My book addiction and more

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My Book Addiction and More Archives - Deborah Heal

A bookworm is a person who compulsively reads books. A book addict is a person who compulsively buys books. On the other hand, at the end of when Audible sent me an email thanking me for buying audiobooks, I realized I did have a problem. All told I bought around books in I read 54 books last year. I average a book a week. That means I need about 1, books to finish out my life.
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100 Must-Read Books About Addiction

Often, when we think of books about addiction and specifically alcoholism in my case , we think of important, tell-all works of nonfiction. There are also the self-help books, the AA manuals, the well-meaning but often dry no pun, and so on tomes to help one acquire clarity and consistency in a life where addiction often creates chaos and disorder. But, growing up with an alcoholic mother, my most common mode of escape as a child was in fiction. Before I was old enough to simply walk out of the house and literally escape, I hid inside my room and read entire afternoons away, happily lost. Today, some of my favorite works of fiction are those which manage to portray the complex multitudes of ways in which alcoholism affects people—not just the addicts themselves, but their friends, family, and co-workers.

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My Book Addiction - 2017 Book Pledge

In fact, I started reading about addiction before I got sober—-perhaps because something in the very back of my mind was telling me that someday these books about addiction would be quite relevant to my life. Not all of these books are All About Addiction. In many of them, especially the fiction titles, addiction plays a role but is not necessarily the focus of the book. Addiction is powerful, complicated, and appears in our lives in a variety of different ways. The beauty of literature is its ability to convey all the exciting, ugly, complicated nuances of issues like addiction, so we might reflect on the myriad ways it impacts our world. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.

Everyone loves a good read, but when you start believing that Dragon's Den might just take a chance on your waterproof paperback shower shield, you know your appetites are getting out of control. Reading addiction is not the same as loving books; it's more like book abuse, and it's time we afflicted stopped hiding from the truth. A healthy bibliophile reads their texts carefully; an addict devours them, regardless quality. A lit junkie still thirsts after the best writing, but if necessary they won't hesitate to use Dan Brown to calm the craving, despite knowing how dirty they'll feel in the morning. Like all compulsive habits, reading addiction stems from the need to escape and control. I need a book in my face like others need a fag in their fingers: it acts as a barrier between me and the world, and heightens, comforts or calms my emotions depending on my need.

I know there are worse things to be addicted to than books. I know that many of you will think this is a joke. I also know that I have a problem and my understanding is that the first step in any addiction program is to admit you have a problem. I never leave home without a print book. I typically have another thirty books on my phone and I use both the iBook app and the Kindle app. They bubble me from the chaos on the subway.


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