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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

My Top Ten Bookish Problems

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish!

1. Time. 
Everyone says they don't have enough time, but by golly it is true. I'm a senior in college, I work at an insurance company, I read, I write, I have to do grown up things like clean, I have a very small business that requires attention and I have animals in my life that get upset if I don't feed them. I began to notice though that when I didn't read I wasn't as happy. When I wasn't blogging, I felt like I was missing something. I now make sure that I fit time in somewhere - even if I don't sleep as much because of it.

2. I don't have room anymore. 
This seems to be one that a lot of people feel the pain of. I cannot walk into a store without browsing the book section and this turns into a problem when you're on your seventh bookshelf and still going strong. 

3. To Be Read Pile. 
It's gotten to the point where I can't even look at me TBR pile anymore without immediately wanting to stop all other aspects of my life and READ. I have so many books that I want to read, I need to read, and I don't have the time to read them all. Not too long ago I realized I may never be able to read them all in my lifetime. That was a sad day. Great books keep coming out, and I keep buying them. Meanwhile, the bookshelves aren't getting bigger and the minutes keep passing on... 

4. Physical Books vs. Kindle. 
I love my Kindle, and I love all of my physical books, though both for different reasons. Physical books feel better, but they bend, and require more room, and they're more difficult to read in bed. Plus they're SO HEAVY which is difficult when you have to be seven places every day. My kindle is much more convenient needing no light in the dark, all the books are there... but no one knows what I'm reading. You can't display a kindle. 

5. No One I know Reads. 
This isn't completely true, my best friend reads but she lives in Nashville and we don't always see eye to eye. Very rarely do I find anyone who has read the books I have or who even knows an awesome book is coming out soon. My boyfriend thinks I'm crazy, my parents keep expecting me to let go of my bookish ways and enter normalcy. So here we are. 

6. Mood Reading. 
I am a mood reader, I request books that are wonderful but have to be in the mood before I can pick them up. My mood doesn't completely determine what I read, but my schedule doesn't always go to plan. If I'm doing a blog tour that ALWAYS comes first, after that are books from publishers, and then finally the books I want for myself. In those subsets though moods matter. 

7. I'm an English Major... so I Already Read CONSTANTLY.
I'm in one of those awkward stages of life where the thing you love becomes the thing you hate and vice versa. I'm an English major who averages 100 pages of reading a night anyway plus two essays a week. It's a lot. I hate it. I want it to stop. And this emotion has led to a constant pull between what I have to do and what I want to do. Yes, I want to read the awesome books... but I've already been reading for two hours tonight. 

This has only been seven, but tis no bother! 

What bookish problems do you face? 


Krystianna said...

Great list. My TBR pile is quite extensive as well and I'm constantly adding to it! I can't help it-I love books too much. I'm running out of space on my shelves too though, which really blows. Thank you for sharing! :)
Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

Joyous Reads said...

Time and TBR piles seem to go hand in hand. If I have time, I won't have a "pile". Reading for school is probably not as fun as reading just because, huh? Though, in my age, I've been trying to read books that I never got to read in school. Isn't that crazy?

christine danielle said...

My TBR is so high I cannot even see the other side. :D

Lori said...

Oh yes, I can agree on so many of these. Time...where did it go?! I'm a stay at home mom now, so you'd think that would me more time. Nope! It means craving out one hour...maybe two after Finn goes to sleep.

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