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January 16, 2006

I am ADDICTED!?!?

I need to stop! I'm out of control! It all started the Christmas of 1989 when I got the ENTIRE set of Babysitters Club Books 1-67 (I was 7 years old). I spent the next 3 months reading ALL of them! I would hide in my bathroom at night so my parents wouldn't know I was awake. This was the beginning of my serious book addiction!

Today, this love for books has turned into binge buying and spending tons of time browsing WHEREVER books are sold. The grocery store, the Drug Store, Christian Gift STore, ANYWHERE!! I even have a Barnes and Noble Memebership card that has paid for itself 4 times over. Here are some of my recent blunders:

For school, I had to read a book called One Child by Torey Hayden. I bought it....



It was SO good that I went back to Barnes and Noble and bought.......3 more!?


Have I read them? Yeah, NO, I haven't. Why did I buy 3??

A few summers ago I read Running With Scissors by Augusten Burroughs. AWESOME Book! You should SERIOUSLY read it! I loved it so much....do you see where this is going?



...that I bought 2 more by him and have yet to read them.

Oooh!! Oprah has James Frey on her show! I MUST have A Million Little Pieces!
And THANK YOU Barnes and Noble marketing exec for displaying Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris right next to it!

Started both. Finished neither.

My FAVORITE place to browse for books is definitely Target!
They have a their "Bookmarked Club" and it has AWESOME selections. But what I've been doing, is looking for the books there, and heading over to 1/2 Price Books WELLL.......

I did just that the other day and came out with these two awesome books!...

Both for awesomely low prices! But I COULDN'T stop there!



I'm OUT OF CONTROL! I'm telling you! I haven't finished ANY of them!?

When I went shopping for new work shoes, I strolled into Waldon Books for a peak...Hey! I saw red stickers! It was buy 3 get the 4th free! SLAM!



And look what I got for NOTHING!...



Shall I seriously continue??

After I sold my books back last semester I decided to treat myself to a fun book....or two. And I needed a book for the plane!



I got half-way through Pledged before I spotted this book with my mom when i was home....



It's awesome so far and I asure you i will finish it!!

So, book addiction runs on both sides of the family. My grandma gave me these to read while I was home....



And my mom gave me this one...



Now that I've been home for less then a week, I went out on another excursion. I needed a book for MW and me to read together... (ooooooooohhhh!! :))

ONE BOOK, HG! ONE BOOK!!!!!!

Store numero Uno...maybe this one'll work...



and cha-ching!! Gift with Purchase, baby!!



Store numero dos...why buy 1 when you can buy the ENTIRE SET!!!!?



((cough-cough-binge-buy-cough-cough!))

And I saw this on my way to the register... HEY! He was on Oprah!?



PLEASE!! FORGET ABOUT ME!!! SAVE YOURSELVES!!

14 comments:

Billy said...

Reminds me of a DVD collection I once saw. Good thing you are rich or this could make a real dent in your nest egg.

Mike said...

Well..the 1st step in any addiction is acknowledging the problem...lol...but this isn't necessarily a bad addiction though.

Choppzs said...

I have to say I have an addiction to books too, but only the trashy, sex books you buy with Fabio on the cover!! lol I just can't get enough of those!!

Renee said...

Looks like you are a well read woman though!lol

Wethyb said...

Wowsa...I wish I were more addicted to books. I need a serious hobby.

Melissa H said...

I feel your pain, sister. I have the same addiction. I am currently reading The War On Christmas, Smart Moves, How to Talk To A Liberal, The Ragamuffin Gospel and The Remnant (which I have started three times -- someday, I'll get through it and finish the rest of the Left Behind books that are out.)

There are worse addictions to have....

Lynn Daniels said...

I LOVE buying books! I'm seriously dangerous -- I've got boxes of unread books...but at least I won't be without something to read!

I'm just as bad with DVDs.

Patyrish said...

HOLY MOLY GIRL! You have to stop....at least stop long enough to finish all 800 books you have bought. That's what I do, I finish what I buy and then get another....that does make it where when I finish a book I have nothing to read until I go back to the store.....maybe I should start buying in bulk like you do! OH NO, THE ADDICTION IS SLOWLY SPREADING!
AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH
lol

LeighAnn said...

Too late......I can't be saved! But one good thing for you. You already have the pictures, you can sell them on eBay. Looking at the titles, most of them will sell and some will sell for more than you paid. But you need to stop the cycle. That is like a grand in books. Just think about all the workout videos you could have bought! Oh, and look on eBay after you find a book you like. Buy it there, it is much cheaper! More fun waiting for it too!

LAMommyof3 said...

Good grief!!! That is hilarious! I love to read too. But my thing about 10 years ago was I joined one of those book clubs where thay mail you books every few weeks or so. I still have about 20 books from that club and I only read maybe one of them!!! It's a sickness, I tell you, a sickness!! :)

Kristen said...

you are so out of control. But your book selection was fabulous.

BayouMaMa2 said...

You are not alone. At any given time I have at least 5-6 books laying around the house with bookmarkers in them. There are some scattered through out the house...a few in the living room...a couple on my nightstand...and of course, only the finest reading materials stocked in each of the bathrooms.

My primary addictions are with "getting organized" kinds of books. Ironic, isn't it?

Peri said...

soooo funny. The red tent is a great book. I read the case for christ, too. haha.......too many books......too little time

Sheri said...

Ahhh..Torey Hayden! I had forgotten about her. Funny thing there, I bought her books in highschool and voraciously read them. I didn't know why at the time but I was completely focussed on learning everything I could about autism.

I really think God was prepping me for Gavin, my autistic son, who was born YEARS after I read the books