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Addicted to Reading.

Addiction to reading?

Hello, My Name is Megan, and I’m a Bookaholic

My name is Megan Haskell, and I’m a bookaholic.

For the last few of weeks, I’ve been immersed in reading. It’s part of the reason why I haven’t been online much lately, or updated my blog. I suppose if I have to have an addiction, reading is a good one to have.  Especially if I’m going to call myself a writer.

I seem to go through phases in my life, periods of days or weeks where I become engrossed in a specific mode of entertainment. Often it’s reading a series of good books, but it could also be social media, a video game, or a TV series that I can’t stop watching. Whatever it is, and whatever the reason, I gorge myself until I can’t consume any more, and then I move on to the next thing.

Luckily, these addictions are rather short-lived, and I can still manage to get necessary tasks accomplished. It’s not like I’m totally putting my life on hold to satisfy my craving. But some things do get pushed aside. For example, social media and blogging have taken a back seat to reading lately. I’m still editing the novel, I’m still keeping up with the house — at least as much as I ever do — but I find myself reaching for that good book in every other “spare” moment.

 

Has anyone else experienced this kind of short-term addiction? Do you give in to the urge, or do you fight to keep your regular schedule? Any tips or advice?

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3 comments on “Addicted to Reading.

  1. My addiction to writing is like this but it goes on long term, or at least until whatever set of characters I’m working with is finished. As for advice… Well, I’m afraid I always go with the flow. 🙂

    Cheers

    MTM

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    • Good for you! My writing is always in the back of my mind: no matter what else I’m doing, there’s always a part of my brain thinking about my story and characters. But sitting down to actually put words on the page doesn’t usually have the same urgency as reading when I’m in one of my addictive periods. Im looking forward to the day it happens, though! 🙂

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  2. […] I noted in my last post, I’m on a reading roll. I’ve gone through at least a half-dozen books in the last two […]

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