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!
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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.