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Indentified by Books [Feb. 13th, 2011|06:30 am]
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I realized today that people know me for books.

I have people, everywhere I go regularly, who as soon as they see me, they start talking books. Not just MY book, but books in general. Whenever I meet up with my best buds for coffee or lunch, books are exchanged. Today it was Annie Proulx. Yep. At church, I got to talk about Annie Proulx.

And that is really cool.

It's way better than being known for like, gossip.

That said, I spent the morning reading.

 

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[User Picture]From: hahayouredead
2011-02-13 03:46 pm (UTC)

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I'm not a big reader. I struggle with it a lot. Back when I was a kid, dyslexia was usually diagnosed as ADD/ADHD. I was a spaz and I didn't like homework, but that didn't mean I was some uncontrollable, moronic beast! Then came the Ritalin. It was all downhill from there.

To this day I still have problems. I re-read words, sentences, and even paragraphs over and over until they make sense. Words look different to me, especially when they're on a piece of paper instead of a screen. Part of me thinks I'd read a HELL of a lot more (and by that.... I mean more than one a year... heh...) if I invested in one of those eReaders, but a cheaper bigger part of me thinks it'd be a waste to buy one.

Anyhoodle, long comment is long. I'd love to read your book. I can find it on Amazon? :-D

People associate me with politics and Green Day. Hm... fascinating.
[User Picture]From: hahayouredead
2011-02-13 03:46 pm (UTC)

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*more than one BOOK a year

O HAI I HAZ ENGLISH FAIL
[User Picture]From: learningtoread
2011-02-13 08:32 pm (UTC)

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Dood, you should do audiobooks. No, really, you totally should. Hit up the library! At least give them a shot. You'd probably like Joel Rosenberg (although more religious), Brad Thor and Vince Flynn. My husband enjoys them--political thrillers, pretty darn conservative with the right people as enemies.

My dad's severely dyslexic, but still tests out on a genius level. He's never read a whole book -- it's too infuriating for him. Yet he's worked with major government agencies on Projects You've Heard Of. He relied on talk radio for years (I grew up with Rush) so my sister and I get him audiobooks now--it works for him, even though he was wary at first!

And, um, I associate you with politics and Green Day. *SHINES!*

[User Picture]From: hahayouredead
2011-02-13 08:56 pm (UTC)

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When my 'rents put me on Ritalin, I had to see a shrink because they thought I was nuts. I tested out on genius levels, too. Not sure what happened to all that genius NOW when I NEED it the most. Pff.

Audiobooks sound awesome, I will have to check them out. My MOM gave me one because she thinks she's funny... "It Takes a Village" (or something like that) by Hillbillary Clinton. (See what I did thar?) Yeah Mom, you're a riot.

There are far worse things to be associated with, though, so Green Day and politics is alright with me. :)
[User Picture]From: learningtoread
2011-02-13 09:17 pm (UTC)

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OH, and PHOTOGRAPHY. I associate you with good photos, too!

And a huge OMG on the gift-book. She likes to press your buttons, eh?

For the record, I'd have had no idea you were dyslexic. I've been editing my dad's business letters since I could read, and your posts show NONE of it. You mask it well!
[User Picture]From: mnfaure
2011-02-13 08:54 pm (UTC)

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It's way better than being known for like, gossip

That it is. :P
[User Picture]From: learningtoread
2011-02-13 09:38 pm (UTC)

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You're another person I associate with awesome photos!
[User Picture]From: mnfaure
2011-02-14 09:50 am (UTC)

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That's sweet :D
[User Picture]From: edgyauthor
2011-02-15 06:29 am (UTC)

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I'm known for books, too. It's definitely a cool thing to be associated with. ;)