Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Hello. My name is Caite and....

Totally stolen borrowed from
Traci's Book Bag because it is just so, so true.

A Book Addict's 12 Step Program

Step 1 - We admitted we were powerless over our library - that our shelves had become unmanageable.

Step 2 - Came to believe that LibraryThing could restore us to sanity.

Step 3 - Made a decision to turn our books over to the care of LibraryThing.

Step 4 - Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of our books.

Step 5 - Admitted to LT, to ourselves and to other bibliophiles the exact nature of our addiction to all things bookish.

Step 6 - Were entirely ready to remove all these books...some of these books...none of the books, but we'll try ever so hard not to buy too many more.

Step 7 - Humbly asked Hubby / Home Depot guy to build more shelves.

Step 8 - Made a list of all persons we had ignored while reading, and became willing to make amends to them all.

Step 9 - Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would mean we had to stop reading.

Step 10 - Continued to take personal inventory of our stacks and when we were overflowing, promptly removed our couches / beds / refrigerators to make room for more bookcases.

Step 11 - Sought through email and blogging to improve our contact with publishers who would send us more free books.

Step 12 - Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to other addicts, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.

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