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you start a book exchange at work and the managers complain it's taking up too much room! (Ours is running onto the floor lol.)

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...you complain to the bank that they need bigger safety deposit boxes, because how on earth are you supposed to protect your precious books from fire in THOSE things without buying a whole wall.

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You listen to TV while reading a good book - or shut it off entirely!

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...you like reading a`mystery instead of watching one on tv

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you take a few seconds to select what you're going to wear in the morning for work, but take 10 minutes to pick out the book you're going to bring with you for your break.

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when you HAVE to carry your book in the car because you might get stuck at a long red light or worst yet, get stuck on the highway in a traffic jam.

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You didn't create your own personal system to fit your shelving and book collect? **smiles**
I'd don't lend, but I operate a large reading library that leads to strange midnight discussions about Life, the Universe, & Everything.

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beat ya there--i go library of congress with my books!

you know you're a bookworm when people know they can make you do anything in exchange for books (ex., change my oil for me and you can have any 2 books on my shelf)

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when you start your own Dewey Decimal System.

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true--nobody borrows my stuff anymore, except my parents because otherwise they get ruined or are lost

you know a bookworm when there's an actual percentage in the personal budget set aside for books each paycheck/month--and it routinely gets broken anyway

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Loved that last one! Actually, my rule is you can borrow anything I own EXCEPT my books. emoticon

He was a tubby little chap who looked as if he had been poured into his clothes and had forgotten to say "when!"
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...when someone asks to borrow a book, you make sure to get their contact information and stipulate a date of return, with a fining policy in case they bend it up too much

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When you break your ankle and one of the first concerns is directing someone to return library books AND you request a hold stack so you have something to reads as if you don't have any in the house already. :0)

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Sooo many of these are what I do too!

Ummm, my library reserves list is now at 33 emoticon

Smile .... it makes people wonder what you're up to ;-)

It is far easier to MAKE time to exercise than it is to FIND time to exercise. You want results???? MAKE it happen.

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there's a book next to every toilet in the house...just in case.

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When every piece of paper or business card is considered for worthiness as a bookmark.

When you'll read anything at the dinner table, even the packaging on the condiments.

When you get in trouble at school for trying to hide a book in your desk so you can read during class.

When people have to buy you gift cards to bookstores instead of actual books, because otherwise they buy you duplicates.

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You read a book while waiting in line at an amusement park. I saw someone doing this recently!

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you renew your library books online and just can't help yourself peeking at more .... and end up reserving another 14 emoticon

Smile .... it makes people wonder what you're up to ;-)

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I'm not quite that bad - I "listen" to TV and read.

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The TV and radios in their home gathers dust.

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you carry a book in your pocket at work, "just in case . . ."

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Start to get antsy when the TBR pile inches down towards 20.

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they're down to their last $20, it'll be a week before the next paycheck, and they find books they want on that once in a lifetime sale. Then they remember their gas tank's running on fumes...and then they spend a while going back and forth between books and gas.

they double bag their new books and walk home.

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... you read there's a book sale and you just CAN'T keep away emoticon no matter how hard you try

Smile .... it makes people wonder what you're up to ;-)

It is far easier to MAKE time to exercise than it is to FIND time to exercise. You want results???? MAKE it happen.

Keep trying - you CAN do it - believe in yourself!


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people give you a list of books and you have most of them!

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Push yourself up, dust yourself off, and start all over again!

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...they've built a large outbuilding on their property just for their personal library. I know a couple who did this last year. The library is the same size as their house!

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the local librarian asks YOU where to find something.

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...they can be used as the local public library

That's my dad!! I don't need a library I just browse his garage.

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I am doing that on Friday! Our library will be having it's annual used book sale.


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you have a bookcase full of books you haven't read yet, but you see the great sale at the store and you get another armload.

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when you refuse to leave the house without a book.

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You know you're a bookworm when you begin to feel anxious if your beside to read pile is less than 10 books emoticon

Smile .... it makes people wonder what you're up to ;-)

It is far easier to MAKE time to exercise than it is to FIND time to exercise. You want results???? MAKE it happen.

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you nab some professional library labels, your typewriter, some book tape, and go to town organizing your books library of congress style

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When you are a kid and you read under the covers with a flashlight, while you are supposed to be sleeping

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It pays to be a mailbox watcher, I received my BOMC2 book as well as 4 of the 6 books I ordered from Mystery Guild Book Club. So many books to read, so little time. lol

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I have really enjoyed all of the answers to this message board. Good job!

Slowly and surely wins the race.


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So glad I'm not the only one .... the library will be ringing me tomorrow emoticon

Smile .... it makes people wonder what you're up to ;-)

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As you go about your ADL you keep one eye on the mailbox since the next shipment of books is in route to your house.

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The library emails my request and I have to stop downloading library free audio/ebooks books to read it.

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LOL!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

Barcle, so true! It's the family joke, my 12:30 automated call from the library.

He was a tubby little chap who looked as if he had been poured into his clothes and had forgotten to say "when!"
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I am so glad to learn that I am not alone.
I really enjoyed reading all of these answers.

Slowly and surely wins the race.


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OMG - I have actually done that!!! emoticon

I know I'm a bookworm when the local library rings almost every day to say there's a reserved book arrived for me emoticon

Smile .... it makes people wonder what you're up to ;-)

It is far easier to MAKE time to exercise than it is to FIND time to exercise. You want results???? MAKE it happen.

Keep trying - you CAN do it - believe in yourself!


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You see a book at the library or store, and get it - only to discover you already had it deep in the TBR piles!

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When you have 30 library books out and still more on reserve emoticon

Smile .... it makes people wonder what you're up to ;-)

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When someone sees your lunchbox it has a book in it instead of food!

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Ugh. I am guilty of all of the above so far, lol. How about...

when you find yourself going to read "just one more chapter" and 200 pages and 3 hours later, you realize you'd better go to sleep before it's daylight outside (LOL)

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You are never seen in a doctor's waiting room without a book in your hand.


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Haha that's me!

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Amen to that one! I have books everywhere. I also have a ton of bookmarks but not nearly enough. Although I try and read one book at a time. I have piles of books everywhere. I have tons I have read. I am a bookworm for sure! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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... when you bring a book along even though you are the driver



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...when you have ten or more book markers and it still isn't enough!

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...you need a pair of bathtub reading glasses because the steam warps the frames of your regular glasses

...you have perfected the art of bathing, washing your hair, and shaving your legs without taking your eyes off the book. (Took years of practice)

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I second Karen's story. Been there done that.

You know you are a bookworm when every chair in your house has a different book to read started on or beside it or a TBR pile beside it. (truth) I even have 2 beside my computer (one on each side).

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When you go to the library thinking, "I'll just drop off these two books, since I still have five more at home," and come back out of the library with ten MORE books!

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When in spite of all you do your TBR pile keeps growing and growing.

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when they're adept at brushing teeth, combing hair and walking down busy city streets, all while reading a book at the same time.

He was a tubby little chap who looked as if he had been poured into his clothes and had forgotten to say "when!"
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when they are stumbling over their TBR piles and the house looks like an obstacle course because of all those piles and boxes

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When everyone at work wants to borrow books from you and you have to keep a card file to keep track of the loans. :0)

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You have shelves of books and books in boxes waiting for shelf space & you still order more books! emoticon

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You can boast some gory paper cuts from page-turning.

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You are reading more than 3 books at one time for pleasure.

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You have a room full of book shelves and still no place to store the rest of your books.

50 is the new 30.


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They give you a list of books, and nothing else, for holidays and birthday gifts!

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You know someone's a bookworm when

That big check arrives and the first thing they do is buy another set of bookshelves.

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