|Reading a book looks different in the digital age.|
When I was younger, I was the kid who always had a book and read on the sly during class. I got caught now and then, but it was always worth it. Now that I'm an adult, and technology has advanced, I can read a book on my phone, any time, anywhere. But now I have to exercise a little more self-control, because a woman who reads novels during meetings does not keep her job for long. heh.
Right now I'm in the middle of a book series, the Legacy of the Force (no judging), and I'm finding it hard to snap out of it long enough to write blog posts. This type of all-consuming obsession with my latest read is part of the reason why I go through periods, months even, when I don't read at all. Because I need time live in the real world, or at least that's what I'm told.
Here are some top signs that you too may be a Bookaholic:
- You view every trip to the bathroom as an excuse to read at least a page or two.
- You've had people ask you "what's wrong" and you've had to admit that a fictional character just died.
- You've let a book influence the way you speak, write, or dress.
- You've snapped at somebody because omg why are you interrupting me now don't you realize that John just walked in on Susan and Mike, and he has a gun!
- You've ever smashed a fork full of food into the side of your face because you were trying to read and eat at the same time.
- You've ever looked up and suddenly realized you've basically read through the whole night and you have work in 3 hours and you're so completely screwed... but you'll worry about that right after you finish this chapter.
If you are a bookaholic like me, let's virtual high five. And then get back to our books.