and anything is possible...even love between the most unlikely of couples...sigh...

Water for Elephants

Love is a battlefield, but PASSION is a circus...

What book makes you give up sleep? Give me a shout back in the comments.


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