Too Many Books?
Is there such a thing?
Hi, I’m Robin and I’m a Homeschool Resource Junkie. I am a bibliophile, a book addict, a bookaholic, addicted to books.
The practice of loving or collecting books is dubbed bibliophilism, and the adjective form of the term is bibliophilic. I have a the habitual longing to purchase, read, store, admire and consume books in excess.
I wonder if all homeschool moms are bibliophiles or they become bibliophiles? I think it a chicken or egg question that will remain a mystery.
21 Signs You Are a Homeschool Book Junkie
- Every wall in your house has a bookshelf and you are contemplating how to hang more from the ceiling.
- You wakened groggy the morning after a curriculum fair, unable to remember how many you books you bought or how much you spent? You shake in fear at the thought of looking at the receipts.
- You ordered a fourth filing cabinet because the 1-3 are overflowing with curriculum catalogs.
- The local owners of used bookstores invite you to their kids birthday parties.
- The flash cards fall out of your craft closet and bury your toddler and large dog.
- Your night stand is toppling over and there are large tumbling stacks on the floor. with books that, yes, block the path to the bathroom but give you great comfort and inspiration.
- You can’t read a full curriculum review on the Internet without clicking through to see if you can afford it.
- You were on the first waiting list for a Kindle.
- The librarian greets you with “Oh, you again!
- Your mailman ask for anothe rroute becasue of that homeschool mom and all those book deliveries (even after you installed the super duper humongous mailbox he still can’t fit ALL the packages in).
- Amazon denies you a renewal of Prime Shipping.
- You are purging by selling your books on Amazon (see Mine Here)
- You would not think of going to the doctor or dentist, without book bag stuffed with several genre options.
- When you finish a book you get this awful empty feeling, like you just pulled the plug on a loved one.
- You lend out your curriculum to your homeschooling friends but don’t tell them you’ve never used it yourself.
- You made the decision to purchase your home based on the built in book shelves.
- Your hubby put his photo in your curriculum catalog stack to remind you of what he looks like.
- Your collection contains more books than any family with 20 children could possibly read in one lifetime
- You buy what looks like the greatest curriculum ever the curriculum fair only to get home to find you bought the same one two years ago.
- Your children refer to Boarders and Barns & Noble dangerous places. They know once you go in they might not see you for days.
- You visit Library Thing, Good Reads, and Shelfari daily.