A is For Abibliophobia

I’m nuts, must be, because I’m actually heading into the A to Z April Blogging Challenge, you know where I have to blog from A to Z for the whole month. Yikes! Right in the midst of getting my memoir, Loveyoubye ready for publication with She Writes Press! (I blogged about it here.) Believe it. Well, I’m going to try. And just so’s you know, this is the first thought I’ve given to it–well other than signing up a few weeks ago (must’ve had a few cocktails). I’m tapping Dr. Robert Beard, AKA Dr. Goodword’s, book, The 100 Funniest Words in English. I’ll see how long that lasts and then, hey, maybe I’ll switch to something else. Just know that it’s good for me to do this, like a tablespoon of castor oil-good, because otherwise I’ll obsess over the publication of Loveyoubye.

Misc 026Abibliophobia – The fear of running out of reading material.

I have this phobia. To prove it, check out the stack above; it’s beside my bed and sways every time there’s an earthquake. The top two books are Sight Hound, by Pam Houston, and The War of Art, by Steven Pressfield, which I’m reading at the same time as Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn which is on my Kindle. I have a love hate thing going on with the Kindle. It’s “unfriendly,” if you know what I mean, but it’s an abibliophobia’s dream is it not?

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14 thoughts on “A is For Abibliophobia

  1. While I will continue to prefer “real” books, I buy more books now that I have a Nook that I ever did before. Consequently, that “stack” you have next to your bed is pretty much the same as I have waiting to be read digitally.

  2. If this is any indication, I’m really looking forward to seeing the places the alphabet takes you this year. And congrats on making the plunge with She Writes Press. Will be wishing you well every step of the way — It’s exciting, indeed.

  3. I’m so excited for this huge leap you’re taking in publishing your novel. I want you to know that I think you’re so very brave for sharing your personal story, and I know for a fact that there will be many women (and men, too) out there who will benefit from hearing about your experience! I can’t wait to read it!!! And by the way, I always enjoy reading your blog posts, even if you don’t like writing them.

  4. Taking a break from my own jump into the A – Z Blogging Challenge, Rossandra, to catch up with yours. I love having a name for the fear I share with you! That must account for my inability to pass by a bookstore without leaving with a book (or two or three) in hand.

    I’ll be cheering you on this month! Good luck ~

  5. Gosh, I have the same phobia but fortunately I have so much on my TBR list, I doubt I’ll ever run out. Maybe next year I’ll come up with a theme for A to Z. This year, it’s just whatever pops into my head. I will be out of the country near the end of April so I’m going to get posts ready ahead of time and have my son put them up.
    So glad you’re moving ahead with your memoir. Let me know when it’s released. Cheers, TZ

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