Saturday, October 4, 2008

My name is Steph. I have a problem. I'm a bookaholic.

Even though I have more than enough books on my plate right now, I keep accepting stuff, making lists of what to request, and adding things to my personal wishlist.

I'm gonna say I'm not alone in this addiction, but it certainly feels like a singular obsession.

12 comments:

Alea said...

Let's start a bookaholics anonymous only it won't really be anonymous... at least we admit we are addicts. i'm off to read a bit before snl, gonna see if there are anymore good palin bits!

Book Chic said...

lol, I'm a bookaholic too, though I also get books that I don't want, as you know, as well as ones that I do want.

You are not alone.

Carol said...

Steph, you are not alone. I am also a bookaholic. (God,that felt good getting it off my chest) I have a two shelf bookshelf fulled with books to review plus a pile on the ground, yet I still ask for more books,accept requests,and I also make a list of the books that I want. I agree with Alea--we should make a Bookaholics Anonymous. :)

WannabeWriter said...

Oh, you're definitely not alone. Something's really wrong with me. I have basically no time to read when school starts up, so I'm slowly, slowly making my way through about three ( or six, really, but I kind of gave up on the other three ) books at a time. Still, yesterday, five more shiny, shiny books came in the mail. And I want to go to the bookstore next weekend. And I have a mega-long Christmas list. And a wishlist that extends to 2010.

Yeah ... Someone needs to make a rehab center for this kind of thing.

Bookish Ruth said...

I can't even look at my "unread" tag over on LibraryThing anymore. Even though I'm a relatively picky reader, there's just so much stuff out there that I want to read!

Hi, my name is Ruth and I'm addicted to words.

Khyrinthia said...

Bookaholics Anonymous sounds like something I need to be a part of. I don't think I have as big a problem as you all- I don't ask for any books, or get offered any, therefore I don't get them, which means my TBR isn't as big, but I am still out of shelf space and constantly add stuff to my wishlist. It's 4.5 pages now!

Reader Rabbit said...

I'm totally into joining Bookaholics Anonymous with you Steph <3

xP

Kelsey said...

I read this and came up with an idea. Why NOT make a Bookaholics Anonymous? So I did. Here: http://bookaholicsanonymous.ning.com/

Join and we'll talk about are problems.

Alea said...

kelsey- You read my mind. How perfect!

harmonybookreviews said...

Ahh. I am also a bookaholic. I have over 40 books to review, 20 of which were supposed to be reviewed months ago for TRT, about 30 other books I bought myself and a 17 page long Amazon wishlist.

Yes, I have a problem.

Amee said...

Same here. Although I've managed to keep from accepting everything offered. :P

I can't quit buying for myself though. And I have an itch to go to the used bookstore and buy a whole bunch I won't read for years because I already have a million books to read yet.

Alicia said...

It really is an addiction isn't it? My family now has to literally pull me out of Border's because if not, I would probably try to spend the night!

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