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    You know you're addicted to reading when...

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by EyezForYou, Jun 13, 2007.

    You read in the bathroom.

    If you spend more than an hour shopping for books, when you're broke.

    An unreturned book from your friend brings the Hulk out like Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde--especially if the book is tattered, doggeared, or bent in anyway, shape, or form.

    When you see a perfect stranger reading a book in a public place, and you make a fool out of yourself trying to see what it is.

    When the checking account balance is in the minus from all the Amazon purchases.

    Your favorite Twilight Zone episode is 'All The Time In The World' with Burgess Meredith...

    ... When your will is for your favorite book to be read aloud at the funeral.

    ... You salivate when entering your local bookstore.

    When someone tells you that they enjoy watching television, and on inexplicable primal instinct you tackle them to the ground and begin to bludgeon them to death with a hardcover copy of The Stand.

    In the process of this your bookmark falls out, and of course you have no choice but to indulge in your anger and kick them while they're down.
     
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    Daniel I'm sure you've heard the rumors. Founder Staff Contributor

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    Too true. It is very easy to spend hours book shopping...with no money!
     
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    Damn...

    *ahem* Hi, I'm Matt, and...*hangs head in shame* I'm a book addict...
     
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    You forgot:

    When you'd rather read than eat.

    When your partner looks up at 3am and asks why the light is still on.

    When the bath water goes cold.

    When you're desperate for 9am so that you can go and buy another book, having read all the ones you have.

    Just a few more off the top of my head (ones I've done too).
     
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    I'm guilty of 11 of those (Or close variants of them) so far.

    Keep them coming!
     
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    That's the only time it takes hours. When you have the money, you buy a book quickly and rush home to start reading it!

    I have another one to add:

    When people look at you funny for reading books more than once (first time is for the overall story, subsequent times are for the nuances).
     
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    ...12 now. >.>
     
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    13. When your parents get letters home from school, complaining that your reading too much. And they get the letters from more then one teacher, throughout most of your school career.
     
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    ...I can safely say I've done none of these things....
    I like reading online but I'm not obsessed with reading.
     
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    I didn't get as many of those as I thought I might...
     
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    only a few of those apply to me, but i have done a few. like when my dad tells me to get to bed but i want to finish a book, lie in my bedroom with the landing light on as it gives just enough light under the door to read. :) another is when you turn down going out with your friends as you want to finish a book. i've done that one.
    Heather
     
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    I read one book every three to four weeks
     
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    Strangely enough I got a few of those.......when I find something that I really like, the world doesn't exist at all until I have finished reading it.
     

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