My name is Loni and I’m addicted to reading books.
As a child I always had a book in my hand. Even as a young teenager and now in my 20’s, you can find me with a book in my hand at all times. Books have always been my escape. They are place where I can run to when I want to get away from society.
Every book I’ve ever read, my mind would kick into overdrive. My imagination would turn the words into a movie inside my head. When this happens, a smile creeps across my face and I’m then transported to another world. Every time I finish a book, I get a little sad. The entire time I wish the book would have never ended. But then my mind realizes that in the future, I will be reading the book once again. Once that thought crosses my mind, another smile across my face.
As a writer of poetry and short novels, the books and authors that I read are influential not only in my writing but also my life. I’m fascinated by the beatnik and zen life. The type of lifestyle where I can spend my time working on my poetry and short stories. Or even read books that I’m constantly finding in the vintage bookstores. I would rather start out my Sunday morning doing some yoga in bed, then grab a book and have breakfast in bed; instead going out to a rave and get trashed. I’ve always been a writer, and I know that this is something that I want to do for the rest of my life.
If you look inside my closets, the first thing you would notice is the amount of books that I own. Book genres ranging from philosophy to poetry, from horror to romance. The selection is wide. I’m proud of my collection. I hope that one day that I will be able to share my books with everyone. To introduce everyone to unknown authors and poets.
Everyone has addictions. It can either be movies, gambling, drinking or anything else that one might be able get addicted to. My addiction just happens to be my books.