Wednesday, June 08, 2011

A Bad Habit

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I often dog ear the pages of my book to mark my place. I am trying to use a book mark, when I remember, but I have been dog earin' pages since I started reading my first book back when I was a wee lass. It has become a habit. Some would argue that it is a bad habit because it damages the book. Others would say that it breaks the book in and shows that it has been read. I think I am somewhere in the middle. It becomes a problem when I borrow books from friends. If they don't dog ear their books, I don't want to do it for them and this is why I am trying to change my habit.

Hey, look at this!
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A pic of my first book....not the actual book I owned. I wish I still had that book, but it was probably from the library. My dad (a book lover) would pay me a nickel for every page I read. It got me to love reading. I started reading Stephen King books by the time I was 10 (maybe sooner). I could not get enough of reading! I would finish my Babysitters Club book and raid my dads bookshelf for my next treasure. I remember reading Hollywood Henderson's Autobiography Out of Control: Confessions of an NFL Casualty when I was about 11. I did not know who he was or what he did. I just knew I needed a book to read (Like Hollywood Henderson needed a line to snort).

In other news:
I spent the first half of the day with my pop in the hospital. His colonoscopy went well, no signs of cancer there. He has a heart catheter procedure scheduled for the morning.

The second half of my day was spent waiting with my mom in the ER (of the same hospital my dad where my dad is a patient). She was having a very hard time breathing. Maybe bronchitis. They gave her some breathing treatments, a steroid shot, and took a chest x-ray. She was feeling much better after the breathing treatments.

What a day!

2 Comments:

Blogger Kimberly June said...

Your day sounds exhausting.

9:10 PM  
Blogger "Miss Bee" said...

I used to *hate* dog-earing because I wanted all of my books to stay pristine. Then I started reading them while standing in the pool and realized it was much more fun to let your books live a little.

So, don't feel like you have to use a bookmark if you ever borrow one of my books! (Speaking of, we should do a swap sometime soon...)

6:29 PM  

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