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Friday, September 29, 2006

ad·dic·tion Pronunciation (-dkshn)
n.
1.
a. Compulsive physiological and psychological need for a habit-forming substance: a drug used in the treatment of heroin addiction.
b. An instance of this: a person with multiple chemical addictions.
2.
a. The condition of being habitually or compulsively occupied with or or involved in something.
b. An instance of this: had an addiction for fast cars.


This is why I so seldom allow myself to read fiction:

Yesterday at breakfast I started my new library book, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

The last word in the book is "world." I know 'cause I got there at exactly 3:00 a.m. this morning.

Plus, I am babysitting for 8 hours today.

I'm thinking I'll wait a good month before I borrow the next one in the series!

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8 comments

  1. Oh! Now you've spoiled the ending! Kidding. ;) She's a great writer, that Rowling, considering that she has adults and kids alike snarfling up her books. I have book #2 patiently waiting for me but! I have to finish Wind in the Willows which I've been reading in dollops and then another book or two is assigned next and THEN I can begin #2. Do not be deceived by the seemingly organised front I am portraying to you.
    I will be thinking of you today as you run on less than a full tank. :)

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  2. They just keep getting better. I just finished Order of the Phoenix but want to wait a bit before starting the Half-Blood Prince. My husband, on the other hand, read the last 3 in the course of about 3 weeks (granted he was sick at home for a few of those days). But still, that's a lot of reading. It's nice to have some simple but gripping entertainment, though.

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  3. I can't read when I am sleepy so thankfully this does not happen to me. but given the pace of my life, it usually takes me months to finish a single book and often when I reach the end, I find that I have forgotten the finer points of the beginning part!!

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  4. Rowling is a FABULOUS writer!

    I love all the Harry Potters and I can't wait to see what you she comes out with AFTER the series.

    I'm starting to think about re-reading them all. Seldom find writers that you just look forward to reading. Most writers are just so BLAH. They have good plots but their writing is not so entertaining. Rowling's writing is so captivating.

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  5. Colleen - I knew SOMEBODY was going to come out with that whole "spoiled the ending" bit!

    Assigned? By your own self, I presume? If not, then whom? What an interesting ponderance.

    Thanks for thinking of me. Jason let me have a nap when he got home from work, and that saved my bacon for the rest of the night. He's so good to me.

    Dixie - So I keep hearing. Apparently, if I wanted to let my house deteriorate into total chaos, I could have the series done by this time next week. But, I think I value sleep and my family more than that, so I'll snail my way through them!

    Rohini - I've done that with some books, when I JUST DON'T HAVE TIME to read much at all. After doing that long enough, I decide that a magazine article is about as lengthy as my reading selections better be until life becomes less crazy.

    Vicki - I think what surprised me the most was the humour. Very funny way of putting things. PLUS! It makes me feel a bit like a kid again to be reading a book about kids in school. It's nice to feel that way once in a while.

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  6. Wow!

    3 kids under 3... how do you find time to read anything!

    Anyhow, I like your blog.

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  7. Paul - Thanks for stopping by!

    To be honest, most of my reading is done in the bathroom, which is why I normally stick to items no longer than magazine articles. However, with my weakness for fiction, when I do allow myself to crack the cover of a particularly good book, I can pretty much kiss doing the chores goodbye until I'm done--except the basics (meals, changing diapers, etc.) That's probably why it's such a treat, now!

    Anyway, come back soon!

    Everyone else, go check out Paul's "My Life In Nairobi" blog. He works for Wycliffe Bible Institute there, and has some really fascinating stuff on the blog.

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  8. Hmmmm.....I did that a few weeks back. As you well know, time for reading is SUCH a luxury in my life right now. And to think that as a young person, I was such a VORACIOUS reader! But....a girl as GOT to know her limitations... and mine includes NOT starting an interesting book unless I REALLY have enough time to finish it before I HAVE to be doing something else!!! So, as I returned the book to my friend and she offered me another (even better) one, I grabbed myself by the scruff of the neck and said...."ummmm.....I probably should wait a few weeks before I borrow another one....but thanks!"
    Love you!
    Mom

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