Confessions of a Readaholic

This morning there’s a layer of slime about a centimeter think on my contact lenses, I’ve got the shakes, and I’m sweating profusely. Yes, I’m totally gross, but I’m not sick. These are the side effects of staying awake until two in the morning reading, not being able fall asleep until four because I can’t stop analyzing what I’ve read, and then having to get up two hours later to get the kids ready for school and myself ready for work.

I know what you’re thinking. If you knew you were going to feel disgusting the next day, why did you do it? My answer… sometimes I just can’t help myself.

So here’s my confession. I started reading at about five o’clock last night and didn’t stop. Because of my obsession, I let several phone calls ring until voicemail picked them up. I left a load of whites in the dryer, which are now probably wrinkled beyond salvation. My kids wanted to play video games and eat cold cereal for dinner, so I let them. And I got no writing of my own done. Crap.

I think my mom gave me some kind a bad gene because she used to do things like this. One of my sisters is the same way too. Yes, I think I’ll blame it on my mom. She’ll only laugh when I tell her.


  1. Yess!!!
    This is so me! When I read Atlantis Rising and Atlantis quest I couldn’t stop. I read Atlantis Rising until 4 in the morning and when I received Atlantis Quest in the mail at 7pm I read until 3am when I finished it.
    It makes me sad that some of my friends don’t understand my obsession with books and sometimes I feel like I don’t have anyone to share it with. When I told my friends that I stayed up till 4 am reading a book they just said, “wait but if you were awake you could have been doing notes for school or studying.”
    Reading this post makes me feel like I am not alone in my obsession!
    Thank you,

    • Gloria Craw says: - reply

      Wow, my messages got buried and I only just found this! I’m terribly sorry for the really late reply! I’m so glad you enjoy the books and are a reading owl like me 🙂

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