Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Rehab for Nerds?
Hi, my name is Kyla and I'm addicted to books.
I'm mildly embarrassed to be writing this today, and I think my husband is secretly looking for rehab centers for me.
A few weeks ago I went to a booksale. This is an annual sale that I go to so I can stock up on books. Paperback are 50 cents and hardcovers $1. You can see how this would be appealing to me. I bought seven books. That very same week I needed to order vacuum cleaner bags on Amazon. I was $8 short of the free shipping so I had to buy a few books to get the free shipping. I HAD to. Needless to say, between the booksale, the Amazon books, and the books I had on reserve at the library, I have been non-stop reading for the past two weeks. What's new about that? you might be saying, she's always reading. Well, I think I have finally disgusted myself. On Friday I began The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. I knew I shouldn't start it until I had the time to devote to a series, since I hadn't finished the last novel in the Wilderness series I'm reading. But that stupid book was just calling my name from the bookshelf. And when Ben brought it to me repeatedly, I just knew I needed to read it. It was a sign. So Friday I gave in. Friday night Don picked up the last of the Wilderness books from the library. I finished The Hunger Games Saturday and started in on The Endless Forest. I finished it Monday. Monday afternoon. But The Hunger Games just wouldn't get out of my head. So I google up the Waterboro library and found they had book two, in the library. I needed to go. But I didn't have a car. So I got snappy, and grumpy, and I was having withdrawals.
Finally Don came home, we get Ben fed, and I take off to the library. At 7:30. PM. In the rain.
And this is where it gets hard to talk about.
I finished the book this morning at 10:30.
I know, I know, I have a serious problem. No one should read like this. How can someone like myself even function in society?? I need some serious help.
But not until I've read book three. Which I have on reserve at the Portland library.