Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Book Addiction

Saying for the day:The Wheel of Time turns and weaves into it’s fabric another blog.
I am addicted.
I have a book addiction.
These are some of the symptoms of book addiction:
1. You don’t want to put the book down to do those things you know you have to do.
2. You begin to think in the terms of the book.
3. The people around you begin to be seen as characters in the book.
4. You begin to vision yourself as the hero or heroine.
5. When you reach the end of the book you feel lost.
I have all these symptoms. I am reading a series of books called “The Wheel of Time”. If I could I would read all day. I feel with the characters. I have begun to think of time as a wheel which weaves the stories of life. I use terms from the book and Betty looks at me like senility has arrived. I am addicted.
The only good thing about book addiction is I will finish the book. Then I will go through book withdrawal . I will feel lost and empty. But it will pass and I will get caught up in my soaps again. One has to be addicted to something.

@@@@ News from Pigeon Falls– Where the trains still run, dragons fly, and the dragon contest drags on– The Pigeon Falls Liar’s Club met yesterday and read the entry from Wheezie. They will meet again this afternoon to read the entry from Margaret. Here is Wheezie’s entry:

Vashira was stalking her prey, it was a Freshien walking along minding its own business, and it did not notice a thing. Varisha is a 150-year-old dragon, still young by dragon standards. She was the only one left in the world, her mother dead, father ripped to shreds before her eyes as a hatchling. Now she was the only one left, she was golden reddish so she blends in well with her surroundings since it was fall. Now back to stalking, it has been at least 1 week since Vashira last meal, and boy was she hungry. The Freshien she was stalking was a young one, still fresh and bright green making it easy to spot in the autumn. Varisha’s prey still didn’t know what was going on. This was her chance; she let out a mighty roar and leapt. Varisha caught it right in between her mighty jaws, which could easily have crushed a full-grown hippo.

With a full belly, she flew home. Happy and content Varisha settled down for the night. Fast asleep, at first she didn’t know that she is silently, being watched, watching her while she slept was a pair of green eyes that did not fade. When Varisha first woke up in the morning, she got the absolute surprise of her life. There, sitting right in front of her, was another dragon.
“WH-who are you?” Varisha asked in complete surprise “I thought I was the only one left…” “My name is Glaedr, and I too thought I was the only one left. That I, until I caught a whiff of your scent and I thought, maybe, just maybe, there were two of us, instead of one.” he answered in a calm, deep voice. There was a moment of silence between the two dragons. Varisha got up and studied him, Glaedr eyes, likewise, followed her as she traveled back and forth on the cave floor. As she studied him, Varisha noticed that he was a magnificent black, almost like a beetles shell as she had seen many Goron sized before, which are about two feet in length, and can give a nasty bite. She suddenly, after not seeing another dragon since the death of her father, felt uncomfortable. Glaedr, sensing this came over and snorted into her nostrils (in dragon language, this means, “do not be afraid I will not harm you”.) Varisha’s relaxation after this gesture was most noticeable she immediately started to get comfortable around Glaedr. Then he asked, “Would you like to go for a fly in the sky?” “Why- yes, yes I would.” She answered.
Two months later, they were the proud parents of Larshieka, the female white dragon and Freiska, the boy yellow dragon. Although Varisha and Glaedr had only met a couple of months earlier, their love for each other is still, and always will be, undying forever.
Just a reminder that this and all the entries can be read at the Liar’s Club website by clicking HERE.

Today's Link-Enter the Laughter- Some analogies to help in your writing (negative example). Leave a Dr. John in the comment like a rock falling on a train being dropped by a bird for no good reason.
Another dull day. I spent most of the day reading. I did watch my soaps. I visited most of my links. My sister Dawn called to check on the dog. Now I will take a breathing treatment.


Blogger Jill said...

You remind me of me. I get hooked on books. I realized I need to slow down on my latest read. It's my last one. Now I have to go buy another one, or two, or three...

5:38 AM  
Anonymous Marti said...

Thanks for the link! Hope you have a terrific day!

6:18 AM  
Blogger Janvangogh said...

500 words is not enough for some of these stories!

6:25 AM  
Anonymous stacy said...

That's me, too. Hello, my name is Stacy...and I'm a bookaholic. I read tons of books, but when I hit one of those really good ones I am almost worthless until I've finished it. I am weak.

9:12 AM  
Blogger Alpha Dude 1.5 said...

For your addiction, there is only one cure........

Polka Music!

9:40 AM  
Blogger Tina Dray said...

love books but don't get time to read these day either doing the mother thing or to tired to read after doing the mother thing!
hope you and etty are keeping well!

10:10 AM  
Anonymous quilldancer said...

I often recall a severe book addiction. I was reading the Jane Auel series. When I was forced to put the book down and leave the house, the main characters had just chanced upon a heard of wholly mammoth. I was walking down the street -- still very caught up in the book -- and I looked up to find a pair of elephants in front of me. Needless to say, I was very confused and for a few moments lost touch with reality. Then I realized they were real elephants, and I remembered that the circus was in town. The elephants were pastured on the high school baseball field.

11:01 AM  
Blogger Alastair said...

There are many worse addictions! I have a couple, but book addiction is my favourite.

12:34 PM  
Blogger Catch said...

I get hooked on books too.....and when I finish the book I wish I was still reading it....than along comes another good book and Im hooked all over again.

3:02 PM  
Blogger Margaret said...

Book addiction vs. Blogging addiction... the world keeps going round and round.

3:56 PM  
Blogger Chana said...

nothing like a dragon lovestory. and yes, i'm truly bias. Weezie is beyond thrilled to see her words in your blog. thank you. God Bless and hello to all. thank you again. got an appt with GI specialist next tuesday afternoon. in the meantime he put me on dicetel, something i was on last yr and it might help the pain he saids. thank God the appt. is not too far away. the end of this chapter is near we pray and hope. sleep well.

6:00 PM  
Anonymous quilly said...

Dr. John -- I nominated you as one of my 5 recipients of the Thinking Bloggers Award. Pop by my blog to see what it's about.

7:59 PM  
Blogger bazza27 said...

Hi Dr John, I too love reading but like wifey, struggle to find the time. I also get quite annoyed if people talk to me when I'm reading. It's kind of like they're saying you're not doing anything important, just reading, so it's ok to interupt you. NO IT'S NOT.

10:41 PM  
Blogger butterflies said...

Oh Im addicted to books too..I love to escape to a land far away..to become another character..To experience another life.
I too get withdrawls when I finish a book..then I go to the library and read all the other books that author has written

2:49 AM  
Blogger W. J. St. Christopher said...

Two of a kind, Dr. John! I really think my lifelong battle with insomnia stems from childhood, book-related habits.

I'd wait until the rest of the family was sleeping, then sneak into the bathroom to read for hours! (If I got caught, I pretended that I'd just gotten up to use the bathroom. Worked like a charm!)

Many days, I went to school after only a few hours of sleep. Luckily, school was easy for me, and I could get away with it. I'm convinced I learned more from my books than I ever learned in school!

9:17 AM  

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