Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is about our top book-related problems.
1. So many books, so little time:
As a high school student and someone who loves to write, it is hard to balance everything I want to do in one day. If I start a book I really like, I usually end up not doing but reading all day long, but if I’m excited about a story I’m writing, it is hard for me to do anything but think about that story.
This makes me really frustrated because I either didn’t have enough time to read or writer. I’ve tried not to spend too much on one thing and give both reading and writing equal time, but I’ve failed spectacularly.
As for studying well… Let’s just say the my teachers aren’t really pleased with me.
2. Very very long TBR list
Now if you have seen my GR list, you would know that I have a long TBR list. And by long, I mean more than 2000 books in that list. I’ve tried to delete some a lot of times but I always end up adding more and more as days pass.
It has gotten to the point that I have a problem where I sometimes forget to enjoy the book I’m reading and think too much about all the other books I want to read. I’ve been working on that, by mainly ignoring that list while I’m reading and try to stop worrying about it.
3. Sleep loss.
I usually like to read at night, when I’m done with whatever I have to do for the day and I could just relax and not worry about a thing. Which sometimes can be a problem because I’m one of those people who just can’t stop reading, even if my eyes are stinging from being open for so long. Sometimes, I eventually force myself to shut my book, but most of the time I ignore everything to read. By the time that I’m truly too exhausted to read, it is 4 AM and I have school in two hours. I go to school looking like a zombie and trying not to sleep through every lesson.
4. Not Enough Money
Seriously, if it weren’t for the fact that I live at home with my parents, I’d probably end up eating nothing but biscuits so I could spend all my money on books. My mum has been trying to stop me from spending so much money that she made me save for almost every book I buy. She thought it would make me read less while actually it just made me stop eating a lot of junk food. (But hey, at least I’m starting to get healthy. Sort of.)
And no matter how many books I buy, I always leave the bookstore thinking of the ones I didn’t buy. There are so many books on my wishlist but I haven’t got enough money to buy them all. I read a lot of ebooks but if I had the chance, I wouldn’t read any at all. I love to read paper books, and I read a lot faster when they are in my hands.
I’m not the most patient person in the world, especially when it comes to things that I really want and most of the time, those things are book. So I hate waiting for a certain book to come to the library because it is too expensive, waiting for book fairs so I could buy a bunch of books and not make my family starve for the rest of the month, waiting for the next book by my favourite authors, waiting for the next sequel.. You get the idea.
6. Real Life VS Fictional Life
My daily struggle. My life isn’t bad, it is actually quite good, but it seems so boring compared to the lives I read about in books. I mean, come on, you can’t look me in the air and tell me that you don’t want to go to Hogwarts, unless you haven’t read the books. (If you didn’t, GO READ THEM RIGHT NOW.)
I often wonders what it would be like if I could just travel and meet my favourite characters, or how would they react if they came to my world.
*sighs* Come on scientists, figure something out!
7. Not Finishing A Book
I don’t really like to DNF. If I really hate a book, I would probably end up finishing it
because apparently I like to torture myself so I could write a review about everything I haven’t read. But sometimes, I’m just not in the mood for a book or it is so boring that I have to put it down for a while. Most of the books I stop reading are ones I eventually get back to but for others.. *glances at Inferno by Dan Brown and looks away again.*
8. No One Understands
I don’t really have friends who read. (Thank God for book communities.) So whenever I meet someone who likes to read, even a little, we usually end up talking about books and if there is any books we both love.
I usually end up talking about one book or another so much that whoever I’m talking to blinks and changes the subject.
To my poor friends who are bear up with me when I just read a book that was amazing, God bless you all. Now go read that book.
9. Book VS Movie/TV Show
You don’t want to sit next to me if we are watching something that has a book. I’d either start fangirling and we are just at the beginning of the movie. (See Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 1 and 2) or keep ranting about the amount of things that are just wrong and where the fuck is that scene? How can they cut it? (See Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince.)
If you have read the book though, come and join me! Let’s fangirl/rant together!
10. Book Boyfriends
*sighs* I will never find someone as perfect as them.
What about you guys? Let me know about bookish problems!