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Top Ten Tuesday (#81) (2/17/14) Ten Book Related Problems I Have


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

Top Ten Eight Book Related Problems I Have

This is actually kind of hard. Here are the problems that I could think of:

1.  Too Many Books
Excuse the mess, but this here are the books currently in my bedroom.  Yes, those are 12 separate bags of books that won't fit on the shelves.  Also note, those shelves are 2 or 3 deep with books.  This is also not including the books in the living room, and the books in the guest bedroom, and the books in the basement, and all the ebooks.  I have a serious problem.

2. Not Enough Time

Isn't this the problem with all book lovers?  Here is my biggest time suck

3. My house is too small

Seriously, I need a bigger house for all my books.  But honestly, I dread having to weed my collection or move it.

4.  My job

I love my job.  I'm good at my job.  I'm a librarian, but if you ever wanted to be a librarian so you could be around books, don't do it.  Go work in a bookstore.  I do almost NO reading for my job, but I'm there for most of my waking hours.

5.  Staying awake

This one is particularly painful.  I never used to get tired while reading, but in the last few years, I am having a harder time staying awake.  It takes me much longer to get through some books because I just can't stay awake.

6.  I can't remember

I am having a hard time remembering books in series.  I need to start waiting until series are completed before reading them, because this is getting ridiculous. I am often lost the first few chapters because I can't remember what I read a year ago.  I don't know if it's age, or just reading too many books.  This leads me to my next problem...

7. The need to re-read

Way to often I either want or need to reread sometime, but then I look at this enormous pile of books all over the house, and realize I just can't re-read them.  I would have too much guilt about books I haven't read yet.

 8. Interruptions

This is me being selfish, but I have so little time to read, and I covet that time. I feel bad for my husband, but when I have a precious second, please don't come up and want to start talking about absolutely nothing.  You've just made me very sad, and I really just want to get back to my book.


  1. I have problems with rereading too. Especially when I look at my TBR and realise I should be reading those books instead. My TTT

  2. I do the same thing with series these days. It takes too long between books, so I always forget what's happened in the previous books. I have a 3 1/2 year old time sucker. As he's gotten older he's given me more time to read though (thank goodness!). I work in a bookstore and I do get a lot of reading done for my job. We need to be able to sell the books, so reading is encouraged. We can borrow books like a library, we get ARCs and the discount is great. I could probably build a house out of my books at this point. Great list!

    Michelle @ Michelle's Minions

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  3. Awesome list! I own way too many books too. It sucks because then I go to the store and come home with even more. Sometimes I'll even go to the library and take out books there while I should be trying to read all the books on my bookshelves! Great list. :)
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian