After years of waking to the slightest sound from one of my three children I am a very light sleeper. Now it's any little sound in the street. At 2.00am rain woke me. I got up to make a cup of tea and then read my book until sleep reclaimed me an hour or so later.
My current book is Nella Last's diary from the early 1950s. She writes much as I have just done about the little things in her life. What she cooks her husband for his dinner, who said what to whom and what she bought at the shops (with rationing coupons then). Nothing much happens but its compelling because of her natural curiousity and sympathy with everyone she comes across. Recommended for when ever you can't sleep in the middle of the night!