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eightdegrees
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From: Burlington, VT, USA
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posted July 14, 2006 12:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for eightdegrees     Edit/Delete Message
The last time I read Gooberz, about 3 years ago, I didn't REALLY read it, I mostly just wanted to read the parts when she's with Robert Brewer and I kind of skipped around the rest of it. A few months ago I started to read it again and couldn't put it down, I was so drawn into her life. I really felt like everything she went through was somehow PART of me, my understanding of her childhood feelings went straight to my core.

Now the opposite is happening with this reading- I read straight through to canto 14 I think it is, got a little ways into her relationship with Robert, and I haven't been able to pick it up since. It's so intense for me and brings up so many feelings. When I read about their love I get this faraway, childlike feeling... it's like I'm afraid to wish for a love like that in my life, and there's this child inside listening with bright eyes saying, "really?? can it really be like this?" and I just feel so vulnerable. I don't know how long it'll be before I can read it again. I want to; and I think about it a lot, but when I try to read it I usually end up getting so lost in emotions that I just have to put it down. It makes my heart hurt.

Has anyone had a similar experience, or have any words of wisdom? Thanks!

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Obe
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From: Washington state
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posted July 24, 2006 09:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Obe     Edit/Delete Message
yeah, a lot of deep emotions are in that book I guess. It really is the most magical book I've ever read. I know what you mean about how it hurts to read it even though you want to. Its like Linda said, about Glad and Sad rhyming, and how we have to learn to let go of that rhyme.

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Gooberzlostlovefound
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posted July 27, 2006 01:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gooberzlostlovefound     Edit/Delete Message
Yes

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Randall
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posted August 01, 2006 06:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message

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"There is no use trying," said Alice; "one can't believe impossible things." "I dare say you haven't had much practice," said the Queen. "When I was your age, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast." Lewis Carroll

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Randall
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posted August 10, 2006 03:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message
Reading it creates a whirlwind of emotions.

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"There is no use trying," said Alice; "one can't believe impossible things." "I dare say you haven't had much practice," said the Queen. "When I was your age, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast." Lewis Carroll

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