Tuesday, September 16, 2008

You Know You're a Book Addict When....

Time for a little contest!

Just finish the sentence, You Know You're a Book Addict When.... in comments.

I'm looking for something that resonates with me or makes me laugh.

I'll pick three of my favorites to win their choice of Dewey by Vicki Myron, Sisterchicks Go Brit! by Robin Jones Gunn, or Wild Boy: My Life with Duran Duran by Andy Taylor.

Ready, Set, Go!

93 comments:

Bobbi said...

You Know You're a Book Addict When ... you trip over books walking into the living room because books are piled into every available corner!

You Know You're a Book Addict When ... you have to clear space off of the couch just to have a place to sit down and read.

(Both of these are true at my house!)

Marvin D. Wilson said...

You know you're a book addict when you are so absorbed in a read while rushing to the bathroom that you don't get jerked out of the story until you hear a dozen women shouting at you, "Hey! Get out of here - this is the Ladies' room!"

True story, BTW }-:>

Marvin D Wilson
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Clair said...

You are voted biggest bookworm at school and everyone that works at the library knows your name.

TheBookworm said...

You know you're a book addict when... you carry a book with you where ever you go and sometimes forget it can look strange.

Have you ever gotten those head tilts and frowns when you forget you have a book and you're heading into a bathroom? Awkward. (I know from experience :)

TheBookworm
www.inthecurrent.blogspot.com
emailthebookworm(at)yahoo(dot)com

TheBookworm said...

Oops. Sorry Marvin D. Wilson, when I started writing my comment their was only one person before me, so I'm sorry I posted about kind of the same thing.

TheBookworm

Lenore said...

You Know You're a Book Addict When ... you have 12 red circles around your picture on the foreign students picture posted in library because you've been caught in the "forbidden stacks". (This happened to me in Japan).

You Know You're a Book Addict When ... you set your alarm for 4 am so you can check the shelf awareness site for the new ads which possibly contain ARC offers.

Chris V. said...

As the commercial says, you can't leave home without it! (Book in purse, in car, by nightstand, bathroom,kichen,etc.) chris AT cverstraete.com

Deborah said...

You Know You're a Book Addict When You own over 1500 books, have 800 in your TBR pile and STILL keep checking out books from the library!

Susan B. Evans said...

You know you're a book adict when... you resort to "storing" books everywhere: kitchen cabinets, in the freezer (it doesn't work anyway,) under the bed, etc.

You know you're a book adict when... you hide your new purchases from your spouse/family, so you don't have to hear the words, "You bought another book?!"

Kristina said...

You know you're a book addict when.....you buy so many books that you mistakenly buy the same book twice and have no idea until you put it in your bookshelf, right beside its duplicate lol.
(I've done this so many times!)

Jen - Devourer of Books said...

You know you're a book addict when you acquire so many books that the previously sufficient shelves now break under the weight of the extra piles.

wordlily said...

You know you're a book addict when you can't think of anything you want for Christmas (or your birthday) other than books.

OR:

You know you're a book addict when ... your spouse (even jokingly) suggests you need an intervention.

hannah DOT free AT gmail

Katiebabs said...

You know you're a book addict when you rather buy books instead of underwear, and the present underwear you are wearing has all holes in them.

katiebabsgATgmail.com

S. Krishna said...

You know you're a book addict when your husband encourages you to do more giveaways on your blog after he trips over one of the many random piles of books around the house.

Amy said...

You know you're a book addict when books cover every flat surface of your home.

You know you're a book addict when your husband says on every birthday or holiday, "Where is your wish list again?"

Amy
http://readingtoolate.net

Cindy W said...

When your husband asks if you are reading McNaughty!

Sandy said...

you know you are a book addict when you have books in everycar- in everydesk drawer- in the purse and the walls are covered with books in the house even the kids and the kids ask does this room have any windows! lol!

you know you are a book addict when they say lets shop and you always go to the books stores as first stop

Nicola O. said...

You know you're a book addict when the following quote isn't so much a joke as a way of life: "When I get a little money I buy books; and if any is left I buy food and clothes" - Erasmus

You know you're a book addict when you photocopy pages and put them in a file folder so you can look like you're working in the back of a meeting. (not that *I* have ever done such a thing, of course.)

softdrink said...

You know you're a book addict when you go on vacation to Seattle, fall in love with all of the book stores, and then have to ship books home because there's not enough room in the suitcase.

Meghan said...

You know you're a book addict when your fiance threatens to burn them because he's not getting enough attention and he's tired of the piles filling his flat!

I told him we should get a bookshelf ...

photoquest said...

You know you're a book addict when you sign up for double day books in your name and it feels so good when your books come in you sign up in your husbands name and then yet again in your mothers name. Yes, I did this!
please enter me
photoquest(at)bellsouth(dot)net

bethany said...

when....you have book lines on your face morning after morning instead of sheet marks!


thanks for putting this on!

sharonluvscats said...

You Know You're a Book Addict When....you get a job at Barnes and Noble just so you can get the employee discount.

Ti said...

...when you spend all your time in the bathroom, pretending to have stomach pains, so that you can read in peace.

Yes.. I do this. LOL.

JenniferY said...

You Know You're A Book Addict When...you go on vacation and take a seperate suitcase just for books...plus you come back with twice as many as you took.

jennifersrandommusings (at)gmail.com

I Heart Books said...

...you stay up past 3 AM trying to finish Acheron.

Yasmin said...

You know you're a book addict when you bought a GPS system that also had an MP3/audio book capability.

allisonmariecat said...

The number of books you own is greater than the mileage on your car.

Janssen said...

When you want to have children, just so you can have extra library cards.

Wendy said...

You know you're a book addict when: the number of books in your TBR mountain exceeds the number of days for which you can reasonably expect to live...yet you keep buying more.

naida said...

You know you're a book addict when...you name your children and or pets, after characters in your favorite books :)
http://thebookworm07.blogspot.com/

Ladytink_534 said...

You know you're a book addict when you have over 150 books that you haven't read yet and just went to the library and picked up 10 more.

lovedandamazed said...

...when you can't sleep because you're so excited about a visit to the bookstore!

At least, I did that on more than one occasion when I lived out in the country and didn't make it to a bookstore very often. Oh, the possibilities. :-)

Jen Robinson said...

... you come home with groceries, and you leave them in the car in the hot sun until after you open the books that have come in the mail.

... you can truthfully say that all you want for your birthday is time to read (ok, and maybe a bookstore gift certificate).

Bev(QB) said...

You know you're a book addict when...
...You get excited when new anthologies are released because finishing a short story let's you know when it's time to get out of the bathroom.

You know you're a book addict when...
...You buy bedroom furniture based on its capacity to store books instead of clothes. I mean, really, shouldn't clothes be kept in the closet?

You know you're a book addict when...
...Your husband comes home from work and asks you where the kids are. As you lift your eyes from the book you're devouring, you blink blankly at him and say, "Uh... they're around here... somewhere..."

Alyce said...

You know you're a book addict when you enter every free book giveaway known to man, because even though you own 100 books you haven't read yet, you can never have too many books (nevermind what your spouse might think).

Heather's Books said...

Reading these was like reading about my life....okay because everyone else has said things that I have actually done here is one.

You know your a book addict when you ignore your toddlers all day, forget to change them and feed them because you are so wrapped up in the book you bought at the store when you went to get diapers.

You know your a book addict when the first place you go to in the store is the book section just to see if something new has come out in the 48 hours since you were last there.

Booklogged said...

You know you're a book addict when you can't stop saying yes for free review books, keep mooching books, search out book stores in towns where you vacation so you can buy even more books, visit libraries when on vacation, check out books from your local library by the bag fulls, borrow books from family members, listen to books on your iPod and all this when you've already got hundreds of unread books at home. And then you plan time to read a few pages of the book you're lugging around on vacation so you can soak up the feeling of reading on that beach, or that park bench, or under those trees, etc. etc.

I do all those things. What do you think? Am I a book addict? Is there anything to be done, or should I just sit back and enjoy every minute?

mari said...

You know your a book addict when part of your monthly budget is allocated for books.

Veronika said...

...when you delay going to the bathroom to finish "one more page!"

...when you forget about the bathroom completely. :P

...when you take not one, but three books with you into class, to stave off class boredom.

Megan said...

You know you're a book addict when the mountain of books you own that you'll probably never manage to read all of in your lifetime collapses upon you and yet your hands emerge from the pile to type in some comments not once, not twice, but three times (In only one hour! On only one blog!) in an effort to win yet more books in BBAW festivities!

Veronika said...

Oo! One more, since I tend to do it a bunch.

...when you successfully get your daily reading in while waiting for the Internet pages to download.

westcobich said...

You go out for your haircut and color, end up in Barnes and Noble which is right next door (because you're early at the salon, so you're just going to browse) and then suddenly you're cradling six books and then putting them on the counter and then buying them and once outside,having plunked your bag o'books on the front seat, you head to the salon and realize you have spent your money so you go home and clap a hat on your head and tell the family that the stylist so incredibly screwed up your hair that you have to wear a hat to the table and after dinner go get some hair color at Walgreens.

Icedream said...

You know your a book addict when you can't weed out any books from your huge collection because you "just might" want to read them one day.

nbbaker1102 said...

You know you're a book addict when....you hide in the bathroom from your kids so you can continue reading a really good book!

Ruth said...

You know you're a book addict when....you go to Target for ONLY paper plates but walk out with one package of paper plates and seven brand new books.

lifewithmyboys said...

...you keep a spreadsheet listing the books you've read, the books you want to read, the stats on books read each month and each year...

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

... you have an opened book in every room of the house, including the bathroom and laundry room.

Farrah said...

When you take your book to the bathroom like a man and even when your done you still sit there reading even though family members are banging on the door and you tell them you're not "finished". Or when you sit at stop lights reading in between driving and forget to go when the light turns green and people are honking at you to go but your absorbed in the book!

elizabethwillse said...

You can't name, or direct people to, the major tourist attractions or postcard-photography type sites in Edinburgh, Glasgow, or Halifax, or for that matter, your own hometown in the US--- but you know all the really good bookstores!!!
ewillseATgmail

Sandra said...

You know you're a book addict when someone points out to you that you have bookshelves in every room of your house.

Shooting Stars Mag said...

You know you're a book addict when...you aren't recognized unless you have a book with you.

...Anytime someone asks you what you want for your birthday, christmas, groundhog day, etc they MUST specify "besides a book"




-Not something I know personally, but I am pretty known to be reading/have a book when in school and such.

-The second one is definitely me! LOL


Lauren

sheistoofondofbooks said...

You know you're a book addict when ... you're like Pavlov's dog salivating and going to the door when you hear the UPS truck (will he bring me an ARC? an Amazon order? pant/pant/pant some Kibbles & Bits? pant/pant/pant)

Dina said...

You know you're a book addict when...
you find a new author and write to all your friends with excitement.

Dina

dlsmilad(at)yahoo(dot)com

blueviolet said...

people only recognize you when your head is down.
doot65{at}comcast[dot]net
Elizabeth

Lezlie said...

You know you're a book addict when: You own the hardcover, you've read it, but you buy the paperback anyway because, "the cover is really pretty!" (Guilty as charged. :-)

Lezlie - who is dying to read Wild Boys by Andy Taylor even if it does show my age. :-)

Peter Rozovsky said...

You know you're a book addict when you don't have time to complete sentences for contests because you're too busy reading.
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"Because Murder Is More Fun Away From Home"
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Anonymous said...

... you have more books than children, pets, relatives and friends - combined :-)

shell688 AT aol DOT com

Kris said...

You read when stopped at a red light.

Abi said...

You Know You're a Book Addict When...you have to sleep on top of them because you are out of bookshelf space. (so you make a mattress of books.)

M. said...

The terms "Lost", "Desperate", "Housewives", and "American Idol" mean nothing to you.

Nicole said...

You know you're a book addict when your cat understands that he must lay across the book you're reading and refuse to budge so that you will feed, play with and just generally acknowledge his existence.

MoonMaiden said...

You Know You're a Book Addict When your books start to outnumber your other belongings ... your biggest furniture purchase is more bookshelves ... you're running out of room for additional bookshelves ... you're never seen without a book ... and a 24-hour day is NOT enough time to read them all :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!

ols[dot]moonmaiden[at]gmail[dot]com

Heidi said...

You Know your a book addict when you pre-order books months before their release date.

You Know your a book addict when the mailman is finally trained to park his truck in front of your house...he says we get more mail then the rest of the neighborhood combined.

You Know your a book addict when you call work and tell them your running late, but will be there soon...When in reality your almost done with your book and can't leave the house until you finish it

Book Zombie said...

You know you're a book addict when ... you walk out of a bookshop with bagfuls of books, but still feel guilty about all the poor books you left behind on the shelves (lonely, ignored and only wanting a loving home).

musebookreviews said...

You know you're a book addict when... you know what a ballycumber is and who coined the term (even if you only know it because it was adopted as the mascot name of a favorite book community site).

Coiner: Douglas Adams. Site mascot: Bookcrossing. You can look up what it means, but if I could post a picture here of my ballycumbers, I would. (They're mostly kinky, though, possibly inappropriate.)

muse2323gmailcom

A Novel Menagerie said...

you've stopped watching TV, after being addicted for years.

-and-

when you get a handful of books and you want to read one so fast because you're excited about the next one and can't wait to get through them both.

-and-

when, out of nowhere, you become a blogger of book reviews and become completely addicted to it. (don't you think it's a healthy addiction? reading, writing... that's a good thing... right?)

Stephanie said...

You know you're a book addict when...you start scheming where you can hide this latest batch of books from your husband while you watch the lovely lady at the thrift store box them up.

AND- when you walk into said thrift store, and the woman there is so aware of your book-buying habits that she just looks at you and pulls out a box. Or two.

Alessandra said...

You know you're a book addict when you have a long TBR list, and you go throught one book so fast because you want to get to the next one and you cna't wait till you've finished them all, but you also know that there will always be new exciting books to read.

Cindy said...

You know your a book addict when the people who work at the library know you by name and are asking you for suggestions of books to read.

cindysloveofbooksarcATgmailDOTcom

CrystalGB said...

You have your spouse build you a cabinet to store your tbr pile and you hide your excessive book purchases so he won't have a fit because the house is being taken over by books.

Amber said...

You Know You're a Book Addict When.... your kitchen cupboards have been turned into bookshelves.

avisannschild said...

You know you're a book addict when you own nearly 500 unread books and your idea of a fun date is spending an afternoon in a bookstore following by a pint in the local pub (while reading one of your new book of course!)...

bibliobethica said...

You know you're a book addict when you've mastered nursing a baby, fixing dinner, and reading a novel at the same time!

bibliobethica said...

I don't think you're a book addict if you misspell separate :)

Callista said...

You know you're a book addict when you are only going to the bathroom to pee but still bring a book with you because you can get in another few sentences! callista83 AT cogeco DOT ca

Colin Matthew said...

You Know You're a Book Addict When...

...your book club votes you out for getting too ahead of the group.

...people who "dog ear" pages instead of using bookmarks are your mortal enemy.

...abridged audiobooks are too taboo for you to even consider.

Crystal M. said...

You know you're a book addict when...
... you tell your children (9 yo & 4 yo) to fix their own dinner.

I nearly did that last night and then a bulb went off... LOL!

~Crystal M.
olenapena[at]sbcglobal[dot]net

Rebekah (the_littleminx) said...

You know you're a book addict when... your incredibly hunky husband asks you if you want to have sex but you can't choose between him and the book you have your nose in. LOL *Umm... I swear, I usually, most of the times, ok on occassion pick the sex. :P LMAO)

RebekahC
littleminx@cox.net

majgie-moon said...

You know you're a book addict when while moving, you have to make several extra trips just to move your books.

... for Christmas or birthday you get nothing but giftcards for bookstores from you entire family and you are relieved that they finally all got them at the same place.

... walking through a bookstore with your arms piled high with books a clerk asks you if he can take them for you and hold them until you are ready, but you can't bring yourself to let go of the treasures. (This is my friend Kat's)

...You call in sick to work and your boss answers with, "Don't even try, I know the new Harris book came out today."

and finally...

...when you have preordered a book and paid extra to have it delivered on the release day, only to find out your too impatient to wait for the delivery. You then run out, buy the book at the local store and have finished by the time the mail delivers.

I could do 1000 others, but I will stop :)

jenmoon4[at]charter[dot]net

April said...

when everywhere you look there is a stack of books. But that does not stop you from adding to the piles!

ajpohren@iowatelecom.net

Jennifer @ Quiverfull Family said...

When your husband, and yes, even your dear children tell you that you have "too many books". Ehm, what exactly does that mean?

Jackie B. said...

You know you're a book addict when.....you go shopping and pick up a couple of books while out and then when you are putting them away you realize you already own the book you just bought.

OR

You know you're a book addict when.....your walls in the guest room are lined with bookshelves that are all filled up and you are still out purchasing more that you end up stacking on the guest bed.

Madeleine said...

You know you are a book addict when the post master (lady) cuts out of the Sunday paper everything to do with books, last week she gave me a list of book exchanges like BookMooch, I do not know her personally. She carries so many boxes of books to my home, she thought I'd be interested.

darbyscloset said...

You know you are a book addict when your husband refuses to help carry your carry on because it is so heavy due to the amount of books you have packed in it for your 4 day and 3 night trip! UGH! Thank goodness, they don't have a weight restriction on the carry on's...yet.
Darby
darbyscloset (at) yahoo (dot) com

Trish said...

You know you are a book addict when your two favorite times of the year are the two big library used book sales.

Thanks for having this giveaway. I would love to win Sisterchicks Go Brit! by Robin Jones Gunn.
trishtheconqueror at hotmail dot com

Mrs.Robertson said...

You know you're a book addict when you contemplate mugging the person you see reading the book you want.

Mrs.Robertson said...

You know you're a book addict when the only dates on your family calendar are release dates for books.

Anita Yancey said...

You know your a book addict when you stay up all night reading and forget to go to bed. Which happens to me all the time.
ayancey@dishmail.net

Tara said...

You know you're a book addict when just looking at a shelf full of books makes you smile.

Deena said...

...you just got 10 books in the mail and you're crying about the one your friend got that you didn't get...

TruBlu93 said...

...you claim to have memories of events that actually happened in books you've read. [i do this all the time, it's sad]

TruBlu93 said...

forgot my email. =)

stellargurl93[at]aim[dot]com

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