Confessions of a Bibliophile

There is not going to be a Friday Round-up today (obviously) as I have not been on the interwebs enough this week to have rounded anything up.  Hopefully nothing too exciting happened.  I expect someone will tell me if I’ve missed anything of particular note.

Anyway, I’ve come today to state that I have a problem.  I am addicted to books.  I am drawn to them.  I cannot help it.

I came to this realization on Tuesday night after I’d managed to acquire five books over three days without meaning to.  Sunday I borrowed a book from my mother and bought another at Goodwill.  Monday I received a book in the mail that I’d won in a contest.  Tuesday I went and saw Jasper Fforde at a local bookstore and ended up with another two books.  Then I sat around, surrounded by books, and cackled madly to myself.

It was not an unpleasant feeling.

There are some problems with being a bibliophile.  My husband complains how, at the slightest lull in a conversation or an activity, I will have found something to read and be lost to the written word.  My bookcases are overflowing.  There are books everywhere.  I find them in the oddest places.  (Under some slippers was the strangest in the last week.)

I will die surrounded by books, and then they will eat my body.

Still, I find I can’t be too worried about my inevitable fate.  There are certainly worse ways to go than to be devoured by fiction.  As far as addictions go, it’s one I hope to never recover from.

4 responses to this post.

  1. I think you are ok so long as you don’t start finding books in the freezer or books in oven.

    If you were to spread this addiction around, what would be your favorite substances?


  2. Hi, i read your blog from time to time and i own a similar one and i was just wondering if you get a lot of spam comments? If so how do you reduce it, any plugin or anything you can advise? I get so much lately it’s driving me insane so any help is very much appreciated.


  3. I don’t have as many books as I’d like–or, in theory, should.


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