“I couldn’t sleep a wink, so I just read and read, day and night … it was there I began to divide books into day books and night books,” she went on. “Really, there are books meant for daytime reading and books that can be read only at night.”
- ‘The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Milan Kundera, p. 103.
Do you divide your books into day and night reads? How do you decide?
It's funny you should ask. I have just recently become an elementary school librarian and so am obviously interested in reading more children's books. But the job is a busy one and there's no real downtime, so reading on the job is not an option. So I've made kid book reading my "homework." I sit down when my daughter is doing her school work or practicing her piano and read.
So that's my "daytime reading."
But I still have a backlog of grown up stuff I want to get around to. So that's all on my nightstand. I can only read for a short time in bed before I conk out, so it might take me months to read one book. But I don't mind. It's not like these are the only two things I'm reading. I read online and listen to audiobooks and blah blah blah.
But right now, it's pretty much kid's books by day, grown up stuff by night.