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Subject: Sooooo...
Date Posted: 6/12/2008 10:23 PM ET
Member Since: 3/11/2008
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So here is my story....

I got a new book in the mail yesterday....yay! Well....I started school this semester and have to read a book for that, plus I am still in the midst of the Outlander series, so I wasn't really planning on reading the new book right now...Unless, that is, the mood struck me. However, I came home from class tonight and my roommate is reading it! Now I do not begrudge her the read...but I would have liked to read it first! She never reads my books...she never reads...Why pick up THIS book that I haven't had the opportunity to read and was WISH LISTED??? Am I being a b&*%$ and overly possessive of my books... I just feel like she invaded my privacy or something. :(

Jessica

Date Posted: 6/12/2008 10:40 PM ET
Member Since: 8/11/2005
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Are you sharing an apartment or a dorm room? I was just wondering if she came into your room to take your book or if you left it out. If a roommate of mine had a book sitting out I would probably pick it up too. And if it were good I wouldn't give it back until I finished it. I don't know how your roommate treats your things but I know some people have no concideration for other peoples things. If this is her...then yes you do have a right to complain. If not then I don't see the problem other then you wanting to get the first read satisfaction that she denied you. She probably should have asked first but you were probably not available when she noticed the book. If she never reads then maybe this is the oportunity for her to join us....I always love when a "non"reader finds a book they like...then i push more and more their direction LOL.

Date Posted: 6/12/2008 10:45 PM ET
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I left it out...I wasn't going to complain to her I was more venting my irrational feelings :) I guess I did want that first read!



Last Edited on: 6/13/08 1:21 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 6/12/2008 11:19 PM ET
Member Since: 7/31/2006
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yeah, that's a good reason for living alone! Maybe she'll read it quick or put it down long enough for you to steal it back..just cross your fingers she doesnt' spoil it for you!

Date Posted: 6/12/2008 11:21 PM ET
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My mother-in-law stole the Bujold book I had just gotten from the library and I was fit to kill. On the bright side, she did become a fan.

Date Posted: 6/12/2008 11:46 PM ET
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Wrong thread, dangit:P  And I hit it twice!



Last Edited on: 6/12/08 11:49 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 6/12/2008 11:47 PM ET
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Bleh - ignore my mess:P



Last Edited on: 6/12/08 11:48 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 6/13/2008 1:07 AM ET
Member Since: 2/27/2007
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I feel ya Waverly, my roommate happens to be my sister and she is constantly taking my books then never reading them but never really putting them back either. So I go to look for the book and it is stuck in her room somewhere she never really knows where, I can sympathize with the roommate taking the book scenario. Lets hope she doesn't misplace it like my roommate.

Date Posted: 6/13/2008 10:56 AM ET
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Ooooooooh, You are bringing up flashbacks from when me and my sister were roomies. I was lucky, she did not read but clothes and food were a huge problem!  She would try on my clothes with tags still on them and get stuff on them!  I was to the point of putting a lock on my door.  For her and her daughter!  Her daughter still asks me when will I move in with them and I tell her NEVER!!! Its been about 7 years and I am still loving being alone.

Date Posted: 6/14/2008 12:28 AM ET
Member Since: 2/27/2007
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Ok I just have to say sweetietwit LOVE the smurf, "Smurfs Rule"!! I thank my lucky stars my sister is way taller than I am and a couple sizes bigger and I don't have to worry about that problem. Our living together was a 5 year plan we are going on year 8 if that gives you clue how desperate I am for my and my daughter to have our own space.

Good for you though for sticking to it!!! maybe i should come to the dark side it might help!

Date Posted: 6/14/2008 10:54 AM ET
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I wouldn't care, I would be happy that a non reader was reading.

Date Posted: 6/14/2008 8:00 PM ET
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None of my past roomate or my friends here in NC read.   Good for me but sort of sad in general.   I don't care what you read but I think its weird that people just don't.    I thought it was funny that the one person at work who actually talked books with me and I loaned him the Necroscope series by Brian Lumley (all of them and he read them all!) was a guy who had a serious drinking problem but he still kept up with his reading and a neighbor who I don't talk to very much but she knows I have books so about once a month she will knock and ask if I have any books she can read.   She is on very limited income and is a recovering crack addict.   I just buy a paper grocery bag full of books from the usb (I can find good stuff like thrillers, spy stuff and regular novels for $1 each) and get her a supply.  Which reminds me, I need to go there tomorrow:)