Sure, we love to watch a whole TV series in one afternoon, but here's a pro-media-consumption tip: reading books all the way through, start to finish, without leaving your room or taking a break may be intellectually tough, but the payoff is kind of, uh, incredible. In a post on the /r/books Reddit board, Redditor calathe asked which books readers read in just one sitting. "I'm curious!" they wrote. "Please participate and tell me the best books you just couldn't put down because they gripped you in some terrific way, or you were engrossed in the settings the author created, or you loved the characters too much to put the book aside before you knew their fate, or perhaps you simply loved an author's style?"
In less than 24 hours, the post gained nearly 300 comments, from readers across the world anxious to share the book (or the series, or the author) that has kept them up all through the night, that has given them paper cuts and tired eyes and brand-new perspectives.
If you've never read a book in one sitting, then you should, uh, absolutely try it. You can't be watching TV, playing on your phone, or doing anything, really, other than simply staring at the page, taking in word after word, step after step into a new world. There's something deeply, intensely cathartic about going on a complete journey with a character, emerging on the other side and then sitting up, adjusting your eyes and parachuting back to reality. It's magical.