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Discussion in 'General Book Discussion' started by manatherindrell, Dec 26, 2005.
This pretty much summarizes it...
When you give your friends books for their birthdays just so that you can ask to borrow them. . .
More like so you can read them before you give it to them . Much better.
But if you aren't careful then it gets the "Been Read" look to it.
you start telling a friend about something that you did or that happened to you in the past, then you stop yourself, and say "Wait. No. That was in a book I read."
Agreed. Heaven must have a Borders, a huge Borders with every book ever and big comfy chairs.
I'm going to spend the afterlife reading, I just know it.
That's my purse requirement too basically. Only I'm a petite woman and look funny with huge purses so I go with "big enough to hold a standard paperback". I hate being caught without a book in a boring moment.
My library did that recently. Now I'm getting to know the new arrangement thankfully.
Happens to me all the time. Also get mistaken for an employee quite often.
Goodreads is starting to solve that for me. I usually borrow rather than buy so it works. Wish lists on amazon are great too.
I do that at other people's houses....I was flummoxed once to find people who had one book, the dictionary (yes I read the dictionary, they were watch baseball boooring )
I actually make lunch dates with myself and a good book sometimes (I usually eat dinner with my boy).
And finally, yes, unless they're really late..then I worry (channeling my inner mother I suppose).
I definitely have that problem. My books all look very well worn.
You spend more time organizing your bookshelves than you do cleaning your house.
So I was at a BBQ on Sat and was sitting looking through my two new books I had just purchased and an elderly lady comes up to me and asks me if I like reading,I start to hyperventilate and say yes,then she tells me she has about 300 hundred of them in her garage and has been trying to get rid of them and if I am interested in emptying them out for her....*gulp* I said yes and we went walking to her house so I can take a look first.
This is what I carried home and today I am taking the CRV over there. Me elated.
Alfred Hitchcock-Best of Mystery
D.H. Lawrence-5 books in a beautiful hard cover tome.
Winston Churchill-My Early Life
Hesenberg's War-(forgot author)
Joan Crawford-Biography by Bob Thomas
Readers Digest Autumn and winter selection of 1956.
Dr.Tom Dooley's Books
Hyperventilating when you hear about 300 books kept unwated in a garage.
I don't know if anyone has wrote this one or not yet but..
When you're so engrossed in your book you don't see someone steal your pizza from your plate (right in front of you :])
You go into the restroom (with a book) and doesn't come out until an hour later.
There was a Seinfeld episode about this. :whistling:
That is when you pass out from pure bliss.
Brought them home last night.
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