Wednesday, August 14, 2013

When My Worlds Collide



In the big world, I am a busy woman. I chair two book clubs......... one is professional and the other is just a group of long time friends reading popular books and finding excuses to laugh, drink some wine and get together. I find myself in a huge trap.  I haven't read a book all summer. Let me correct that. I have not read a book for either book club since May. I just fake it and lead the discussions more as a moderator than a participant. Why? I am reading DD books downloaded to my Kindle app from Amazon. Many books! How do I share that reading?

I have always been a big reader. I have a list of the books I have read since I was eight years old. The list is quite impressive. I have made presentations at public libraries displaying my list. I share my love of reading. The list really traces my interests over the years: science, murder, social behavior, all best sellers, spirituality, American history with emphasis on the Civil War, poetry, biographies and children's literature. All reading has come to a sudden halt. Between blog reading, blog posting and DD downloads, I have been reading, but these books are NOT going on the list.

Our girl friend book club met just a week ago. As chair and co-founder, I make presentations to the others about the books I have recently read. I share reviews about upcoming books. I arrange speakers to come to talk. The women count on me to recommend the best and most interesting of the books out there. Thank goodness, I think well on my feet. I read several reviews on my way to the meeting. I asked others to speak about their favorite summer reading. I faked it and no one really was the wiser.

I need to use a little self-discipline. Many books are slipping away unread. However, I am having a grand time reading some hot, fun books with extra hot covers!

How do you balance your online reading and your other reading? Advice is greatly appreciated.







15 comments:

  1. Hi Meredith, just read your article on Chelsea and Clint's blog, I thought it was fab. We are just like you and so many things in the article hit home with me. Our marriage has always been strong and yet is stronger now, life is good. Aren't we lucky?
    On the reading thing, I read books in the day and my kindle during the evenings (hubby works nights), all my naughty books are on the kindle. Sorted!!
    Hope you don't mind me visiting
    love Jan.xx

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  2. Thank you for your comment. Let's get to know one another better.
    Meredith

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  3. I WISH I had started making a list at age 8. It would be so cool to look back at that progression through the years. I'll bet your list tell quite a story, in and of itself.

    It sounds like you pulled it off at your meeting just fine, but hopefully you'll find a good balance soon...I'd think faking it would get stressful after a while:)

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  4. Tess,
    You have hit the nail on the head. The book club folks could tell something was off.... I was quiet during a rousing discussion. I did not share new books like I always do, I consider myself still in a learning mode, but time is catching up with me.
    Thanks for your comments. I apprecaite it.
    Meredith
    PS
    My list is impressive because I have see the course of my life through the books I have read.

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  5. Perhaps you could consider that you are earning your doctorate in DD with all this reading you are doing? :)

    But seriously...I simply compartmentalize it. There is a time of day when I do all my blog and online reading. When it is over, it's over and unless I have a unintended break during the day, I don't go back. That leaves other time for whatever geeky book I'm reading.

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    1. Susie,
      I will try your method and see how it goes. You are so funny......... Dr. Meredith lecturing on spankings.
      Meredith

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  6. I've done the exact same thing as you. I used to be a library regular and always had a stack of books by my chair. Since I got a Kindle and discovered the world of spanking/DD fiction, I haven't read a single *regular* book. Oh, I tried, but it was so vanilla, I got bored pretty fast and put it aside, lol!! Actually, I'm not sure if I should be laughing at that or be scared by that!

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    1. Queenie,
      Those vanilla authors just put me to sleep. I am glad you are in agreement.

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  7. yup! I am an avid reader and since I found dd books...vanilla just doesn't hold my attention like it used to ;) Hopeless. Would love for you to share your favorites! (i'm not helping am I?!?!) :)

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    1. Cole,

      I would love to share titles. Why not email me. My email is on the blog upper right. I will share a list I have collected.
      Meredith

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  8. Hi Meredith, I too am an avid reader of books and I have hundreds. I travel a lot in my job as a pilot so I do get a chance to read, but mostly in public places where I probably would not want to be observed perusing a DD story.

    I guess the answer has to be that you must find a vanilla book that really grabs your interest. The last one that did it for me was Stephen Kings 11/22/63. I could not put it down!

    Blessings

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  9. George,
    Thank you for the comment. I have read that book pre-Dd blog days. LOL!
    I just need to use some self discipline.............. I like what Susie said about structuring her day.
    Meredith

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  10. LOL I don't feel I'm a good person to answer, I too have started reading DD romances, and it's hard to find anything that compares, lol. I'd love to hear sometime about the books you've liked, I've almost exhausted the books by Nattie Jones, and need to find a new muse. ;)

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  11. I got a kindle last Christmas and I've never looked back from the spanking novels. My husband jokingly calls it smut. He knows exactly what kind of book I'm reading by what I'm reading, the kindle or a "real" book. I try to only read smut when the kids are asleep or not around. But I'm really no help!
    Kristy

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  12. What about a DD book club mini? Here in your blog? So many of us, it seems, would be interested and join you....

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