Wednesday, May 27, 2009

How to Spot An Addict

• Always have a fix or two in their possession
Search bags, pockets or car you will find a book or more. Some addicts are very imaginative they hide audio books on ipods or mp3 players and other electronic gadgets like the Kindle or Sony Reader.

• Have stashes all over their living space.
Look on shelves, bedside tables, in the kitchen and yes even bathrooms.

• Their sleep habits change
Many will have dark rings under their eyes, a sign they were up all night reading.

• Have a supplier/dealer on every corner.
These dealers have no fear of the law and are brazen enough to actually advertise. Known top dealers include,, Barnes and Noble, Books-A-Million and Sony econnect. The list goes on. A hardcore addict will patronize every one.

• Mental signs to look for
Book addicts usually have a great command of language. Like to correct grammar and usually have a higher than normal IQ.

• Favorite Hangouts
Libraries, bookshops, book signings, book clubs and with intelligent people.

• Favorite Kinds of people
Love writers, especially if they are published and other readers.

• Favorite Topics
What they are reading, why they reading, who is reading what. What they plan to read next. Who are their favorite authors and what these authors are presently working on? The Freedom of Speech and Expression.

• Things that Worry or Confuse them
Book burners and anyone who is trying to destroy or ban a book. People who don’t read and illiteracy.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

My Favorite Things

They say you get to know people by what they love and hate. So here's a list of things I absolutely love:-

Audio Books
My Sony Reader 505 (Although the battery isn't holding the charge)
My Ipods (I have six)
My Mac Powerbook
Iphones (Haven't Got One yet, But I do have 13 applications sitting in my itunes)
Amazon Kindle. I'm salivating, lusting for one
and finally my DVD Collection.

Reading For A Living

EEEEEK!…. That's me screaming, talk about a dream job. Can you imagine? Reading all day, all afternoon, all night? It’s binge reading with no end, and there are people out there who would actually pay you to do it. Absolute heaven!

Talk about getting paid to do something you love! Amazing. I bought this book on, unfortunately I could not find it as an audio book or as an electronic book for my Sony 505 Reader. Nevertheless it is a great buy with lots of tips for anyone who is looking to get in this field . The book covers story analysis skills which will prove invaluable to both professional readers and writers. On the downside the book is a bit dated i.e. 1990 nevertheless there’s still a lot of useful information.