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Don’t be Caught Like I Was

It was like most other afternoons.

  • I was innocently checking my email.
  • I stopped to read Todd Wilson’s article about writing in the Homeschool Minute.
  • The short blurb at the end of his article caught my eye.
  • His book The Injection was on sale on Amazon for $.99, so I stopped to look at it.

It’s then that I made my fatal mistake…

  • I clicked to look inside.
  • By the time I read the preview I was hooked and quickly bought the book.

My disclaimer:

  • I admit to being the normal homeschool mom book addict.
  • We read a lot as a family – classics, fiction, and history.
  • But I usually don’t read fiction by myself.

Some two hours later:

  •  I was still sitting at my computer reading The Injection.
  • Dinner wasn’t made.
  • None of my to-do list had gotten done.

So I sent Todd Wilson an email to inform him that:

  • Having a preview of The Injection was unfair.
  • I hadn’t made dinner or done my work because of it.

Being the great guy Todd is, he sent me a note to show my husband.

Here’s the note from your doctor…

Dear Phyllis’s husband and children,

Your wife and mother will be unable to provide dinner, or her attention to you, tonight and for as long as it takes to finish this great book by a below average author. I am sorry for any inconveniences that this may cause you. In fact, you might just want to eat out tonight.

Thanks for your understanding,

Todd Wilson


Doctor of Dadology

That should have been the end of it, right? Oh, no way. Last night I found myself sitting on the edge of the tub in our bathroom at 2AM reading The Injection on my iPhone.

Like I said in the beginning: Be careful – this book is truly addicting. Don’t even look at it unless you have a free afternoon or evening.

Finding Joy in the Journey,


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  • Phyllis
    Posted March 1, 2012 at 4:56 PM

    I was finally able to finish it Sunday. I was in the family room crying so hard I could hardly read it on my iPhone. I had to keep stopping to wipe my nose and eyes. Every time someone came through the room they had to stop and find out what was wrong with me.

  • Becky P.
    Posted March 1, 2012 at 12:22 PM

    Great story and now I am totally hooked into taking a look, which means I better give a fare warning to my dear family! 😉

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