Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
This week’s topic: Book Related Problems
Book blogging and being a reader in general is awesome. Connecting with stories and characters, opening up our worlds through the pages – nothing can replicate that feeling. I wouldn’t trade this hobby for the world. But it’s not all sunshine and rainbows and sometimes this activity can leads us to a few problems. Today, Lyn and I are here to discuss our top ten book-related problems.
I frequently find myself overwhelmed when trying to pick my next read. Sometimes I feel like I just have too many choices, and because of that, I agonize over what to read. What if I’m not in the mood and that ends up coloring my perception of a book I would have liked at another time? Also – why can’t we read by osmosis yet? I want to read ALL the books and I want to read them NOW.
Oh my god. At any given time I have library fines at at least one library if not two or three. I frequent three local libraries here and often forget which books are due where, and when. Even worse? I oftentimes don’t even get to read these books I check out!
I am typically very strict in my Must Read Before I Watch rule, and so I miss out on a lot of movies (and TV) when they’re first released. So all my friends are going nuts about a certain movie or show, and I’m just sitting at home trying to catch up on alllllll the titles.
I talk about this a lot, but one of the best AND worst things about being a blogger is being in the know about releases months (if not years) before they arrive. It’s awesome because it’s exciting, right? But it’s also horrible because then you’re waiting sometimes two years for new books you’re SO EXCITED about.
Pretty self explanatory. It is never enough. Even when you run out of space, of shelves, and of money, you never can fill that book-shaped space in your heart.
Working a full time job, working out 3 times a day and blogging eats away quite a bit of my time. I do all that I can to find time during my day to read, but I can say that it is chore to find some quite place to read.
I believe I have tried everything under the sun as a book shelf. Right now, I have book shelves, DVD shelves, and milk crates as book storage, and I still have books on the floor. In the past, I have used wooden boards and cinder blocks as shelving, which worked well. My poor tiny apartment looks like a used book shop.
“Isn’t reading boring?”
“Why don’t you watch more TV instead?”
“Have you read this yet? You haven’t? I thought your read a lot of books.”
“Why don’t you try to get out more. You can meet more people instead of staying at home and reading all the time.”
“Why do you read at lunch? Are you just lonely?”
“So you like 50 Shades of Grey, right? That’s what all the women are reading now.”
I HATE this question. When I show or tell others what I am reading, they just looked confused, because they assumed I am just reading the latest and newest book, like they are. I hate trying to explain why I read young adult books.