Thursday, July 5, 2012

Cocked and Loaded Blog Hop!!!

Happy Independence Day and welcome to the Cocked and Loaded Blog Hop!!!

The prize for this blog hop is open Internationally and includes a $5 amazon or B&N gift card AND an e-copy of my third paranormal romance, Destiny Unchained. Just fill out the rafflecopter below to enter my giveaway and leave a comment about your book addiction to win one of the grand prizes detailed here

You know you’re a book addict when…

Your kids have ripped jeans and their shoes are too small but you have plenty of books on your e-reader.

It’s not unusual to find drool on your kindle in the morning.

If you totaled the amount you’ve spent on books in the last year, it’d be equal to or more than your mortgage payment.

Clicking the “buy now” button gives you a rush like a druggie getting their next fix.

Your e-reader gets more action than your partner.

Your kid’s first word was “kindle.”

You have a panic attack when your TBR pile gets low (by low I mean less than 20 books).

You catch yourself saying, “Oh that same thing happened to my friend Julie,” then freeze when you remember Julie is a fictional character in a book.

Your kids know if they touch mommy’s Nook her forehead gets all veiny.

You ask for gift cards (to Amazon, B&N, etc) for every holiday including your kid’s birthdays.

The countdown to a new release is more exciting than the countdown to the New Year.

You start reading a book then look up and realize it’s been hours and you’ve forgotten to cook dinner for your family. Oh and you’re still wearing your pajamas and haven’t peed all day.

Your e-reader is like your Mastercard – it’s everywhere you want to be.

You justify a new book purchase with excuses like “It’s on sale!” “I had a bad day!” and “It’s Tuesday.”

You can stop anytime. No really, you can.

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  1. How do you know I'm addicted to books? Besides the overflowing book collection I can't let go of? Whenever I finish a book I truly love, especially when it is a series, I can't stop thinking about it and it is like a piece of my heart is missing because those characters are gone from my life. When a series ends, it's even worse.

  2. HAHAHA I love this post...I've been guilty of soooo many of those things. I'm pretty sure the money I've spent on books in the last 6 months is more than my mortgage, I frequently realize I haven't peed in hours and was reading longer than I thought, and my hubby gets glares when he reaches for my IPAD in the few moments I set it aside...and many more.


  3. That is so me!!! I've learned to just buy myself Amazon and Visa gift cards because no one takes me serious over my gift card request! I get stuff I don't want when I could be buying more books! Thanks for the giveaway!


  4. Actually my kid said Nook! Great list Leia!


  5. That was fabulous!!! And eerily true....

  6. I'm following using GFC leighsavage

    Thanks for the great giveaway...

  7. Loving the blog hop Leia!

    Thank you for this chance to win!


  8. LOL since I have gotten my Kindle I have gotten even worse, especially with that buy button. I think most of those are me if not all LOL.


  9. My addiction drives my husband batty...I go nowhere without my Kindle. Litterally...I barely go from one room in my house without brining it with me!

    Thanks so much!

  10. Love that 'you know you're addicted' list! So true, so true! I have 900+ print books on my TBR mountains and lots (not sure how many) on my Kindle Fire that I just got March 1st. ..sigh..

    Thanks for the giveaway.
    kareninnc at gmail dot com

  11. Thank you so much for being apart of this hop and happy 4th of July.

    Great post and boy have I been in some of those situations. LOL I know I have an addiction when I already have tons of books but still crave more as I look at the delicious covers I just have to have. LOL


  12. LOL Love the post! I'm so addicted to books, I can no longer get in one half of my closet.. It's totally full of books!

  13. Hilarious, but true! Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway opportunity.

  14. For me, it is obvious that I've used the Kindle so much when I read the rare paperback book and find myself trying to move the cursor to a word to find out what it means!

    mel brock

    1. I've done the same thing. It's so embarrassing. LOL


  15. Love the post! I am so addicted to books.

  16. Yup! All those things and more make me a total book addict! Especially since I got my eReader a year and half ago! Thanks for the great giveaway!


  17. Heh. I just used the "it's Saturday!" excuse :)


  18. I am so guilty of those. I use the kindle app on my iphone (which is constantly on my hip) My kids love to play the apps on the phone & I make sure it doesn't get broken or lost so I don't lose the ability to read my books.


  19. Leia, you kill me. you do! All of this is completely true.

  20. This post is so true!I have numerous excuses too! :)

  21. Your post was a total kick. Loved the one where kids first word was kindle, lol.

    Caity_mack@yahoo dot com

  22. HAHA...I think all those hold true to me :)

    Thanks for the chance to win!!

    raynman1979 at yahoo dot com

  23. There were books all over the house ,even in the kitchen. We have eight very tall book cases. So we gave away 20 boxs of books to charity. Now we has the space for new books. It's a Vicious Circle,that will never end. :-0 Deb

  24. Funny and so true :) If I keep buying books which I am sure I will I am going to need a bigger house :)


  25. So funny and I love the post. Thanks for the giveaway.

  26. Yes...I believe I fit this to a T!!
    I have all of the books in the series. Loved them.
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

  27. HaHa, this is so me! You start reading a book then look up and realize it’s been hours and you’ve forgotten to cook dinner for your family. Oh and you’re still wearing your pajamas and haven’t peed all day.

    Jennifer Rote
    wildnmild4u at yahoo dot com

  28. Love this post, and so many points describe me!!!
    June M.
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

  29. When you have several copies of your favorite books, and can't part with them.

  30. I've asked for gift cards for xmas and bdays for so long my mom complained and said I needed to ask for something else this year! So I asked for cash and bought a gift card! Lol...

  31. Thank you for sharing and for the awesome giveaway!

  32. Great list! LOL I don't take my Kindle everywhere with me but like to. :) Or a book, of course. I still like actual books.
    I do always tell my sisters that I can't go to Monroeville without stopping at Half Price Books though. Of course, when one of my sisters is driving and not me, I can't control when they refuse to stop there.

    Thanks for the giveaway.


  33. You know your addicted when you stay up until the wee hours of the morning doing blog hops to win books.
    You know your addicted when you forego housework to read and read and read.
    I so enjoyed your your addiction list, I'm still chuckling at some of them.
    luvfuzzzeeefaces at yahoo dot com