I managed to finish Crime and Punishment during hour 19. I started the day less than half-way through the book so I'm pretty happy to have finished it.
After finishing such a heavy book, I decided to read something a little more fun — Sharp by Alex Hughes — a police procedural with a psychic sci-fi twist. This is Hughes second book starring recovering addict and psychic consultant to the Dekalb police department of the near future, Alex Ward. I loved Clean, the first book in the series so I'm looking forward to this one.
With three hours to go I am feeling remarkably alert. My eyes are a little tired, but I don't feel like my eyes are so heavy that I'm about to fall asleep. I think this bodes well as it is 5:15 a.m. here in the Charlotte, NC area; a time that I am normally up. I think I am through the "wall" of the wee hours of the morning. So, here's to the finish!