Hi, my name is Emmie… and I’m a Bookaholic

I’ve come to the conclusion that I should not – cannot – enter a bookstore any longer. Because if I do, I’m bound to come out with a few more books for my bookshelf and much less cash than I had when I entered.

I love books.

I’m addicted to books.

I cannot stop buying books.

The ironic thing is that at the moment I have no time to actually read books. I have a whole bookcase now filled with books I’ve not read yet. And still I keep buying them. I can’t help myself. I just have to.

I recently acquired a gorgeous copy of The Complete Sherlock Holmes. I had to. How could I not? It had gilded edges on the pages…

I do read. Whenever I can. It’s just not very often. In fact, I read Eloisa James’ Taming of the Duke (finally) this weekend. In one sitting. Unfortunately that sitting was from 1am to 6am (so I’m rather tired today!). I just wish I had more time to read. Eventually I will.. I hope. Maybe then I can catch up on all the unread books I have. (Last count it was more than 100… and I’ve bought more since.) If I can buy less books for a while maybe I could even catch up…

Does anyone else have anything that they buy too much of? (Not that I necessarily think I have too many books.. I do love them, afterall. I just wish I had time to read them as well.) Do you have a hard time resisting the allure of certain things? Clothes? Movies (I must admit to buying a fair few of those as well)? Anything?

Or am I the only ‘addict’ in the room?


Hi, my name is Emmie… and I’m a Bookaholic — 7 Comments

  1. Hi my name is Haven and I’m also a book-aholic.

    Some days I’m so glad most of my favorite authors only come out with one book a year…so I have time to buy all the other wonderful books.

    Anyhow I’ll be seeing you at the BA meetings hehe.

  2. I actually suffer from the same condition you mention you’re talking about here ladies.

    I’m in the same boat, I buy books that I’m *desperate* to read but, have little or no time to devote to them. However, I get a sense of security to know that these coveted books are living under roof.


  3. Well…I know I would be like my sister if I could afford it! I love buying books and movies! There are so many movies and books I want…and NEED desperately! πŸ˜‰
    And Em, you know I’m the worst candyholic! πŸ™‚

    Hannah (lil’ sis)

  4. I place an order at amazon one day.. and I swear, one (max. 2) days later I start filling my shopping basket again. Sometimes within hours.. It’s quite sad.

    And yes, while working full-time means less time for writing, having a salary does at least allow me to have this addiction πŸ™‚


  5. If I have any spare money I usually spend it on the following:

    Romance books, romance books, chocolate, music, DVDs, romance books, new clothes, romance books, more chocolate, new sunglasses to replace the three pairs I’d already lost, xbox game(s), MORE romance books, cross stitching patterns, cross stitiching threads, cross stitching material, yet more romance books. DO WE SEE A PATTERN HERE???

    I’m not going into debt buying my romance books cause thruthfully I have friends who will ocassionally send me some new authors book for me to read, and I have been reading new authors lately, wuite a few actually.

    I am a sucker for Books, music, and DVDs. Not to mention my sweet tooth, and I love the used clothing store in the next town. Heck, you can get a new-used dress for 8 bucks! Can’t beat that!!!

    So I am used to living on a budget, but I am thinking as these books acumulate that I need my dh to build me a tall, nice bookshelf for my room. My small two shelf just isn’t cutting it anymore!!!

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    Something like this would be nice!


  6. Hi,
    My name is Ingrid and IΒ΄m a Bookoholic. I try to only buy one book a week. On Fridays I allow myself to buy one book, usually paperbacks. The problem is that at the store where I buy my paperback I get 4 books for the price of 3, so I usually buy more than one book. I love to read but of course I have lots of unread “Friday-books” that I will read in the future.

  7. I’m relieved to find that I’m not the only one with this ‘affliction’ πŸ™‚

    And besides, there are worse things that one could be addicted to, right? πŸ˜‰


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