Are you suffering from bibliophilia? Please answer the following questionnaire with “yes” or “no”:
- Do you spend money on books every month?
- Do you always have space problem in your wardrobe because you have too many books?
- Do you always have a “to read” list?
- Do you always feel like: so many books to read, so less time?
- Do you always carry a book, where ever you go?
- The first thing you do is smell the pages of the book, when you get your own copy of the book?
- Do you always have a book in your hand, when waiting for someone?
- When you get a book as your gift, you feel the happiest?
- Are you not able to stop talking when any topic on books is discussed?
- Do you always end up buying a book from a bookstore, before crossing it over?
- You get annoyed when your non-reader friend folds a page in the book to mark the page number, instead of using the book marks?
- Do you possess a huge collection of bookmarks with funny messages written?
- Do you always feel people are stupid when they see your collection of books and ask: have you read all these books?
- Do you always hope your appointments get delayed or you get stuck in traffic, so that you get some more time to read?
- Do you often think: why can’t I just read, all the time, every day?
If your answer is “yes” to three or more questions, then you are suffering from chronic bibliophilia.
The long term risks include:
- Improved vocabulary
- Unlimited access to knowledge resources
- Lower stress levels
- Increased creativity
- Impressive social skills
There is no cure found till date for bibliophilia. The best treatment suggested is taking a book club membership or a library membership and keep reading.
Begin a bibliophile is not bad. I am one of them. My answer is “yes” to most of the above questions. Last Sunday, I went to book store to just buy one sticky note. And see what I ended up buying:
So, now four new books added to my “to-read” list 🙂
I am a happy book addict and don’t need any other drug for stress relief.
Happy reading 🙂