But flip it back to front and start again? Never.
Last Saturday, I worked LATE - serious sleep-deprivation late - and when I finally pulled myself away from the computer, I hesitated with my hand over the cover of the book I'd gotten from the library the week before. I knew I would want to start it, but I also knew I needed to just go to sleep. I also knew (as many of you do) that I need that pre-sleep reading time to focus my too-active brain on something, so I grabbed it up and headed for the dark room. And 100 pages into The Fault in Our Stars, I was still up. The next night, there I was, up until 2 again, reading while comforting the dog during a thunderstorm (I mean, while I'm up, right?). And the next afternoon in the hammock. And again that night when I went to bed at 8:30 and read until I was finished. Once I had closed the book, I did have that paralysis. I did just need to sit and not speak for a time to let the last notes of this song fade appropriately and respectfully.
And then, I did this:
Just finished The Fault in our Stars. thanks@realjohngreen