An Obsession: Bibliophilia

My name is Sara, and I’m a bibliophile.

I go to record stores and leave with books.

If someone says they’re giving away a free book, I don’t care if it’s about the history of activated charcoal…I’ll read it.

The only reason I like winter is that it’s mildly socially acceptable to burrow into my blanket cocoon and read the day away.

When my stack of unread books gets down to around ten (like…right now), though, I start to panic.

Someone definitely “red” these books.

What happens if I run out of books? I don’t think I can handle it if the only reading material in the house is a set of stereo instructions. Or bills. I never feel like reading bills. Ten? That’s all I have left? How late is the bookstore open? Oxygen…I need oxygen…

I don’t know if someone would truly consider bibliophilia a problem, though. I mean, it’s easy to shop for a bibliophile, and reading is generally accepted as a good thing. And, I intend on publishing a book of my own in the not-so-distant future, so I’d like to introduce it to other bibliophiles someday in the hopes that they read it, recommend it to others, and continue to hoard books until I write the next one to add to their stash.

There’s nothing like having a real book in your hands. You don’t have to worry about the batteries, you aren’t disturbing anyone by holding one, and they have the added benefit of making you look intelligent.

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Granted, paper cuts can sometimes be an issue, and books are usually the heaviest boxes to transport when you have to relocate. However, I wouldn’t trade my book collection for anything.

Ten left. Yeah…I should probably get to the bookstore now in case of a shortage or a blizzard or boredom or something.

Where are my fellow bibliophiles? How many unread books are on your shelf right now? And could I borrow a few (dozen)? Pleeeeeease?

Author: Sara

Writer, humorist, photographer, knitter, bookworm, musician, and teacher.

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