Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Are You Addicted to Books?

"I cannot think of a greater blessing than to die in one's own bed, without warning or discomfort, on the last page of a new book that we most wanted to read."  Lord John Russell

Are you addicted to books?  If you are, at least it's a harmless addiction.  And thanks to libraries, thrift stores and used book stores, it can be inexpensive, too.

Tell Tale Signs of Book Addiction:
  • Is your nightstand overflowing with books (purchased, borrowed or given to you)?
  • When you walk into a store, are you immediately drawn to the book section?
  • Are your bookshelves filled to capacity?  Do you have a stash in the closet that won't fit on the shelves?
  • When you visit someone's house, do you start paging through what they're reading?
  • Does your librarian know you by name (and reserve books for you she knows you'll like)?
  • Do you have a book in your purse, the glove compartment and the bathroom, so you'll never be trapped anywhere without access to a fix?
  • When you read, does time stop?
On my last vacation, I left home with three books, but returned with six.  I purchased one at Goodwill for .75, my mother-in-law said I was welcome to take one from the rec center library at her housing complex, plus she gave me one she'd just finished.  At a recent writers meeting someone brought books to give away.  I took two!  The stash in my closet is growing bigger!   Too bad I'm such a slow reader!

Are you addicted to books?  If so, can you describe any other signs?

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Anonymous said...

Yes, very addicted. I have a 200 book list on's Wish List!

I keep my TBR books on shelves in craft/computer room's walk in closet.
If I want some excitement, I go into the closet!

DL Curran said...

Would it be a sign that we have a three-bedroom house, two kids, and they share a room because the third bedroom is filled with books? And then there's the rest of the shelves throughout the house! To be fair though, that stash is mostly the hubby's... who is a true bibliophile!

Nice blog. :)

Becke Davis said...

A little late, but YES - definitely. I am beyond addicted to books!