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Haven't posted in ages because real life pwns me. That's not because real life is particularly trying, but rather because I'm an undisciplined moron.

In order to compensate for this I usually order books from Amazon, which I then proceed to 'read' in less than two hours per volume, regardless of the length. That's because I like to skip paragraphs and occasionally pages which contain one of the following: (a) flashbacks (b) description (c) foreshadowing (d) no smut (e) badly written smut.

For some odd reason, I am left unsatisfied by this. Considering the books I buy are by authors I usually (a) don't know or (b) know, but don't quite dislike enough not to buy their stuff, I probably shouldn't be surprised. Still, it's only this year that I started skimming over books like this. I wish I knew why.

Inbetween book orders I read both good and awful fanfiction (mostly awful, though). In the process, I came across a really good Stargate SG-1/Doctor Who crossover the other day, featuring Vala and Jack Harkness. So lovely. Vala is one of my favourite fictional characters ever, and I liked Captain Jack a lot before Russell T. Davies turned him into an annoying, angsty mess in Torchwood.

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timetangled
May. 20th, 2007 02:05 pm (UTC)
I don't think I've gone through a book that I did not skip parts of, recently. I'm just getting rather impatient nowadays. Haha. I wish I knew why as well.
technoelfie
May. 20th, 2007 08:27 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it's really hard to pinpoint the cause of something like this. I suppose that for me, it just gets harder and harder to disconnect from the 'real world' worries and chores. And when I do have a little downtime, it's less easy to spend it on a book that's not worth it.
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