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Subject: It's official....
Date Posted: 11/13/2010 10:51 AM ET
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I have lost my mind! A few weeks ago, while browsing for books at the thrift store, I found two post-apocalyptic novels that are considered "classics" of the genre and were both books I've wanted to read for ages. Of course, I grabbed both of them right up!

I read one of them right away and posted it. Today, I decided I was ready to read the other one and I go to find it, only to realize I posted and sent off the wrong one!! I mailed off the one I haven't read! And, to make matters even worse, it is the one that hardly ever gets posted here! Aargh.

 

I am a moron. Geez. It was such a nice copy too; a beautiful hardcover that looked brand new. Where did I leave my brain??? At the thrift store???

 

*banging head on desk*

Date Posted: 11/13/2010 10:56 AM ET
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Maybe the person you sent it to will be nice and send it back to you when they have finished with it!

(You might want to stop banging your head on the desk...that could be what's causing your mind to leak out!)

Date Posted: 11/13/2010 11:41 AM ET
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Pats Valli on the back,  "It's okay dear, I lost mind mind once or twice it usually returns on it's own."

Date Posted: 11/13/2010 11:54 AM ET
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Don't all Moms lose their mind a few times a year??? I know I do :-)

And, as Jerelyn says, it does return . . .

Date Posted: 11/13/2010 12:03 PM ET
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Jerelyn is right, although I'm always nervous when I'm sending more than one book at a time...

Date Posted: 11/13/2010 12:19 PM ET
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Thanks for the reassurance. It's good to know that I can expect my mind to return someday. I've always known I wasn't all there, but I didn't realize I'd gone completely brain dead, lol.

If you are ever out shopping at the thrift store, browsing the FOL shelves or anywhere cheap books are sold and you see the book "A Canticle for Leibowitz" by Walter M. Miller, please think of your poor mindless, brain dead friend and snag it. I have credits to pay for it! ;-)

Date Posted: 11/13/2010 12:30 PM ET
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Ah, Valli, It's the "I've got too many books to keep track of" syndrome. You just need a system - even if it's just "stacks". You know physical stacks of BIR and TBR. Maybe you should divide up you bookshelf into the ones you've read and the ones you haven't. You're too young to have lost you mind yet - just wait! lol!

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Date Posted: 11/13/2010 2:32 PM ET
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Even with a system, if you have a spouse things may not be where you think they are. Sigh. A non-reading, "what's the big deal" spouse.Unemployed, with time on his hands spouse. Sigh. Debbie

Date Posted: 11/13/2010 6:39 PM ET
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Well, Debbie, I too have a non -reading spouse, although he says he reads (news, etc. on line - big deal), but he has received instructions to keep his hands off my books and my (outdoor) flowers. He seems to be adhereing to this - amazing!

Date Posted: 11/13/2010 10:52 PM ET
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Holly found me a copy at her used book store and is mailing it to me!

Holly, I think I lurve you...  :-D

Date Posted: 11/13/2010 11:08 PM ET
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Excellent!  Yay Holly!