28 August 2007

Book Snob...blah blah blah


I've been told lately that I am a book snob and, well, I agree. Wait, dont' stop reading-let me explain. I'm obsessed with books. I have decided we all have a little part of ourselves that is OCD and mine has to do with books. I feel the need to buy every book I read and sometimes this can get me into trouble because I may buy a book and hate it and then what am I to do with the book? One option is to give the book to a friend, but why subject them to the lameness and stupidity of which I have just read. It's similar to when I taste something gross and without thinking turn to a friend and say, try this.
Meanwhile back to books and my OCD and quite possibly a little ADD. It pains me at times to lend books to people for fear that the book will come back looking used. Ridiculous I know. Books are to be read. And I do read and I even write in the margins of my books so I've come a long way thanks to my psychotherapist Dr. Shae. I am also partial to Penguin Publishing and hardback books, but I don't like the dust jackets.
So I've been thinking a lot about my reading habits lately and decided to read something new. Curious to know what happened? Don't be, but I'm going to expound anyway. The book was terrible and I joke that I could write a better book and I probably can't, but I guess that type of book is what America and the known world enjoys reading which means I must be some alien creature who belongs in, hmmmm, Russia? You may now call me Shellinskaya.

4 comments:

Lohra said...

Shellinskaya! You're cracking me up...just as I expected. I'm afraid I may have been one of those people returning books to you looking more used than when I borrowed them...please don't send me to Siberia. ...and Penguin publishing? I'm curious...

SHELLS BELLS! said...

There's just something about that cure little Penguin that keeps me coming back for more...books that is. I blame Eric.

King Fairbanks said...

have you ever managed to read Dr. Seuss?

SneeSni said...

opps...I borrowed one of your books and still have it in my possession. It's "Riding the Bus with my Sister" or something of the like. Anyway, it fell more in the "poor literature" category for me so it's taken no priority to be returned to it's rightful owner. Which can actually mean I'm just lazy and forgetful. sorry! I'll get it back soon- that's a promise!