Why Books are Bad Bad Very Bad


Everyone talks about books being SO good for us… Great for the minds and what not. We should read to our kids, and get them to love reading! I don’t deny all of this. However, there is a dark side to books that people rarely talk about that I’m going to lay all out there today.

Books are addicting.

You know how the experts talk about addictions being bad when they begin to interfere with your everyday life? Hello new science fiction novel! What have you done to me?

my reading addiction

I barely broke away to write this post. I just wanted to pop in and tell you I’m still alive, all is well, the kids are ok thanks to their father, and hopefully I’ll finish the series quick enough so I won’t be gone too long. Over the weekend I finished books 1 and 2, and I’m about a third through book 3.

Oh forgive my rudeness, I didn’t tell you what book. I’m reading The Lunar Chronicles series. It was one I put on my list to start once I finished Harry Potter and it just took me awhile to pick up and get going. Even a few chapters in I wasn’t hooked but somewhere around chapter 10 it was all over. Bye kids, bye husband, bye work, food, and other inessentials.

lunar chronicle series

Sometimes I think it’s just me who has this problem. But after sending a few snaps about my book a friend asked me what I was reading, and is also now sucked into the vortex of this series. Well, she may already be out on the other side. A few hours after telling her the name of the book she was already reading passed me and onto book two.

I guess I could tell you a little of what it’s about. Though my description may not peak your interest.

It’s a science fiction twist on the fairytale stories we’re familiar with. The first one being Cinderella, but in this story she’s a cyborg.

I know I know, you’re probably thinking I’m not into that stuff. But really, did we think we were into stories about wizards or vampires before we ready Harry Potter or Twilight? No! So don’t knock it til you try it.

I’ve been re-telling the story to Lil’ J and she’s quite intrigued. Of course I’d rather be reading further instead of just telling her about it, but I want her to know that books are awesome and reading is fun. Though that may or may not be the message I send when I say “Shhhhhhhh! Go make yourself a snack, this book is getting really good!”

Anyway, I’ve been away from my friends in this tale long enough and I want to see how they’re doing. Don’t worry I’ve got something great planned here on the blog tomorrow. Thankfully I scheduled it before I found a new series.

Oh, and at the risk of falling to my addiction again… Do you by chance have any other books you could recommend, for when I’m done? I may need another fix.

Also, can you ask me that Mother’s Day question again? All I want is my a week like this:

Girl with books

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  1. I definitely suffer with this problem as well! I made the mistake of starting the Shatter Me series by Tahereh Mafi the week of my wedding and was completely out of it. It was actually a blessing because then I had no time to stress, just obsess. I’d recommend that series, along with Shadow and Bone series by Leigh Bardugo, The Darkest Minds by Alex Bracken, and Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir. They’re fantastic, I promise! If you ever check them out let me know!!

    1. Hahaha! That is so funny, and sounds like something I’d do!! I remember when i started Twilight I was in the middle of a college semester and it was like I couldn’t function. Ok I’m adding all of these to my list, thanks!!

  2. Hahaha! I need to get into another book series, or just book period.

    I’m worried if I do, the house will halfway fall apart. So I will wait until my husband gets back from his roadtrip!

    Oh, and I’ll probably check out this book series. Thanks 🙂

  3. Have you read anything by Sarah Jio? She was a Glamour blogger for years and her books are super easy reads that suck me in every time. It’s rare that it takes me more than a couple days to read them unless I force myself to put it down. All of the stories are mysteries that take place across a couple different time periods. The characters’ paths cross decades apart, and it’s fun to find “clues” throughout the books that lead to understanding the link between the characters. They may be a little predictable at times, but they definitely get me hooked! But as a mom, you may want to avoid “Blackberry Winter”. That one was a little tough to swallow. Still good, though. The rest are fun little reads. My favorite might be “Goodnight, June”, just because it uses “Goodnight Moon” as its muse 🙂

    1. I haven’t! But wow that sounds like an awesome series. I like quick, but I also like the feeling of “can’t put this down.” I can’t believe it but I actually haven’t picked my book up yet today. I’m sad cause I have to get Lil’ J in an hour and I missed my chance and actually got work done instead 🙁

  4. I LOVE THIS SERIES! I just finished about 2 months ago. Definitely one of my favs. Another good one is the Shatter Me series. It’ll keep you on your toes that’s for sure. I’m currently reading the Red Queen series. Also a good one. So glad to know you’re a fellow reader of these kind of books!

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