I have a confession to make. I have an addiction. It isn't one of those addictions that you can make a trip to "The Betty" (Betty Ford Clinic) for. I am addicted to books. I read constantly. When I go on a reading bender you might not hear from me for days or weeks even. Some weekends I won't leave the house because "OMGoodness I just got this new three book series and I have to read it now now now!" And I will read it. The entire series will be done by 9pm Sunday night.
When I get into a book, my husband knows that I will be unavailable. Well, I will cook dinner and attend to the children, but that is about it...and I will do it grudgingly. (DON'T YOU KNOW I AM JUST NOW GETTING TO THE SUB-PLOT!!!) Sometimes The Man even threatens to do the unthinkable to get me to do housework during a bender. He threatens to hide my book. When the last Harry Potter book came out, when I was pregnant with LaLa, I locked myself in my bedroom and only came out for bathroom breaks and to eat- once. I finished the book in 6 hours. Thank goodness cause I was getting hungry.
My addiction isn't even picky. I will read it all- mysteries, chick lit, trashy romance novels with half naked vikings on the cover, memoirs, suspense, science fiction, fantasy. It doesn't matter. I really haven't found a genre that I don't like. I have been on a vampire kick lately (and I really didn't like the Twilight books if you're wondering), but I am sure that will pass. I hear that this apparently is a "fad". I would also like to remind you of Anne Rice and Laurell K. Hamilton, who were writing "vampire books" well before Twilight and True Blood became all the rage. So maybe it won't pass.
I just know I love reading. I will always love reading. It is part of me. Even if my husband has put me on a physical book ban- "no books can come into the house until another book has left the house" or "use your Kindle that's what I bought it for". I will persevere in my quest for words and stories that move me. I might need a new book shelf soon though, it seems my current one is a bit full.