How to know when you are addicted to books.

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    Sep 15, 2009 9:50 PM GMT
    When you drop off 10 books at the library and pick up 4 more. Then as you are walking home, reading one of the books The Complete Sherlock Holmes Vol. 1. And then you walk into the local book store and buy the new Dan Brown book. My name is Daniel and I have a reading addiction.
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    Sep 15, 2009 10:39 PM GMT
    At one point in graduate school I had to buy an incredible number of books. This created a habit of buying anything whatsoever that might even remotely touch on my thesis or any permutation of something that might be related to a sub-topic. After 5 years of amassing about 2000 of my own books I also took my Grandmother's library. I bought more and more books. When I had to leave my last boyfriend 3 years ago next month, I had 14 book cases of books. We had to move me out in only 6 hours. My mother, the most patient person I've ever known, threw her hands in the air and YELLED,"this is absolutely ridiculous! Never ask me to do this again!"

    That was all the intervention I needed. 3 years later I'm down from 14 bookcases to "only" 5. I'll get there...
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    Sep 15, 2009 10:43 PM GMT

    Mmmmm, Le book worm, my favorite delicacy. icon_redface.gif

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    Sep 15, 2009 10:53 PM GMT
    Wasn't the Sherlock Holmes book great?!? I read it some years ago. Always loved him.
    Even the silly jokes:

    Sherlock: "Watson, look at the sky. What does it tell you?"
    Watson: "I see the constellations above. Sagitarius is looking menacing. That tells me that trouble is afoot!"
    Sherlock: "It tells me that someone has stolen our damn tent, Watson!"
  • islander24

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    Sep 15, 2009 11:28 PM GMT
    When I have to sell some on ebay because the books are piled on top of each other. Laid in front of the ones standing up and bn.com, borders and amazon send me coupons daily
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    Sep 16, 2009 1:40 AM GMT
    Oh am a big book addict, esp a big sucker for John Grisham and Robin Cook. One time I spent almost all my day reading, even at work, just couldn't make myself give the book up.
  • jrs1

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    Sep 16, 2009 1:48 AM GMT
    I don't have room for them all ... and it's a pain attempting to get the ones I come across while in school home. such is the life of a bookworm:

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    Sep 16, 2009 1:51 AM GMT
    When you spend $400 on a Kindle so that you can have said books open and ready to read in approximately 10 seconds. icon_smile.gif
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    Sep 16, 2009 1:51 AM GMT
    PrinceOfSerenity saidWhen you drop off 10 books at the library and pick up 4 more. Then as you are walking home, reading one of the books The Complete Sherlock Holmes Vol. 1. And then you walk into the local book store and buy the new Dan Brown book. My name is Daniel and I have a reading addiction.


    I hope you realize that said book addiction makes you fucking hot. Grr!
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    Sep 16, 2009 1:51 AM GMT
    I'm addicted to Stephen King. Also, James Patterson is another favorite.
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    Sep 16, 2009 1:53 AM GMT
    As long as you are not missing work or missing out on other responsibilities - read on icon_wink.gif
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    Sep 16, 2009 1:53 AM GMT
    When your personal library approaches 35,000 volumes. icon_lol.gif
  • Webster666

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    Sep 16, 2009 2:25 AM GMT
    I love to see that a man has at least one bookcase filled with books (not paperbacks). To me, it's a sign of intelligence.

    To the OP:
    Be proud of your addiction, unless you have so many books that there are nothing but paths throughout your home...
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    Sep 16, 2009 2:31 AM GMT
    I have a 500 square foot attic... and I'm running out of space.
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    Sep 16, 2009 2:39 AM GMT
    Read this! Google Books to become the worlds largest virtual library??
    You can listen to the audio too!

    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=112856557
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    Sep 16, 2009 2:50 AM GMT
    I only have one book. It's Jacqueline Suzanne's "Every Night Josephine". The thing is I have 6000 copies.
  • MSUBioNerd

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    Sep 16, 2009 3:23 AM GMT
    Additional warning signs from my own life:

    You can rattle off your library bar code number at will, but have to stop and think what your phone number is.

    You find it difficult to comprehend NOT having a book to read in your bag or car at all times.

    You set up a computer desk in a spare room so you can say you use it as an office, when its real purpose is to hold the majority of your bookshelves.

    You wish they'd stop making so many books into movies, because the books are almost invariably far better, but people don't read them if they've seen the movie first.

    My name is Mike, and I too am a book addict.
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    Sep 16, 2009 3:31 AM GMT
    When u read a lot of books duh lol
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    Sep 16, 2009 3:38 AM GMT
    Up until 6th grade I hated reading books. I would always have to bullshit little book reports. I then switched schools midway of 6th grade, met the most amazing teacher who turned me into a complete bookworm!

    I ended up reading all her books in the mini-library within the classroom, then I moved onto the school's library until 8th grade. I won awards within the school each year for reading the most books and earning the most points from it (after each book, you took a test on the computer. each test ranges 2-3 points or 5-6 for 600-800 pg books). I loved it all.. the highest I accumulated was in my 8th grade year of middle school, I think I earned at least 250 points. I checked out a book each day, returned it the next day, and got another book. I would get back home and go directly to the back patio, sit in the hammock and read the entire book! The people in the library knew me so much that they'd even let me check out 3 over the weekend icon_biggrin.gif.

    But once I got into high school, I stopped reading a lot of books. Whenever we were assigned novels for our ap classes, I'd read them easily. The frequency just turned down quite a bit. icon_confused.gif
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    Sep 16, 2009 5:17 AM GMT
    1. When you are forced to rent a storage unit just for overflow books.

    2. When you are shocked and appalled that Black Oak Books in Berkeley has closed! (This is a terrible sign of the times!)

    3. When you always read the book review section of a magazine first.

    4. And so on . . . it's a sweet malady . . .

  • Mepark

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    Sep 16, 2009 5:27 AM GMT
    When you watch harry potter (or any movie) and tell everyone the book was better.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Sep 16, 2009 6:23 AM GMT
    Something I will never be addicted to is books -- I'll just catch the movie :-)
  • Webster666

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    Sep 16, 2009 6:32 AM GMT
    As a kid, we had a room that had one whole wall that was built in book cases with wood and glass doors. It was filled with books that my father had collected in his teens and twenties. I never read one of them. I could kick myself, because now, I love to read, and I dearly wish that I had those books.
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    Sep 16, 2009 7:25 AM GMT
    I really dont like to read at all but lately ive been find myself reading just about anything. not sure why that is. lol
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    Sep 16, 2009 1:47 PM GMT

    Now hey, jrs1, how did you get a pic of our den, and who's that girl in our house?

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    Addicted to books...have no idea what you mean..