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Observations; sub-category: literacy

There are two kinds of people in the world:
1) The kind who read books.
2) The kind who think other people read books only because they don't have someone to talk to at the moment.

Also:
When you're a writer, the people in your life who aren't writers tend to wonder two things about you, which they keep asking you:
a) Why aren't you as rich and famous as Stephen King or J.K. Rowling?
And, at the same time,
b) Why do you want to spend so much time alone at your computer?

It simply does not seem to occur to them that getting anywhere near point (a) requires a lot of point (b). Duh.

So, I guess, it's okay with some people if we want to be writers and/or readers, but only during the times of day that nobody else could ever possibly want to talk to us--i.e., we'd best get it all done between 3 and 4 a.m.

The above sounds very snide, but in truth I'm in a pretty good place reading- and writing-wise, and remain good at avoiding people. Novel is over 80,000 words long, and *that close* to being done. Have to do some serious thinking about what I want to write next.

And here's the cool reading discovery of the day, if you have a handheld/PDA type dealie and want free classics to read:

Some 10,000 free ebooks in multiple PDA formats from Project Gutenberg and other sources. Heaven!

P.S. Thank you for your input, one and all, on the arm-hair question. I've seen women with shaved arms, here and there, and began to wonder if my occasional peroxide and/or trim wasn't good enough anymore. You have reassured me.

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puabi
Jul. 29th, 2004 09:12 pm (UTC)
There are two kinds of people in the world:
1) The kind who read books.
2) The kind who think other people read books only because they don't have someone to talk to at the moment


Yes, I've noticed.
quenya_tattoo
Jul. 30th, 2004 12:52 am (UTC)
So, I guess, it's okay with some people if we want to be writers and/or readers, but only during the times of day that nobody else could ever possibly want to talk to us--i.e., we'd best get it all done between 3 and 4 a.m.

... my god. Preach it sister!
mosinging1986
Aug. 1st, 2004 07:14 am (UTC)
What a fabulous site, thank you! I'll have to pass this along in my journal!
mollyringle
Aug. 1st, 2004 09:06 pm (UTC)
Isn't that awesome? There is much rejoicing in PDA world...
bluesound
Aug. 2nd, 2004 12:23 am (UTC)
You missed the third type.
Those who would eat a book because they don't know what one is.
tenaya_owlcat
Aug. 2nd, 2004 01:34 pm (UTC)
I'm a book reviewer, and there are actually folks who don't understand why I'm rarely seen without a book in my hand. Shocking. *shakes head in disbelief*

And Project Gutenberg rocks. It's on my journal's link list. :)
jazzypoet
Aug. 2nd, 2004 11:51 pm (UTC)
You are the coolest. :-) Just had to share. LOL!

*hugs* Thank you!
jedmiller
Aug. 3rd, 2004 08:31 am (UTC)
I loved this post.

Miss you.

J.

p.s. - tee-hee - has someone told you about "Lord of the G-Strings?" - tee-hee ... it's right up your alley - um ... it's something you'd appreciate.
mollyringle
Aug. 4th, 2004 01:09 pm (UTC)
Heya! Your presence on LJ has been somewhat lessened of late. (Though so has mine...) Guess you've been out among the sparkly objects in Sonoma Valley. Lovely place. I was very envious that I didn't get to live there during my California exile, and had to be in the Sacramento area instead.

*snickers at the P.S.*
Er, no, I haven't heard of "Lord of the G-Strings." Sounds like something that might require a link on mollyringwraith...
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