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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!