Tuesday, December 2, 2008 By: Suzanne

The love that doesn't love me back...

So I was in the bookstore the other day and realized how at home I feel in any bookstore. I can spend hours there (and sometimes do). I often will sit on the floor in front of a bookshelf and read from a book right there in the store. I was in the children's section because Neil Gaiman's new book is shelved for middle schoolers and I wanted to know if it would read like a children's book or if would still be interesting to me. I decided that I might enjoy it when it came time to buy it but seeing as I had already bought three other books that VERY SAME DAY at another bookstore, I figured maybe I should wait until I had read those and some of the others that are sitting on my shelves unread. (It's good thing I shop mainly in used bookstores). It occured to me that maybe a grown woman shouldn't sitting on the floor in the children's section of the bookstore but several employees and customers had passed me and no one seemed to think it strange so I didn't worry about it anymore. I believe I have a problem and I am seeking help now. The first step is to admit your problem so here it goes...My name is Tonya and I am a bookaholic.

To be fair I come by this addiction naturally. My mother is also a bookaholic. She can devour a large novel in the time that it takes me to find one. I befriended books young and sought their solace growing up when life was crazy and awkward. Luckily, I also love my animals, my friends, and family and they can love me back so I'm not so worried about my addiction anymore. Ok, time to read.

In case you're wondering, I'm currently reading We The Living.

6 comments:

Michael said...

My mother indulged me with candy, toys, chocolate ice cream or cartoons on TV. She always made sure my interest was in the reading. Probably the wisest parenting tip to use as it really does boost a person's intellect later on in life.

Michael.

Michael said...

My mother never indulged me with candy... *

Tonya said...

Our mothers were wise women.

Ruthanne said...

I'm sorry, but I can't help you with your problem . . . and really . . . if you're going to have a problem - that's a good one to have, don't you think?

Okay, do me a favor and go take this quiz to find out which Jane Austen Heroine you are. I took it, but I won't say who I'm most like - you have to guess . . . hehehehe
http://www.strangegirl.com/emma/quiz.php

Tonya said...

Interesting. I came up Catherine Morland, which is odd because Nothanger Abbey was my least favorite.

rocksnowhite said...

you should be happy.. it's one of the few addictions that enriches your mind and soul. i say pursue it!!

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