I know I have made mention of my daughter's love of books on this site before so I won't go into any elaborate explanation other than to say that if given the choice she'd choose to read all day everyday.
Tonight, before I put her to bed, I had been reading to her for about an hour. After tucking her in I went into my bedroom and read for a while and then started doing some writing. About an hour had passed and I walked into the hall and saw my daughter's light on in her bedroom. There she was sitting on her bed with about 15 books just reading to herself.
Once she'd been spotted she started to laugh. I asked her what she was still doing up. She said, "I've just been reading all this time by myself." I turned the light off again and told her to go to sleep. As I was walking down the stairs she yelled after me, "Mommy, I might have to sneak the books again" and then laughed hysterically. So, I went downstairs and picked up, only to return again to find her still reading. She did indeed "sneak" the books again.
As much as I wanted her to sleep and as much as I don't want to encourage her to disregard bedtimes, I just didn't have the heart to interrupt her. (She did finally go to sleep...much later than she should have).