Are you addicted to reading? If you recognise any of these features then the chances are you’re a reading addict.
Refusing to make food
I am sooo bad for this. I will take 5 minutes out from reading my book to make a cup of coffee or, if I’m feeling super patient, a cup of tea (sometimes the brewing process is just too long!) but I refuse to take 10 minutes out to make food. I mean what is that about?! You need to remember that for your brain to work, you need to be fuelled! Lesson (almost) learned!
I bet that when reading a book late at night with one eye on the clock, you’ve thought to yourself “just one more chapter” and before you know it, you’re 3 chapters down and still going! I do this all of the time and wonder why I’m so bloody tired for work the next morning. Well, I have started setting myself ‘reading goals’, I know I’ll fail with the whole ‘one chapter more’ mind-set, so instead I’ve found that a page limit works for me. I set myself another 10, 15, or 20 pages before I get some shut eye. The key thing here is will power. Good luck 🙂
Ignoring your better half (do this at your peril)
The amount of things I have ‘accidentally’ signed up for because I haven’t been paying attention to my wife is astronomical. Seriously, take 5 minutes from your book, give them your undivided attention and make sure that you know what you’re letting yourself in for!
Talking about it
Do you talk to everyone within earshot about the book you’re reading even though you know that they don’t care?! Yup, you’re addicted to reading! I wouldn’t suggest that you stop doing this however, I’ve managed to convert a few people in the past!
Spending more time in the local bookshop than you do at home
Every time I go on a ‘shopping trip’ I like to stop by any and every bookshop and I am always on the lookout for book bargains. Luckily my wife is also interested in flicking through books – usually the non-fiction section. I could spend hours in there, no seriously, my idea of a perfect ‘chill day’ would be with a constant stream of lattes and dozens of books.
If you display any of the traits above then there’s no doubt about it, you’re a reading addict. I say, wear it with pride… and don’t forget to eat!
Do you display any of these traits? Let me know, I’m dying to hear how you can recognise your addiction.