Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s theme is:.
Top Ten Book Related Problems I Have:
What reader can truly claim that they have zero book related problems? I don’t think such a person exists! Honestly, there are so many problems you encounter as a bookworm, here are my top ten picks:.
My shelves are practically bursting at the seams. I have way too many books to fit comfortably into my little home – luckily I tend to buy more and more ebooks so my shelves are getting a bit of a break. Still, I have so many books I have had to store quite a few in boxes in the attic – which is something I never wanted to have to resort to!
I seriously do not know how people can pack so much into their days – I struggle to balance my work-life, spending time with my partner, buying and preparing food, doing all the necessary housework tasks, and finding time to read on top of it – sometimes it just seems impossible.
This is a big problem for me. Sometime I get really excited about a book, then I will buy it and try to read it – but then I find myself just not in the right frame of mind to enjoy it. This frustrates the life out of me! It’s even worse when I get that way that I am not really in the mood for anything. 🙁
I have started so many series that I just end up losing interest in. Most of the time it’s not even that the quality isn’t there any more – it can just be over-saturation for me. I really loved Janny Wurts’ series Wars of Light and Shadow when it first began, but with each new installment (and believe me, there are a lot) my enjoyment just dwindles away. I know that I will eventually read them all though – even if it kills me! I just cannot seem to let go once I have started a series.
My Netgalley ratio is something that causes me a lot of angst – frankly it sucks. I made the mistake when I first signed up of requesting too many darned review copies and now I really struggle to keep up. The strange thing is that I get approved a lot on Netgalley (I just can’t seem to stop requesting – it’s a sickness!) yet Edelweiss, where I made sure I have kept up with reviewing the books I have requested, I seem to barely get approved for any. Irony is kind of strange that way!
Life seems to get me overwhelmed these days in general (living with anxiety, depression and OCD is a nightmare) but I do find myself overwhelmed by all the books I feel I should be reading, especially ARCs. What makes it worse is that when I get overwhelmed, I find myself unable to concentrate on anything and absolutely everything slides. It’s like I just get that I want to bury my head in the sand. this affects all aspects of my life but reading used to be an escape for me. The one downside of starting a blog has been that I sometimes do not simply just enjoy being alone with a book like I used to – I am always thinking about it in a more critical way. It can be a good thing but it can also take some of the fun of reading away.
My TBR list is seriously out of control. I just took a peek at my Goodreads shelf and I currently have over 7000 books in my want to read pile. That is just crazy! There is no way I could even read all of them even if I literally had nothing else to do. I keep adding more all the time as well, *sigh* this just leads back to not having enough time in the day…
I feel kind-of ashamed for saying this but sometimes I find writing book reviews a real hassle – and that is what I originally started this blog for! Granted, it has evolved more into discussions and other fun stuff but I used to really enjoy writing reviews (and I still can when I am in the right frame of mind) but lately I really struggle to think of things to say.
The age-old question that affects every reader I have ever met! This is a particularly difficult question if you have just finished a really great book/series. You want to start nothing new but at the same time you just want to bask in the gloriousness of your last great read. It is a serious problem. 😉
This has always been a problem for me as a consummate reader. I am naturally a bit of a night owl anyway, but I often stay up way too late reading, even when I have to get up to work early the next day. Is it worth it though? HELL YES!!!
I definitely have too many books and not enough time, too.
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It’s definitely the curse of being a reader/blogger lol. Love your answers too and definitely agree with all of them – especially about hardbacks. I love them too but man are they expensive!! 😉
I’m definitely a mood reader like you Brin! I buy a copious amount of books and when it comes to me reading them my head just isn’t in the right place- so frustrating! >.< doesn't help that I keep requesting books from Netgalley too :p Great list! Here's my TTT if you would like to check it out 🙂 http://emmasbookery.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/top-ten-bookish-problems-that-i-have.html
Being a mood reader can be a nightmare! I have so many books I want to read but I pick them up and can’t cannot get into them – even though I know at the right time I would love them!
Great list – I absolutely agree with your number ten – I never lend my books out. I got too many returned damaged or not returned at all!! 😀
I agree with you about writing book reviews-it can be tedious. I take so long to get the wording right that it can take me over an hour to get a review posted to Goodreads and blogs. It’s crazy, especially when I have notes on 100 reviews waiting to be done!
I know right? I used to love writing reviews – I would finish a book and instantly open up my laptop to write my review. These days I really struggle to find something meaningful to say. I don’t usually take notes (never really needed to in the past) but I think it may actually help me to do that now. 🙂