Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Book-Related Problems I Have

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Top Ten Book-Related Problems I Have

I could go on and on about all of the book related problems I have, including the ones I didn’t realize I had until I started this blog, whether it’s fun/silly or serious, I have them.

  1. Buying books and not reading them.  I am horrible with this, and I really need to start reading the books I have, instead of buying them all the time.
  2. Book-related guilt/shame.  So many things!  Liking certain books, not liking certain books, reading too much or not fast enough…I could go on and on about it, but it’s annoying and I don’t like it one bit.
  3. Reading anywhere between 4-6 books at any given time.  Usually this isn’t a problem, because I kind of have issues where I cannot focus on 1 or 2 books for the life of me.  Sometimes, it would be nice to focus my attention on a couple of books instead of bouncing between a few of them.
  4. There are so many cute book-inspired things on Etsy, and I wish I could have all of them.
  5. Series.  Sometimes, it’s hard to remember what’s going on, especially since I read so many series.  If I don’t re-read, I won’t remember what’s going on, and I won’t like the book as much, but I don’t always want to re-read the book for a refresher.
  6. Also finishing series- I’m good at starting them, but I’m terrible at finishing them.  Which probably accounts for why I have trouble remembering what happened.
  7. Buying print books without thinking about where to put them.  Space is at a premium, and while I would love to have more print, it’s also something I really have to limit, so I really need to be better with thinking about each print purchase more carefully.  On the plus side, if I ever have more room for print one day, at least I know what books to buy!  In the meantime, my e-reader is a huge life-saver.
  8. Wishing I had time to read all of the things.  I know I will never be able to read everything I want to read, and I think that may partly explain #3.  Also why I need to start listening to all of the audio-books I get through Audible.
  9. Being a mood reader can be awesome, but sometimes, it’s not so awesome.  Sometimes, I can’t just pick up a book and read it.  As much as I want to, and think I am not a mood reader, I really am.
  10. An ever-growing TBR list.  This goes well with some of the other things on my list, but it’s huge!  I totally admit to going through it every once in a while and weeding out the books that no longer sound interesting.  Only to add more books, of course.  But still, I need to do this more often.

4 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Book-Related Problems I Have

  1. Don’t worry, I’ve got a book-buying-but-not-reading problem too. *sigh* Space is most definitely an issue. Being a mood reader might also explain why you read 4-6 at once! I’ve usually got about 3 books at a time, different genres. Still hard to do…
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