Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Problems

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by my other blog The Broke and the Bookish

"I got 99 problems, but a book ain't one", right? Well...

1. TBR guilt: I have a huge amount of TBR guilt. I mean, I LOVE going into the room that has been turned into my personal library, but then all these books are STARING at me, making me feel guilty that I haven't read them yet and it's ridiculous, because I bought these books myself (or other people bought them for me) and I shouldn't feel this bad about having them just sitting there on the shelf, but I do!

2. The wait between books in a series: OMG, the waiting on some books is KILLING ME! I mean, the third book in The Kingkiller Chronicles anyone? I know it will be a thing of beauty when it gets released and it will be totally worth the wait, but I just cannot help wishing sometimes books would just hurry up and get here.

3. Moving: I love all my books, but I physically own over 900 of them (OMG, I cannot believe I own this many books!), this number was significantly lower a year ago when we moved to our new home and it was a pain to pack and carry and then unpack them again. I cannot imagine ever moving them myself again, I think we'll need to hire people.

4. Being a book hoarder: this basically goes along with #1 and 3, but I just cannot help myself when I see a shiny new release and I just buy it and it makes me feel happy, so I'm by now means going to stop doing this, but it does leave me with a lot of unread books and whole series that I own and have not started the first book from yet... And I know this is such a first world problem.

5. So many books, so little time: I WANT to read all the books, but there are not enough hours in the day and sometimes people expect me to leave my house and do significantly less important things like work or socialize.

6. Book hangover: This is not a problem in itself, cause it means I LOVED LOVED LOVED the book I was reading, but having ALL THE FEELINGS over a book and then being forced to spend time with people who have not experienced the same heartbreak or whatever is SO HARD. And sometimes I just cannot form a coherent sentence and it just seems like the world should just stop what it's doing and revel in the glory of the book with me, but a lot of the people I hang out with aren't big readers and they just don't understand.

7. Scaring people in restaurants: I'm part of the best book club ever and we meet once a month in a restaurant to discuss the book we read and EVERYTHING else and basically scare the other customers with our fangirling.

8. Judging people because they read Fifty Shades of Grey: I cannot help it ok? I'm a big believer of 'it doesn't matter what you read, as long as you're reading', but this goes for any book EXCEPT Fifty Shades of Grey. I even told one of my friends last Friday that I was judging her a bit for having read it (maybe this is a bit too much honesty?).

9. When the covers in a series don't match: Seriously, I HATE it when my covers don't match! I mean, it's one thing if I was zoning off in my happy book buying bliss and didn't realise I accidentally bought the wrong one, but I get so angry over publishers switching cover designs halfway through a series, because UGH! I have been shelving over money to buy the pretty covers and now you're telling me the last book will have a different cover?? And obviously I could just buy the first 2 with the new cover, but I don't really want two sets of everything. Though I do do this with books I absolutely loved.

10. Angst over books you lend to people: I worry about my books when someone borrows them. I even worry about them when the boyfriend is the one reading them, because a lot of people just aren't careful with them and just please don't damage my pretty books! This doesn't happen when I lend books to my book club friends, cause I know they treat books with the same respect I do. This also goes the other way, if I borrow a book from someone I keep angsting over accidentally spilling something on it, even though this NEVER happens.

So those are some of my bookish problems, any we have in common?


  1. 1. It's not really guilt, but it's more feeling overwhelmed by the amount of unread books. And the idea you might never read all of them.. it's more like fear :p This goes together with 5.
    2. YES. Sometimes I just can't deal with it. I want it noooow, please.
    3. Hehe. That's going to be fun for me (hopefully) this year.
    7. Hahaha, always fun.

  2. LOL @ scaring people off in restaurants. I regret nothing. I mean I could be quieter. But I dun wannaaaaaa.

  3. Hahahaha, I also started my post with "I got 99 problems but a book ain't one"! Great minds, eh?

    Re: 50 Shades, go ahead and read it, I don't care, but don't pretend like it's a good book or that it portrays anything other than an abusive relationship. I almost got in a Twitter throwdown over this the other day but shockingly the other person effectively ended the argument with "That's your opinion, so I can't really argue." I wanted to retort, "No, it's not my opinion, the book objectively sucks," but I figured it wasn't worth it.

  4. Book hangovers are the WORST. I had the biggest one after reading the last Harry Potter when it came out and I remember being super sad about the end of the series for months afterwards. It's hard when a book or a series is a big part of your life at one time... What are you supposed to do once it's finished? Go on with your life as if nothing ever happened? Yeah right!

  5. Great list! I hate it when I read a book that was so good that it causes me to get into a slump because I think that nothing will ever live up to the awesomeness that is that book. I also hate waiting forever for a sequel! Cover Changes are the death of me as well. I like being able to look at my shelf and see all my books looking super pretty because they all match perfectly. Sometimes the cover changes make it so they don't even look like their in the same series anymore because they've been altered so much! It's so annoying. Thanks for sharing!
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  6. Great list!
    Realized that I was nodding frantically and mumbling comments (luckily I’m at home with no one around)

    Book hangover, yes isn't that just terribly not to have people to share all those emotions with. Oh I do pour all my feelings on friend and co-worker, but well they don’t read my genres, so it’s not really an sharing experiences as it is an monologue from my part.

    Scare people in restaurants :) to me that sounds like an awesome book club, wish I had one like that.

  7. Nice list of book related problems!! See,s like we have some of the same book related problems... I too have way too many books.... Or is that really a problem??? Here's a link to my TTT for the week: http://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2015/02/top-ten-tuesday-ten-book-related.html

  8. Love your list, Daisy! I can relate to a lot of them. And seriously, I totally feel the TBR guilt. Mine just keeps on growing, though I think I've managed to curb it just the tiniest bit. But how can you resist a pretty new book though?