Not to make light of people with debilitating and life-altering addiction issues, but does anyone know of any 12-step programs for people who are addicted to books?
Hello. My name is Susan and I am a book addict.
My house already resembles a library gone mad, but I just can’t resist getting more books. A visit to the local library with my children often sees me bring home at least 3 – 4 books for myself, even though my TBR pile could quite easily crush anyone foolish enough to be standing nearby if it ever avalanched.
I was forced to face the uncomfortable truth of my addition as incontrovertible evidence was delivered to my front door yesterday.
In an attempt to distract myself from books and save some money, I have decided to dust off my sewing machine and put my hand to making some clothes for myself and the kids (skirts, pinafores, pyjama pants etc). All sounding harmless and commendably budget-conscious so far? Hmmm. You’d think so, wouldn’t you?
Of course, getting back into the sewing groove requires some assistance. My sewing skills are reasonable but basic, so I thought I would check out Fishpond.com for some sewing book recommendations. I should have known where that would end. Behold the results of my sewing book spending splurge:
Sewing for Dummies by Jan Saunders Maresh
Sew What! Skirts by Francesca Denhartog and Carole Ann Camp
Weekend Sewing by Heather Ross
Simple Sewing by Lotta Jansdotter
Sew U by Wendy Mullin and Eviana Hartman
Sew U Homestretch by Wendy Mullin and Eviana Hartman
Sad, isn’t it? I plan to salve my guilty conscience somewhat by reviewing each of these books in the near future. That makes buying them a business expense, right?
Are you a book addict? Do you want to take the first step and admit your book compulsive behaviour? You’re amongst friends here, don’t be afraid. Post stories about your own compulsive book behaviour in the comments below.