Book Club information... Next meeting will be on Friday, Nov. 4th at 6 30 PM at Krysti's house. The book we are reading and will be discussing is called A Sky So Close by Betool Khedairi. Remember that you don't have to read it to come enjoy the discussion.
Responses (sorted by date)
Suki: No Subject (10/22/05)
Ladies, are you ready to take a little self-test? Kathy Hugen gave it to Emily and then to me. I will admit it, I failed miserably! But it was so funny that we decided to share it with everyone.
Self-Test for Literature Abusers
How many of these apply to you?
1 I have read fiction when I was depressed, or to cheer myself up.
2 I have gone on reading binges of an entire book or more in a day.
3 I read rapidly, often "gulping" chapters.
4 I have sometimes read early in the morning or before work.
5 I have hidden books in different places to sneak a chapter without being seen.
6 Sometimes I avoid friends or family obligations in order to read novels.
7 Sometimes I re-write film or television dialog as the characters speak.
8 I am unable to enjoy myself with others unless there is a book nearby.
9 At a party, I will often slip off unnoticed to read.
10 Reading has made me seek haunts and companions which I would otherwise avoid.
11 I have neglected personal hygiene or household chores until I have finished a novel.
12 I have spent money meant for necessities on books instead.
13 I have attempted to check out more library books than permitted.
14 Most of my friends are heavy fiction readers.
15 I have sometimes passed out from a night of heavy reading.
16 I have suffered 'blackouts' or memory loss from a bout of reading.
17 I have wept, become angry or irrational because of something I read.
18 I have sometimes wished I did not read so much.
19 Sometimes I think my reading is out of control.
If you answered 'yes' to three or more of these questions, you may be a literature abuser. Affirmative responses to five or more indicates a serious problem.
Recent Harvard studies have established that heredity plays a considerable role in determining whether a person will become an abuser of literature. Most abusers have at least one parent who abused literature, often beginning at an early age and progressing into adulthood. Many spouses of an abuser become abusers themselves.
FINALLY... A SUGGESTION If you did indeed answer 'yes' to 3 or more of the above questions you might seriously think about joining our book club! While we can't offer to 'cure' you, at least you would be in wonderful like company!!!