ruthless compassion (aroraborealis) wrote,
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Literature Abuser?

Are you a Literature Abuser?

Take this test and find out!

How many of these apply to you? [I've bolded mine :) ]

I have read fiction when I was depressed, or to cheer myself up.
I have gone on reading binges of an entire book or more in a day.
I read rapidly, often 'gulping' chapters.
I have sometimes read early in the morning or before work.

I have hidden books in different places to sneak a chapter without being seen.
Sometimes I avoid friends or family obligations in order to read novels.
Sometimes I re-write film or television dialog as the characters speak.

I am unable to enjoy myself with others unless there is a book nearby.
At a party, I will often slip off unnoticed to read.
Reading has made me seek haunts and companions which I would otherwise avoid.
I have neglected personal hygiene or household chores until I have finished a novel.
I have spent money meant for necessities on books instead.
I have attempted to check out more library books than permitted.
Most of my friends are heavy fiction readers.
I have sometimes passed out from a night of heavy reading.

I have suffered 'blackouts' or memory loss from a bout of reading.
I have wept, become angry or irrational because of something I read.
I have sometimes wished I did not read so much.
Sometimes I think my reading is out of control.


If you answered 'yes' to four or more of these questions, you may be a literature abuser. Affirmative responses to seven or more indicates a serious problem.
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