Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a fun meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.  For more information, or to join the fun yourself, check out their blog!

I Got 99 Problems... and Books are at Least 10 of Them
This week's Top Ten Tuesday theme is "Top Ten Bookish Problems I Have."  I have at least ten, if not more!  Don't get me wrong:  I LOVE reading.  But I do have a few problems:

1. My TBR list is probably longer than my life span at this point.

2. Work.  I love my job, but library employees don't actually get to sit and read all day.  (A common misconception.)  So that's 8 hours a day that I could be reading, but am instead helping others find books to love.  ...  So I guess that's not really much of a problem, since I'm still working with books.  ;)

3. When I'm reading a physical book at bedtime and I drop it when I fall asleep.  I either slightly injure myself (depending on the size and location of the book relative to my head) and/or lose my place.  Bummer.

4. Inversely:  losing sleep to a good book.  When I finally neared the end of The Dark Tower I stayed up until 3:30 am to finish it!  And that wasn't the first or last time that sort of thing happened with a book.

5. When an author makes a decision that I don't agree with.  I love the book and am emotionally invested in the characters and then the book takes an unexpected turn and I must throw said book across the room.  Allegiant, anyone?

6. When I'm in love with a book and I check it back into the library and there's no holds list for it.  Why doesn't everyone else want this book?  Who can I force this book upon?  It can't just go back to the shelf!  It must go into someone else's life!

7. Dog-eared pages.  WHYYYY must people dog-ear pages???  I will give someone the bookmark out of my book if asked; just please don't dog-ear the pages!!!

8. Book banning.  If you don't like the book, don't read it.  But don't force your views on others, ok?  Personally, I self-censor just a little (no erotica), but I'm not going to demand that those books are removed from libraries &  book stores!  America!  Freedom of speech!

9. Can we all just agree that the book is better than the movie?  No more debates; just a common understanding.  And then maybe we can stop putting movie tie-in covers on books?

10. This final "problem" is only a recent one, and one I hope will pass soon:  EVERY CONTEMPORARY YA IS NOT THE FAULT IN OUR STARS!  Can we find other books to compare newer books to?  Also:  every new dystopian is not The Hunger Games!

What about you?  What bookish rants do you have pent up inside?  I think this week's topic will be really fun to read the responses to; leave me a link and I'll def visit!


  1. Hmmm...yes, working in a library. Isn't it funny how people think that library staff sits and read all day? Not so much. I did love finding the right book for the right person there. And I got to process the new books. Heaven!

  2. Yes, #1, most definitely. I doubt I will ever read all the books I want to in my life time. Oh please, make it so--no movie tie-in covers! I will go out of my way to find a book without one if I can.

    Book comparisons sell so I do get the desire to do it from a marketing standpoint, but more often than not it's way more misleading than not. I don't like it when popular books are compared to newer books either.