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Scott Francis Baker

February 22nd, 2004

"They're like peas and carrots if peas and carrots were assholes" - Jared Hayes @ 11:03 pm

Before high school my parents took me on a tour of the school, just to give me an idea of what to expect. I was a scared little eighth grader walking through the halls of this new school I was going to be attending no knowing what to expect. I remember walking into one of the English classrooms and seeing a stack of some of the books they had to read. On that table was Moby Dick, which according to Amazon.com clocks in at 702 pages. I remember seeing that freaked me out. How could any self-respecting teacher expect his students to read a 700 page book? I knew nothing of the content, I was scared only of the size. At that point in my life it was the biggest book I'd ever seen.

Well that was then, 1994 to be exact. It's not 2004 and the whole idea of a 700 page book juts seems silly. After Christmas I got Wolves of the Calla and was really into it and read it religiously every day. It started out harmlessly enough, but I was really into it, so I read 50 pages a day for 10 days and finished it. Since then I've read six books and have keep up reading at least 50 pages every day. In a little over a month I've read more than 2000 pages. This weekend I started a new book I'm really into and I read 190 pages in two days!

As a side note, I did have to read Moby Dick in High School and it wasn't nearly as bad as my eight grade imagination made it out to be.
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Date:February 23rd, 2004 02:14 am (UTC)
Call me Ishmael.
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Date:February 23rd, 2004 08:50 am (UTC)


I'll call you "Jello-throwing-freak"

Scott Francis Baker