Top Ten Tuesday: hosted by the Broke and the Bookish Blog
1. Too many books, so little time:
As a university student, I’m always working on something for school. This makes me really frustrated that I don’t have more time to read. There are so many books to read and I have so little time. It makes my mouth fly off and makes mothers cover the ears of their children. The language that flies out of my mouth on any given day is astonishing, even to me.
2. Books I want to read vs. Advanced Readers Copies:
In all honesty, I actually prefer to read books that have been out for years. Don’t misunderstand me, getting to read books ahead of time is great and I’m so glad I’m given the chance. But, there are so many books to read that have been out for a long time that I haven’t read. I’ve now made it a rule (curtesy of speaking with fellow book bloggers) that I need to read so many ARCs in order to read a random-me-read.
3. Not enough time for THE 100
I don’t why I haven’t mentioned this show more, but dear mother of god this show is the mother ship of all good shows. This show has made it very hard to keep on track of reviewing books and bloggish things. It’s very difficult not to binge this show. I would match it up to Buffy in terms of emotion and pain, although it is very different in terms of the characters and plot.
4. Too many books, not enough ka-ching!
The problem with the book obsession is that there’s always a pile of books you want at any given time. It’s like a black hole and you can’t escape. The book obsession is something we all know, as avid readers and book bloggers, we have to be very careful about. If we look away for a second, we could be eating beer and chips for the rest of the month.
5. Loving a book and then needing every edition possible
I don’t usually need every edition, but in certain cases a book becomes an all time favorite. For example, even though I have the hardcovers of Harry Potter from when I grew up for some insane reason I want that really expensive newly illustrated set. Let me give you a clue: THIS MAKES ME INSANE. It is also makes me forever a part of the book blogging community.
6. No one understands my attachment to the book community
Only other book bloggers and readers in this community understand the obsession. It’s always weird explaining that you review books online and that you’ve actually made close friends with these people. I love this book community. It’s weird, crazy, beautiful, and FULL OF CAPSLOCKS AND GIFS.
7. Reading Book Series in Order
I know I’m not the only one here who’s a psycho about reading series in order. Even with books that don’t focus on the same characters, I’m OCD about reading them in order. I’m not as bad now, but I still have that need to know the entirety of the story; even if it’s just a character’s backstory.
8. Buying Books I know I’m never going to read
I like to think I’m going to read every book I buy, but then for whatever insane reason I don’t. It is to this day a mystery to me and family members. They just sit there and I tell myself I’m going to read it and then….I don’t.
9. Reading a book halfway and then dropping it
This is the unknown place between “I’m reading it” and the ever feared DNF (did not finish). It’s when you tell yourself you’re just putting it down for now (a big fat wad of a lie) and that you’re going to pick it up after reading a couple other books. You are not going to read it. Never Ever Ever Ever Ever. Yet, there that book mark stays for years and years. This is my biggest problem to date.
10. Where to put this big pile of books?
This is most definitely one of the largest problems book readers have. Where do we put all these books? Because we buy so many books, we are ever running out of room for the new books. I have to be really creative in where I put my books. Most are on shelves, but some are under my bed, in dresser drawers, and on tables. This could go on and on.