Book Addicts Anonymous

I’m tired, had a long day at work and I’m trying to unwind…trying to meander my way through my internet news sources, Reddit, and Imgur and find some cute cat photos to make me smile. I opened WordPress, read all the blogs I follow, checked the daily prompt and then realized that at some point I had opened tabs to Barnes and Noble and Amazon’s Fiction Book sections and was “creating a wish list”. 

I have not been drinking. 

I did have very little sleep last night but this really can’t be what I’m doing. Really? I had a plan. I have shit to do. I wanted to post. Now, I lost what I wanted to write. I’m reading book reviews and smiling to myself. 

I’ve created new wish lists except, while I realized this I decided that my choices were sound and proceeded to buy them any way. 

To recap: zombie me made book wish list on Amazon and Barnes, I realized what I was doing and then still went with the zombie me’s idea except I decided that I should actually buy all the books I wanted. I can always read them. What if I forget about them? Or I want to read something new and didn’t like anything else? I had tons of reasons why I should have bought those four books tonight. I’m pretty sure I can keep going for a while. 

The issue here now is that I have a lot of e-books on my Nook, that I haven’t read yet. Some of them, I don’t even remember. I don’t buy books in order of read importance. I buy books like I buy food. I buy good ingredients and hope for the best. I don’t read what everyone else is reading (all the time) nor do I really follow any particular book trends so I read very random books. 

Now, my Husband has been borrowing my Nook (very sparingly) since I have the tablet model with the amazing backlight, while his is one of the smaller, lighter versions. So, I’ve started buying physical books again because I’m convinced myself that he’s using the Nook way more than I KNOW he is. To justify it. 

This is a problem right? I’m pretty sure it is. I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one that has this either…I see familiar faces at my Barnes and Noble and Strand. I see you. 

Maybe I need to start a group? Every can be a book club. Hehe. 

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