Step 1 - We admitted we were powerless over our library - that our shelves had become unmanageable.
Step 2 - Came to believe that LibraryThing could restore us to sanity.
Step 3 - Made a decision to turn our books over to the care of LibraryThing.
Step 4 - Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of our books.
Step 5 - Admitted to LT, to ourselves and to other bibliophiles the exact nature of our addiction to all things bookish.
Step 6 - Were entirely ready to remove
all these books... some of these books...none of the books, but we'll try ever so hard not to buy too many more.
Step 7 - Humbly asked Hubby / Home Depot guy to build more shelves.
Step 8 - Made a list of all persons we had ignored while reading, and became willing to make amends to them all.
Step 9 - Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would mean we had to stop reading.
Step 10 - Continued to take personal inventory of our stacks and when we were overflowing, promptly removed our couches / beds / refrigerators to make room for more bookcases.
Step 11 - Sought through email and blogging to improve our contact with publishers who would send us more free books.
Step 12 - Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to other addicts, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.
Hello, my name is Traci, and I am a book addict.