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Old 03-26-2007, 10:11 AM   #1
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Red face Reading in bed can be hazardous to your health!

As a frequent bed-time reader, I often find myself dozing away with a book in hand. The Sony Reader has made this a bit of an interesting experience.

Twice so far, I've woken up with the reader under my shoulder, which is fine, but a couple of times I actually dropped the thing on my face, not just once, but repetitively.

See, as I doze off, the hand holding the reader droops down until...

SMACK! I get a faceful of Reader. Then I wake up and start reading again, until...

SMACK! it happens a second (or third) time!

Now, I have this flat spot where my nose used to be, and noseprints on the glass. What I really need now is some form of protective headgear!

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Old 03-26-2007, 10:27 AM   #2
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Old 03-26-2007, 10:45 AM   #3
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Old 03-26-2007, 10:53 AM   #4
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As a frequent bed-time reader, I often find myself dozing away with a book in hand. The Sony Reader has made this a bit of an interesting experience.

Twice so far, I've woken up with the reader under my shoulder, which is fine, but a couple of times I actually dropped the thing on my face, not just once, but repetitively.

See, as I doze off, the hand holding the reader droops down until...

SMACK! I get a faceful of Reader. Then I wake up and start reading again, until...

SMACK! it happens a second (or third) time!

Now, I have this flat spot where my nose used to be, and noseprints on the glass. What I really need now is some form of protective headgear!

Regards,

Matt
LMAO.......... Sorry Matt but that was funny........ I do this on the couch, dose/drop the reader (thank goodness alittle hand made laynard), start to read/doze......can do this maybe 10 times... then I go and take a caffeine pill to WAKE UP!!!!!
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Old 03-26-2007, 11:23 AM   #5
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Perhaps you need some protective head gear like they have for people with broken necks that could be rigged to hold the Reader in front of your head.
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Old 03-26-2007, 11:49 AM   #6
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Perhaps you need some protective head gear like they have for people with broken necks that could be rigged to hold the Reader in front of your head.
I just couldn't stop laughing at this one, as soon as the visual of it entered my head, THAT was funny!
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Old 03-26-2007, 12:02 PM   #7
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Wow, I had completely forgotten until reading this, but I've done the same thing myself with a paper book years ago. Pretty funny!

But... after the book hit me in the face the first time, I just put it away and went back to sleep! I guess some of us just take a little longer to learn our lessons!
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Funny, with me the reader falls the other way and lands on my lap. I do the same, when In wake up I just continue reading until it happends again. Real die-hards if you ask me!
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Old 03-26-2007, 04:43 PM   #10
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This happens to me when I start a new book. Keep dozing off, waking up repeatedly. I get angry with myself because I want to read!

But once I'm in the middle of a good book the sleepiness disappears and I will often read to 4 or 5 am in the morning.

I seem to have hit a lucky patch because my last 4 or 5 books have been un-put-downable.
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I seem to have hit a lucky patch because my last 4 or 5 books have been un-put-downable.
That's a very, very good thing if you are reading e-books in the tub!
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I seem to have hit a lucky patch because my last 4 or 5 books have been un-put-downable.
And these last books would be?????????????????
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Most recently read first:

Leonard Goldberg - Fatal Care
Peter Clements - Mortal Remains
Greg Rucka - A Fistful of Rain
John Dunning - The Bookman's Wake
Joe R Lansdale - The Bottoms
Margaret Atwood - The Handmaid's Tale
Michael Crichton - Next
Rob Grant - Fat
Philip Roth - Portnoy's Complaint
Stephen King - Lisey's Story
Simon Clark - The Night of the Triffids

Hmmm - more than 4 or 5 - all these books have kept me awake well into the small hours.
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Cool, I have mortal Remains, Lisey's story and Next...... I love Medical who dunnits, I just ran Mortal Remains through the bookdesigner so maybe that will be the book I start to read today.
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Hah! It also happened to me at various times, but I was too embarrassed to tell you about it
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