Do you have a binge personality? Sadly, I do. Well, maybe not so sadly…
Most people used to equate bingeing (which looks weird, but is spelled correctly…I checked) with food, and I have had my share of culinary binges, except food binges usually have nothing to do with fine dining. Junk, people. Junk.
Now, in the days of Netflix, Amazon Prime, and other video-streaming options, one can binge-watch TV shows or movie series. I binge-watched Game of Thrones–twice, back to back (and will probably do so again since I pick up something new each time. I binge-watched Downton Abbey. Most of my binges haven’t been as high-brow. Witness 13 consecutive seasons of 16 episodes each of “The Deadliest Catch,” for example. (Let’s not even talk about my morbid fascination with “Naked and Afraid.”)
How about binge-reading? So far this year, I’ve binge-read Kendra Elliot’s Bone Secrets series and her first two Mercy Kilpatrick series books (and have preordered book 3, which comes out in January), Anne Bishop’s The Others series, George RR Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire series (which differs a bit from the HBO series), Harry Turtledove’s Supervolcano trilogy, and am currently on book six (of ten) of Patricia Briggs’ Mercy Thompson series–the first four books of which I read years ago and finally I’m catching up.
How about you? What’s the last thing you binge-watched or binge-read? I won’t ask about binge-eating, despite my current obsession with Halo Top ice cream 🙂