Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish problems I have

I did a little research when I started up my blog again. I asked people what they would like to see on my blog other than the usual reviews. One answer I got was lists. I found this fun list to share on Tuesdays. So here's my first Top Ten Tuesday list. 






The top ten book related problems I have


1. Money. I spend way too much money on books and I'm not even ashamed to admit that. If I ever added up the cumulative amount I've spent on books over the years, I think I would cry. I probably could have paid for my entire college education with that money. But, as I always tell my mom, there are worst addictions than a book addiction.
 

2. Dreams. I tend to have extremely vivid dreams when I read right before I head to bed. Some are great, some are not so great. Like the time I read an action book right before going to sleep and I had a dream that I was shot in the neck. I woke up and my neck hurt exactly where it happened. Let's just say, I have a vivid imagination.
 

3. Having friends that don't read. As much as I love them, some of my friends are dumb as a box of rocks. I cringe inside when they tell me they haven't read a book since high school. It's hard to have an interesting conversation with someone when I have to stop and explain what a word means. For example, I just had this conversation a few days ago: 
Me: I feel off today. 
Friend: What do you mean you feel off?
Me: I don't know. I just feel like I'm zoning out and a bit lethargic. 
Friend: Ash, you know I don't know what lethargic means.
Me: *sighs internally*
4. The real world doesn't live up to my expectation. The real world is boring, and no guy will ever be like my book crushes. 

5. Trying to figure out what to read next. Sometimes I go in search of a book, only to find 17 books that I now want to read. Or I have the opposite problem. I can't find a single book to fit my reading mood.


6. Finding a comfortable position while I read an entire book. Does anyone else have the problem where you finally find a good sitting position, only to have your butt fall asleep a few chapters in? So you find a new one, and it happens again. Rinse and repeat for the duration of the book.


7. Lack of sleep. I have a problem where I will start a book at 8 p.m., and if it's really good, I'll stay up all night reading it. Its pretty rare for me to not finish a book in one sitting. 


8. Rereading something from my youth. I lot of times it doesn't live up to the memory I had of it. I think it's just because as I've gotten older so have my reading tastes. 

9. When a series wraps up. There are some characters I never want to let go of. Even if the series is wrapped up in a nice, neat package and everything is resolved, I still want to see more of it. 

10. Bookstores. I have actually made a rule for myself where I'm not allowed to wander into a bookstore in passing. It doesn't matter if I'm "just browsing." I WILL walk out two hours later with a pile of books I wasn't planning on reading. Now, if it's part of my plan to go, that's completely allowed.