Re: [mythsoc] re: not finishing
- From: "Jason M. Abels" <jason@...>
> >> None of our eight cats eats paper -- which is fortunate given thatwe've
> >> got some three thousand or so books here! Now house plants are anotherfar
> >> matter...
> 3000?! Oh, the Envy. I've gone from about 20 to 587 in 5 years. It's going
> too slowly!You're jealous of the books, I'm jealous of the cats. We have more books
than that but then, we're old.
- I work in a bookstore....
There's never enough time to read all the books I have
but I keep plugging along.
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Jason M. Abels" <jason@...>
Sent: Friday, February 28, 2003 11:37 AM
Subject: RE: [mythsoc] re: not finishing
> In fact, the last time I re-read the Lord of the Rings (September 2002), I
> stopped just as Sam and Frodo left Faramir, and I haven't been back.
The last time I tried working my way through the LotR from the beginning, I
set myself the difficult task of trying to introduce Dale to the story by
reading it out loud to him--this was maybe two years ago. We were
frequently making long drives to places like Gold Bar or Mt. Baker, which
gave me the idea of passing the time by reading. But he couldn't follow,
especially what with the irregular schedule of readings, and I gave up when
Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli were still in Rohan. I think I might try again
soon, with the idea that the films (which Dale liked much more than I did)
have softened him up, so to speak.
But that was hardly the last time I've picked the books up. I have a bad
habit, when I feel like reading something at bedtime but don't feel like
reading anything new, of grabbing a familiar book from the shelf and reading
some chapter out of the middle of it. The LotR gets picked up most often.