Monday, October 25, 2010

Partial Book Binge

When my arm really hurts, I have even less energy and motivation to do anything.  However, I'm always up for a book binge because they require almost nothing of me, so I had a partial one today.  I think I read for about five hours.  There were other things I could have been doing, but I feel fine about not getting to them. 

A good book binge makes me feel refreshed because it's not about me or my pain.  It's five hours of being somewhere else seeing the world through someone else's eyes.  It's nice.  It's especially refreshing when the rain is coming down at varying speeds (including free car wash speed :), and you can watch and listen to it through a window just a few feet away.

When was the last time you had a book binge?  What did you read?

6 comments:

  1. It's been a while -- I've had other things to hold my attention, worthy of it or not.

    But what did YOU read? :)

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  2. A bunch of totally escapist manga with no real redeeming value whatsoever. :) I can't focus on a single story for that long anymore, especially at this point in the chronic pain spiral, so manga is a lovely bite-sized length. Ahhhhh . . . Refreshing.

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  3. Sometimes escapist non-redeeming-value manga is just exactly what we need, eh? :)

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  4. Oh, oh! I binged my way through Alistair Reynolds' "Terminal World" and Scott Westerfield's "Behemoth" this weekend. I hadn't read hardly any fiction for a couple weeks, and decided to take my life back, as you put it the other day.

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  5. Indeed. Hooray for escapist, non-redeeming value manga. Yay.

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  6. Now that I'm a teacher, I wonder if I should be encouraging people to take their lives back by procrastinating by reading books. Since you're a teacher, too, that makes it okay, right? :)

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