What is your addiction?

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  1. AnneTanne

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    Indeed, it's thanks to my Bialetti espresso pots that I don't drink the dark fluid called 'coffee' at work...
     
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    It's not going to work for espresso addicts, but my solution to get a decent coffee at work is one of these (they are available, and cheaper, over the pond).
     
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    Those are great, Shadows; however, I just cleared some paper clutter and put a small coffee maker on my desk (back in my cubicle dweller days). It brewed directly into my thermal travel mug, so I brewed a fresh pot whenever I wanted. Which was usually right before one of any interminable meetings I had to attend.
     
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    Peanut butter and chocolate chip cookies (not necessarily at the same time, but that's a fine idea, thankyouverymuch).
     

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    Books.
     

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  6. AnneTanne

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    Don't buy an e-reader...
    The temptation to download every single free-book will be huge, and you'll never be able to ever conquer your TBR pile.
     
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    Oh, if only you had told me this one week and 72 books ago!! :oops:
    Yeah, my Kindle is my friend, and I went a little bonkers with the classics last week.
     

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    I got given a memory stick with about 4gb of e-books on it the other day!

    That should keep me quiet on the plane.
     
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    Just realised I've been most quite on the addiction front. Generally I get bored too easily to to have any real long term ones, with the exception of chocolate (I can give it up, I just don't want to), my latest one is pilates.

    The whole e-book thing doesn't appeal, it's not just the words for me, I like the smell of a book & there's a whole comforting tactile pleasure too.
     
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    That was exactly my opinion... until I bought an e-reader.
    I bought it 'just for traveling', so that I didn't have to carry a huge and heavy bag of books....

    And then I realized how nice it was to have all those classics within easy reach... And now I mostly read from my e-reader... which is much more convenient to carry on everywhere... (And I often load the book I'm currently reading onto my smartphone too, so that I can continue reading when I have some spare minutes somewhere....)
     
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    yep, and on my laptop too.

    I've just realised that I may have the entire set of Discworld novels, for example
     
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    (I'm logging out in a minute... I really want to finish 'A Game of Thrones' tonight...)
     
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    what, and miss out on your other addiction, the forum?

    I'm currently reading a real book, Raw Spirit by Iain Banks, a great book, partly informative about whisky, partly travelogue, partly autobiographical.
     
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    Me? ?? Addicted???
    I'm only here on a daily base... OK, sometimes twice daily, or thrice, but...
     
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    I am only 5 days into a two week rest cycle I was forcing myself to take and just figured out I am addicted to exercise. Man, without exercise I really do not sleep well. Gonna go ride the bike today for an hour or so, hopefully tonight I will be able to sleep more than 4-5 hours...
     
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    I think it is safe to say that you are addicted to the addiction thread AnneTanne =)
    I see more of your posts on here than anywhere....lol :p
     
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    DH and I are doing Game of Thrones as audiobooks for long drives, which means we're going through the story in spurts. I'm not allowed to listen on my commute, so that I don't get ahead of him!
     

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    never heard of Game of Thrones, is it good? Wotz it about?
     
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    Oooops.... I guess I should ask a colleague for advice... The one working in the addiction policlinic...
     
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    Fantasy world, different groups struggling for power, occasional dragons and magic, etc.

    I've heard that there are a lot of different characters, and you can't get attached to any of them because the prominent ones are just as likely to get killed off as the minor players. I'm partway through book 2, long way to go. Moves along better than Robert Jordan, more complex than Harry Potter.
     

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