March 12, 2010

Confession a Book Junkie: Book Gluttons... Reading Addicts.... We Are.

I'm a book glutton. There is no library deep enough to please my innermost's innermost. One page at a time, I pursue satiation.

The day always ends with reading a book. During the day, I read online. I read for a living, you could say. I would say. I just did. I read for a living. They think they pay me to do other things, but that is what is really going on. Reading. Voraciously. More than you might guess. Triple tasking. Distracted. By articles linked to stories, linked to poems, linked to books online. And back again.

Addicted to books, I am. I love books.

While writing this, I stopped and looked at Amazon. I read reviews. And a few pages. Then I Googled. Anything. Anything showed up, so I read about it.

And the news. Obama's in trouble. Bush is forgotten, but Obama blames him anyway. Rove still likes waterboarding. Retails sales are up. People are talking still about the Oscars. Huffington Post is obsessing about red carpet breasts. Which I didn't see. I was reading.

And Twitter (See book. I'm quoted in there.). And Facebook. Someone had something to say. I wanted to know. I had to know. They wrote something. I read it. Now I know.

I read at lunch. I read when no one is looking. I read in plain view, secretly. I have a book stashed in my satchel. Another might be in the pocket of my coat. It could be I am reading while listening to a lecture... about something else.

My eyes do get tired. So I sleep... and dream of reading. In my dreams, the book is always good.

2 comments:

dadlak said...

I know where you are. My piano teacher noted that he never sees me without a book, which is pretty much true.

Brockeim said...

I'm not sure how this developed. I don't think in real life I come across as a mousy librarian, or even that I'm a reader is part of how friends or acquaintances would describe me. Still, I have a lifestyle filled with reading one way or another.

I do try to steer away from the political bashing reading. So much negativity wrapped up in both the writers and readers of that. I try to keep up with the news, though more often than not, it is the odd stories that grab my interest. You know, the guy who does some crazy thing, human interest stories with some modicum of depth.

I love the piano. How far along are you?