15 Day Book Blogging Challenge: Day Two

This 15 Day Book Blogging Challenge is hosted by Good Books and Good Wine.

What’s your bedtime reading ritual?

Um, I don’t read at bedtime. Does this mean I get kicked out of the club?

Many years ago I read an article about tips on getting to sleep faster and sleeping better, something like that. It said you should reserve the bedroom for sleeping (and sex). So I never read in bed. If there’s a book on my bedside table, it’s because I was carrying it around and had to put it down somewhere. We don’t have a TV in the bedroom either. That was another of the tips.

I go to bed pretty early because I get up early. Normally I get up by 5:00am at the latest and I’m usually awake before that. It’s not unheard of for me to be going to be at 9:00 or 9:30. Lately I’ve been working the evening shift so it’s later than that when I get home, which delays bedtime. If I’m home at night I do my reading earlier in the evening, usually when I’m watching TV. If I’m not, I either do the same thing (watching recorded shows) in the morning or just don’t read as much. I’ll be glad when I get back to my normal schedule.