Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday - Ten Book Related Problems I Have

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly theme hosted by The Broke & the Bookish

I absolutely LOVE this week's top ten! Which means when that happens, I'll probably come up with more than ten things. And this will be a very picture laden post.

This week, we're talking about problems. No, not problem-problems. But book related problems. And for me, these are all so true.

1. My To-Be-Read List is huge. And it is steadily growing. I don't have a list. I have a pile, a mountain, and library, etc. There are probably more on there than I can actually read in my lifetime.

2. Fictional characters become like real people to me. I become so attached to fictional characters that I fully expect people to understand what I mean when I talk about "Todd and Christy" (for example) like I just saw them that day. Because I did see them that day.

3. I am typically reading multiple books at one time - AND I can keep them straight!

4. I have fallen asleep with the lights on, the book or Kindle lying either across my chest or on my face.

5. I plan vacations to fictional places. Like Glenbrooke, Oregon, Hogwarts, Middle Earth, Narnia, etc.

6. One more chapter means "leave me alone until I finish the book."

7. I could get lost for days in Barnes and Noble.

8. I complain I have nothing to read despite over-flowing bookshelves - both real and virtual.

9. I have at least one book with me at all times. Usually more than that. At the moment, I think there are 5 in my car.

10. When someone asks me my favorite book, I have a hard time choosing just one.

11. I've developed crushes on fictional characters.

12. I have laughed and cried in public due to the book I was reading.

What are some of your bookish problems?


  1. Christy and Todd are some of my BFFs--best fictional friends. No kidding!

    Ahh, I can relate to all of these, I think.

  2. Numbers 1 and 6 are definitely some of my problems too. That TBR is always overflowing. Someday I'm determined to get ahead of it, like I was once upon a time. I miss those days. :D

  3. Nice list of book related problems!! I can relate to many of them. :-)Here's a link to my TTT for the week: http://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2015/02/top-ten-tuesday-ten-book-related.html

  4. I confess! I sobbed (loudly and with snot!) on an airplane while finishing The Boy with the Striped Pajamas. (It didn't help that I just met my travel partners shortly before boarding the plane!) I've been much more discerning about my travel reads ever since.

    Here's my TTT: http://iblog4books.blogspot.com/2015/02/ten-book-related-problems-i-have.html

  5. What a creative and fun post, Dawn! I didn't have time to do a Top Ten list this week, but I can relate to every one of your items. No matter how hard i try, it's very difficult to say "no" to bargain priced books, free books, review commitments . . . And it would be fun to do a list of fictional crushes sometime. Just having a ball thinking about that one!


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