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  •  You know, you may not be alone in your feelings (2+ / 0-)

    serendipity.  There was a time when I too looked on real life as an annoying interruption to reading.  (This was before I grew up and went to work for a living.)  But yes, I can easily see how fictional characters can become more "real" than the everyday people we see and talk to.

    However, that said, the members of the Readers and Book Lovers group are as fascinating and diverse a collection of people as you'll ever meet!  What a shame we can't all get together in real life--wouldn't that be fun?

    "Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich."--Napoleon

    by Diana in NoVa on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 10:24:51 AM PDT

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    •  It's not that fictional characters seen more real, (2+ / 0-)
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      it's that I still tend to think of them as more "normal" than real people. Which tends to skew my judgment about people in some rather odd ways. I've met several thousand people, and gotten to know some small portion of those pretty well, but I've 'met' tens of thousands of characters in books, and gotten to know at least a thousand very well, so things are a bit out of proportion.

      That said, I expect to keep dropping by Readers and Book Lovers on a regular basis, and I look forward to extending my acquaintance here.

      At least half the future I've been expecting hasn't gotten here yet. Sigh.... (Yes, there's gender bias in my name; no, I wasn't thinking about it when I signed up. My apologies.)

      by serendipityisabitch on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 11:10:34 AM PDT

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