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I have lived with my cats for a number of years now, and I have yet to get the impression that they are arrogant. A little self-centered, yes.
Likewise, my dog is quite bright, even if he isn't the greatest multitasker.
With all the boxes piling up, my poor animals aren't sure what to think. No one seems the worse for wear, although all three have been a bit more clingy as of late.
I'm sure they're even more confused now that the bassinet is up and in place.
My husband and I switched sides of the bed since he had more room on his side--easy access to the bassinet and not so difficult for me to maneuver around in the middle of the night.
The sorting and packing of books is going quite well. I sometimes forget though that I'm in my 8th month of pregnant and maybe should leave the heavy lifting to my husband.
The stuff you find in drawers you rarely open is amazing.
In one drawer I found dozens of 3.5 disks. Some completely unused. Of course, I don't have a 3.5 drive anymore.
Oh, and I not only found those left handed scissors I thought I lost, but I found an extra pair as well.
I also looked through my stationary/notecard drawer and was reminded of how many beautiful and cute cards and stationary sets I have. It makes me want to write more letters.
I haven't been the best letter writer the past few years. There was a time when I was a voracious letter writer. I had pen pals all over the globe. Now I blog.
I miss getting letters in the mail. I miss writing letters.
A coworker asked me the other day what it was about reading I love so much. I asked her if she had an hour or so to spare.
Enthusiasm for reading can be infectious. By the end of our conversation, she was ready to pick up a book and start reading.
I desperately need to update my series lists here on my blog. I'm trying to decide if I should take out the ones I'm no longer reading or just create a separate section for them.
I took something like eleven bags of books to work yesterday. I'm determined to turn the break room into a library.
Any reluctance I had in letting those books go was washed away by the excitement in a few of my coworkers' eyes. The couldn't believe I was giving away so many books and once they were assured I didn't want them back, they eagerly dove into the bags.
And why is it everyone knew the books were mine without my saying anything? I guess my obsession with books and reading is more well known than I realized.
I bought myself an iPod. Finally, I know. I have gone back and forth about wanting one for years now and decided it was time to take the plunge. Now I can take my music with me and give those darn audiobooks another try.
If you haven't already, do check out Trish's post on the process of reading over at Love, Laughter, and a Touch of Insanity. Both Trish's comments and especially Kay's (who left the first comment) explain perfectly why audiobooks and I seem to have such an uphill battle.
Maybe this is the time to listen to the Harry Potter books! I hear they're awesome in audio format.
My first audiobook download on my iPod is Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov. Jill over at Fizzy Thoughts gave me the idea since I can't seem to motivate myself to actually read the book.
My intention was to start listening to it last week during my lunch break walk, but, well, I was more interested in finishing up the print book I was reading.
I am taking audiobook recommendations, if you have any.
I find the fuss about e-books interesting. I wonder if audiobooks received a similar reception when they came on scene.
Frankly, I don't care how a person experiences a book. If you prefer paper books, wonderful. If you'd rather read an e-book, great. If you like audiobooks, terrific. Rather mix it up and use two or three formats? Awesome. We all have our personal preferences and there's nothing wrong with sharing yours. But let's let everyone else have theirs please.
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