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Thursday, April 7, 2011


Confessions of a Book Addict in Springtime
Raine Delight

I have a love-hate feeling with spring. On one hand, I love seeing the trees start to bud, the flowers peaking out and planning my flower garden. What I don’t like is the way my allergies seem to explode from March-October. I think I have a permanent supply of Kleenex those months. I don’t know about you but as much as I love this season, my poor sinuses hate it. *sniffles*

As the seasons change here, there seems to be a burst of wonderful books coming out along with the daffodils and cherry blossoms. I am not sure how this happens, but I do know once spring gets here, my reading list explodes and my poor honey moans he is going to need to build a new room for all my books that I get. I can’t help it. My inner book addict loves books, be it an e-book or print copy. Doesn’t matter to her as long as she gets her fix! She is like a junkie…when she sees a really good excerpt/book blurb; she just has to have it. I swear there has to be a 12-step program for book addicts. You know, where we all introduce ourselves and say “Yes I am a book addict” to a round of applause and encouragement. I think we could even get a reality TV show…what do you think? Would that work? I think so. I am sure the possibilities are endless as are the choices of some new (or oldies but goodies) favorites to enjoy. So this spring, my goal is to reign in my wild child inner book addict so my poor honey doesn’t complain too much on all my books. Really…going…to…try but its sooooo hard………must….have…this book.

Raine Delight is a pseudonym of a self professed book lover and after one too many TSTL characters, decided to see if she could write something a little better. Well many drafts later, Devon Falls series came to together. Check out my book pages to see what is going on with me. My muse is a male nut who likes to leave me to go sip mai tais on the beach and leave me foundering for words; though eventually he takes pity on me and gets my words flowing and characters start settling down.

Personal notes: I live with my own boytoy and two kids. I love Johnny Depp movies and enjoy hiking, reading and watching movies with my family.

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JoanneR said...

I could easily join you in the book-addicts club. Know exactly how you feel. Must have, must have! Including yours!!!

Maria said...

Lol Raine! I don't even try to reign in the book addict anymore...if I have the money and I want it....I just get it....I am running out of room so maybe it's time to get rid of some of the one's that I've read or switch to all electronic books...but I love the covers on the print books...*sigh*...yeah...definitely a book


Raine Delight said...

I know the feeling. I need a new e-reader now to hold more books. I love my print books and there are so many e-books I want to read, it seems like the supply is endless. :)

Thanks for coming by guys.

Teresa K. said...


Hi my name is Teresa and I'm a book addict.LOL My son says; "if I bring another book home, he's going to shoot me". Well guess what that doesn't stop me from having them on my Kindle, and I just wait for him not to be home and I bring the new books in.

Great post Raine.

Teresa K.

chey said...

I too am a book addict. I don't even know how many books are in my tbr pile but I get more books way before I get all those books read.

Jean P said...

I love to read, I have a long list of books on my wish list and buy list. I can't imagine life not being able to read.

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Rebekah E. said...

I am also a book addict. I try to go through them but there are just too many. But I just love to read and wouldn't give it up for anything.

Kristabel Reed said...

I feel your allergy pain. I haven't taken a free breath in weeks. Course, I also feel your book addiction! I have many books (print and e) all over the place, but very little time to read anymore.

Does this mean I have to renounce my status as a book addict? Change it Book Hoarder? Hmmm...

cheryl c said...

Fellow bookaholic here! :-)

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Judy said...

My husband and son has the allergy problem!! My son is worse when the pollen is flying around. That is happening now, my car sometimes look like it is yellow instead of white.

I am also a book addict. I have started getting a few e-books since I got a Kindle for Christmas, but I also love the smell and feel of a good book:)


Debra said...

When you turn the first page of a good book,you are transported into another world.I consider writing an art form. It's painting pictures with words.When I can read a wonderful love story,I rise above the problems and stress of my life to a place of romance and enjoyment.I became addicted to reading at seven years old.My first book was "Green Mansions" I bought my grandaughter that first book.I will read it to her on her next birthday. Might as well pass a good thing down to her!

Cathy M said...

Great post, Raine. You've got yourself another book addict here too, lol.

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booklover0226 said...


I know what you mean about books. I good excerpt or even a blurb has be buying the book... and the whole series!

I'm forced to give up book buying during Lent each year... and it ain't easy!

Tracey D
booklover0226 at gmail dot com

Terra Pennington said...

Sign me up I am addicted to books got more than I can read in a year but can't seem to stop buying more. Love my Books.


Pommawolf said...

I too am a book addict. Many years ago when my kids were in grade school my H and I went to some therapy. The therapist told my H that I had an addiction. To books. The problems that we were having had nothing to do with us, but rather too much outside family interference. I was so angry, but we found another person to help us with the issues at the time. I still laugh over it after all these years as the therapist ended up being sued by her clients for thieft and abuse of power.
My H gave me a Kindle I the fall of 2009. It is the best gift I've ever gotten. So I join you ALL in the addiction...we be just fine...*S*

Faith said...

Ugh. You said a terrible word: allergies!


hzjhf said...

Another book addict here :)
Thanks for the great post!!!

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Carol Burge said...

Hey there, fellow book addict! Welcome to the club! I wish there was a twelve-step-program. I need to kick the habit, too.

Best of luck with your Devon Falls Series, Raine! They sound great!

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Pender Mackie said...

I'm a book addict too. I'll join the club, but because I love to hear which books people have read and what they recommend. I don't actually want to give up my addiction. LOL

Terra Pennington said...

Hi Ms. Delight,

Nothing like a good book and so hard to say no when you see one that has your name all over it.


EdgesAngel23 said...

Hello, my name is Ashley and I am a book addict :) My fiance often moans I'm going to run him into the poor house, but at the same time he likes that he always knows what to get me for a gift for any occasion :) I think I've run my poor library special request lady crazy too because I always ask for millions of books at a time! lol
Great post!
Ashley A

Sarah Ahiers (Falen) said...

i don't have allegies, but the one thing i do hate about spring is all the mud and wet. No thanks

Anonymous said...

Ever since I got my Kindle in November my book buying has doubled. I think it is because I don't realize how many ebooks I am buying unlike with my over stuffed bookshelf.

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