Books, books, books!
Argh!!!!!! I did it again! I could not resist. I bought more books on Amazon.
A friend and I were talking about the Boxer Rebellion in China during the turn of the century. I mentioned how I'd read a romance novel set in that period. I remembered it vividly, although it's been years since I read it, because of the vivid descriptions of the terror felt by the Europeans during the rebellion, and the suspense of the siege.
So I went looking on Amazon for the book and found it. The Time of the Dragon by Dorothy Eden.
It was one of my mother's old romance novels. After she died, I stored the entire collection in a closet in a spare room. But I suddenly had to have the book NOW, because I wasn't sure if that paperback survived the move. Mom might have traded it.
So I bought the book. And then links popped up about other books I read, and loved, during my formative years. Mary Stewart mysteries! They've been reissued. I can get them for new! CLICK... PURCHASE.
And now I have an order coming from Amazon for MORE books I have no time to read and have no room to store in my bookcase. Because I can't get rid of my books. Each time I try, I think, "No, I'll read this again."
I have a Nook and love it. But wow, I love, love, love paperbacks, trade and hardbacks. I can't resist...
My name is Bonnie Vanak and I'm addicted to books.
Is there a 12-step program for this? If so, don't tell me. Because I'm like that character Burgess Meredith played on an old Twilight Zone episode. The bank teller simply loved to read and couldn't stay away from books.
When my Amazon order arrives, I plan to take those books and set them aside for my upcoming birthday. I can't think of a nicer present for myself than taking a few hours to sit and read, read, read!