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Old 06-27-2019, 01:30 AM
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I stopped at one of Canada's iconic coffee-and-donut shops for a tea and donut the other day and spotted ... a box of books. Sitting on the grass right beside the parking lot.



I asked a couple of guys standing outside the shop what was up with the books, and they said they didn't know. The box had been sitting there for a couple of hours, said one. "If you want 'em, take 'em."

Because that's just what I need ... more books.

And yes, I did bring them home.

But few if any will be kept ... they'll be read and donated. Although the one I'm currently reading will be going, alas, into the recycling box. It's falling apart and not suitable for donation.
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Old 06-27-2019, 02:47 AM
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Awwww
It's always nice to see that some treebabies have found their forever home.
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Old 06-27-2019, 06:09 AM
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Sounds like a lovely day . . .
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Old 06-27-2019, 12:40 PM
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Sounds like a lovely day . . .
I know ... from the time I was about 7 until about 20 my favorite thing to do in the summer was to grab a book, wander over to this great willow tree overhanging the lake my Dad's summer cottage was on, clamber out over the water to my favorite reading seat and spend hours mind-wandering through Middle Earth, Arrakis, Barsoom, Tarzan's Africa and any other world found in books. In the winter, it was to hole up in my room, record player spinning music with a mug of hot tea, a snack and yet more books ...

I have always been very solitary, holed up somewhere reading has always been my escape from illness, pain and people in general. Being high on the Autism spectrum, people can be scary and fatiguing and I am just more comfortable being alone or with just a very few select friends. [I can fake being extroverted if I need to, Mom trained me well but I still prefer to be alone or with one or two people at most. It makes me thrilled my husband is the same - we can hole up in the bedroom or our studio for hours with nothing more than movies or shows on TV via netflix or amazon, a fresh pot of coffee or tea and something to read, or online gaming.]
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Old 06-28-2019, 02:04 AM
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Oh, AD, are you and I twins?

I was always the family changeling, and you just described my life! I've never been diagnosed on the autism scale, but everything else you said . . .
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Old 06-28-2019, 03:29 AM
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I remember the first book I rescued from the trash back in the late 1950s. The people living behind us had thrown out a box of books. My brother a Lone Ranger book and I picked a US Civil War history book. It was Battles Of The War For The Union by Henry Altemus. I still have it. It was printed in 1897
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Old 06-30-2019, 09:44 AM
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Once I started to read, there was no stopping me. I read on the way to and from school. I read on the weekends. At the table. In the car on long trips. I've been all over the world in books, and I've traveled through time. Marvelous.
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Oh, AD, are you and I twins?

I was always the family changeling, and you just described my life! I've never been diagnosed on the autism scale, but everything else you said . . .
we can be twins, always wanted a sister, mine passed when I was 3 years old so I really don't remember her at all - just have a few pictures of her.

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Once I started to read, there was no stopping me. I read on the way to and from school. I read on the weekends. At the table. In the car on long trips. I've been all over the world in books, and I've traveled through time. Marvelous.
as the joke goes i would read in my sleep if i could keep my eyes open =)
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Old 06-30-2019, 06:17 PM
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... as the joke goes i would read in my sleep if i could keep my eyes open =)
Would dreaming I'm reading count?


My schoolmates remember the teachers confiscating the book I was reading... and not even making it back to their desk before I was engrossed in another one.
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