This weeks TTT topic is: Ten Book Related Problems I Have (could be serious or fun!)
What a fun topic this week. Here are my top 10….
1. Having to wait for the next book in a series.
When I was reading the Harry Potter books, the anticipation of waiting for the next book would drive me batty.
2. Not finding the time to read.
Life is busy and as much as I try to squeeze in some reading time, it doesn’t always happen. Either I don’t have the time, or I am just too mentally exhausted to sit and focus on reading.
3. A TBR mountain
I have books that I’ve been meaning to read that I purchased years ago and still have not gotten around to reading. There are two things I hoard, books and shoes. I have to say, I donate many to goodwill and to the library when they are accepting donations.
I find it irritating when a non-reader sees me reading and asks me what the book is about, but it is really obvious they have no interest in my answer and are just making small talk. Then don’t ask.
5. Reading Interruptions
Do not interrupt my reading time. Thanks! The worst is co-workers in the break room. I would never bother someone who was clearly immersed in a book. “Do not interrupt someone who is reading” should be listed in an etiquette manual someplace.
Not so much a problem, but more of an issue. The reason being that e-books are way too easy to buy and download! I’ll be looking through sales and new releases on my Nook and before I know it, I’ve purchased a few more books at an easy click while still in my pajamas in bed. I have a TBR mountain inside my e-reader as well.
7. Book Hangovers
Oh gosh, when I’m done reading a book that I loved and that had me on an emotional roller coaster ride, I will sit and think about it for a few days. I will try to talk about said book to other people, and the only form of comfort will be in finding others who have read the book and can relate to the hangover on finishing it.
8. The Library *see pic above
First let me say that my local library is about ten minutes drive from my home and it is nestled in the woods. Once you park, you have to walk over a little bridge to get to it. When inside, there are seating areas and tables facing large windows with a pretty view of the forest. The view is even lovelier during the Fall and Winter months when the leaves are changing or there is snow on the ground. Now my book related problem here is that my library is so comfy, cozy and inviting that when I go there I don’t want to leave and I always come home with too many books.
9. Choosing What to Read Next
I always find it difficult when choosing my next read only because there are so many options. There are so many books that look good, then the covers will just entice me even more and before I know it I will be mentally debating “this or that”.
10. The Dreaded DNF
The “Did Not Finish” is the polar opposite of #7, the book hangover. I really dislike settling into a book only to find myself not being able to finish it. This does not happen often but when it does, it sucks. Plus I really stick it out and I don’t like to give up on a book, which just makes it worse.
So, that concludes my 10 book related problems. What are some of yours?
We have freezing temps over here with the wind chills below zero degrees. It’s perfect reading weather.
Enjoy your day and thanks for stopping by.
disclaimer: Nothing here is available for download. I took the photo of the library in this post.