Hi, my name is Tina and I am a bookaholic.
Indeed, my biggest time suck are books. My TBR piles are taller than I am. But those aren’t my only problem.
I re-read! Indeed, I am one of those people who re-reads a book she has enjoyed. Over and over and over again. And I will read it cover to cover, not just the good parts.
The other week I was lucky enough to receive a proof copy of Battle Magic, a book by well-known and fabulous YA author Tamora Pierce. I gulped it down and then checked my book shelf for other books set in that world. I promptly re-read one and then ordered eight more books I read years ago, but didn’t own. They were quick reads, but they still kept me occupied for a whole evening.
Obviously there is no way I can put these books down and write myself. The world would come to an end if I don’t finish this particular book in my hands;).
Another example is Relentless by Lauren Dane. As soon as I finished the book I once again walked straight to my shelf and pulled down the rest of her series.
Once in a while I manage to restrain myself and actually make it to my desk, but it can be a vicious battle.
As an author I need to read books inside and outside of my writing genre. But sometimes I go just a tad overboard…
What about you? Do you have a book series that makes you drop everything or an author who sucks you into their writing and doesn’t let go?
Posted on August 3, 2013, in Tina Christopher and tagged bibliotherapy, book happy, bookaholic, cover to cover, happy, obsessed, overboard, re-read, reading, repeated reading, timesuck. Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.