Quote fromI'd still say that there's a difference between being addicted and not. I mean somebody might enjoy gaming or reading a book but when he's not doing it they will not be constantly yearning to do it and thinking about it - sort of withdrawal symptoms. And only the latter would classify as proper addiction.
And I'm not so sure why being addicted would be a totally bad thing, but I'd still describe someone being addicted to books, as being addicted.
Basicly when you go from feeling like you 'want' to do something, to feeling more like you 'have' to do something, is the point where it starts to become an addiction. The reason that that is a bad thing is because you're wasting precious time in your life doing something not based on enjoyment of doing it, without being compensated with something like a paycheck maybe (heh), in return.