Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Book Problems I Have (but will totally deny)


Guys, I've got book problems- like lots of them. Here's my top ten. Let's support each other's problems and tell each other they're not really problems in the comments below!


1. Books are covering every flat surface of my living spaces and I need more room!- My room at my apartment and my parents house are both full of books! Every book shelf I own is stuffed with way too many books to be safe, and the overflow has landed on any surface that will hold books. This isn't a problem for me until I buy a new book and struggle to find it a home. 

2. It literally stresses me out and makes me anxious thinking about all of the books I want to read- It keeps me up at night thinking about all the books I want to read and how I will never get to read them all! 

3. Life gets in the way of reading- Mainly school reading, I just want to lay in bed all day and read for fun! But I do love when my school reading and my fun reading overlap with my literature classes.

4. Money- Ahhh! So many books, so little money. 

5. I'm very defensive of the books I love- Every time I hear or read someone say something bad about The Great Gatsby I have to bite my tongue and take a deep breath. I totally agree that everyone is entitled to their own opinions and reading tastes, but I would go to war to defend the genuineness of the books I love.  

6. I just want to talk about literature all day- Seriously, I'm sorry to my friends and family who have to listen to me talk about a piece of literature from one hundred years ago that they have never even heard of, or rant about the lack of women in the literary cannon.  

7. I sometimes struggle to separate the art from the artist- If the author was a jerk, or misogynistic, or any other negative trait (I'm looking at you, Hemingway) it's so hard for me to separate their lives and views from their works so I can appreciate them and study them. 

8. Amazon- Cheap books + free fast shipping = no self-control  

9. Beautiful editions-  It's not crazy to buy four copies of the same book, just because they're all so beautiful is it? Yeah, I don't think so either. 

10. Old books are so beautiful- I can't control myself (reoccurring theme of this post) around old books! the older, and smellier the better. I own countless books that are over one hundred years old, and I love every single one of them. I especially love old textbooks, and someday when I have all of my books in one place, they will look so beautiful. 

12 comments:

  1. I definitely relate to your answers 2, 5, and 6. Also 7 might be a problem for me as well.

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    1. Glad to hear you defend the books you love too!
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  2. I also adore old books! I love the smell of an old book, and thinking about the people in bygone decades or centuries who read and touched this beautiful old volume.

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    1. Yes! I'm hoping to do some posts on some of my favorite old books I own someday!
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  3. I hear you! And, you know, it's OK to talk to all of us about literature or whatever. We will nod our heads and understand. Old books...lovely.

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  4. I totally relate to most of your list! Particularly 4, 8, and 10.

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    1. Four and Eight are a dangerous combination!
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  5. Oh, I hear you on #7. If I hear that the author is a jerk, or worse yet, meet them at a book signing and am disappointed, it takes away so much enjoyment of the book for me.

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    1. Totally agree! It's so hard to look passed that stuff and enjoy their work!
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  6. What a great list! I can relate to every single thing on this list! Ugh, the life of a book addict can be so hard. :)

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    1. I hear ya! We've really got it rough!
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