I have a book addiction and it may well be a problem.
Let’s get this into perspective. I used to read so much of the time as a child and in teenage days. In my early career, I was often lonely and took my Mum’s advice that book would always relieve that sense of isolation. I used to take myself off to a coffee shop and read. I used to watch harassed mums with children and feel envious. I neglected to ask them when they last read a book.
By the time I came too after the post-natal depression period, I had amassed so many books and I still get tempted.
I have started reading again but I fear I don’t have enough life in me to read all the books and that makes me a little sad. It also makes me wonder which books to prioritise.
I am educating my children at home and there are lots of great resources for them on shelves in the house. Of course, they are 21st century children so go to the Internet as their first source for research and learning.
I wonder if I should just get rid of all my books except one and then make sure I read that one before getting another.
I do like the look of shelves full of books though and have always had a fantasy of having a library in a house.
It’s not the worst addiction in the world and I buy my books in charity shops so you could save I am saving the world through my addiction at least a little bit.
It also saddens me that books are becoming old-fashioned. There is something about holding a book that is that much more satisfying than glancing at a screen.
Does anyone else have these issues with books? Is a book addiction so terrible?