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 Somewhat Pavlovian

Somewhat Pavlovian
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Have you ever read a book that you felt completely understood where you were coming from, even though it was just paper and words? Up until about 6 months ago, that was Catcher in the Rye for me. Until I read The Perks of being a Wallflower. It was like a more modern and better version of Catcher in the Rye, and I never thought that that could be possible!
Since reading it for the first time 6 months ago I have probably read it over 15 times. And I'm a pusher with it too. I keep giving it to people to read. I bring it everywhere in case I randomly want to read it no matter where I am. I've been making most people I know read it and everyone who does comes back saying it's the most powerful book they've ever read. I give it away on the condition I get it back within 2 -3 days, but usually people don't even need that much time. They sit down to read a few pages and can't stop. It's short, only about 220 pages. I don't even know if I'm going to go into any of the details of the book here, aside from saying everyone should read it. The storyline is too simple to do the book justice. I will just say this; for Christmas, Sarah gave me the best present I ever got. She gave me all the books that the main character in Perks reads, along with a CD the character makes and she rewrote a poem that he reads so it recalled the last year. It's a poem everyone should read, but no one ever will!
That may sound like a strange present to anyone who hasn't read the book. Anyone who has read the book would understand and get what a fabulous person Sarah is for doing something like that........
Hey, check this out!! International Drastic love!! This was taken in Bournemouth national centre of Computer animation. (I think that’s what it called) Anyway, My friend Nora is studying there and she sent me the pic as she’s been turning lots of people onto here. Hey guys, thanks for reading.

Gill is also, installing the virtues of “Perks of being a Wallflower” to me as well. I’ve read very little, because I’m a slow reader. I don’t read with my lips, but I’d have a hard time with no index finger. I’m pretty dyslexic, so reading, well, proper reading is a hurdle to me. I’m far too impatient. I tried reading Fellowship of the ring, and that was akin to being kicked in the teeth with words. I read that rive dell section 7 fucking times and I kept getting lost. I threw the book out of the window to prove a point. Fuck big words. That’s what I say. I stick to comics, Terry Pratchett, and Bill Bryson. Simple words for simple people.

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