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I have a severe addiction to buying vegan cookbooks, I cannot stop. I go on Amazon and use the "search inside the book" feature and fall in love with just about every vegan cookbook and I have this overwhelming feeling that I NEED THIS COOKBOOK NOW!! and I buy them, I think I have bough five last week alone! Halp
 

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I have a severe addiction to buying vegan cookbooks, I cannot stop. I go on Amazon and use the "search inside the book" feature and fall in love with just about every vegan cookbook and I have this overwhelming feeling that I NEED THIS COOKBOOK NOW!! and I buy them, I think I have bough five last week alone! Halp</div>
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I don't think there is a cure. The only thing that has worked for me is when my credit card bill arrives. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Do you use them all? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thinking.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":think:"><br><br><br><br>
Here's one idea: Take the books you don't use that are still in new condition and donate them either to your local public library or a thrift store. That way you can spread the vegan goodness around to someone who may not be able to buy a new vegan cookbook but who would love to have some recipes.
 

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My friend has 130 vegan (and some vegetarian) cookbooks. It can be a very expensive addiction! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Sounds like me, except that I don't wind up buying the stacks of books that sound intriguing. I don't use them all most of the time but I like to have several books to refer to when I'm trying to decide on something to make using a certain ingredient and seeing as I don't like repeating recipes all the time...
 

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Perhaps you could explain your dilemna to your partner, if you have one, and ask him or her to take possession of your credit card(s) until the urges have subsided.<br><br><br><br>
Or, you could busy yourself in the kitchen with the cookbooks you currently have. Less time to be online that way.
 
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i agree with the library thing. how about trying this?: first, stay off amazon, lol. second, get someone trustworthy to close your amazon account and look after your cards and card details for a bit. if you loose your willpower and go on amazon, just get the names of the books, then get onto the local library website, order them (costs me pennies a book to reserve them), and borrow them from the library. the build up and anticipation waiting for them to turn up will be exciting, lol, and before you know it you'll have a little book borrowing rotation going on. if you use them to cook anything, and they turn out to be worth buying when you actually borrow them, then reward yourself with buying the one or two that are worth having- but give someone you trust a list, and get them to order them till you're confident to resist the urge to go nuts buying them excessively.<br><br><br><br>
if you really can't hack it, could you find out about getting someone pc literate to block your internet access to amazon (and amazon canada, and amazon uk, and any amazon sites in the english language or any othe languages you understand), somehow- i think you can add it to a 'not trusted zone' thing on windows, or something, and it won't let you veiw the site. might be worth looking into.<br><br><br><br>
or.... look for reciepes online. there are billions of them, they're free, and you can copy and paste them into a word processing program, and build your own cookery books. that'd keep you busy too!
 

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Hooded Claw Jen has great advice, but I have the same addiction and knowing what is right and doing it are two totally different things. I've just given in to my sickness and figure it's better than cigarettes or heroin.<br><br><br><br>
Mooooooore Coooookbooooks.......
 
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i think that there is a lot to be said for admitting you have a problem. then ya gotta admit you're powerless against the urge to do it (not powerless to follow the urge though), and get a higher power of some kind to help carry the burden. (higher power doesn't need to be religion based, you can use something thats just symbollically bigger than yourself, like 'the moon', if you want. then, if you freak, focus on the moon (or whatever) and ask for its help in holding it together. then like any addiction, you just deal with it one step at a time, one day at a time, even minute at a time, if you need to.<br><br><br><br>
recognise that you're doing it, when you get the urge to buy a book, and for that minute, grab all your willpower, and instead of giving into it, go and read a book, go for a walk, take a bubble bath, do some knitting, do a crossword puzzle book, phone a friend for a chat, just make yourself do something that is not 'being on amazon looking at books'. to be honest, i'd avoid the whole being on the computer thing when you have the urge to buy books- that browser button is too close, ya know?<br><br><br><br>
but hey, you can totally beat this thing. we believe in you, and it gets easier with time. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Another thing you might look into is vegan recipe websites - there are more than enough to satiate even you. Lots to look through. Also regular recipe websites, because they'll have some veg stuff and the ones that aren't might be modifiable. Free and convenient.
 

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I need to buy a big binder and start downloading web recipes.<br><br>
That maybe would replace the addiction.<br><br><br><br>
If I lived to be 150 I'd never have time to make all the recipes in this huge collection of books!
 

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OMG I HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/idea2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":idea:"> We need to start a support group <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/book2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":book:"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rockon.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":rockon:"> ( I love icons!)
 

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I would love to help you but I have the same problem.<br><br>
Well not just cookbooks but books in general.<br><br><br><br>
Though I admit I control myself a bit better I limit myself to 2 books a week, unless they are used books and cheap then all bets are off
 

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My "friend" has 130 vegan (and some vegetarian) cookbooks. It can be a very expensive addiction! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"></div>
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haha no really, it isn't me. It's someone who used to post here. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> I only have about a dozen or so myself.
 

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I have a severe addiction to buying vegan cookbooks, I cannot stop. I go on Amazon and use the "search inside the book" feature and fall in love with just about every vegan cookbook and I have this overwhelming feeling that I NEED THIS COOKBOOK NOW!! and I buy them, I think I have bough five last week alone! Halp</div>
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I don't think you hve a problem Tiggy.<br><br><br><br><b>I</b> have a problem: I keep buying vegan cookbooks, which is great, except I keep forgetting two things: 1) I hate cooking. 2) I rarely cook.<br><br><br><br>
Other than that life is a dream.
 

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My friend has 130 vegan (and some vegetarian) cookbooks. It can be a very expensive addiction! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"></div>
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That's insane!<br><br><br><br>
But it's also pretty amazing there are as many as 130 vegan cookbooks out there (worth buying anyway). WOW!
 

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I don't think you hve a problem Tiggy.<br><br><br><br><b>I</b> have a problem: I keep buying vegan cookbooks, which is great, except I keep forgetting two things: 1) I hate cooking. 2) I rarely cook.<br><br><br><br>
Other than that life is a dream.</div>
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Yea, I keep buying them thinking they'll make me want to experiment more with new dishes.<br><br><br><br>
But, no, I still end up making the same tofu peanut sauce pasta dinner nearly every single night.<br><br><br><br>
Maybe once we've collected 130 of them we'll finallly get there! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 

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You can re-sell them if they are in good condition I like Half.com too because you can just sell whatever you find.<br><br><br><br>
I don't see anything wrong with a love of "collecting" something. Sometimes you have passages of time when you are super-in-love with something and want to get as much as you can. Its understandable. An old aunt of mine always told me to never buy anything for full retail, and get the best quality you can get (i.e. that will last a long time).<br><br><br><br>
Unless you have 100 cats in your pad, you probably dont have much of a problem.
 
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