I have a very fervent believe that every single person in the world – each and every one – is so utterly complex, so totally unique unto themselves that it is impossible to every completely know a person. I believe that every person inherently faceted to the point that it is not even possible to adequately describe any one person in detail and come close to doing them any form of justice.
But of course, as with most people, these beliefs tend to go out the window when said person starts to consider themselves.
As such, I think that I could provide two personality traits that so closely define myself that no others are required.
1. I become easily obsessed and fixated… and on anything.
2. I will do anything – ANYTHING – in the name of procrastination.
You would think that those two traits would cancel each other out yet they don’t (so I guess I’m a little complex after all).
Why am I telling you this? Well, because I have an essay to write (which I don’t want to) and a new found determination to comment (and reply to comments) more. I received several comments over the past few days and, since I’m bored and there’s no way I’m about to do actual work, I thought I’d reply to them here.
So here goes…

Jenny Girl said... I have never read Peter Pan either or Alice in Wonderland. I wonder if there is a Disney Classics challenge somewhere?

Why, yes, Jenny there is. I told you I’d try to look for it for you, and here is the link. I may just sign up myself.

Ladytink_534 said... I'll have to play along this upcoming Friday! [on Friday Firsts]

Yay! please do, I' know Wendy would love to see you all play, and I always like when there’s something new to read/watch/play along. [As an aside, come back some time next week when I talk about the new thing I discovered… which you probably already know about… but oh well]

Beth F and Robin of My Two Blessings congratulated me on the awards I received last week.
Thanks! I appreciate the congrats :)

Ladytink_534 said... Oh have you finished Inkheart yet? I finally did today.

No I have not. And it is sitting right next to me on my bedside table glaring at me because I have been ignoring it of late. It has buddied up with To Kill A Mockingbird (bookclub book) and I think they are planning to kill my by papercuts in my sleep. Let it be known that books, while enjoyable, are also mean and do not take interruptions to their reading schedule kindly.
Having said that. I plan to get back to reading something more exciting than textbooks and journal articles next week.
To everyone who commented on my book buying post, I’d like to say thanks for the endorsement of the retail therapy plan. While it’s not something I usually do (please ignore the spluttering of my family) it was fun and did fix the mood.

J.S. Peyton said... I always wander into the bookstore when I'm depressed and it always picks me up. I don't think I've ever gotten away with 16 books for $6.50 either! lol. That edition of Lord of the Rings does look pretty sweet, especially for .50 cent.
I have the bargain book nose. Don’t know how I do it but I’m not complaining. And yes! My LotR purchase has been validated!

wendy said... well, many things, but this is what I get for converting her to blogging.
yes, even I (having seen Becca’s bookshop mania firsthand) was shocked by 16 in one go.
And I thought I was past shocking you :)
You'll notice that most of the books are horizontal on her shelves...it's because she can't FIT any more books on them - hence the book-buying ban.
Okay, maybe it’s true. But you didn’t need to dob me in!
She also wrote up a post about the Booklover list, here on her blog. She claims I laid down the gauntlet – I should have expected her to pick it up. I will be furthering this gauntlet to every one else post-essay so I’ll see you all then.

Dot said... Wow! Well done for getting 16 books for $6.50, I am so impressed! I don't think I have ever bought that many books at once! Have fun reading them!
Thanks, I will! I think my best bargain was 80 books for $20. Apparently if you say things like “how much if I take them all?” people get very nervous. They said $10, but I thought that was a little ridiculous.
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA         Oh! and then there was the time my brother got nearly as many for a $1 because they didn’t want to pack up all the books at the end of the day… that was a good day.
I have got to say, that while that was a REALLY long post, far longer than I had anticipated, it was really fun. I may respond to comments (less though next time) like that in the future. What do you think, does it work?
And for all of you who managed to get to the end of this post, I think you deserve a cookie. I didn’t bake them, but they look nice, don’t you think?


The Book Resort said...

Thank you for responding to our comments when you are bored. lol.

The Book Resort said...

Thanks for the cookies. lol.

Rebecca said...

You're so welcome :) It was fun, and everyone should have cookies.

Serena said...

thanks for the cookies....and I enjoyed you form of procrastination!

Ladytink_534 said...

Oh I adore your bookcases! Can't help but want to browse lol.

Hmm, maybe I can tempt you to read Inkheart with a quote?

“You know, it’s a funny thing about writers. Most people don’t stop to think of books being written by people much like themselves. They think writers are all dead long ago-- they don’t expect to meet them in the street or out shopping. They know their stories but not their names, and certainly not their faces. And most writers like it that way--.” ~ Mo