5 signs that you’re a reading addict

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!

Not sleeping

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.


21 thoughts on “5 signs that you’re a reading addict

  1. Haha. Great post. I find it so annoying that humans need food? Whyy? Precious reading time will be disrupted. Then again I have cooked while reading a novel before. Wouldn’t recommend.

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    1. Haha thank you! I can honestly say that I wouldn’t even dare to try and make food whilst I was reading! I can’t even talk and read at the same time! Kudos for the effort though, you’re braver than I am 🙂

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      1. Hahah, yeahh the stovetop wasn’t happy with me though. Cleaning up my mess was a pain. Who knew food would go from happy to angry bubbling monster in like 30 seconds?

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      2. Ahaha brilliant! I shall learn from your mistakes 😜

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  2. Guilty with both 1 & 2. 😂


      1. Sometimes I end up reading until morning.. and then I get pissed cause I’m so sleepy when I have a ton of things to do! 😂


      2. Ahaha I know that feeling very well! I get in from work exhausted but then stay up late AGAIN! 🙈


      3. We never learn our lesson when it comes to this. 😸


  3. Great post.I can relate to almost all but in my case,I take the book to the kitchen.One eye on the cooker and the other on the book.I burn things a lot but alteast i eat 🙂

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    1. Haha now that is a dangerous game! Just make sure you have a fire extinguisher to hand at all times 😬 thanks Diana


  4. I do most of my ‘reading’ while driving, cooking, cleaning, working, and even in bed in a pitch black room. That is the benefit of audiobooks. It’s also hard to accidentally volunteer for something because you have to take the headphones off your ears to participate in a conversation. I recommend it to all fellow addicts.

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    1. Now I do like that idea. Sometimes I want to read, not talk. You’ve cracked it! 😃👍

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  5. Great post!!! It was so relatable😂. I want to add a point 6- Taking a book with you whenever you leave the house.

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    1. Ha thank you! Yeah, I’ll accept that 😂😀

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  6. Zenobia-Kapadia August 9, 2018 — 1:49 pm

    hahaha. I love this!


  7. This is great, I’m guilty of all those. I’ve missed my train stop on my commute because I couldn’t stop reading.


    1. Oh no way? Really? Haha! No doubt about it, you’re definitely a reading addict. Thanks for taking the time to read and comment on this post 🙂


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