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text 2017-12-15 22:41
Currently Reading... and reading, and reading...

Books are my escapism. I love them. They are life. Except...

 

Book, Dream, Travel, Fantasy

 

I've been currently reading the same book for what feels like ages, well for the whole of December, so really only a couple weeks. It isn't as if I don't like the book. I have no idea why I procrastinate something I love so much! I go through spurts of reading 20+ books in a month, and then reading like 2 and sometimes nothing at all!

 

I recently found out some of my "quirks" come down to autism. Shocker. 33 and I'm only now finding out who I really am, or at least understanding more why I do things the way I do them. The more correct term would be ASD or Asperger Syndrome Disorder.

 

 

Silhouette, Man, Race, Run, Running Away, Panic, Fear

 

 

People can call me a special snowflake all they want. I finally have a term, or label (if you will) that helps me understand my head a little better. I did not get it officially told to me by a doctor, either.

 

Ice Crystal, Crystal, Snowflake, Christmas

 

 

First I got advice from a friend who has it and she gently told me to look more into it, because apparently aspies are really good at recognizing each other. What she did not know was that I had already been wondering about it and when she gave me this long message talking about her experiences and relating them to what she has seen me do, I just couldn't control the melt down I had while reading it.

 

Like I feel ashamed and broken, but rationally, I know there is nothing to be ashamed of and I'm not broken. It is just another part of me. One that 90% of people won't take seriously because I'm a grown woman, and I didn't get a "Doctor's Note."

 

This hardly has anything to do with books. I was wondering if non bookish blogs are fine, considering this blog site is called "booklikes"

 

Aspirations, Memories, Reminder, Contemplation, Women

 

Anyone else share non bookish stuff? Is that frowned on here? I sometimes have things I want to blurt to people and nobody to blurt them to.

 

Oh, I wanted to share my current saving grace is the La La Land soundtrack. I put that music on full blast when I am having "moments" where I want to ignore the world. Go see the movie and make the music your life!! All music is my saving grace, but I really love this soundtrack. I'm really into the music I grew up with, the 90s/early 00s, plus a few more modern things. I'm still trying to wrap my head around the fact that some people are calling the 90s the oldies now.

Image result for la la land

 

I hope everyone is having a great holiday season!


Leigha~

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review 2017-12-06 00:57
A River of Darkness by Masaji Ishikawa
A River in Darkness: One Man's Escape from North Korea - Masaji Ishikawa,Risa Kobayashi,Martin Brown A compelling journey that was both horrifying and heart-breaking! This one was hard to put down; I read it in one sitting. An eyewitness look into the North Korea behind the façade that it likes to portray.
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text 2017-12-02 19:53
Reading progress update: I've read 22 out of 414 pages.
The Science Of Discworld - Terry Pratchett,Jack Cohen,Ian Stewart

Sometimes scientists change their minds. New developments cause a rethink. If this bothers you, consider how much damage is being done to the world by people for whom new developments do not cause a rethink. 

 

  

I'm reading this for the book theme for Hogswatch Night: Of course - read Hogfather!  Or any Discworld book (or anything by Terry Pratchett) and saving Hogfather  for the holiday book joker. I'm already reading The Arm  for Newtonmas:  Any science book.  Any book about alchemy.  Any book where science, astronomy, or chemistry play a significant part in the plot. 

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text 2017-12-02 14:01
Hogfather - 85/364 pg
Hogfather - Terry Pratchett

And Susan was bright enough to know that the phrase "someone ought to do something" was not, by itself, a helpful one. People who used it never added the rider "and that someone is me." But someone ought to do something, and right now the whole pool of someones consisted of her, and no one else.

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text 2017-12-02 02:48
16 Festive Tasks - Square 16 - Kwanzaa
Afterlife with Archie: Escape from Riverdale - Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa,Francesco Francavilla

The cover of Afterlife with Archie: Escape from Riverdale is mostly red, green, and black, so I think it's a good pick for this square.

 

 

Book themes for Kwanzaa: Read a book written by an author of African descent or a book set in Africa, or whose cover is primarily red, green or black.

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