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Subject: Re: It works!


Author:
Jo
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Date Posted: Tue, May 25 2004, 2:15:56 GMT
In reply to: Horatio 's message, "Re: It works!" on Mon, May 24 2004, 10:52:29 GMT

>I opened At Swim at around 10:00 PM, which was a very
>bad idea, because I was up until the annoying cowbird
>on our porch started making hawk noises, and I was
>morose and listless the rest of the day, thinking only
>about how bitter I was (Although it was that
>satisfying sort of funk).

You read it in one sitting? Damn. You must have been an emotional cripple by the end of it. Or at least I would have been. (I was anyway... shhhhhhh.. it's a secret)


>Always start a good book in
>the early afternoon, in my opinion. That way, you have
>a chance to sleep it all off.

I love the surreal readjusting to reality after a great book... when you can't seem to recall why you care about going to work or what is on tv because your mind is still replaying scenes from what you've read. Oh, that feeling where reality is kind of pale and the book you've just put down seems so, so rich compared to it. That feeling is half the reason I read so much. It's addictive. I have the worst time sleeping after I finish a good book. It's like I don't want to stop thinking about it, not even to sleep. Once you sleep, or distance yourself from the book, you can't get back that feeling. I am such a geek.

>But eh, better sappy than syrupy, right?

I am not going to say what that made me think of, you sick peanut-buttery man.

Love and SomethingInnocent,
Jo

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Vonnie
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Date Posted: Tue, May 25 2004, 5:33:40 GMT

>I love the surreal readjusting to reality after a
>great book... when you can't seem to recall why you
>care about going to work or what is on tv because your
>mind is still replaying scenes from what you've read.
>Oh, that feeling where reality is kind of pale and the
>book you've just put down seems so, so rich compared
>to it. That feeling is half the reason I read so much.
>It's addictive. I have the worst time sleeping after I
>finish a good book. It's like I don't want to stop
>thinking about it, not even to sleep. Once you sleep,
>or distance yourself from the book, you can't get back
>that feeling. I am such a geek.


You just spoke my thoughts almost precisely. I love how I disappear into a book and that world just surrounds me. If someone talks to me I kinda blink a few times to pull myself out of it. And no matter how wonderful your own life is, it's just so amazing to live in other people sometimes. I go back to old books I've read and it's like catching up with old friends.

And I often stop the book before the end. I imagine the three of them all move to a remote island and open a gay bar. Is that wrong? ;) But then I also often don't watch the last bit of Moulin Rouge. God I'm such a woman. Heh.

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Author:
Jo
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Date Posted: Tue, May 25 2004, 15:23:57 GMT


> I go back to old books
>I've read and it's like catching up with old friends.

A few weeks ago, I actually used the phrase "I miss Jim. I need to read that book again." I am still getting picked on for that one. Glad to see you understand it at least.


>And I often stop the book before the end. I imagine
>the three of them all move to a remote island and open
>a gay bar. Is that wrong? ;)

I did that once. I put the book down in the middle of the garden party scene. Jim had just said that he hoped Doyler would kiss him... and I just decided to let it end there. I think this was last October, so I had probably read the book at least 6 times already. I just wastn't in the mood for the heartbreaking parts. So, I don't think it's wrong at all, dear. :)

Love and Bows,
Jo

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