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Don't tell me I'm addicted to books. I know that one already. 
11th-Aug-2010 02:40 pm
Today to Read
I know that I'm a biblioholic bibliophibian. I'm pretty sure I've got that one defined and nailed down. I have a box of new books from my birthday sitting on the floor of the crap craft room, along with a "to read" stack on the library table that is growing by inches every time I clean my car. I finished Large Print (book ... 8... from Unshelved) for breakfast this morning. ... So of course I just placed another online order:

Highest Duty: My Search for What Really Matters - Chesley B. Sullenberger
Cast in Chaos - Michelle Sagara (Chronicles of Elantra, Book 6)
Dead in the Family - Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse, Book 10... yeah, I know, it's getting bad/old, but I just can't shake it yet...)
Vengeance Tastes Tingly: Two Lumps Year Five - Mel Hynes

The two new books that I read on vacation are Sasha: Trial of blood and steel and By Schism Rent Asunder. Sasha started out as a stereotypical "I don't wanna be a princess so I'm gonna be a warrior" story, but got a lot better as it went along. I was thoroughly enjoying it by the end, and definitely plan on picking up the second book. In contrast, I didn't realize that Schism was book two of a series until I was about 200 pages in, which gives David Weber a lot of credit for building a plot that stands on its own. However, he ended the story in typical book 2 format, with everything and everyone scattered around the plot-land and no reconcilliation of anything in sight. ::sigh::
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11th-Aug-2010 06:41 pm (UTC)
Bibliophibian
11th-Aug-2010 06:43 pm (UTC)
http://wondermark.com/442/

I keep thinking about getting the T-shirt from Topataco...
11th-Aug-2010 07:09 pm (UTC)
I have the framed comic on my wall.
11th-Aug-2010 10:35 pm (UTC)
too excellent and describes my life to a T. How did I miss this comic?

And on that note, if we end up PCSing to a base where we have only 1600 sq ft of space, how do I decide which books to store and which we can live without for 3 years? Eep!
12th-Aug-2010 02:23 am (UTC)
If you don't know Wondermark, then you are definitely missing something!

Yeah, that would be painful. Maybe it would be enough of a reason to buy an e-book reader? Make everyone buy you an e-book as a birthday present, and then put that hardcopy in storage.
11th-Aug-2010 11:50 pm (UTC)
"In contrast, I didn't realize that Schism was book two of a series until I was about 200 pages in ... he ended the story in typical book 2 format, with everything and everyone scattered around the plot-land and no reconcilliation of anything in sight"

Hmm... it would have been nice if you'd passed this revelation on to the person you handed the book off to...

Oh, and thanks for the wondermark link, I hadn't seen that one before. It only cost me 15-20 minutes as I ran through the next couple dozen of them... :P
12th-Aug-2010 02:26 am (UTC)
I would have sworn that I did tell you, but maybe not. I hang my head in shame. Sigh sigh. But hey, now you're as stuck as I was! ha!

Wondermark is tons of fun! You should be sucked in! Then buy me the books!
13th-Aug-2010 01:33 am (UTC) - What is this addiction you speak of?!
I object to the word "addicted" in the context of "I'm addicted to books." It has such negative connotations! I can see "I'm addicted to online gambling" or "I'm addicted to WoW" or even "I'm addicted to non-prescription painkillers." But those are bad things without redeeming features! Ok, yes, according to one online dictionary, addition is defined as "A habitual or compulsive involvement in an activity, such as gambling." And yes, I can put both of us into the category of habitual readers. But it is NOT a bad thing! Think of our expanded vocabulary! And do you have a general plan in case of involuntary time travel? Of course you do! All. Good.

I think this is only a jealous claim by non-readers. They WISH they were like us. Really.

Addicted people have a problem. I do not have a problem. There is no problem here. In no way does my behavior need to change. ;-)

13th-Aug-2010 01:09 pm (UTC) - I can quit any time
do you have a general plan in case of involuntary time travel?

And I know three different strategies for dealing with zombie invasions.

In no way does my behavior need to change. ;-)

Nope. nope. nada. I'm doing just fine here. Staying up all night on a weeknight to finish Imager does not, in any way, indicate a problem with my behavior or desires.
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