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I Have a Reading Addiction

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    I Cant Seem To Stop Reading.

    I cant stop reading,I never thought it would become like this. I started reading 1 book per week or smth like that but now I read daily 3-4 books and i cant stop. Its messing me up, I go to sleep really late and I Never go to sleep before finishing a book. And first thing in the...
    Akanee Akanee 22-25 3 Responses Jan 9, 2012

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    I've Been Reading...

    ...since I learned to read. While my mother encouraged me to read and taught me to read before i even entered kinder, she became frustrated with me for always having a book in my hand. She disliked it when I read at the table when we all sat down for a meal. She also insisted...
    OMGitsRiley OMGitsRiley 26-30, F Jun 29, 2012

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    The Master's Sacred Knowledge

    The Master’s Sacred Knowledge A key to your inner treasure! This is the story about a wise old Master who comes across a young man who was about to end his life by hanging himself to a large tree. The wise old Master asks the young man to spare him some of his time before...
    allanrufus allanrufus 36-40, M Dec 13, 2012

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    Reading Addiction?

    Well I never thought of it as an addiction but I guess I do. I always just considered myself a voratious reader. I mean 6-10 books a week isn't an addiction really. I can stop whenever I want. Really. No not really. I can't even eat if I don't have something to read. So yes I...
    bvb1123 bvb1123 41-45, M 10 Responses Apr 12, 2009

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    Have You Ever Wanted To Live In A Story?

    I have loved to read all my life. I particularly enjoy action/adventure and SciFi books with exciting plots and evil villians. However, I continue to find myself intensely wishing that I was living in the stories. Chasing the bad guys, visiting different worlds, etc are all...
    Airbear13 Airbear13 18-21 3 Responses Nov 14, 2010

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    Since I Was Little!!

    I didn't always like to read, and I'll admit it. But when I was 9, my dad rented a movie that I didn't much care for (still don't), Clan of the Cave Bear. However, I fell in love with the book, and it took me a while to get through it the first time. I always got that book...
    Pebbles1982 Pebbles1982 26-30, F Sep 7, 2012

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    Reading To Avoid Real Life

    I have a reading addiction. Reading to me is a mood altering substance. I read compulsively. I read mostly British detective novels and other fiction. I just finished "Crime and Punishment". On the weekends I can spend both days in bed reading. It's especially nice when my cat...
    nowUfunny2 nowUfunny2 61-65, F Sep 3, 2012

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    I'm addicted to fanfics One day I got bored

    and googled 'five nights at freddys fanfic. I read the whole thing and immediately downloaded watt pad. I now read at least one or two pewdiecry fanfics a day. What is life.
    notthsttypeofgirl notthsttypeofgirl 13-15, F Dec 26, 2014

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    The Tragedy Of Literary Experience

    In the movie, You've Got Mail,  Meg Ryan's character says a line that has stuck with me, "So much of what I see reminds me of something I read in a book, when shouldn't it be the other way around?" This is the best way I know to describe my love affair with...
    celticscribe celticscribe 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 19, 2009

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    I Read Too Much.

    Most of the time when I say I read too much, people think I'm bragging. I'm not, I'm serious. If you're reading this, you probably know what I mean. When I was five I learned to read, and I loved it. Back then it was a good thing to curl up with a book. I read more than most five...
    physicsphorever physicsphorever 18-21 1 Response Nov 5, 2012

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    I'm Heavily Addicted To Reading Stories On The Internet. To The Stories That Tend To Trigger The Hormones In Me.

    PLEASE ADD WRITING STORIES TO THE ABOVE STATEMENT TOO. This's become like my own personal drug.. I'm referring to the paranormal,supernatural,romance,sci fiction,erotica genre. I often lose track of time during these sessions of mine.I sit for 5 to 6 hours (depends on when my...
    alienx6 alienx6 18-21 1 Response Oct 5, 2013

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    Yes, Yes I Know

     Well, I'm not that old. I love to read. I can't stop. When I read the book is my life. I hate to be without my book.   My friends, tell me its time to put it down. My grade have gone super bad,cause my book is the only thing I can think of.What people don't know is that I...
    Bug1234 Bug1234 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 26, 2011

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    Bukowski And Rollins

    I am soaking up every snide remark, every observation, every gloriously worded moment, as if I am preparing for battle.and maybe I am.
    arenaissancewoman arenaissancewoman 31-35, F Mar 27, 2013

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    My Reading Addiction

    I didn't believe it at first. Could there be such a thing as an addiction to reading? My husband accused me of being addicted to my books and I laughed it off with him. But the thought stayed in my head and lingered until I realized it might actually be true. I walk around the...
    clairadncr clairadncr 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 23, 2009

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    Looking For New Books

    I have a addiction to reading i love it so much i love it to the point that i actually caused me to need glasses who would think!!! My favorite author is Ellen Hopkins but i have read all her books so far i was wondering if there was anyone out who knew another author that...
    cheneryr cheneryr 22-25, F Feb 5, 2013

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    cessgm cessgm 22-25, F Aug 12, 2014

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    Numbers

    I lost count after 200 in half of a year.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 22, 2012

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    I joined this experience group long ago,

    but my addiction is growing! In the last year I have read the entire Ante-Nicene library. It was terribly addictive as it changed my theology. Of course, addictions are not healthy, but this one has helped me become a better wife, mum, and follower of my God. Whenever I face...
    sailnude sailnude 46-50, F Aug 12, 2014

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    It Started When I Was a Kid

    i remember my mum coming into my room when i was about 8 and saying ok put the book down now its late. I would for a second and as soon as the door closed i would have my nose back in it. I still read a lot sometimes i read 5 books in one week. Sometimes i read so much that my...
    thehippy thehippy 41-45, F 4 Responses May 10, 2009

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    Addicted

    Reading is my passion. I read anyting that I stumble upon regardless of being interesting or not. I have loved reading since I was a little girl.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 5, 2009

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    Enter At Your Own Risk

    You browse the shelves, pick a book...read the inside cover to see if it 'draws you', yes? off you go. I read to escape, its an easy way to get lost because I am always looking in but they don't sense my presence. To the characters in the book I am not party to the story but...
    Plastic500 Plastic500 56-60, F 3 Responses Mar 16, 2011

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    is this bad? I don't think

    so :) Except I stay up till like 3am reading book after book when I have to get up at 7am the next day... BUT THE BOOKS ARE WORTH IT OKAY.
    Readbymyself Readbymyself 13-15 2 Responses Jul 23, 2014

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    5 Chapters

    I cant go a day without reading a least 5 chapters in the story im readng. I have to read any chance I get like at walmart or six flags. Anywhere i'll just pull out my phone and read. Or i'll bring a book with me.
    Yourhikari13 Yourhikari13 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 27, 2012

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    Anything

    I will read anything.  I even read the labels on the cereal boxes in the morning at breakfast. I just love to read.
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 10 Responses Apr 12, 2009

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    I Am A Reading Addict And It Isn't Funny!

    Once I start a book I can't stop. I take the book with me everywhere and read it to the detriment of the rest of my life. I read it while I am supposed to be working, instead of cooking a nice dinner for my family, I heat up some crap so I can read more. I read through the night...
    Bubbbles63 Bubbbles63 46-50, F 1 Response Jun 25, 2012

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    I Can Stop Reading!

    I personally don't think it's a problem to read all the time. But when your english teachers starts lookimg at you like your a freak for having a new book everyday (which I finish everyone) it kinda gets sad on my part. I just can't stop reading! It helps me get out of my world...
    Storyteller12341 Storyteller12341 16-17, F 4 Responses Jan 2, 2012

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    I think one of the more depressing things I put up with at this point in my life would have to be listening to all these other people around my age - and even years younger - who...
    Jugemu Jugemu 31-35, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    We're all addicted to something that takes away the pain of living. - unknown
    Disobey247 Disobey247 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Whoever says that self-harm cannot be an addiction, I want to look them all in the eyes and tell them my story. 6 years on and off, after many times of trying and failing to quit...
    sqirshyfuzzball sqirshyfuzzball 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Hi everybody I have been addicted to uppers and triple cs for half my ******* life and I really need help and I would appreciate any tips on how to kick the triple c addiction. I...
    brandonhaas2 brandonhaas2 18-21, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    This is how opiate addiction really works:
    yolo19 yolo19 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    I have a very addictive personality. I have had many struggles with drugs and alcohol and have always replaced addictions rather than recover. The first drug I took was ecstacy at...
    Facethedemons Facethedemons 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    I'm rather healthy. I eat healthy, I exercise and try to remain zen. But my Achilles heel is and has always been high blood pressure. Oh and alcohol consumption but that's another...
    ThereIsNoName3 ThereIsNoName3 31-35, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I'm addicted to the show teen titans go... It's soooo funny lmao
    AlexPeanutW AlexPeanutW 13-15, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Anyone have an addiction with something that you're ashamed of?
    Beeb07 Beeb07 22-25, F 7 Responses Aug 25

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    laying in bed, got 90 days clean and should be happy. through my addiction, I burned a lot of bridges and am left by myself in a new environment getting sober. I haven't seen any...
    kwheeler0369 kwheeler0369 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    Makeba : my story * deep sigh** I love that book , when I read that book it touched my soul , I was crying and reading , reading and crying , that book just inspired me beautiful...
    Prettibrowngirl Prettibrowngirl 70+, F Aug 24

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    i struggle with a K2/spice/legal high addiction. for around 2 years i use everyday. from waking up, to passing out, I would be totally out of it. I have no been clean for around 2...
    scottdominic94 scottdominic94 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 23

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    How To Turn Six Dollars Into Six Thousand Dollars: I found this on a bulletin board and decided to try it. A little while back I was browsing through newsgroups just like you are...
    manusundr manusundr 46-50, M Aug 22

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    I have struggled with drug addiction for 32 years but today I am clean I have been clean for 3 years and 3 months I have never been in a detox or rehab I got clean off my own back...
    Vickinlondon Vickinlondon 46-50, M 4 Responses Aug 22

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    We are all surrounded by them. It's more common than people re