Friday, July 07, 2017

Sound Familiar?

10 Things Only Hardcore Bookworms Do 

5 comments:

Don Coffin said...

That all sounds perfectly normal to me.

Rick Robinson said...

I can check off every one. However, I don't read in the bathroom, I figure get in, get out and get back to my book. I thought having a catalog of all the books I have would keep me from buying the same book twice, but heck, I don't carry the computer around with me all the time, so I can't check it before stepping up to the check-out counter, or clicking "put in cart" or whatever.

I was in a fellow's home for the first time and didn't see but one book, which was sitting on the coffee table. After looking around (snooping) I asked "No books?" He said, "Oh, I get them from the library, or have them on my Kindle." Hmm, I wasn't sure then and am still not sure if that's a good enough answer.

Deb said...

Guilty as charged...especially losing track of time. How many times have I said "Just one more chapter" only to look up and see it's two in the morning?

Don Coffin said...

I think my record is owning three (in print) copies of the same book at the same time...A Rex Stout mystery novel, Before Midnight. Had it (but didn't remember), bought a second copy. Then I was at a conference and wanted something to read, and saw BM on the rack in the hotel gift shop...bought it for the third time. I did subsequently give two of them to people I thought would appreciate the book.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

3 and 5 rang particular bells with me, but most of them are true, including reading up to half a dozen books at once, which sounds a little crazy when you say it out loud. But really, it's perfectly sensible.