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Old September 10 2008, 03:32 PM   #1
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Is it possable to have a reading addiction?

Seriously. I have just over 250 Star Trek novels and I have read them all. A few of them I have read more than once. And, every month, I get whatever new books come out.

Yes, now that I think about it, it is probably possable to be addicted. But, in reality, there are probably worse things to be addicted to.

Anyone else have this type of addiction/collection?
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Old September 10 2008, 03:52 PM   #2
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Re: Is it possible to have a reading addiction?

I must have somewhere around a thousand Star Trek books by now. And several thousand books that aren't Star Trek books. I haven't read them all yet, though.

When I was 11 or so, I got my first pair of glasses. Cut back on the reading a little, I was told, and I'd probably be back to not needing glasses in a year or two. You can probably guess how that turned out.
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Old September 10 2008, 04:45 PM   #3
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Re: Is it possible to have a reading addiction?

Yes and everyone in this forum has it.

Seriously, books have caused much sleep deprivation for me, most recently the last two nights when I finished Dawn of the Eagles and started Fearful Symmetry.
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Old September 10 2008, 04:56 PM   #4
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Re: Is it possible to have a reading addiction?

I've read probably 98% of all Trek books published. About 12 years ago I discovered the Used Book Store, and it was all downhill from there.
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Old September 10 2008, 04:58 PM   #5
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Re: Is it possible to have a reading addiction?

Hello, my name is JAG and I am a readaholic.

Yes it is possible, and I am one.
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Old September 10 2008, 05:47 PM   #6
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Re: Is it possable to have a reading addiction?

I have over a hundred ST books, and probably 500 others, with more coming in almost weekly. Plus magazine subscriptions means that I spend a good portion of my spare time reading, and what I have left I spend writing and on these boards.
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Old September 10 2008, 06:00 PM   #7
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Re: Is it possable to have a reading addiction?

My fiance used to think so. Then I got back into World of Warcraft. She starting thinking about the good old days when I read all the time. Now that I'm bored of WoW and am blasting through a lot of books I think she's happier again. Well, until the expansion comes out.
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Old September 10 2008, 08:19 PM   #8
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Re: Is it possable to have a reading addiction?

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My fiance used to think so. Then I got back into World of Warcraft. She starting thinking about the good old days when I read all the time. Now that I'm bored of WoW and am blasting through a lot of books I think she's happier again. Well, until the expansion comes out.
I used to spend my time on such things, but now my wife comes first. But after my wife, and maybe my career, comes Star Trek Novels and Magazines.
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Old September 10 2008, 08:23 PM   #9
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Re: Is it possable to have a reading addiction?

Johnhead99 wrote: View Post
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My fiance used to think so. Then I got back into World of Warcraft. She starting thinking about the good old days when I read all the time. Now that I'm bored of WoW and am blasting through a lot of books I think she's happier again. Well, until the expansion comes out.
I used to spend my time on such things, but now my wife comes first. But after my wife, and maybe my career, comes Star Trek Novels and Magazines.
I guess I'm the lucky one who has a wife who enjoys WoW and reading as much if not more than I do!
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Old September 10 2008, 08:32 PM   #10
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Re: Is it possable to have a reading addiction?

I went through a readaholic phase a few years ago. Right now I'm in a sleepaholic phase though. Stupid school.
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Old September 10 2008, 08:54 PM   #11
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Re: Is it possable to have a reading addiction?

I'm school right now, so I really don't have time to be a readaholic. But I am a tv-addict, so I apend most of my free time watching TV and reading (I read during commercial breaks) and at school. I'm also hoping to get a job, so that's gonna knock down my tv/reading time even more.
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Old September 10 2008, 08:56 PM   #12
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Re: Is it possable to have a reading addiction?

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But I am a tv-addict, so I apend most of my free time watching TV and reading (I read during commercial breaks) and at school.
If you get a TIVO that would knock your reading time down even more...
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Old September 10 2008, 09:01 PM   #13
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Yeah, probalby. But then again, I would have more free non-tv time that I could use for reading.
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Old September 10 2008, 10:15 PM   #14
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Yes and everyone in this forum has it.
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Old September 11 2008, 03:41 AM   #15
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Steve Roby wrote: View Post
I must have somewhere around a thousand Star Trek books by now. And several thousand books that aren't Star Trek books. I haven't read them all yet, though.
Same here.

I am SERIOUSLY addicted to reading.

Wait, that's not a bad thing is it?
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