Book related problems?


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme I take part in when I can think up answers! It’s a great meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish blog. Every week a new topic is presented. It’s not only fun to think about my list, but to read what other people come up with!

This week–My book related problems? Some people might think some of these are problems, but I actually don’t. I like having these problems…LOL

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1. I have to read books–when I’m not reading I get anxious.

2. Only the right book–I have lots of great books to read, but I have to find just the right one. Books take me to imaginary worlds and I have to find just the right book at the right time. I can get very cranky when I can’t find quite the one I want.

3. When I travel I must have books with me–This has gotten better since I started reading e-books. I used to take 10 – 15 books for a week-long trip and if we were driving I took a box of books!

4. I own too many books–When we moved here the movers said they’d never seen so many boxes of books! This past year I have culled my books and donated lots of them. Still need to do more . . .

5. My reading tastes change at times–When I was a young adult I read science fiction, fantasy and mysteries. Then I read mostly mysteries for a few years. I started reading fantasy and science fiction again a few years after that. Then, I read only romance for a while. Fantasy and science fiction came next. Now, it’s fantasy, science fiction and mysteries. I see I’m back to my young adult days! But my reading preferences may change anytime.

6. I get cranky when I’m reading and something (or someone) interrupts me–My husband tries to talk to me and I get very huffy or dinner doesn’t get made.

7. When I’m close to the end of a book I don’t want to interact with other people–Same as #6, but even worse when there’s lots of action and I want to see what happens and just want to read, Read, READ.

8. Conversely, sometimes I don’t want to finish a book because I’m loving it so much–I slow down my reading to savor the book.

9. Sometimes if a book feels too intense I have to put it down for a while–Especially when bad things are happening to people I like or the ending is not coming out the way I want.

10. I listen to most of my audiobooks while I’m making greeting cards for friends and family–I seem to use different parts of my brain while I’m creating a card and listening to a book! Who knew?

What are your book related problems?

Author: Jan

I love to read--especially mysteries, science fiction and fantasy. I also love blogging, photography, gardening, playing Mah Jonng, reading with a cat on my lap, throwing a ball for a dog, creating cards to send to family and friends, reading book blogs, using my computer.

14 thoughts on “Book related problems?”

  1. Oh I can so relate to #9! I’ve had to go read something else for awhile because the first book was making me too nervous! I’ve found it interesting seeing what I can listen to audiobooks and do at the same time. Driving? Yes. Cleaning? Yes. Cooking? No. But on the other side I can watch TV and cook so maybe that’s less nuanced? I don’t know. It’s a fun experiment! Great list!


    1. I’m glad to hear I’m not alone, Katherine. I’ve felt kind of lame, but sometimes I just want to put it down for awhile.

      It’s kind of odd what I can do while listening to audiobooks. Driving unless the traffic is bad, cleaning and cooking if the recipe is one I know well and some rote stuff while using the computer–no reading or writing though.


  2. Your #9 reminds me of an episode of the TV show Friends. Joey tells Rachel that he puts a scary book in the freezer for a while when it gets too intense. LOL


    1. I don’t remember that episode of Friends, but can totally see Joey saying that! I’ll have to ask my daughter. She owns all the DVDs and loves the show.


  3. I can relate to your book related problems!! I dob’t like to be interrupted while I’m reading and I do other things while listening to audiobooks as well.


    1. I think getting interrupted while reading or not being able to read because I should talk to other people is one of the things that really makes me angry, Lisa!


  4. Oh, yes to all of these, except #10. I can do mindless knitting while listening to an audiobook, but not anything that requires counting or careful attention. So a plain scarf or hat or blanket (or one with a really repetitive pattern), yes, but not a lace shawl or anything with a fancy stitch pattern. Mostly I save my audiobooks for driving and housework.

    But the other ones? All of them. In spades.


    1. I certainly can’t do any writing or other reading when I’m listening to an audiobook, but I can think up card designs as I listen! But not quite sure how.


  5. I must have a book with me everywhere I go too, even if it’s just a quick trip to the grocery store. If the line is extra long and I have to wait, nothing passes the time better than getting a quick read in on my Kindle.


    1. I know, Mogsy…you never know when there are an extra few minutes for reading. And when my husband and I are driving somewhere I often read while he drives!


  6. I’m with you regarding traveling. The kindle makes it better but I almost always take physical books as well …for take off and touch down when flying or if none of the 50 books on my kindle strike my fancy, lol. I’m also with you so hard on #8! It’s the weirdest feeling to want to do nothing but read the book but also not wanting to read the book because then it will be over sooner. Gah!


    1. I’ve gotten pretty good about not taking physical books anymore, but I take lots of electronic toys. And now that they let me keep my kindle on when taking off and landing I’m even happier.


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