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1: I am constantly buying books and then never reading them. It’s not that I don’t want to read them, I just have a problem with buying books. I want to own all the books, so I buy buy BUY! My older sister says I’m a hoarder.
2: Continually adding books to my TBR list. SERIOUSLY THOUGH. I am adding new books every day and books I’ve added tend to get lost or forgotten about for awhile. I have books added years ago and forgot about.
3: Starting a book and stopping to read something else. This has become a fairly new problem of mine. I used to HATE doing this, but over the last few months it’s been kind of my thing. I hate that I do it now. It’s not even that I don’t like the book I’m reading, I just want to read everything.
4: Series, enough said. I tend to always read series books. I get too attached to characters and stories, so I think that’s why I read series books more. I never want the story to end! Give me more!
5: Having trouble picking what to read next. This is kind of a big problem for me. I never know what I want to read next. Looking at my TBR list can be overwhelming because of that. I tend to pick what’s at the top of my list (recently added) and that goes along with #2 and how older adds get lost.
6: Forever reading. My boyfriend swears he’s in a relationship with a book. I don’t think he even fully understands my love for books and reading. He always says it’s “lame” and I always tell him that his face is lame. We’re so grown up. I once went to a Cubs baseball game and read instead.
7: Always recommending books to people. I get so excited about a book I read, so I tend to tell the world even if they could careless. I will go on and on about how great it is and how they should read it NOW! I would probably even offer to buy you the book if you say no or don’t want to “waste” your money on it, lol.
8: And that brings me to my next thing; when people tell me reading is “a waste of time” or buying books is “a waste of money”. Seriously, no. You’re a waste of time! I think it’s so annoying when people bash the fact that I read all the time or buying books all the time. I could be doing worse; you know, hardcore drugs and all. 😉
9: I find the “physical copy vs. e-reader” issue to be so annoying. Who cares!? No matter how you read the book, the story doesn’t change. The fact that I can buy the same book for half the price on Kindle is great, because then I can buy even more books. I love both ways and I hate how disgusted some people can get when you say you read on an e-reader. It’s like you insulted them personally. I will say though…I’m about 90% sure I need glasses now due to reading so much on my iPhone and iPad. BLEHHH…
10: I read way too much, so that’s all I talk about. I think all my conversations end up being about books. Ask the bestie (The Art of Failing); our conversations always end up with me telling her about all the books I read or something happening in a book or buying books.
What are some of your book related problems?
13 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Book related problems I have.”
I understand every single one of these!:)
I’m a complete hoarder too- I just keep adding and adding to my TBR list;)
It’s so hard to choose what to read next when there are so many amazing books just waiting to be read- sometimes I just spend most of my time choosing rather than reading:(
Haha! I would read at any game too:P
Buying books is never a waste of money- great books are worth more than their price:D
I love adding books to my list even though it can get overwhelming trying to figure out what to read next, lol. Thank you 😀
I DEFINITELY buy way more books then it is even possible to read in a lifetime. Sigh.
Yep, we’re obviously kindred spirits. I completely agree on all of these.
YES to the series problem! I didn’t even think of that one until I saw on several people’s lists today! Feel free to check out my list at https://bookishtendencieskatie.wordpress.com/2015/02/17/top-ten-book-related-problems/
I’ll definitely check your list out. 🙂
Awesome list! I’m always buying books that I tend to lose interest in too so they just sit sadly on my bookshelf. I also hate series. It seems that everything is part of a series now and it gets so hard to keep up! Thanks for sharing. 🙂 I love your blog!
Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian
For one, you’re amazing for reading at a Cubs game :] Reading is so much better than sports :]
Second, i hate when someone gets all crazy with me stating i need to do something else with my time besides reading! WTH!
Finally, i agree with #10 like bad! I have to find things to talk about outside of books, because no one in my real life seems to know how to pick up a freaking book!!
Great list :]
My Top 10 :]
Books are totally better than sports. I also have no clue what goes on during a baseball game, lol.
Yeah, no one in my life really knows how to pick up a book either. My older sister is really into reading too, so I always try to get her to read the books I read so I have someone to talk to.
I love your #8!!!! So true! 🙂
Nice list of book related problems!! Here’s a link to my TTT for the week: http://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2015/02/top-ten-tuesday-ten-book-related.html
I have an obsession about needing to feel like I can at least read all of the books in my possession if I had a year and only those books. So I can’t just keep buying and buying and buying–it gives me anxiety. But when I factor in the library and various other sources I have access to for books, I know I’ll NEVER read them all. Nice list!
Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know
I have way too many books on my tbr also. And always reading wherever I go. My husband, while he sometimes enjoys reading, just does not get it at all either.
Here’s My TTT