It looks like Friday is turning into ‘let me tell you about my life’ day. Because, you know, my life is super interesting and all. *sarcasm*
As many of you will already know, I am sick. I have been sick for a few weeks, but this week of all weeks was the week my body decided to get worse. Did I say week enough? Week. This basically means I have spent the entire week in bed feeling miserable and sick and coughing and aching and having a swollen uvula (because I’m too cool to get swollen tonsils like a normal human). Today I have an earache to add to my list of ailments.
Hooray for me.
I’ve also been banned from eating chocolate because I may have eaten an entire block yesterday. And even though boyf won’t be home until later tonight, I probably won’t buy any more chocolate. Probably.
Due to my increasingly bad illness, I haven’t been doing a lot of work. I have been keeping busy though, and that’s what I want to talk about today.
I have an addictive personality. I don’t just enjoy things like normal people, I get obsessed. I want to watch/read/listen to everything, do all the research, learn everything there is to know. I can’t just play a game for an hour or two. I can’t just do anything for an hour or two if my mind becomes obsessed. It’s a bit of a problem (except when it’s being productive).
This week, I have discovered and become obsessed with three things. They’re all reading/book related, so I’m counting it as research.
Be nice to me. I’m sick. Let me have this.
The first is a YouTube channel called ‘Books and Quills‘. She has 448 videos (I didn’t even need to look that up…) and so far I have watched 363 since Sunday.
See what I mean by obsessed.
Sanne is a booktuber, so she makes videos about books (mostly). And about being Dutch, which is awesome.
My second obsession is Goodreads. I attempted to use this before but just got bored. Now however, I’ve become a little bit obsessed, which has resulted in me getting grumpy that all my books are locked away so I can’t access them which means my list of books is incomplete and gah!!
My third obsession stemmed from both of these. Book Depository. (Click link at own risk. I mean it. Own risk)
Oh. My. Goodness. For those who don’t know, it’s just an online bookshop. WITH ALL THE EDITIONS. AND ALL THE BOOKS. AND FREE INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING. AND NON ‘YOU LIVE IN AUSTRALIA AND THEREFORE SHOULD HAVE TO PAY SO MUCH MORE FOR BOOKS’ PRICES. And all of this makes me VERY excited. I’ve already made a list of 198 books I want to buy, many to replace editions of books I own that just aren’t awesome/pretty enough. Guess who is going to have the BEST HOME LIBRARY EVER once she returns from Edinburgh and gets a new house?
So…yeah. They’re my most recent ‘I’m too sick to be particularly coherent and everything hurts and why can’t I have more chocolate it’s delicious’ obsessions.
Do you get obsessed with things? What have you been obsessed with recently that might make me feel better about the fact I have literally spent about 20 hours in the past two days on Book Depository comparing editions of books….