You Know You Are Addicted to Reading When……

October 29, 2009 Uncategorized 9

I saw a few of these on the internet and had a few of my own to add! How many do you relate to?

You know you are addicted to reading when….

When you have a book stashed in every room in your house including the bathroom.

When everytime you’re going away for the weekend you pack more books than clothes.

When you are willing to spend $14.99 for a hardback new release, but you can’t believe they want the same price for a new T-Shirt!

When your local librarian starts to point out which books you haven’t yet read.

When getting around your house is like navigating a maze because of all the bookshelves.

When you’re forced to read the telephone book because you’ve read everything else it in the house and it’s a holiday so the library’s closed.

When the clerks at the book store start putting books aside for you before you ask for them.

When you pre-order the next book in a series a year before it’s going to be released.

When you take a job in a book store and get paid in product.

When the manager of the book store starts asking you for recommendations.

When you clean out all the books you feel you can part from and still don’t have room for anything new.

When your spouse/roommate’s first response upon seeing you with a bag is “now what books did you buy?”

When you choose your clothes because they have pockets big enough to carry trade paperbacks.

When you know what a trade paperback is.

When you have a special line on your budget related to books and bookshelves.

When you have a scanner so you can keep track of your collection.

When you take the morning off the day of the library or AAUW book sale.

When your family doesn’t bother to look for a book because you’ll know exactly where it is.

You have bookshelves/boxes in every room, including the bathroom, car, and kitchen.

No one bothers to ask you ‘are you reading that?’ anymore.

When you stop in a town on vacation your spouse doesn’t bother to ask you where you’d like to start. (the bookstore)

Instead of CDs, video games, or built-in video systems, you have a tradition of reading to each other while you drive.

You chose garage sales from the paper based on how prominently the world BOOKS is used in the ad.

Your brothers refuse to move you anymore.

When you have an excel spreadsheet to track every book you read, the number of pages, how many days you spent on it and the date you finished it

When your bookshelf breaks from the weight

When your mother wishes aloud that she never taught me to read.

When you “buy” all the free Kindle books on even though you know you will NEVER EVER get to reading them all.

When you are short on cash and consider using your credit card for a new release and tell your spouse that it IS considered and emergency!

When you’re halfway through a book before you realize you’ve read it before.

When you have been so into a book that you have forgotten to feed your kids dinner.

When your teenage daughter locks up her books in a trunk so you don’t sneak them onto your bookshelf!

9 Responses to “You Know You Are Addicted to Reading When……”

  1. Michelle G

    Wonderful!!! I have one of my own to add:

    When your family and friends give you nothing but gift cards to the book store for birthdays and holidays. 🙂

    Have a great day.


  2. Jaime

    I so fit in on so many of these. I don’t remember if this is on there or not, how about when you see somebody reading a book you instinctively look at what they are reading and make a mental note to look for it online.

  3. StephanieD

    “When you’re halfway through a book before you realize you’ve read it before.”

    I always thought that meant I was forgetful, but I like the reasoning of being addicted to books better!

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