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Thursday, August 30, 2007

The gals at Book Binge asked a great question: Do you have friends/family who read as much as you do? Or are you the only person you know who has a serious reading habit?

Funny they should ask, because I was just thinking about this at work today. I've been nagging one of my coworkers to read SM's Twilight for some time now. She said she will, but it's going to be awhile before she finishes, since the book is so thick. Then my boss said something like "Well how long did it take you to finish Daph?" I said, "Me? I dunno, two days? But that's only because I was so into it and couldn't put it down. I don't normally read that fast when I'm busy with work, I think I only read about 50 books this year."

After that comment, the rest of my coworkers stared at me as if I just said I won a hot dog eating contest. They all chimed "No you didn't, that's impossible." Ummm, NO, it's not. The consensus around the room was that most of the staff read an average of 1 book a year, and the higher executives read maybe 4? Pretty sad if you ask me.

Now don't get me wrong, I'd be lying if I said I was always a book lover. It came in phases. As a child, I loved reading Ramona Quimby, Roald Dahl books, Babysitters Club, and Nancy Drew, to name a few. Then in junior high/high school I stopped reading for fun, probably because I was too swamped with other homework and frustrated with required reading that I just didn't have an interest to read for pleasure. This pretty much lasted throughout college, and finally I discovered romance books about two years ago. That's a different story, for another blog post (I'm now wondering why I never blogged about it).

So I guess other than my "book friends," (you know who you are) I really don't have friends who read as much as I do. Most girls my age read a ton of magazines. One of my clients had an accounting manager that subscribed to every girly and celebrity gossip magazine out there. People, Cosmo, USWeekly, etc. That's not really my cup of tea. The only times I read those are when I'm at the dentist office or someone else's house and there's nothing else to read on their coffee table. My parents read quite often, but mostly religious stuff. My brother reads more than the average person. Before he got together with his recent girlfriend, he used to do the weekly Borders trips with me. Ah, I miss those days.

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posted by Daphne @ 10:13 PM  
  • At 9:48 AM, Blogger Mormishmom said…

    Yea for avid readers! We rock!:) Did you ever read Sweet Valley High? That was my addiction when was in middle school. Loved them. I wished I was Jessica. I'm not a girly magazine person either. If I'm at the doctor's office or if someone gives it to me, but I'd much rather read TWILIGHT! LOL

  • At 12:34 PM, Blogger Rowena said…

    Lately, I've wondered if I'm to be considered one of your book friends anymore since I hardly ever read anymore...it's all Nathan's fault, I blame him.

    I'm so blogging about our day together, I had so much fun...we totally need to do it again because WITHOUT LOVE life is like the seasons without summer and without love, life is rock and roll without a drummer...haha.

    LOVE Linc's part too! I heart him seriously.

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