I don’t consider myself to be addicted to books. But apparently my sister thinks I might have a problem. She refuses to buy me books for my birthday or Christmas because she doesn’t want to enable me. Whilst the conversation was in jest and I’m sure she was joking (or at least I’m pretty sure), I thought it’d be fun to make a list of things you may do if you are truly a book addict.
Fictional Thoughts’ EIGHT Signs You Might Be a Book Addict
You refuse to watch the film adaptation until you’ve read the novel.
A quick trip to the shops can result in a day long excursion to the book store.
There have been weeks when you spend more money on books than food or rent.
You consider an entire afternoon organizing your bookshelves to be time well spent.
You have more than five bookcases but still don’t have space to shelve your personal library.
The staff at your local book store know you by name.
It’s not at all unusual to stay up till 4am just so you can finish a book. (Just. One. More. PAGE!)
You have difficulty remembering the birthdays of your loved ones and yet have the release dates for your favourite authors memorized!
Those are my seven reasons. If you have any more signs you might be a book addict – I’d LOVE to hear them!
Happy Friday and I hope you all have a great weekend 🙂
Nobody at my local bookstore knows me by name – I’m too shy! And I WISH I had more than five bookcases. I’ve got like one and a half, and I reeeeally struggle fitting everything in.
I’m shy too but I pay with a credit card so they call my Kathryn until I told them I preferred Kate!
I think I only have 1 of these problems. I refuse to watch a film adaptation unless I’ve read the novel.
sometimes I don’t know there is a novel so that can get tricky… :/
And yeah I have stayed up RATHER late MANY times just finishing a book!
These are completely true, Kate! I’m definitely in need for some more bookshelves (and books), even though I’ve already got about six or something. That’s not nearly enough, obviously.
Right from the first point I was like yep, this post will be spot on. I laughed because of if a normal person read this, they’d judge us book addicts for sure BUT THEY JUST DON’T UNDERSTAND!!
Oh dear. I’m guilty of all of them! Especially the “I’ve used gas money for books” and “spent an afternoon organizing my shelf”. Several times!
I agree with all of them and I regret nothing 🙂
I think I’m definitely a book addict then. XD And my mum says the same thing! She doesn’t buy me books EVER because she thinks I have enough. *gasp* How on earth can I have too many books?!! IT IS NOT POSSIBLE.
Unfortunately, it’s not really books I’m addicted to but another form. And I gotta say, you’re right on most counts. No denying that!
You’re spot-on with these Kate! I’m pretty sure I fit most of these criteria, and I can certainly relate to the ‘just one more page’ situation 🙂
Oh these are so perfect! The only thing I can think of that I don’t see is that moment of panic when you realize you’ve left the house without a book or with only one that you’re almost finished with. A day spent reorganizing my book cases is my idea of a wonderful day!
This is such a fantastic post, Kate – absolutely spot on! I can relate to all of these (obviously, I’m a book addict), except for struggling to remember friends/family members birthdays/etc – I’m surprisingly good at remembering important dates like that.
Thanks for sharing. 🙂
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