Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Hello, my name is Paige and I have an addiction.

No, it's not cigarettes. No, it's not alcohol. What is it, you ask? Books. More specifically romance novels. Mindless entertainment. A requirement for me as a working mother and wife. I need the mindlessness of a good romance. I have several authors who I just absolutely love (Jude Deveraux, Julie Garwood, Johanna Lindsay, Catherine Coulter, and Nora Roberts). I MUST own their books. No library for me, they have to reside on my book shelf. While this isn't the worst vice I could have, it is a vice nonetheless. I spend way too much money on books.

I read my first romance novel at the tender age of 13. It was This Calder Sky by Janet Dailey (thanks Aunt Carolyn). I still have that copy. I have since bought the whole series in hardback.

Presently I am reading Nora Roberts. I've become obsessed with her new Circle Trilogy. I've read books one and two, but the third doesn't come out until November. I'm going nuts!!!!! *SIGH* Not only that, but I just got my book club flyer and they have 4 of her trilogies each in 1 book for only $14.99 a piece. I'm dying here!! I need (okay, maybe not need) these books. I don't currently own many of Ms. Robert's books and these would take up much less shelf space (I'm running out of shelf space) being all bound together. Oh AND shipping is a flat $1.99 for an entire order!! I need help. I CANNOT buy those books!!! It is not a smart idea right now. Not to mention Christmas is coming and I can put them on my list. Ugh, but I WANT them now!!!!!!!

What is your addiction?


Beth said...

OMG, I love Nora Roberts and her alter ego J.D.Robb ( I think thats right) anyways. She is an amazing and brilliant writer. I am not so much into romance novels. I love the mystery stuff better. Hope all is well. {{{HUGS}}}}}

Sus said...

I am also a romance addict - Nora is my FAVE! It's a guilty pleasure! I am also counting down until book 3 of her trilogy is out...can't wait to see how it ends. Glad to see you have addictions OTHER than JBJ! LOL

Karen said...

The Internets!

Do you shop online or in stores?

Paige said...

Beth: Nora has become one of my faves as well.

Sus: Of course I have other addictions than JBJ. ROFL!! Okay, maybe not a lot of others and he is my BIGGEST addiction.

Karen: I shope mainly online at

CPA Mom said...

Mystery books. I don't have a living room, I turned it into a library. The walls are lined with book shelves. must.stop.buying.books.

also, blogging, a serious addiction.

Aisby said...

I have the same addiction (books in general, not just romance style novels), but I got lucky. My dad is a book junkie, and he buys hardbacks the minute they hit the best seller list. And when he's finished reading, he gives them to me. Am I a lucky girl, or what??