Good to be Addicted to Books… writing, reading, buying & repeat.


August 4, 2012 by @SylviaHubbard1

I’ve probably said this a million times or you probably already know:

I don’t know if I need counseling, but I think this is a good addiction rather than sex, drugs or even alcohol.

I could be stuffing potpourri up my nose or worse spending all my book money on booze.

But no, that’s not my problem.

Now I’m going to say, I have other addictions such as

buying movies (over 5000 original dvds are in my house currently)

Office supplies (My heart quickens when I even drive past an Office Max)

Lipton Brisk Sweet Tea (I’m seriously down to one bottle a day… almost)

Cotton Candy (I’ve forced myself to hide this addiction but if you want to get on my good side, be my cotton candy pimp and I’ll do anything for you.)

Sushi (Just like my cotton candy addiction, I’m always looking for a pimp.)

Yet my addiction to books has been so profound my son at thirteen threatened to leave if I brought another book home. Skip forward to two years later, I’ve been hoarding them in my car waiting for him to go to bed at night to sneak them in.

To me, books are like orphans running around and needing a home and it’s all up to me to provide them with one. I’ll read anything but of course my favorite has always been historical romance.

I’m a nut for it. It’s like books on crack for me.

True, I don’t write it because I just find it lunacy you can’t have a cell phone in the wild west. What’s a girl to do?

But no matter what the book is I love to read it.

My Kindle Fire has kept the peace at the house. I buy and get free books all day and all night.

Currently in my Amazon account and the stock up from Smashwords I’m running at about Five G. Even the Amazon rep who had to help me reset my kindle was surprised and envious at the stock of books I have hoarded on my device.

I think I’m going to be the first to have a Kindle explode from all the content on it. I just know it.

I’ll be the first customer Amazon will say, No books for you (In the Russian stern voice from Senfield’s soup show.)

I hope that day never comes. I hope Jeff Bezo give me more room when he sees I need it and just says, She’s an addict and I’m her pusher.

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7 thoughts on “Good to be Addicted to Books… writing, reading, buying & repeat.

  1. How can reading/collecting too many books be a bad thing? Books are amazing!

  2. Tamika Ellerbe says:

    You can never have to many books. I have a book addiction and I’m not afraid to say it. Love my kindle, I’m not where you are in books on my kindle, I got a little over a thousand. My book addiction started with hard and paper backs. I would buy four a week off of Amazon. So I have a great collection. Buy the way you know I love your books, looking out for SI 3 :)

  3. mona says:

    I totally agree with Tamika. I have just over a thousand books as well and I love Sylvia’s work! Thanks to the free books, I found Sylvia and several other authors i enjoy.

  4. Donna Boles says:

    I’m so glad to be around others who have to hide their book addiction, I have about 2500 books on my Kindle PC, I can’t even search on my Kindle Keyboard because it takes too long and it freezes because of the number of books it has to go through. I like Sylvia have other addictions, i,e. Coach purses (please pray for me), I get everything sent to work so I can sneak them in my closet so my husband can’t see them, but he so damn observant he notices when I change into a new purse. Now I feel better talking about it. I am also a one-click addict, I get books just because they are free and I may read them. I love books and I don’t want to change.
    Both of my daughters have Kindles and my youngest that is 10, Kindle messed up and I said get your books off your Kindle so when the new one comes you can get them from archive, she had about 100 and she just got it in June 2012, she wrote down about 50 and said I’m not going to read all of those books, I thought I was going to have a heart attack, I said don’t say that, you will, and mommy will continue to get you books, just read them and archive, lol.

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