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“Didn't Get Much Sleep Last Night”

From: Seth Dillingham In Response To: Top of Thread.  
Date Posted: Wednesday, May 31, 2000 10:27:00 PM Replies: 2
   
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I have a flaw somewhere in my brain that prevents me from putting a book down once I start reading it. Especially stories. Most especially sci-fi/fantasy stories! For example, I might notice a book sitting on the table as I walk through the dining room at lunch time, and the next thing I know the room is dark, and I need a light to continue reading. It's 9:00 PM and I've consumed three or four hundred pages.

I'm not exaggerating.

I decided a couple of years ago that I can't buy books when I have anything important to do (like support my family), because I become so absorbed and engulfed in what I'm reading that nothing is done until the book is finished. It's always been this way! I read almost one hundred novels one summer (between school years), and still had time to do "kid stuff" outside.

Corinne heard me wonder aloud when Michael Romkey was going to get off his butt and finish (or at least continue) his Vampire series. She checked on Amazon, and it turned out that two books have been added to the series since I last checked, so she ordered them for me.

That was sweet of her, but it could also be described as a mistake. I started reading Vampire Hunter at about 9:00 PM, and finished it 7 1/2 hours later.

Sometimes I get so deeply into the story of a novel that I'm disoriented for a few minutes if I have to step away from the book before I'm done. There must be a name for this obsession.

This is part of why I love Taundra! Great stories in small doses. I'm not shirking any responsibilities if I read these 5 or 10 minute stories as they're released.


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