What it means to be book-obsessed

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Andrea Hillebert and Rob Peters, heavy users of OverDrive and Hoopla

In the February-March edition of Library News, we recruited some of our heaviest Hoopla and OverDrive users to reveal what it’s like to be obsessed. Unlike other, unhealthy obsessions, to be afflicted with book obsession is actually a desirable condition. Check this out:

So, in Library News this time around we’re talking to Andrea, Rob and Russ, three of the digital-book-obsessed who live among us, going about their seemingly normal lives. However, those lives are chock-full of digital books. That’s one of the many benefits of consuming your reading from our digital library – your books weigh very little and take up virtually no space whatsoever. So no one can really tell how very book-obsessed you are.

Russ Cobb

Russ Cobb downloads a ton of audiobooks to listen to while he’s traveling for business.

Here are some more stories you’ll find in this issue:

Go ahead, read it in its handy digital version below. See, we knew you would be a convert to digital reading, you’re already on your way!

Leah Sewell

Leah is the Communications Editor for the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, which basically means she’s an observer, collector and creator of library stories. She’s a veteran publisher and magazine editor who has brought her passion for all things literary and writerly to library communications. Leah has an MFA in writing from the University of Nebraska, is a published poet and author, a graphic designer, and has a very healthy obsession with books, podcasts, art and from-scratch cooking. She lives in Topeka with her two wily kids and a similarly unruly to-read pile.