“[…] and we are soon forgotten […]”

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~ Charles F. Raymond ~

READ ALL THE THINGS

I like reading.  I don’t do it as often as I would like, but I do enjoy it.

I’m also major all-or-nothing kinda of kid.  like, I can’t just have one spoon of whip cream; I need ten.  and if I’m going to dress up, I’m going all the way.

so now that I’m reading again, I’m fucking READING ALL THE BOOKS.

 

I keep track of what I read via my Goodreads account.  my “Currently Reading” shelf, via which I update to the social media universe on what page I am of a given books, says I’m currently engaged in fourteen books at the moment.  don’t believe me?  here’s the list:

  1. David Wellington – 13 Bullets
  2. Cory O’Brien – Zeus Grants Stupid Wishes
  3. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints – Addiction Recovery Programs
  4. Joe McQ – The Steps We Took
  5. Joe McQ – Carry This Message
  6. Marya Hornbacher – Waiting
  7. Marya Hornbacher – Sane
  8. Galen A Foresman – Supernatural and Philosophy
  9. Stephen R Covey – The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
  10. Stephen R Covey – The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Personal Workbook
  11. Joe C. – Beyond Belief
  12. Alcoholics Anonymous – The Big Book
  13. Alcoholics Anonymous – Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions
  14. A Alvarez – The Savage God

now granted, some of those are 12 Step support books, others are workbooks, and some are just casual reading every few weeks.  but seriously.  I have a bookmark somewhere in every single one of those.  O_o

that also excludes other books that I’ve started and set aside while I do my addiction recovery reading.  and it furthermore excludes books that weren’t mass-produced, or at least aren’t in Goodreads’s collection.

 


^ this is me with books

why do I do this to myself?

Book Meme

I nicked this from Aimee.

 

Do you guys know that thing that’s been going on on Facebook for forever, where there’s a photo with a list of sins/vices and an amount of money equivalent for each? Well, let’s do this, bookworm edition!

I’ll be listing down some random things bookworms could do. Say I’ll pay you you a specific amount of money for each that you’ve done. Add up all the amounts, and tell me how rich you are by the end of this post!

 

BOOKWORMS! Have you ever…

1. Not slept because you needed to finish a book? ………………………………………………… $5

2. Accidentally spilled something on your book because you were too focused reading? ……… $10

3. Ditched a friend, family member, or partner to read? …………………………………………… $2

4. Screamed, cried or laughed in public while reading? …………………………………………… $2

5. Wrote fanfiction that you posted online? ……………………………………………………….. $3

6. Lied about liking a book because of having an unpopular opinion? ……………………………. $5

7. Not returned a book you borrowed (from a friend or library) because you loved it? …………. $20

8. Read out loud? ……………………………………………………………………………………. $2

9. Named a pet/stuffed toy after a book character? ………………………………………………. $5

10. Bought a costume/cosplay outfit for a book character? ……………………………………… $5

11. Locked yourself in a quiet room to focus reading? ……………………………………………. $3

12. Had not enough shelf space and had to put your books on the floor? ………………………. $2

13. Put up bookish posters on your walls? ………………………………………………………… $5

14. Spent more than a thousand dollars book shopping? ………………………………………… $10

15. Posted a #shelfie online? ………………………………………………………………………… $1

 

$70.  I haven’t named a pet after or cosplayed as a book char– wait, I lied.  $75, because I’ve cosplayed as Peter Pan.  XD  oh, and do comics count?  if so, definitely have cosplayed before.

disclaimer

this is not an inspirational blog.  this is not a topic-specific blog.  more than anything, this is more of a journal than a “blog”.  if that doesn’t interest you, then stop reading.

however, if you are here to read about my adventures moving from the deep south up to Minnesota, follow the “Minnesota Maddness” category.

meanwhile, the prime topic in this blog will probably be about my Depression and Addictions, as they tend to consume my entire life.  other topics may include writing, books, video games, canoeing, sports, television shows, writing, and other adventures.