Reading Too Much?March 4, 2010 at 10:36 pm | Posted in Book Blather | 15 Comments
How do you know when you, or someone you love, reads 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. (Hi Grandma!)
- 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.
Can you think of any I missed?