let’s play a game.. You know you’re a reading fanatic when..Hey lovelies… let’s play a game… ❤️??You know you’re a reading fanatic when…. Ann #questionnaire
You buy multiple copies of the same book
Ha ha.. yes.. I own several copies of at leadt five books ! ??
You keep searching your mind over and over again for the name of the book that you read the synopsis for and was high up on your TBR list, but you can’t remember the title of the book… so you google a brief description of the book and find out that the title sounds familiar, then you search your kindle list and find you bought that book 3 mos ago, but haven’t read it yet because you’re reading all the other stuff that’s also high up on your list.
The best outing you can imagine is to the library or the bookstore.
when you wake up in the middle of the night and have your current book on your mind and start reading instead of trying to get back to sleep
Your pets have names like Frodo or Sam
You skip dessert at the restaurant so while the family eats, you can sneak next door to the used book store!
Your house has books stashed everywhere.
Your retail therapy is always book shopping.
When you’ve dropped your book/e-reader on your face! ???
You’re considering a self-imposed buying books ban so you can knock out your TBR pile.
But then you fall off the wagon and start buying again. I would call it a sickness if I didn’t love it so much.
You see your reflection, in a bookshop’s window, and you are smiling with anticipation….the game’s afoot!
You talk about books everyday! 😉
When your loyalty points on your bookstore loyalty card are worth more than the ones on your loyalty card from the grocery store.
when you are the first one to ask for a borrower’s card for the library at the first day of school year
You stumble out of bed in the morning–and then stumble over multiple piles of books, barely dodging the book-avalanche that just toppled off the nightstand.
you prefer books than people
you spend 99% of your allowance money on books
you’d rather buy books than food
shopping for books is the first thing u love doing best
you’d rather cuddle up with a book than get social
When books are the only thing you really look forward to doing!
They are better Friends then people
you sleep with a book next to your pillow.
You’re reading and realize that your husband and son will be home in a few mins and you haven’t made dinner yet bc you forgot to stop reading.
Your book case is the tidiest thing in the flat ?
your stack of to be read books is taller than you are.
You prefer the solitude of your books to interacting with people.
Everytime you go to a supermarket food shopping, mall shopping for essentials, etc and I end up coming home with loads of books if not there’s a sudden twitch and shakes wanting that book hit lol ????
When your bookshelf is overflown and yet you still buy more.
Story of my life
Want to read everything
someone asks your favorite book and you have a 2 page list prepared
Oh yes. I do not have “a favorite book.” I have MANY!
You listen to an audiobook everywhere you cant read a physical book. #gym #inthecar
Most people listen to music on the treadmill, but you read.
you rather stay in and read than socialize
Your front room is a bookstore, from 9 to 5, 7 days a week. And it’s your third one.
Lmao… when you have memories of being yelled at during your childhood to stop reading bc you had stuff to do and sometimes, your grounding included not being allowed to read.
There was always the bathroom, lol
How about, there is a book on the sink every night. Never know when there would be time to read some more.
I just disguised it as homework and put a book in the text book and sat so they couldn’t see it if they walked in.
You start planning what books to buy with your birthday money 4 months in advance ??? which is what I did today
Happy bday 4 mos early. ?
Lolol thank you!
You can’t go to target for one item without leaving with at least one book also…. (I just did that)
When you scroll through every comment just to read about being a reading fanatic ?
You read all the time ? ( meh ! :p )
When you try to justify to everyone you know why & how you’re reading 5 books at the same time.
You forget to eat lunch and dinner because you were so caught up in reading.
You start double-stacking because you can’t afford to buy (or have the space for) any more bookcases!
you feel like crying when you remember a sad part of the book.
You’re so desperate to discuss the book you’re reading which none of your reading friends have read so you psychotically regurgitate the entire story to your husband even sometimes going into full detail of in story conversations and your thoughts and feelings of the ending and story itself… then you stop and see your hub’s face is ??????♂️
You buy books instead of wine.
you walk by your book shelves, and get a happy feeling just looking at them!
You have lots of books on your shelf yet you still buy more!
Story of my life!
I do so many of these things.
You recommend a book you like to a random person and they are just looking at you as if you’re crazy. ??
You are reading 5 books at a time…And start another…
Story of my life!
You happily spend your last $s on books
You have to make multiple Amazon wish lists because the book list was 20 pages longer than the non book list. (20 pages of books people – 1 page of everything else). ??♀️
When you go out on errands or meeting your friends, but you still carry a book or the kindle
I take mine grocery shopping. Seriously? Do I seriously think I will be able to read while shopping? ?
Maybe in the checkout line…. you never know. Best to be prepared
You could get stuck in traffic on the way home !!
When you not only have a really long Amazon book list but you also made seperate lists depending on genre. lol
You meet a guy in a dark alley, desperate for your fix. You hand him a wad of cash, and he hands you–a box of a hundred or so books. You pry up a floorboard at home and stash this contraband there, and every day when the people you live with it walk across that floor you think you hear the beating of a . . .
* the rustle of pages upon pages laying in wait . . . to be read ? I know it is changing Poe, however, I thought it was fun
The end of that comment was Telltale Heart. Looks like it just dropped off, so I’m tacking it on again.
You buy 30 books from your wish list, then go check out 40 from the library.
You want to make everyone interested in reading
People try too put a ban on you buying books and you find every loophole to still be able too do it
YESSS!!! I spent way too much in 1 mo on Amazon and it would show up on our checking acct statement, so hub said maybe I should cut back a little… Instead, I bought a gift card, put it on my Amazon acct and bought my ebooks this way. Doesn’t show on the checking acct statement. Then, he got me a $50 gift card as 1 of my Mother Day, but I still had $30 so I had $80 on the acct, but he thought I only had $50. I’m now down to a tad over $40.
When you dream about the book you’re reading
ALL THE TIME!!!!!
I had one recently where I swear the dream ending was better than the book.
You’ll miss your train to work because you have to dash back home to grab your book!
Once missed my stop because I stopped reading too late to get up in time and make it to the door… Silver lining, it was on the way home vs on the way to work.
I’ve done that. Lol
When you go on a holiday for just a month, bringing only a few books to read with you, but end up coming home with a suitcase filled with 30 books or more. Haha, oops!
You would never consider that you have too many books but you’d insist you need more shelves!
When you fret every other day that your kids don’t read as much as you do and it is one of the biggest disappointments of your life !
Talked my daughter into reading some Neil Gaiman books, think I got her hooked.
Well done . I wish I were successful with my boys ; too late now ?
My daughter read all the Warriors books, plus a few others, but now that she’s a new adult she thinks she can slack off.?
When you visit the wholesale club, 3 times a week, and can not absolutely can not leave, without visiting the book aisle.
You have 3 bookshelves of TBR books, and you still shop books! ?
When your wife says to move the pile of books from the side of the bed and you say what pile while you count 14 books.
When you have to have and buy books everywhere you are, and have special shelves full of TBR books.
When you go wholesale shopping at Costco and skip all the food and home supply aisles to go straight to the books aisle.
When you were in between patients at work, so you sat at your work station and researched appropriate age level books for your kid and ended up making a 5 page list for the next 3 years. True story, but this was a few years ago.
when you cancel a date because you’d rather stay home and read.
Then we’ll have to go on a date to read a book together. Lol.
now that I would not cancel 😉
When reading is more important than eating or sleeping!!
I stayed up an entire night to finish HP #4.
When you dance inside and out over books? lol
You buy many books and get anxiety over how you will be able to read them all very fast.
Buying is okay, but when you check too many out of the library!
@Tammy I’ve done that before. I just don’t go to the library that much anymore because people cross out cuss words in many books and then the library doesn’t respect holds anymore
@Kayla That stinks. Maybe write an editorial to the paper?
Your prerequisite for buying a purse is “will my ereader/book fit?”
Josie~~I got a new huge purse today! So not only does my stuff fit, Hubby’s tablet will too?
You have alot of book wishlist. Hahaha. This is my opinion.
When you shop for a wedding dress and end up going to a book shop next to it and spend more time there!
You had a bad/rough day & you purposely stop at the store to buy a new book or magazine to make everything better.
you work in a thrift store, and never come home with less then 10 books 😛 Me every Friday 😛
When you talk yourself out of a €30 dress,because you can’t justify the expense and then go to the bookshop down the street and proceed to spend €50 on more books ?
you forgo social interaction and read books on your free time
When you can’t get enough of your favorite author and you email them telling them to start another series
When your SO tells you not to bring anymore books home lol
You have so many screenshots of books someone here recommended, or you stumbled upon on Amazon, that you can’t take photos of your kids because your storage is full.
Your dad tells you, “you may need to go to counseling. I’m afraid you’re addicted to books!!!” (BTW I’m a licensed mental health counselor lol)
You open your book at a red light
I do that!
When your kids say they need a crowbar to get me out of a bookstore its pretty much a given 🙂
You get angry when anyone tells you they don’t have time to read if they would rather watch the movie bc it’s over in 2 hours vs the book that goes on longer.
You have some of the books in a series and refuse to check the rest out at a library so you can have the complete series
…you spend more time with books than with people!
When you’re read multiple books instead of just one.
When you collect books like a hundred or so
When you still relive d book hours after reading it. I do it all d time!
Your spouse misses you badly for intimacy but you have a book in your arms
When you have to read a book when a commercial comes on tv.
The most dramatic and horrifying part of Transformers 5 is Anthony Hopkins vandalizing an ‘ancient’ tome.
My father built one as a wedding present to my mother.
Pine wood, sliding doors, spaces for allergy meds and tissues, and 35 years of marriage so far.
When your spouse feels like you are “cheating” on him with books
Books start taking over your house and everywhere you look there are books waiting for you.
You hide in office restroom cubicles during breaks – to read! ??
Yes! I did that once or twice. This is why I loved having a reading app on my phone… easier to sneak into the restroom or an empty exam room for a quick read.
You have nine full bookshelves and still have books lining the hall!! ???
You cant stand to touch a kindle
You cant sleep without reading
A book is mentioned in a movie or show and you have to make a note to look it up later.
You could clear the entire book categories on Jeopardy causing your kid and hub to do this ?????♀️. Lmao.
You get anxious if anyone gets near ur books because they might damage it or do not treat it nicely
Yes and your’e so scared they’re going to want to borrow a book! I’ve got one friend that I trust with my books and that’s it.
And nobody tries to understand they think we r mean because afterall ppl think its just a book
You poured coffee on pg 128 of the last continent in 1998 and still haven’t forgotten the trauma 20 yrs on
Just seeing a book any book makes you happy.
People think you have a permanent attachment to your hand or arm
You promise yourself You Are only going to look in the bookshop and know inside that you will buy a book.
You go to Library “just to return” and come out with at least 4 more “oh, I want to read that” books!
You can read multiple books at once and still know what is happening in each one.
When you tell your boss you gonna leave early on Friday because you’ve got a good book waiting at home and he tells you to go whenever tou want to…..so I left yesterday at 14h00.
That’s all you do!( well almost)
When you feel lonely you visit a book store.
When you’re eager to take the ‘boring’ jobs because there’s so much reading time!
when bookstores are your itinerary when you visit a town
Yeah, the first thing I do is Google bookstores in a specific town.
When other people come to you for book ideas. An aunt uncle couple of mine messaged me one day because they were going to the bday party for a friend of theirs who is a book fan and they wanted to surprise her with books vs a gift card and wanted to know of some titles in her fave genre to purchase. They said she was quite happy with the books they purchased that I suggested.
Every other sentence is a book quote that no one else notices because it’s from some obscure author. XD
When the librarians go ahead and reserve new books they think you’ll be into.
when there is noice around -_-
When you’ve named your ereader because friends should have names.
Pretty much like naming your computer or your car! 🙂
Named my car, too. ☺
You have many books you haven’t read yet but you still buy more everytime you go to a bookshop to just ” look around “.
I don’t even have to go to a bookstore…. I’ve ordered 12 books in the past week from 3 separate orders….
You start to curse like the characters your obsessing over…. Example being I was startled by a co-worker and I screamed out, “Bloody fing Hell!”
You can’t not read words written on the toilet door!
You wake up in the morning with glasses on and a book on top of you.
That used to happen to me when I was still living at home. I was supposed to turn out my light by 10 p.m. And at that time I could read with my glasses off, so I’d lie in bed, reading, until I heard the telltale rattle of the tea cart my mom used, going from the carpeted floor of the family room onto the hard floor of the kitchen. It meant my parents were on their way to bed (they had to pass my room on the way). I turn off the light, waiting until I heard their bedroom door close, then turn it back on (I had a convenient switch on the headboard). But one time I woke up the next morning, NOT remembering having turned out the light or putting the book away. Mom said she’d found me asleep with the light on, my glasses off, and a book on my chest…oops! Busted!