Sunday, September 19, 2010

Confessions of a Book Fiend

Update: In time for the holidays, I have 11"x17" poster prints of this comic (or any other comic) available for $15 plus shipping. Contact me at gsnider11@gmail.com if you're interested. I would include a used paperback book with each order, but I really do intend to read it someday.

33 comments:

Kerstin Klein said...

So true!!!

Citrus Tree Designs said...

We should start a support group!

Prix Dekanun said...

LOL, it's so true that even hurts! I already hurt my left foot with a book shelf incident.

Anonymous said...

I can relate to this.

Cassie said...

Stop being my life. NOW.

Brendan said...

Library fine Mafia! ROFLMAO.

hughesy said...

Thank god I'm not he only one.

Bill said...

Even more dangerous and insidious are the library book sales. If you don't get a fatal paper cut or get stabbed with an umbrella while diving for the same book as a feisty little old lady, you'll get a hernia on the last day when everything is $1 for all you can fit in a box...

Anonymous said...

so I'm not the only one with a voice in my head that says ..NEED..MORE...BOOKS...NOW when I pass book stores.

Anonymous said...

Two words. Lifeline Bookfest. A Bazillion sq feet of used books for sale for charity. e.g. fill a bag/book/trailer of books for $10 then write off your weekend/life.
http://www.lccq.org.au/brisbane-bookfest/details

Marie said...

are you selling posters of this?

E. Will said...

This is basically me, except for one thing: I CURRENTLY DON'T OWN A BOOKSHELF. I'm finding some interesting places to stash all those books I ain't got time to read. D:

E. Will said...

Even worse: I WORK in a comic book store that also sells used books. D: D:

sparehed said...

Need. More. Comics. So true it hurts.

Grant Snider said...

I have 11"x17" posters of this strip (or others) available for $15. I'll post more info on the blog later this week.

Charles Gramlich said...

I'm doomed.

Exile Bibliophile said...

Wonderful. What about the nefarious methods of getting books into the home once a ban has been laid down?

nearemmaus said...

This captures my problem perfectly.

Ashish said...

*Like*

Super said...

Too funny - and true to life!

Kristy said...

SO, Funny

lisa :) said...

Hilarious - and all too true! Thanks for the laughs!

redhead said...

I can so relate to that! I can't resist a library or a yard sale or estate sale for books!!!

Kim Anderson said...

Awesome cartoon and now poster, Grant! I'm a librarian in Portland, Oregon and my good friend Carolyn who lives in KC sent me one of your posters. I believe you met her at All Souls. I am totally having it framed and putting it up in my work space here at the library. All my fellow book fiends will be jealous! Of course I will let them know where they can get their own copy. :)

Melissa said...

From one book fiend to another...

EXACTLY!! :)

annabooklover said...

I don't know whether to be happy there are so many book fiends around or worry about the competition.

kamk said...

My husband looked at my over-loaded bookshelves and said we need to get rid of some books. I was horrified and told him that we just needed more bookshelves!

Tony Van Helsing said...

Where I live in the UK the government are slashing the budget for the public sector and closing many of the libraries. So we will be rich but stupid.

LTD said...

Ohh my gosh... I love all your posters. My boyfriend gets on my case about books all the time. I have been ban to buy, borrow or look at any new ones; until I finish the pile of books near my bed. :C Keep up the great work.

Spud said...

Simply amazing!

Natura said...

Enjoyed so much visiting your blog. Great, great stuff!

Anonymous said...

Problem? Problem? Whaztheprob? I'm 60+, now in my retirement diggs, with oh 1000-1500+ hardcopy books. But, but....compared to my much younger citizen readers...they of the proud high school and college never needed to check out a hardcopy book from the library..it's all digital now Pops (as I'm now affectionately called, hardcopy is sooooo yesterday, rest home fodder, Pops. Yeah yeah young Skywalkers... but if you added the time/text/and word count spent on twitter/web reading and Kindle downloading, I'll bet my 1000+ hardcopy will be a midgit size. Yes? As the problem. Yo dude, you're the cool one now, all the dollies and 20+ dudes are just iPod junkies, you've got the hardcopy jones, and better, the true brainwave. It's the text as read, not wood or electrons. All else is dross. Rock on et plus ca change.

Sally said...

oh my god... NOT THE LIBRARY FINE MAFIA. Please don't mention them, please.... *curls into fetal position*