This is a very serious problem. Not something to mess around with. It’s contagious and it has to be kept under very strict quarantine. The symptoms are . . .:
- Not being able to read or think about other books
- Not being able to talk about anything else.
- Dreaming about the book. (this is stage 2. very very bad.)
- Being overly annoying about convincing people to read it.
- NOT SHUTTING UP ABOUT IT
- Being able to quote it.
- Knowing anything off by heart.
Please take the advice below. And stay away from people. You are now in Quarantine.
Step 1: Just admit it.
Admit that you're obsessed. It’s the first step. And it’s pretty vital.
Step 2: Read.
READ IT. over and over and over. Read the little short stories, read the other books by that author. Don’t read anything else. You have to give yourself over to the hunger and feed it before you can starve it to death . . . read the book(s) until you’re so bored of it you can’t read another word of it. This could take anything from hours to years.
Step 3: Read other things.
Now read something else. Then put it down. Read something else. Just read other books.
Step 4: Do something else.
Do something other than read.
There. You should be cured. If you're not . . . well I never promised anything. Just try to survive each day. And get help if you need it.
Keep Reading!!! :D