Wednesday, April 8, 2009

coming to grips with addiction...

and knowing the signs of hidden addictions. hoarding, longing, it's all you can think about. we all have at least one. sometimes they can temporarily go dormant, but are always lurking ready to pounce when we find ourselves weak and in the wrong place at the wrong time. addiction. i was recently in a situation in which i had to make a decision. it was a very hard decision. either way i was giving in to my addiction, but with either decision, that thirst would not be satiated. i only had enough ca$h for one hit, but i really wanted two. in the end, i chose one and still got two more that were cheaper. as i tried to nestle away my bundles so they might not be noticed, i realized just how far this had gone.



i'm running out of shelf space. and i have an attachment to series. okay, i'm addicted to books. not just reading them, but buying them, collecting them, trading them online. hoarding money and those all too scarce barnes & noble gift cards, waiting for just the right book to come along. do i buy inkdeath or brsingr? waiting for the paperbacks of eclipse and diamond of darkhold to emerge so i can scoop them up at discounted prices. i have accommodated my shelf with a few necessary holes ready to embrace the needed additions to complete the collections. where does it end? so i have all 7 harry potters, 7 narnias, 5 elyons, 5 spiderwicks, 3 inks, 4 twilights, 8 jane austen mysteries (of which i have read 1/3 of the first one), and on and on...

two shelves on the wall, two shelves in a case, two shelves in my closet. where are my cutbacks? who says i need to cut back?


this shelf in my closet is 2 books deep, it includes instructional, informational, inspirational and travel.



this is my non-fiction, classics and journals.




my main bookshelves. all fiction, some poetry. you can see the gaps i've left for brsingr, the ember series and eclipse.



my special shelves. the top one is devoted to all things jane austen, and the second shelf is all things j.r.r. tolkien.

i am in possession of a speed-reading dvd/book. if i can get through that course, i can have these books read in no time.

6 comments:

mom said...

let me close my open jaw...

Shannon said...

haha, from one book lover to another....I completely understand. Granted, I don't necessarily have a series addiction, but I just love books altogether. I think I have a great author addiction.....if it is a great author, I will buy the majority of their books. I totally get it!!

tinka said...

so you haven't even read them all?? i've made a rule to myself, no new books until the ones i have are read and forwarded on to friends. of course, i don't have shelves and shelves to hoard them, so that's one benefit of a teeny apartment.

jables said...

that's like buying crack but not smoking it. you've invented a new kind of junkie.

morninglory kitsch said...

no-shelves. you call that a benefit? just reading a book isn't always enough. i mean, there are plenty of books i've read, but don't own, but paperbackswap.com has made it possible for me to aquire books i didn't even know existed and books that are out of print. like one from 1966 that my mom loved as a kid. this might be terrible, but i almost always judge a book by it's cover. i've only been wrong a couple of times. but that's how i found some of my favorite books.

the Jeffr said...

yup. As a graphic designer, the cover ALWAYS gets me. Twilight covers are great. Esp eclipse. Beauty, passion, tragedy all in one simple torn ribbon.