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I am addicted to the twilight books and have just spent most of the afternoon finishng the first one. :$
I need a postgradforum intervention, but I think it may be too late :-(
I had this with the Robert Jordan 'Wheel of Time' series. Still happens every time I read them. Unfortunately there are 13 HUGE books so far! I had to seal them up in a box and put them in my parents attic coming close to one set of exams. I find setting aside some time (long enough !) to finish a book when it gets to that exciting part can be really great. You enjoy it so much more and feel refreshed for your work. Also set some tasks you have to finish before your friend/colleague/family member is allowed to give you the book back.
But sometimes it's just fun to throw caution to the wind and read like crazy! :$
I think I like it because it sends me back to my point horror days, which seemed to be all about vampires and cheerleaders etc. I am also very pale and I like pale men, so part of me thinks that perhaps I am a vampire, I don't like veg (sprout) afterall! If I was a vampire then I could do my PhD superquick hmmmm, its becoming curiouser and curiouser!
I keep hearing about this twilight malarky and I'm not sure whether I should fall into its traps and see what all the fuss is about! I actually bought the first dvd for Christmas but haven't got round to watching it...anyone know how the books compare to the films?
I do need a new book to get my teeth in to- there's only so many times that you can read the Harry Potter series!
Do not make the same mistake i made and buy the other ones - if you really liked the first one then you will lose the next 3 days reading them all and get nothing done.
I thought book 4 was a little silly i think so theres no real need to rush out and buy that one
its also healthy to have another interest than just doing pHD work - im so looking forward to reading for pleasure and not necessity (yeah for next week if i manage to hand in the thesis)
Twilight? MMM, I think I'll leave that to the girls to read. I dare not express my opinion for rear of causing offence...
No, if you're girls and after a good read, something productive and valuable at the same time, I would recommend: http://www.ellisparkerbutler.info/epb/pic/good_housekeeping_1908_08_a.jpg
I think we all need something a bit 'trashy' to escape into when doing a PhD!
Mine is Agatha Christie - Miss Marple. Plus old Mills and Boons from the 60s (not new ones) - really hilarious!
It's more effective I think to escape into reading than into TV, in spite of being sick of reading PhD stuff.
But - even when reading the 'trash', I start thinking how interesting it would be to do another PhD on them ...
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