The first book that came to mind in relation to this week’s theme, Into the Night, was This Song Will Safe Your Life by Leila Sales. Most of the story is set at night as Elise tends to get out of the house when she can’t sleep. Then she discovers DJing and the nights fully take over her life. Naturally, it’s a book that embodies the meaning of carrying on into the night.
Part of the reason I liked This Song Will Safe Your Life is that I’m more of a night owl myself. Given the choice, I will pick the night over day because it’s just so much more peaceful. I like seeing the city lights ablaze when most everyone’s turned in for the night. It evokes such a tranquility that the day can’t. Outside of the city, stars are another reason for staying up into the night. Those jewels of the night skies never fail to take my breath away.
Which time of the day do you prefer?
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I’m definitely a night person but mostly because it comes with my line of work. It’s hard to be a morning person when you’re working up until 2am everyday!
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I used to be a night person, but now that I’m older I’m lucky if I can stay up past 9:30. Slowly, I’m turning in to a morning person, which I find I quite enjoy. My city is still rather busy during night time, but the streets during early morning are very quiet.
Dana @ The Unprinted Protagonist says
I am definitely a night person! I get so much more work done at midnight when the house is quiet and the lights are dim. There’s a certain mood that seems to allow inspiration to pour out of me. I always feel like I have to get things done at that instant because the “magic” will disappear in the morning.
My habits probably aren’t good for my circadian rhythms, however. Oops.
I’ve heard sooo many good about This Song Will Save Your Life, but I never seem to get around to reading it because of my mile high TBR!
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Completely with you on the off balance sleep cycles that result from chasing the magic of the night. TSWSYL was a random purchase because it was one of the few books that were cheaper than TBD at a book sale I passed by. Then I forgot about it on my shelf but dug it up when I was looking for a book that involved music. Since it’s DJing, it’s not one with music in the traditional sense but I’m glad I read it anyway then when I did.
Bec @ Readers in Wonderland says
TSWSYL is such an amazing book! I read it in one sitting almost (I had to be interrupted by uni lectures. How rude)
As for what time of day I prefer, I’m not really sure haha. Nights are nice because it’s time to relax, etc, but I also associate a lot of night time with intense study and am in no way a night owl. I get super tired around 11pm and cannot stay up past 12am. I’d probably say evenings/late afternoon are my favourite time of day, though I’m a bit of a morning person as well.
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Sara Strauss says
I like nighttime too! I find it so peaceful and I like writing at night. Inspiration seems to come to me more in the wee hours than during the day.
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Totally with you! Inspiration seems to be much more elusive during the day.
Joey @ Thoughts and Afterthoughts says
I have fond memories of nighttime for reasons of being that person watching the sunrise while I slave away at studying or whatnot…except not watching the sunrise. And for a book that reminded me of the night, my mind immediately reaches for Sanderson’s Steelheart or Kurtagich’s The Dead House — both concern world building reasons.
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Oh, the memories of seeing the sun rise because I was up to cram. Haha. Ooh. Steelheart’s on my TBR pile!
Cait @ Paper Fury says
I’m actually a morning person…buuuut, I do like the late night too, because basically I like any time of the 24hrs that is really quite and kind of lonely?! I find it inspiring. xD And it’s easier to get things done in quiet, hehe.
Also I LOVED this book. I read it 3 years ago, now?? I think??? But I remember adoring it beyond words.
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I find mornings aren’t quiet enough. Everyone’s rushing around to get ready, so I find no peace in that. Haha. I definitely like every quiet hour I can get. Sometimes that does happen to be on a weekday afternoon just before children return home from school and start banging on their pianos xD
This book spoke to so many people, it’s amazing! <3