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Book Addicts Anonymous

Yes. I admit it. I hold up my hand and do so solemnly declare to anyone who will listen—I am an addict.

But just to clarify that statement, I’m a book addict and, if there were such a thing (is there?) I would be a fully-fledged card-carrying member of Book Addicts Anonymous.

Yes, you guessed it. I was out again at the local mall picking up items I needed, and went looking for a birthday card and … quite by accident, as you do, wandered into the bookshop. And yes, I did it again. Bought another book. I know, I know, I need to curb my craving and pace myself before (a) I’m broke, or (b) I’m setting up a sleeping palate in said premises. Especially as I have several unread books on my TBR that continue to mock me with, ‘What, did you forget us?’ No, no I didn’t but, in my defence, I just had to buy this book because there were only two copies left on the shelf and it’s the second in a new series by an author I love and—

And I just have to know what’s going to happen next.


  1. Well, there may be no cure for that particular addiction, Alex. And, honestly, that’s not a bad thing. Besides, you can comfort yourself with the knowledge that you are keeping hard-working authors and book dealers employed. 🙂

    • Alex says

      Ah, to true, Margot. I suspect there are a great many of us addicts happily keeping the publishing industry going despite the onset of ebooks. Which probably makes us buy more, rather than less.

  2. Kenny Harrison says

    You gotta do what you gotta do to break a cliffhanger from a previous read, Alexandra.

    Hi, my name is Kenny, and I too am an addict, of sorts.

    • La Blonde says

      Ha! Ha! I already knew you were an addict too, Kenny. Our love of books will keep us out of any mischief as we curl up on a couch to read.

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