Here's my first post-- and thanks to all of you for getting me going.
I'm also going to answer the question of why do you read?
I agree with many of the things that Janie echoed from the video-- reading is an escape for me too. I wrote in my journal about how reading is also a sort of addiction for me. I become very obsessive when I read; I can't sleep, I have trouble doing things I'm supposed to be doing because all I can think about is when I'll get to read again. I become like a drug addict hiding her addiction. I read on the sly when I think no one is watching, and when someone comes into the room suddenly, I fling away my book and make a mad grab for whatever it is I'm supposed to be doing-- essays, lesson plans, laundry, etc. I've been know to sneak out of bed after my husband falls asleep to finish reading-- and go to work with red eyes because I've gotton only 4 hours of sleep. Maybe Nancy Reagan should have sponsored a reading campaign-- it might have been more effective than "Just say no."
I too love the chance to read about "muck ups" before I do them myself, and I appreciate the chance to live a life that I'll never live here in Colorado. I think that's the magic of lit-- it transports us out of ourselves. It's nice to have a break from yourself every once and a while.
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Received on Fri Jul 8 09:42:54 2005