Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Ten Book-Related Problems I Have


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When I saw this week's topic, the only bookish issue that immediately came to mind was the need for more shelves! It didn't take long to come up with a few others though. :) Here are ten book-related problems I have . . .

Ten Book-Related Problems I Have

I have books in every single room of my house. Yes, including closets!

I do not have enough storage space for all of these books.

I have so many books and not nearly enough time to read them all.

This creates great anxiety within me. I call it TBRaphobia. You know, when your TBR pile is so large you're afraid that (1) you'll never get to them all and/or (2) you'll be killed when the pile topples over and buries you alive.

Ebooks (and freebies!) have compounded the problems. I literally have hundreds of unread books on my Nook that I don't know if I'll ever get to. (Can a Nook topple over on you?)

Since I have so many books, I certainly don't have time to re-read them. Even the ones I've loved best. This creates a dilemma—get rid of books once I read them and create space for the unread ones or continue to hoard (er, stockpile) them in case I ever get around to re-reading.

I have a few books that have been damaged one way or another (gasp!). I never know if I should keep the damaged one or purchase another copy to replace the messed up one. (I kid! Seriously. I'm way too much of a bargain hunter for purchasing books I already own! But I've thought about it.)

And as a bargain hunter, it sure is hard to pass up a good bargain! Seriously, how can I walk out of a used bookstore or pass a sale shelf at the bookstore or decline a $0.99 ebook? Thus just adding to the TBR pile!

I've attempted to limit my book buying to gift cards only—unless it's a book emergency. :) Last year I managed to stretch the gift cards I received out for the whole year. I'm not doing so well this year. I'm already halfway through, and it's only February 17!

Seriously. WHAT am I going to do with all these books?

Well, that was a little tongue in cheek. But us book nerds do have some pretty big problems. Like storage! What are your biggest book-related problems?

14 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness I have the same problem with ebooks! One day I finally just cleaned it our of like 200 novels. I have the same problem with storage too!

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    1. I keep thinking I'll just delete some of those ebooks, but I can't! I did go through and archive what I thought was "quite a few" but ended up only being about 15! Haha! It's an addiction. :)

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  2. Those first four? Yep, those are all applicable to me. I probably have books in nearly every room too - even the kitchen. ;)

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    1. I wasn't thinking about the kitchen. But yes, we even have books there—in the cabinets AND on the counters. Oops!

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  3. Nice list of book related problems!! I can't pass up book bargains too. Here's a link to my TTT for the week: http://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2015/02/top-ten-tuesday-ten-book-related.html

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  4. Ha! So true...the struggles. There have been some good books coming out this year so I don't blame you!

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    1. SO many good books coming out this year! Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. Love your list haha. My TBR is very daunting, but all the books! So many new books every day! They all end up on it :( Then there's the surprise parcels from certain publishers that just add even more unexpected books. But I will get them all done one day.
    Cora @ Tea Party Princess

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    1. I think the only way I'll ever get caught up with my TBR list is if no new books came out for about 10 years. Doesn't seem very likely, huh? :)

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  6. I have the same problem with ebooks and I probably will never get around to read even a third of them! I wish I had more time to reread but even though I don't I never even think about getting rid of books that I love or even just liked! And I feel the exact way about damaged books! I so want to replace them but the cheapskate in me won't let me. The same is true for when I have just one book in a series that is hardback while the rest are paperback! I do keep my eyes open at second hand stores and if I do find a cheap one I cave!

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    1. Yep, there's just too many books out there! And the freebies are a blessing and a curse for cheap-os like me. :)

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  7. I tend to leave books lying around the house too... sometimes I'll misplace one for a few days and find it in a closet or on a table somewhere.

    My TTT

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    1. Haha! I have that same problem. I've even "lost" books—only to find it on my bookshelf. Oops!

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