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05:27 pm: More Productive
Although I was up late last night and didn't read a newspaper, I got up only an hour late today and stopped by our property management office to make sure my payment got there (I'd sent it and then gotten a statement, but it was just because they took over so recently and needed to send the January statements) and then the library to pick up The Arrival, which I put on hold last month. I was the second in the queue and it'd been available earlier, but I had other things to read and I didn't want to have to renew it, so I picked it up today.

When I got home, I made eye appointments both with the optometrist and the opthalmologist. It's occurred to me that part of the reason that I'm having so much trouble reading is because my cataracts are ready to come out. When I saw the opthalmologist last May, he said he thought they should come out this year, and maybe it's time. I see the optometrist in a couple weeks and the opthalmologist in a couple months, unless the optometrist thinks I don't need to see him yet.

I also called the city recycling person because when I took mixed paper out yesterday, the place I've been supposed to leave them had a sign that said "Newspapers, Books, and Cardboard Only!!" It turns out I can still leave mixed paper there, they just put up the sign because they were getting plastic bag contamination in the dumpster.

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From:mjlayman
Date:January 13th, 2008 09:18 pm (UTC)
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Now that I'm retired on disability, I spend most of my day reading, so it would be very difficult not to be able to read. Plus, I have about 250 unread books!
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From:jkahane
Date:January 14th, 2008 08:43 pm (UTC)
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I'm really envious that you can spend all that time reading. I only wish my reading queue (TRQ) was a mere 250 books! :)
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From:mjlayman
Date:January 14th, 2008 09:48 pm (UTC)
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It isn't all books, a lot of it is online. The doctors don't think online is sufficient social stimulation, but I think it works pretty well.

I'm not that fond of fantasy or paranormal and so many of the new books in the last few years are leaning that way, so I haven't bought as many books in that time.
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From:jkahane
Date:January 15th, 2008 02:59 pm (UTC)
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I stopped reading a lot of books and literature on-line, simply because the doctors told me that it was very bad for my eyes, especially after I had come down with the Type 2 Diabetes. I've learned over the last few years to cut my time on-line down, other than work of course, but that's another matter...and to be honest, I don't miss the net as much as I used to. Healthier for it, too, I suspect, since I'm not spending my time sitting on my arse! :)

I think the fantasy genre has gotten pretty derivative, although there are a few gems in the rough and all. One of my favourite fantasy series is still His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman, since it is such unusual fantasy. That and the Jasper Fforde Thursday Next books. Lovely stuff.
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From:mjlayman
Date:January 15th, 2008 10:36 pm (UTC)
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If I'm online more than a few hours, I swap over to the recliner. :)

I had a preview of the first Pullman book and I wasn't that impressed. I have the Fforde books, but they're in the pile.
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From:jkahane
Date:January 16th, 2008 03:34 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, but reading on-line, heck even working on-line, for hours at a time is bad for one's eyes to begin with. How you sit or where you sit when reading on-line doesn't help with that.

As for the Pullman, well that just reflects different tastes. :) And how did you feel about the Harry Potter books? :)
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From:mjlayman
Date:January 16th, 2008 11:09 pm (UTC)
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I read the Potter books because I wanted to be able to interact with the rest of the population.
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