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Old 07-20-2010, 12:23 AM
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Originally Posted by LookinForMayberry View Post
I believe any activity that becomes compulsive indicates a need to escape the present moment. Regardless of the activity, I think if I were driven to it, I would have to ask myself -- what is this keeping me from doing that I do not want to do. It's an opportunity to know myself better.
I do feel like reading is a form of escapism. And the nice thing is that aside from the occasional lack of sleep due to staying up too late reading just a little bit more ("Just one more chapter!"...two hours later... "I'm so close... I might as well finish it!"... I know we've all been there...) reading doesn't make us fat, potentially get us pregnant, give us cancer (that we know of) or give us meth-face. Sweet!
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Old 07-20-2010, 12:44 AM
Location: Beautiful Niagara Falls ON.
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I'm a binge reader of a different sort. I have always been reader since childhood and my binges are different. For the last month or so I have not read one book. I do however read 2 national newspapers and a local paper every day. I read just about the entire huffington post on line and research a few things that just pop into my head. I'm heading from the west coast to the east tomorrow and I have about 6 books waiting for me at home. I very well might sit down and read all of them in a week or so doing little else. It sort of goes on like that all the time. All the other things that need doing sort of pile up and then I start in on them and get into a doing binge where I will work 14hrs a day for a week or two without reading hardly a thing and then when I'm all done with my doing I go right back to my reading.
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