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Wednesday, April 05, 2006


YOU KNOW YOU'RE A BOOKAHOLIC WHEN . . .

1. There's a stack of laundry, a pile of dishes, and a layer of dust, but you just have to finish one more chapter.

2. There's a book on your nightstand, in your car, and in your purse.

3. For Mother's Day, you ask your husband for more bookshelves.

4. The first thing you do upon entering a bookstore is inhale. Ahhhhh . . . .

5. You are the library for all your friends and family.

6. You can't stand not to have a book started.

7. When you set a book down, you automatically figure out when your next free time will be.

8. Your car knows the way to the local bookstore.

9. You 've stayed up until the wee hours of the night because you "can't put it down".

10. You have Amazon.com bookmarked and you're signed up for One-Click Shopping.

Sound familiar??
Denise Hunter  
posted at 3:18 AM  
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16 Comments:
At 11:00 PM, Blogger Julie Carobini said...

Does that sound familiar, you ask?

Oh, yeah!

 
At 11:15 PM, Blogger Mom Nancy said...

I have a book that I keep in the bathroom for visits and actual baths, a book that migrates from living room to rec room depending where I was reading it last, a book near my gym bag to read while riding the exercise bike and a book started on my ebookman in my purse. THEN if I can't find any of those (things get moved around in this house) I just grab another book off the pile and start another one.

Bookstores make me wish for gift cards and rich relatives (who I don't now but who will go to heaven) who die and leave me lots of money.

My Amazon and Fictionwise wish lists are very long because it's almost like shopping but doesn't cost anything!!!

 
At 12:51 AM, Anonymous Georgia said...

Have you been peeking into my house? No, really. This description is too precise to be coincidence.

 
At 1:28 AM, Blogger Jennifer Y. said...

That sounds very familiar!

 
At 2:33 AM, Anonymous Bethanie said...

oh that is sooooo me! i barely go anywhere without taking a book! and i am usually in the middle of 2 or 3 at a time...

and yes i have been known to go to work with one hours sleep just because i kept on saying to myself "just one more chapter" until i finished the book as the sun came up. hehehe!

 
At 7:39 AM, Blogger Diann Hunt said...

GREAT list, Denise! My heart did multiple palpitations just reading about the books!!! LOL

 
At 8:36 AM, Blogger Denise Hunter said...

LOL Georgia! No, I haven't been in your house, but I've been in MINE.

I keep telling my husband I want a shirt that says SO MANY BOOKS, SO LITTLE TIME.

 
At 8:38 AM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

Sounds familiar except for the multiple books part. If I'm not so in to the book that I HAVE to read it every possible minute, I put it down and get another. LOL

 
At 10:21 AM, Anonymous Suzanne said...

I am with Colleen on this one. If I am not that into a book I just return it to the library and start another one. I hate wasting time on a bad book (sorta like wasting calories on bad chocolate)I love the ones I can't put down. Have you read Obsessed by Ted Dekker? THAT was an INTENSE book, I had to put that down and walk away because it was so intense. Just like I leave the room during intense parts of movies....the only thing is that I had to pick the book back up and keep reading it to see what happened. Oh well!

 
At 10:34 AM, Anonymous Jessica said...

Hmmmm.... That is so me that it is scary! I actually have a room just for my books.... :) I've found myself buying books every paycheck. And I just made it worse, because I joined the Barnes and Noble club... They give you discounts for everything, extra for ordering online, Starbucks coffee, free shipping ( and I get my books next day!) and to top it off they send these coupons that make it way to cheap! I think it's an addiction! Is there a support group for that??? Hello, my name is Jessica, I read.... :)

 
At 11:55 AM, Blogger Sarah said...

Yes, those are all familiar!

I usually stick with one book until I finish it. My book sits by my nursing chair, and then I just take it with me when I go somewhere. I do put my magazines in the bathroom, since they're easy to read in short settings!!

I've actually had my husband change my Amazon password so I can't buy books as easy! I was wanting (and buying) too many books. So, yes, I do think it's an addiction! =)

 
At 5:01 PM, Anonymous Judy G said...

Denise, you might be able to find a "So Many Books, So Little Time" t-shirt from Upstart--I think that's where I got mine. You can check their Web site:

www.highsmith.com, and click on Upstart. I saw a bag there.

Librarian Judy

 
At 5:08 PM, Blogger Chaos-Jamie said...

These things are unusual?

 
At 11:16 AM, Blogger Terry said...

Thank goodness for the Public Library or I'd never be able to acquire all the books on my ever-growing list!

In regard to the "So Many Books, So Little Time" t-shirt, I surfed around and found a great online store for bibliophlies/bookworms with all kinds of t-shirts, sweatshirts, coffee mugs, and bumperstickers. The direct link to the "So Many Books, So Little Time" t-shirts is http://www.cafepress.com/fsotherstuff/669167 but if you play around, you can find other sayings. I liked "A Room Without Books is like A Body Without a Soul".

~Terry

 
At 11:58 AM, Blogger Denise Hunter said...

Thanks Judy and Terry for the websites with the T-shirt slogans. I'll look into that!

Denise

 
At 6:47 PM, Blogger Kayla said...

2. There's a book on your nightstand, in your car, and in your purse.

Try 2 on your nightstand, a few IN your nightstand, a couple in your car, one in your backpack to read when your professors get boring, one in your purse for who knows what reason, one at both your aunt and cousin's house in case you forget to bring a book (which means forgetting your backpack AND purse and driving a different car, btw) AND the books that they have spontaneously combusted, AND a book in your trumpet case.

...I'm insane.

Oh well :)

 

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