Top Ten Tuesday, a concept started by The Broke and the Bookish, is a themed post that connects bloggers to bloggers, bloggers to readers, and readers to readers. Every Tuesday has a special topic, and this Tuesday is Top Ten Book-Related Problems I Have.
Oh, must it only be ten? This is why I created resolutions!
- I buy books when I have more at home to read. I mean, seriously, let’s get cracking on the books I own and haven’t read yet before spending money on new ones.
- I sniff books and touch the spines of those I own and love. I can’t help it. I try not to do this when other people are around, but I know I’m not alone in this. Just the other day, I caught a customer in the store with their nose literally shoved in the middle of the new Sarah Addison Allen book.
- When I borrow from the library, I borrow more than I can read. It’s just like going to the bookstore. I walk in, see ten books I want to read, think I can read all ten in three weeks, and end up only reading two!
- Constantly running out of shelf space. I don’t see this as a bad thing. Just that I need to get another bookcase. And a larger room to put the bookcase. And forge on with the Beauty & the Beast library dream.
- The Beauty & the Beast library dream. Nothing can compare.
- I don’t like packing books. Not because it can be a pain to pack and haul and unpack in the moving process, but because it feels strange putting them inside cardboard boxes and out of sight, no matter how short the time frame.
- I want to go to ALL THE BOOK EVENTS. BEA, YALLfest, YALLwest, author signings, writers’ conferences, book tours, you name it and I want to be there. The problem? Hotel fee, food, travel expenses. Why must things cost money? Why can’t my smile take me places for free? (I’m only slightly kidding.)
- When I’m off Twitter for a day, I feel disconnected. Twitter keeps me updated on authors, publishers, editors, bloggers, all things books. If I’ve gone a full day away from it I feel like I’ve missed out on an online inside joke or first-hand news source. (It pays to be friends with a handful of bloggers who always manage to link you up with the latest news. Looking at you, Lindsey, Morgan, Stacey, and Hannah!)
- The internal fight of re-reading versus reading something new. Thank goodness this little blogger has an excuse with Hannah’s #ReRead2015 challenge! Sometimes blogging can feel overwhelming, like a pressure to read the newest and most-anticipated books. Honestly, it comes down to not being able to decide what to read next.
- There is always a book within an arm’s reach. A Nook in my purse, a book at my bedside table, a book on the couch, and an emergency read in the car. Even if I’ll never get a chance to read when I’m out and about, there’s always a book with my cell phone and chapstick.
What are some of your book-related problems?