The first step is admitting you have a problem, and I admit — I have an addiction to reading. So using my own personal experiences, I’ve compiled 21 signs that your love of books may have gotten out of hand.
And don’t forget to share ‘what you’re reading’ in the comments below!
You’ve spent hours in a bookstore.
You’re super-tired at work because you stayed up way too late reading just one more chapter, and then another.
You’re always making your partner or friends crazy by reading aloud lines from the book you’re reading.
You get more than a little defensive of your favorite authors.
You’ve been late to work/college classes to finish a book.
You know the book will be better than the movie before it’s out.
You’ve read more books than seen movies in the last month.
You’ve sunk into a state of depression after finishing a really good book (also called a ‘book hangover’).
There are literally piles of books in every room of your house.
You bring home way more library books than you can actually read before they’re due.
You always have at least two books (in my case, more) ready to read once you finish one.
You don’t want to reread books because they won’t count toward your Goodreads goal.
Almost every day you think at one point “I’d rather be reading.”
You email publishers asking for advance copies of books.
You ALWAYS have a book on you . . . just in case.
You’ve definitely fallen in love with characters in a book before.
When you complain about your arms being sore, people assume you’ve been working out. But you know the truth.
You read in the car even if you get carsick.
You spend more time on Goodreads than Facebook.
You will forget to eat, sleep, and breathe when you get to the climax of a book.
Your second-favorite activity after reading is organizing your bookshelves.