So I finally dragged myself out of bed at 11.45. Kenny has a day off today and woke up with Nicholas at 9.15 so I could have a lie in. I ended up staying up waaaay to late last night. Sadly enough not a very uncommon thing for me to do – even if I know I will pay a heavy price the next day when Nicholas wakes me up around 8.30 and I have to get my all to tired self into play-mode.
The thing is; I have an addiction that I can’t, and wont kick. I read, and read, and read, and then read some more. I devour every book I get my hands on, whether it be romance, crime, books for kids or books for teens. I read them all and like reading most of them too!
I’m not a picky reader, for me every book has its plusses and its minuses. And somehow, however badly written the book is, or how thin and see-through the plot is, I manage to get so caught up in it that I can’t put it down before I’m actually DONE reading the whole thing. This wouldn’t be a problem if my only job was reading. If I could just get paid to sit around all day and read every book on the market – and not to write essays on them or in any way discuss what I just read, just be paid to read them, and enjoy them, and then move on to the next book on the list. If I was only paid to do that my life would be perfect…
But I am not! And thus there are tons of other things I should be doing with my days that somehow get pushed aside or conveniently forgotten about. These things include but are not limited to dusting, cleaning, tidying up, cooking(for me and Kenny) and eating. I seem to just put everything to the side to read my book.
The only one who doesn’t suffer from my reading-addiction is Nicholas. I really do put away my books when he is awake, most of the time anyways, to play with him, sing, and read books for him. But God forbid he becomes a reading addict like me..
If I didn’t read so much I would be so much more accomplished in other aspects of my life, but even knowing that I am not in any way willing to give it up… And now that I have my amazing Kobo e-reader
I NEVER run out of stuff to read, and I am constantly buying new books, since they only are a click away!
Not to mention that I have a Kobo App on my I-phone and as it is synced with my e-reader I can read all my books on my phone as well!
Pure genius !! So this is the cause of all my late nights, I just can’t put my books down, and then end up needing 10 cups of coffee the next day to keep me awake! Thank God my reading seems to peak and then calm down a bit, so I read less some months than others, although I’m never not reading something.. in April and Mai (so far) alone I’ve read 28 books..
How I know?? I write down the title and author of every book I read, I just started doing it this year, but I had to because I kept getting books I’d already read, and even had in the bookshelf at home. This way I remember what I’ve read, and don’t end up with doubles of anything!
Well that is my addiction, and I will not kick it.
“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.”
~Charles W. Eliot
What are you reading at the moment? Got any good suggestions then feel free to drop me a comment and tell me about it!!