This week's topic is:
Top Ten Book-Related Problems I Have
1. Misplacing books
Seriously, this is a thing... I do this with everything (TV remote, keys, phone, you name it!). I have it in my hand, and the next thing I know I've put it down on the arm of the sofa or in the fridge and I can't for the life of me remember where I put it. I'm always doing this with books I'm reading, and it drives me nuts!
2. Too many books at once
I don't do this all the time, but when I do, I go crazy! Earlier in the academic year I had about eight books on the go at once, and that's just too many for my poor frazzled brain to keep up with! So I'm sticking to one-book-at-a-time until the summer...
3. Heavy books on the go
This is one of the snags of having to take a book with you wherever you go... Sometimes it's just not practical to lug around a giant Harry Potter book in your bag (though that doesn't often stop me :P). Let alone trying to take multiple books with you when you embark on a year abroad... Thank goodness for Kindle!
4. Trying to decide which format to buy
Speaking of which... Kindle books are much more portable, it's true. But physical books are nicer to read, and they often have lovely covers. But you can look up words in ebooks at the click of a button (especially useful with foreign language books!). But physical books look great on the shelf, and you can lend them out much more easily... (Let's not even get started on audiobooks!) Dilemma!
5. Trying to relate to people who don't like Harry Potter
Worse still: "It was OK." *shudders*
6. Wanting to talk about books way too much
Sometimes I just want to gush about a beautiful writing style or rant about the most frustrating characters in the world (I'm looking at you, Wuthering Heights!). Not to mention all the chatting about Harry Potter that I like to do (see this entire post for examples...) But, let's face it, most people just aren't that interested in talking (or hearing!) about books, especially if they've not read them. *sigh* This is why I'm so grateful for the internet!
7. Book hangovers
Related to the previous point. Some people just don't understand how hard it is to emerge from a fictional universe. And it's hard to explain why you're moping around because of an event in a fictional character's life, or because a book has made you look at your life in a new way.
8. Missing your stop on the bus/train
It's happened more than once. And it's embarrassing every time.
9. Choosing what to read next
The struggle is real.
10. So many books, so little time...
Seriously, there are way too many books in the world. And, let's face it, I won't read more than a tiny fraction of them in my lifetime (much as I would love to!). Sometimes, this realisation gets a little too much.
Hmm, so this was a little more Harry-Potter-heavy than I intended, but hey! I hope you enjoyed this TTT list!
What are your biggest book-related problems? Let me know in the comments (and feel free to link to your TTT post!)