It’s the middle of the night, you should be sleeping, but you can’t put down the book you started at bedtime. If this sounds familiar, you might just be a reading addict. Here are a few ways to know if you are:
You have an unusually large library.
Your bookcases are overflowing and some of the shelves are sagging in the middle from excess weight. Still, you continue to buy novels of all shapes and sizes. Even your bathroom has its own mini library. Of course, there is always a reason why you can’t lend any of them out.
You have attended several author signing events.
You may not know more than one or two of the attending authors, but you buy at least one book from each and every table. A list stuck to your fridge reminds you daily of the books you need to pick up next year. If a signing is happening near you, you know before anyone else. Personal Assistants might even have your number on speed dial to keep you in the loop.
You can quote your favourite authors.
You have read that book so many times, you could recite it forwards and backwards. When it comes to your favourite authors, it doesn’t stop there. You have watched enough interviews and read enough articles to know some fabulous quotes with which to impress your friends. It is unfortunate you’ll never have time to show off that wit – you’ll be too busy reading.
You read – a lot.
Hearing about a new author isn’t just small talk for you – it’s an adventure. You feel compelled to read their books, just to see what they are all about. You love looking for author messages or underlying meanings hidden between the lines. Most importantly, you can find something good to say about every book and most likely would never leave a one-star review.
Your cat has it’s own reading blog.
Fluffy is on Tumblr and Instagram showing off her superior furriness perched atop of all her favourite books. The worst part about this is: Fluffy has more followers than you do! When fluffy reads, people listen.
There are, of course, many other signs as well. These are only a few of my favourites. If you matched up to any, it’s time to admit – you are an addict. The good news is that’s not a bad thing. You may, however, want to manage your bookshelf space a little better.