I had a strange (for me) thing that happened this last week or so and as I sit down to talk about it I think it was most likely just a coincidence?
I read books in bed at night. I always have, it's like... my thing.
Most nights, if the book is good, I read a chapter or so and get a little sleepy and so put the book aside at a good break time and then go night night!
But this book that I just finished, I'd read a point of feeling like it was lights off time, put the book down, turn off my light and be like... wide awake? It was weird. I kept wondering if it was something in the book that was riling me up or something but like I started off saying here, I think it was maybe just more a coincidence rather than a book causing lack of sleep? (It wasn't an exciting or scary book or anything, just basically a romance if anything... so odd that I felt very not sleepy while reading it.)
I finished the book last night and so will start another and we'll see if the weird non sleep thing continues or what. I keep hearing that sleep has been extra elusive for many this year due to the ongoing pandemic and the stresses it brings, so... yeah.
Speaking of books. My tracking that I've done the last two years tells me that this year I saved $255 by using the library! And that's with a shut down for part of the year! (Vs how much I would have spent if I'd bought the books myself at current market rate.)
I just bought myself (locally!) four books as a Christmas treat for myself. Three books the library didn't have (which is frustrating in some way I can't quite put my finger on... like part of me assumes the library will have ALL THE BOOKS even though that's not... possible) and one that they likely will but that I wanted anyway cuz... treats!
Those four books and the one I got as a gift for someone else cost me about $120. (They delivered it for free, awwww!) I could have saved a handful of dollars had I ordered through Amazon but... I'm working at reducing my Amazon orders and buying locally whenever possible for many many reasons. Many.
I'll go back to library books once I've finished these - two of them are "second in series" books that the library didn't have. I was hopeful that I would be able to donate the books to the library once I was done reading them, but it turns out you can't just do that. Which is a bummer, as, well, hey, the library doesn't have these and now I do and, I'm sure others want to read them you know?
So yeah. Books continue to be awesome and one of my favourite things and I treated myself to a year end bonanza of books and I'm looking forward to digging into one of them tonight!