I Am a Book Addict!

I used to be the kind of person who would buy a book, read it, and then buy another one (except on birthdays or Christmas when I would ask for books and then I would have two or three lying around).  Those days are long gone.

As of today, I now have 28 books of fiction waiting to be read and another 2 that I am in the process of reading, along with 8 books on writing.  Every time I see a book I want to read I think, ooh I better get that or I’ll forget about it and never read it.  Unfortunately now that I’m writing, I don’t have time to read as much as I used to, so it takes longer to get through the books.

Although, some books you just can’t help dropping everything to read them.  There were a few books that I read where I did this.  I didn’t work on my writing (or anything else) while I read the following: The Long Walk by Stephen King — this book took me three days to read and another three days to get it out of my head.  Under the Dome — Stephen King.  Ender’s Game and Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card — I literally had trouble differentiating between the real world and the world he created in those books.  I started to think the characters were real people.  I don’t normally get that far into a book, but I was staying up late to read and then not getting enough sleep because I was either thinking about the book or dreaming about the book.  Combine reading all the time with lack of sleep and it tends to make you a little… off.

What are some of your favorite books?  Does anyone have a book that they just had to drop everything for and read?  I would love to hear your thoughts.

In the meantime, I’m going to try and not buy any more books until I am finished with the ones I have, or at least until I only have 2 or 3 lying around.


About T. R. Kolbe

I have been writing since July 2010. I wrote one novel although I haven't finished editing it and I don't know that I will. I have also completed 3 short stories and have 3 more that I am working on.
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3 Responses to I Am a Book Addict!

  1. joellamorgan says:

    I am the same way! My “to read” shelf keeps growing, but often I find a new book that catches my interest that I surpass all the others to read that one first. I haven’t found a book that makes me drop everything in a long time, but when I do, I rarely sleep until it is finished!

    • TiffanyK says:

      That’s my biggest problem. Finding a book that looks more interesting than the other books I just bought because they looked more interesting than the other books I already had sitting on my shelf — if that makes any sense.

      • joellamorgan says:

        Complete sense! I do the same thing. Or buy a book that looks more interesting than the books I checked out at the library so I end up returning them without reading.

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