Wow! Thanks Lee - and thanks Cocoa Cream
, if I wasnt answering your post I wouldnt have made it!! Second post, third to last word. Talk about lucky. And congratulations to everyone on a eventful day!
Hmmm... compared to the time I spend on TCS I have to admit I spend little time reading... lately. Compared to the time I send online collectively or reading my email... I put in microscopic amounts of time relatively. Although, I admit it happens in spurts. I read in phases as time and my mood permits. Sometimes I read a lot, and others I hardly read anything. In the winter I tend to crochet or knit in lieu of reading. In the summer I spend more time managing my girls sport teams and less time reading books. When Joshua is in the hospital I can go through many books during one admission... so it always depends. Is it a full moon out today?
The other day I organized my closet and pulled out a collection of Hard Covers I had stored in there and decided to pick up a book. Currently I am half way through a 2-in-1 Edition, Broken Wings and Midnight Flight, novels by none other than VC Andrews. I have admitted before she is my favorite author. Although oddly enough, she isnt really the author of this book. Andrew Neiderman is. At any rate, supposedly he writes from the notes she left behind before she died.
Compared to the the parent forum, The Cat Lounge, I do not spend much time in Paws and Reflect, although I am subscribed to Smudge's Cafe, which I never really realized in what forum it was in. When I check the messages, usually I go to my User CP first and see if anyone has replied to a thread that I have replied to before. Then once I've checked all those, I usually head into the Cat Lounge and browse around there - a lot of the time looking for the Kwiz or the Kwery. Good thing Lee doesnt try to hide it from us and post in different forums - LOL
ALTHOUGH - I have been known to go straight to Persi & Alley's Public Profile and check the threads he's started in order to find the KatKwery or KatKwiz faster. Hahahaha
Anyway, after I've browsed the Cat Lounge, I usually hit the New Posts button in the top bar and see what's in there. Today I think it took me into the IMO forum - voodoo land. But if there is an interesting topic I see in the new posts, I will venture in, no matter what forum or subforum it is.
The last book I read/finished (not inluding the one I'm reading now) was The Cure of Childhood Leukemia: Into the Age of Miracles
by John Laszlo. It's about the evolution of medicine regarding childhood caner. Very interesting to see the cure rate limb from nearly zero to what it is today and amazing to discover some of the flukes that got us here!
Yikes, I dont think I an count all the books I currently own. Well, I could
, but not sure if I'd want to get them all in one place and try... I suppose I have a few hundred. I like to collect Hard Covers, I like to read mystery/who dunnits/suspense but I have a ton of softbound books (mostly romance) that I inherited from my mother-in-law, but I have intentions of donating some of these to our church for their annual Bazaar and some to the Parent's Lounge at the Children's Hospital. I also have a library of self-help and how-to books on my book shelves.
If there were more time in the day I dont know if I would spend more time reading or not. I do love to read - whether it's online, in a book or magazine, or on the back of a shampoo bottle
But my kids demand a lot of time also, and I am guessing the extra six hours might be alloted to them. Ironically, when I was working a full-time career, I had extra time to read as I would spend my lunch hour with a book. But one of my all time favorite times to read is curled up in bed at night or relaxing in the tub. One of the most peaceful times and/or places in my house (most of the time).
I guess I went on enough... thanks again for the points Lee! and to Cocoa Cream for asking about the interest rate and clock