Top Ten Tuesday: Book Related Problems I Have

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Top Ten Tuesday: Book Related Problems I Have

1. Well the first problem I have is obvious and universal: MY TBR IS TOOOO GINORMOUS. There are just so many books to read and not enough time! It’s only gotten worse once I discovered blogging and twitter. There are shinies everywhere! I even have a shelf for 2016 already. Problem, thy name is Morgan.
 

2. I feel guilty about various things all the time. It’s in my nature unfortunately. And this translates to my TBR pile. Every time I stare at my books I’m elated and also filled with immense guilt that I have so many I haven’t read yet. (Does it stop me from buying more? Nope.)

3. Even though my shelves are covered in books and more arrive all the time, I can’t resist the siren call of the library. Sometimes the books there are just as shiny! I’ve also found some real gems perusing the shelves.

4. I also have a burning desire to hoard books like a dragon. I love my collection. I love looking at it on my shelves and just knowing the pretties are mine! I’m not as neurotic about it as I used to be; I even have *GASP* unfinished series missing book 1! I try to be more discerning about whether I’ll ACTUALLY read it again someday or if I want it just to have it.

5. I’m a snob when it comes to the condition of my books. I like the corners to be crisp, the covers and pages unbent. Used books, not really my thing. I don’t like blatant creases or rips (omg I would cry). BUT the paradoxical thing is even though I won’t buy them that way, I don’t mind if I crack the paperback spines, or dog ear the pages of my own books.

6. Rereading and I have a funny history. As a kid, I’d read my favorite books over and over again. I can’t even count the amount of times I’ve read Harry Potter; it’s basically all I read in college. Nowadays I feel too guilty to indulge most of the time because of, you guessed it, my TBR. The #ReRead2015 challenge has been amazing in letting me enjoy some rereads lately! It’s very relaxing. I watch the same movies over and over, why not do that with books?

7. A couple years ago I started preordering books like a madwoman. I liked supporting the authors, I liked the thrill of “buying” a book and not paying for it immediately, I love getting the best price for a book, and I love lists! It’s definitely a “problem”. I’m constantly browsing Amazon for upcoming titles so I can preorder them. I’m always checking on my orders. Something about it is so exciting to me!

But half the time I haven’t read the book even 6 months later. It sits on my shelf looking pretty and waiting patiently for its turn. That’s one reason I’m trying to focus on less preorders and more library use/birthday lists. Haha.

8. I have a tendency to read based on my mood. I want to think I can go with the flow but it doesn’t always work. Sometimes I can’t concentrate on elaborate worldbuilding so my fantasy pile grows even though it’s my favorite genre. Same with adult historical fiction- once I start I’m usually hooked but sometimes I just want a good fluffy read!

9. One of the problems I feel the worst about is how bad I am at reading books recommended to me! I love talking books and trading recs but I feel like most of my friends are quick to read what I suggest and I just add theirs to my list. It’s not a conscious decision! It’s mainly the fact that I have a huge pile of books I’ve been dying to read and need to work on.

10. Poor backlist, always pushed aside for the shiny and the new. I’m trying to be better at searching out older titles, both at the library and to purchase, because I’ve found a lot of amazing books that way! It’s always fun to champion the smaller, forgotten book too :)

 

Do we share any of the same book problems?
Any tips for me?
Let me know in the comments!

 

 

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Morgan lives in the Bay Area with her husband and her beagle. When she's not snuggling or taking care of Andy, she is reading, watching Disney movies, or drinking tea. Sometimes all at once! Her twitter tends to be bookish by day, sporty by night, and active all. the. time. Her TBR pile is out of control, as I'm sure you can sympathize. She is a big fan of caps locks, OMGs, movies, Chris Hemsworth, and anything British. Tweet her!

33 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: Book Related Problems I Have”

  1. Brigid

    1. It’s SOOOOOOO hard when people talk about these books on twitter. I’ve actually found that being on twitter makes the obsession for more books worse. But, ahhhh the community. It is so beautiful.

    2. HAPPY ENDINGS!!!! #loveit

    5. I’m a total bitch when it comes to my books. People don’t fuckin’ touch my books. PERIOD.
    8. I forgot to put this on my list. Morgan, you have no idea. I have such trouble with NOT reading according to my mood. I need to read all those arcs first.

  2. Chrissi Reads

    Oh yes. I’m with you on so many of these problems. I am so precious about my books. The only person that I really trust with my books is my sister and that’s because she’s as precious about her books as I am mine! Space and too much book buying is also a problem for me. Great list!

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  3. Debby (Snuggly Oranges)

    Oh man, I am so with you on needing the fluffy reads. I always thought fantasy was my favorite genre, and it might still be, but I need to be in the right state of mind to really focus on it. If I feel even the slightest bit stressed or tired IRL, I’ll usually pick up a fluffy book instead. (But for some reason so far this year, I’ve only read ONE contemporary book, and almost all the rest are fantasy, so idek.)

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  4. Allie @ Little Birdie

    Haha I’m such a snob when it comes to the condition of my books too. If I buy a book, I can never buy it use. Which I know some people think is awful, BUT I NEED IT TO BE PERFECT WHEN I READ IT

  5. Kayla Beck

    I used to do the same thing with the Amazon preorders a few years ago. I would order $250-300 worth of books every three months, and I finally had to make myself stop because I wasn’t reading them. NOT A SINGLE ONE OF THEM. I would read my review books and have time for nothing else. I’m slowly getting past that and making time for Kayla books.

  6. Cecilie

    I also feel like I don’t get to read the books that others recommend to me. Obviously I want to read the books that I found interesting first, and when that list just goes on and on for all eternity, it’s hard…
    Haha, and the re-reading of HP I can definitely relate to. I feel like that was all I did in my childhood. Re-read Harry Potter and play with my Harry Potter Lego… It was a lifestyle.

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  7. Amanda

    I am really bad about reading books recommended to me! Mostly because my stack is always huge and I don’t want to add to it. A small part might be because I don’t always trust what my friends think is “so good”…. ;)
    I wish I had more time to read some of the classics!

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  8. Katie

    I love your post for today! These gifs are perfect. Oh yes, I can relate to many of your problems! I know what you mean about wanting to follow through with the recs given to you by friends. I’m getting a little better at that, but overall, it’s tough because there are so many books out there you want to read, and you just don’t have all the time to do it as fast as you want to! I’m thinking this is the year I’m really going to be using Wunderlist A LOT and building lists from my TBR to help me get through some of those books I just keep putting off. And of course I can relate to the book buying problem!! LOL.

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