Random Book Musings: Do friends and family understand your book obsession? #travelingsistersread #BookBloggers


I always have these random bookish questions that I’m curious about so I ask our Traveling Sisters a weekly (sometimes more) book related question. We thought it would be fun and interesting to take some of those questions to our blog and see what you all think or do.

So this next question that I had for the Traveling Sisters is one that I have been wondering about for a while now and I am really curious to hear from you all. I hope that you will also join in on the discussion with us.

Norma’s random book question:

Do friends and family understand your book obsession? Do you feel a little guilty when you spend time reading or is it totally a guilt-free pleasure for you when it comes to books?

Web_L465-3_brunetteNorma’s Answer

Well, this is actually a complex question for me. What was I thinking? LOL

So I would say that Brenda would absolutely be the one to understand my book obsession. Our Mom used to be an avid reader, although she still reads some but not as much as she did when we were younger. So I would say that my Mom also understands my obsession but she would definitely tell me that I didn’t need to buy anymore books though and I should read the ones that I have first.

I would say though that Brenda might be a tiny bit more book obsessed than I am though. She has been known to hide almost anywhere to read one more page or chapter. I have talked to her on the phone recently and she was hiding! She used to hide in the closet and now she hides in the bathroom. LOL And she buys way more books than I do!

My hubby and my kids know I love to read and they are totally supportive but I would say that my husband feels a little neglected at times. And thinks that I care more about my books than him. So I have to make sure that honey gets some of my attention!

I do feel guilty sometimes when I read if I am not alone. I really don’t feel comfortable reading in the evening until everyone is in bed or I absolutely know that I have nothing left to do around the house. I have always felt that way though.

Web_L463-2_purple_green-eyesBrenda’s Answer

Lol, Norma you definitely are the one who understands my book obsessions the most.

My Mom too as she was the one who would look for me when I was hiding to read.  lol .  My family does understand because my book obsession was also with children books and reading with my sons when they were younger.  My husband has his own obsession that makes him feel good by finding and collecting.  Like me and my books, he carries his little gems with him room to room.

The strongest part of my book obsession is in the hunt for books.  I can spend hours browsing at books online, exercising my fingers with NG and EW, looking for library books and buying books from bookstores.

L329-1_green_blue eyesLindsay’s Answer

Great question Norma!

I think the only people who truly understand my book love and reading obsession are my Traveling Sisters! 😍 📚 My husband just laughs and rolls his eyes when he sees me carrying my books/kindle around the house. He isn’t a reader, so he doesn’t understand. Thank goodness I have my TS!!

My most productive reading time is in the evenings when the kiddies are tucked in bed and my husband is watching TV. That’s my guilt free reading time!

Web_L325-3_blonde_brown eyesChristina’s Answer

Lol Norma! I love what you said about Brenda and your mom!!

I’m not sure any of my friends or family truly understand the sheer amount of time that I spend reading. I’m their go-to for suggestions but they don’t read as much or want to discuss books the way I do. My husband loves that I read so much 😊 he recently fell into obsession with a sci-fi series so he’s understanding more how magical books can be. He’s also super handy and loves to build stuff and he really likes when I read where he’s working which is nice!

My friends do sometimes get on to me about trying to read at any time but it’s all in good fun 🙂


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