[on the] bookshelf: books Carole and Chris are reading
Author Fatigue: after reading too many books in a row by a single author, the books all start to read the same: same rhythm, same characters, same situations — and you become so sorry that you did such a thing that you take a loooooooong break from said author
Author Repeatitis: symptoms include feelings of euphoria after reading a book, and — wanting to repeat the "high" — a strong desire to go out and read another book by the same author, only to suffer feelings of crushing disappointment when the story just doesn't measure up to expectations
Fluff 'n Trash™: very light reading; expected to have little or no redeeming value except in the pure unadulterated pleasure of reading it
Guy Buy™: the antithesis of "chick lit," or books tailored to men
L3: Lunchroom Lending Library, which Chris set up at work and serves as yet one more reason to buy way too many books
library read: a book you enjoyed enough to read, but not enough to own and share with others
lovelovelove: books you really enjoy; if desired, expand "love" to embody your enthusiasm
on the nightstand: the very books Carole and Chris are reading now
potty book: a book you put in whatever room (or vehicle) that permits reading during "down time," such as while commuting or in the, er....
Reading Buddy: someone who reads a book with you; in the case of scary books, your Reading Buddy remains in the room (in person or by phone) while the book is read
tab(verb): to make note of something in a book for later discussion, usually with a skinny little Post-It® Note (a.k.a. tab)
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