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Hi, I'm Carolyn. I love to read and write, so this year I have a new year's resolution of sorts: write, write, write! I plan on getting in a review, essay, or analysis at LEAST once a month. This is sort of a project for me.

I am open to all suggestions of books, short stories, or movies. Really. I don't want all recommendations because having only positive insights wouldn't be very interesting, would it? I am looking forward to working on this site and getting to writing something here ASAP. =)

LITERATURE ABUSE: AMERICA'S HIDDEN PROBLEM
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
that 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.
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