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Friday, March 19, 2010

Reading too much?

The following list was posted at Both Eyes Book Blog and I thought it was hilarious! I've put the things that apply to me in bold, just for the fun of it.

Both Eyes Book Blog's clues that you are reading too much:
  • Moss is growing on the back of your head.
  • Your hands refuse to unbend from book-clamping position.
  • You lose circulation from the waist down.
  • Neighborhood children run screaming when you get the mail, because they think you’re a witch.
  • It’s been so long since you watched TV that you think X Files is still running.
  • Librarians visibly react when you walk in – either in pleasure or fear.
  • You know instinctively how to find a book because you memorized the Dewey Decimal system so long ago.
  • You think in text.
  • Audio books take up more space on your iPod than music or photos.
  • When someone asks if you’ve seen a movie, everyone recites along with you, “No, but I read the book.”
  • You anticipate the Booker and Pulitzer award announcements but can’t tell the Super Bowl from the World Series or the Grammys from the Emmys.
  • When you move, it’s a given you’ll have more boxes of books than clothes or cookware.
  • Your computer is nearly a decade old but you’re saving for the next-generation e-reader first.
  • The bar code sticker is wearing off your library card.
  • There is a designated space on your bookshelf for library books.
  • You track your reading on a spreadsheet.
  • You keep any kind of list of books read or to read.
  • You know the meaning of the acronym TBR and sigh when you hear it.
  • There are books stacked next to your bed.
  • There are books stacked in your bathroom.
  • You would consider purchasing a device that allowed reading in the shower.
  • When reading while eating, you’re more likely to let your food go cold than leave your page unturned.
  • When you pick up a book, the dog runs over because he knows it’s couch time.
  • You read standing up.
  • You read while walking.
  • You’ve read during sex. Or wished you could.
What do YOU think of this list? Does it remind you of yourself?

18 comments:

bermudaonion said...

You mean everyone isn't like that?

Allie said...

hahaha...I LOVED this. So many apply...Thanks for posting!

GMR said...

I love it! XD
Um, yes...several of those apply to me as well. Can I add in one...WHENEVER A LINE GETS TOO LONG, OR WAIT TIME IS LONGER THAN A FEW SECONDS, YOU PULL OUT A BOOK FROM YOUR PURSE/BAG THAT YOU ALWAYS HAVE AT THE READY. (guilty!)
Thanks for sharing...and of course, happy reading! =0)

Teresa said...

So funny, thanks for sharing. I can relate to many of these.

Jen - devourer of books said...

So, inquiring minds want to know, DID you read during sex, or did you just want to? Maybe an audiobook...

Heather J. said...

Jen - I think my husband would KILL me if I actually picked up a book during sex, but I do have to admit that I've thought about it more than once, like when I've been reading a really good book and he's come in to "interrupt" me ... LOL

Valerie said...

LOL...I can definitely relate to not having watched TV for so long and the moving one. Movers hate me. The last time we moved (1.5 years ago), I was asked if I was a college professor or what (I'm not). Maybe readers don't move very often?

A Bookshelf Monstrosity said...

Yep, this pretty much covers it!

Callista said...

I've read during sex. It's fun! Especially Erotica but other books too. If I'm busy reading and he really wants it..... LOL

Dave said...

Great list, Heather. You might add: Your books, laid end to end would be taller than your house.

Alyce said...

This is a great list! I think I counted about 15 that applied to me.

April (BooksandWine) said...

Hahaha so funny! I definitely will have way more boxes of books than anything else when I move. I also definitely barely watch TV (only 2 shows I watch religiously).

What an awesome list!!

Bybee said...

It's a brilliant list.

Beth F said...

I love this list! And it is so, so true!

Robin of My Two Blessings said...

Yes, can definitely relate to the list. Especially the moving one, having more book boxes than anything else.

Anna said...

Loved this list! The last one almost made me spit out my water though.

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric

Rebecca Reid said...

This is great fun!

blackwatertown said...

A device for reading in the shower? I already do it - with care. I occasionally forget I've left a book perched precariously on top of the shower cubicle when I leave the bathroom.
For my children it's yet more evidence (as if any more was needed) of my craziness.

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