Yes, I'm addicted to reading/books.
No, I'm not making light of addiction.
I *guess* you could call it more of a compulsion than addiction. But don't those occasionally go hand in hand?
If I go too long without something to read I will read any text I can get my hands on... Cereal boxes, toothpaste tubes, etc.
Did you know you're only supposed to use a pea sized amount when brushing?
Anyway. I've compiled a short list that you can use to determine if you are also a Book Addict.
This means you acknowledge that you may never complete your list...and you're not sure how to feel about that...
2. You get irrationally angry when people interrupt your reading flow.
This is especially true if it's during a GOOD PART.
Bonus points if you've had to ask yourself if you ever stopped to pee or if you just took the book with you.
Got in deep with a book set in cold rain? Expect to be momentarily surprised when you walk outside in the middle of summer heat.
5. Throwing away books is an emotional upheaval.
You haven't read it in 5 years? Doesn't matter. It's NOT going in the trash. You wouldn't throw away one of your friends!
(This rule is excluded for those instructional parenting books that make you paranoid and angry)
6. You finish most books you start.
Even if it takes months. Even if you have to slowly trudge through the swamp of suck. You hate leaving a book unfinished.
7. You make a list like this one so you don't feel as alone in your silly addiction.