and the Number 1 Reason I’m reading less lately…
I used to spend 95% of my evening wind-down time reading. And then I started downloading game Apps onto my iPhone. Things spiraled quickly out of control from there. Now it’s not unusual for me to be up into the wee hours of the night attempting to clear new levels on a bevy of addictive games that I cannot put down.
In addition to compulsively trying to clear all levels on Angry Birds, I’m playing 19 simultaneous games of online Scrabble (Words With Friends–care to play a round with me??? My name is Peppermint Natty!) . I’m also trying my hand at building housing developments in a game imaginatively titled Build-a-lot.
The bloom is off Diner Dash, HS Hero, Frosting, Ragdoll Blaster, Coin Dozer, Doodle Jump, and a few other games I played to death. I’m wasting precious read (and SLEEP) time playing these mindless games. I can hear my brain cells offing themselves by the hundreds. My husband wakes from sound sleep to see my manic face bathed in the glow of my iPhone and hisses for me to go to bed.
There must be a 12-step program for my OCD gaming habit! Or maybe there’s an App for that!