Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Bookish Problems

February 17, 2015 Top Ten Tuesday 10

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke & The Bookish.
Each week they release a Top Ten Theme and invite everyone to join in and make their own Top Ten List.

Being a bookworm can sometimes be a challenge and comes with it’s fair share of problems. Check out my top ten …

1) Sometimes the book has to come first, and so having to come up with legitimate sounding excuses when I get invited out somewhere and I don’t want to stop reading my book can be a challenge. Yes, I know, it is totally unsocial, but books are my friends too!

2) Even when I am not enjoying a book I can’t stop reading it. I HATE not finishing a book, and this often leads to drawn out reading sessions in which I am missing out on the time to read books that I actually like!

3) I have spent the last year working part time and trying to live off £60 a week, which means no money for books. Life is hard!

4) My TBR list is RIDICULOUS! I often have a look through it and see books on it and remember adding them like a year ago and can’t believe I STILL haven’t read them!

5) Sometimes it makes me really sad when I think of all the books that I am not going to get round to reading in my life. I mean, there could be a totally incredible book out there that I just never get the chance to discover in my lifetime!

6) I keep starting series, and then during the wait for the next book I totally forget about the series until like 2 years later when there are like 3 more books in the series, and then I feel like a total failure!

7) When I start a new book I have to make sure that I have a good 3/4 hours spare because if I am enjoying it, I wont put it down until I have finished it. This is even worse if I start reading a book before bed, because it often means I don’t get to sleep until the early hours of the morning.

8) I keep finding book crafts online that I say that I am going to do, and then I buy a load of old books from the charity shop to use and then I never do the craft and so my shelves are full of old books that I am never going to read that just take up space.

9) I have book series that don’t match. Like book 1 is a paperback and the next two are hard backs. Or they have different covers. It really bugs me and makes me sad but I don’t have the money to fix it!

10) I keep downloading free books onto my kindle and now it is so full I keep forgetting about the books on it that I have paid for and still haven’t read!


What do you think of my choices? Do you agree/disagree?

What’s on your list this week?

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10 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Bookish Problems”

  1. Claire

    Stay stronnnnng!!!! I have the same problems with books. I am blessed to have friends that understand that when I ditch them for a good read, it isn’t personal.

    • Brocs Bookcase

      Hahaha, it’s nice that your friends are understanding. I think mine are finally starting to get it now 🙂

  2. Laura @ Scribbles & Wanderlust

    I can’t believe I didn’t think of #1! There needs to be some sort of excuse jar to pull from as to why you “can’t” go out that night and want to read instead.

    It took me years to get over #2 and simply mark books DNF. Didn’t start till I went to grad school and already had to read a lot anyway. That first DNF was…quite liberating. Terrifying, nerve-wracking…yet liberating.

    What is sleep?

    • Brocs Bookcase

      YES! Someone needs to think some up for us all!!! I’m such a wimp with DNF, I haven’t yet gotten to the point where I stop reading, but I have moved past reading the entire book to just skimming through so I know how it ends! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  3. Sophia

    Yes to number two! I recently read a book and the whole way through I just kept complaining and rolling my eyes but felt compelled to finish it because I’d paid for it! That’s what it boils down to really. I too have many series with non matching editions but I like to think it adds character to my bookshelf.

  4. Amanda Marie

    Number 1. I have a hard time coming up with original and legitimate excuses as well. “I don’t feel well” only works so many times.

  5. Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

    Thanks for stopping by my TTT earlier! I definitely prefer staying home to read to some social events. 🙂 Depends on what the event is. I have learned to DNF, even though I don’t do it often. I try to push through if I can, but I can’t explain the relief I’ve felt at DNFing a few books.

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

  6. Sarah's Book Shelves

    Haha! I’m so guilty of #1! People are like “what do you mean you’re jammed this week? you don’t have plans on 5 out of 7 nights.”. But, oh no, the rest of the nights are reserved for reading!! And that counts as plans!

    Thanks for visiting my blog today!

  7. Liz

    I am going to admit to something both embarrassing and traumatic. I own the Twilight series. Not just any versions, incomplete, unmatching versions. I own the movie adaptation paperback edition of Twilight, I lost my New Moon, I own the original red ribbon paperback edition of Eclipse, and a hardback chess piece edition of Breaking Dawn. It’s awful. I feel your pain with changing editions.

    As for free kindle downloads and starting but not finishing series, it’s a losing battle, i’ve accepted this now, ish.

  8. chucklesthescot

    Who needs REAL friends when you have books! They don’t turn up late, ignore you when they get a new boyfriend, steal YOUR boyfriend, eat your chocolate, look better than you in a new outfit…Books RULE!