I have a serious addiction. To date I have spent hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars. Not to mention the hours I have spent hunched in a corner, shining my phone onto my various black-and-white prizes in their beautiful coloured bindings. I am, of course, talking about books.
I am such a cliché.
I have my addiction stockpiled on shelves, their contact-preserved covers glistening under every kind of light. Everywhere I go, I see at least five more books. Even online. The biggest culprit is a blog called The Collective (I’m pretty sure that that it was written with me personally in mind). I just read their blog “Steampunk: It’s a Way of Life“, and they talk about a book called Incarnation by Emma Cornwall. It mixes characters from Bram Stoker’s Dracula with characters from Cornwall’s imagination. So there are two more books right there that I need to buy.
I also have a thing for the Sherlock Holmes phenomenon sweeping pop culture at the moment. So when I was in Dymocks today, I saw the Penguin $9.95 copy of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, as well as four BBC reissues of Sherlock Holmes collections with introductions written by Steven Moffat, Mark Gatiss, Martin Freeman, and Benedict Cumberbatch. So there’s four more.
Plus there’s Nineteen Eighteen-Four, In Cold Blood (which I did own, but lent to somebody and never got back), Breakfast at Tiffany’s, The Great Gatsby, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, the books on my Goodreads “to-read” list, and I want to re-read the Harry Potter series.
You add all of these together and that is at least $150 worth of books. Plus the $200 worth I haven’t read yet.
So my plan is, before I start buying any of these books, I am going to read every single one of the books in that beautiful, disturbing tribute to my addiction and write about them. That way, I might keep myself occupied long enough to keep my money out of the bookshops. At least until the end of the year. I might be able to con some people into feeding my addiction for me. You know, at Christmas.
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