When a friend suggested I had an addiction to reading, I thought it was the most ridiculous thing I've heard. Being accused of reading too much is like being told you eat too many vegetables. It's just not possible. Right?
Everyone knows that reading is a necessary skill. Teachers encourage you to read as much as possible. Parents bribe you to read the classics. What could possibly be wrong with reading for pleasure?
However, it did not help my case when I replied with a "I can stop anytime I want."
Now I'm sounding like an addict. So a bet was made and my pride is at stake. I am not reading a book for 30 days. (I still can't believe I agreed to that!) I've stopped reading books unintentionally when life got too busy. I'm pretty sure I can handle it for a month. Maybe... I'm already getting fidgety and looking at my bookshelf with longing.
I hope that by the end of the month I will stop hearing those questions by my friend. You know the kind: "You bought more books?" or "You went to the library again?" or "Why are you re-reading that book? You already knows what happens."
But first I have to go book-free for 30 days. Wish me luck. I think I'm going to take the edge off and read the back of the cereal box.
Do you get teased about your reading habits?