Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Problems!
Oooh boy, it's about to get real. :-)
Today's topic is Top Ten Bookish Problems. And you know how much we bibliophiles suffer for our bookish lifestyle.
1. When you don't have enough shelf space.
Come on, this deserves spot #1. I will NEVER have enough shelf space. EVER.
(Luckily, I have three excellent libraries within a five mile radius of my house.)
2. When your series are mismatched.
Different editions is not that great. But a mix of paperback and hardcover - that's terrible. Look at my Lunar Chronicles - I couldn't NOT buy hardcover Cress, but now they're all different heights. Now I really want hardcover Cinder and Scarlet, but my paperback ones are SIGNED. And PERSONALIZED. And I don't have enough money to have two of a book just for the cover. THE STRUGGLE.
3. When your friends aren't booknerds.
Granted, I've been pretty lucky with booknerd friends. My homeschooling/highschool friends are mostly nerdy in some way or another and all appreciate (or at least pretend to appreciate) when I discuss with Hugo's characterizations or how the Narnia movies differed from the books. (It becomes more of a monologue on my part. I'm sorry, friends.)
And I've found a couple people in college who are SUCH BOOKNERDS and they make me happy. One of them I commute with, and she reads YA! We have the greatest conversations on our bus home. :-)
But I only see her once a week. And sometimes, though you online bibliophiles are THE BEST, you just need to flail live, instead of in all caps. And I hate seeing that blank stare when you flail at a friend who just doesn't understand. :-(
4. When you're addicted.
I am, seriously. I think most of you are too. If I don't read for a week, I get cranky, annoyed, freaked out about school... overall an unpleasant person to be around. I'm going through book withdrawal!
5. When your purse isn't big enough for your current read.
But come on, this one is easily remedied - get a bigger purse!
6. When you finish a book and don't have another handy.
At home, I can just grab something from the shelf or go on a quick five minute jaunt to the library. But when I'm at school (which is most of the time), I'm stuck. Actually, I'm writing this from school, and am in precisely such a situation. PITY ME.
It's even worse when you miss a train or bus and have nothing to do. :-/
7. When you happen to be busy on that day your favorite author has a tour stop near you.
WHYYYYY. Somehow this always happens to me.
8. When all you can think of in conversations is book references.
"Actually, talking about [whatever], the book I'm currently reading...."
"You know [title of book]? Well..."
"This book I'm reading has to do a lot with [topic at hand]. Let me proceed to explain the whole plot of the book (with the idea that I can then explain [topic at hand] reference) until we've all forgotten [topic at hand]. Because that's totally not obnoxious."
You don't know how many times I've done this.
9. When you compare all real potential partners to your book boyfriends/girlfriends.
We bibliophiles have got really high standards, you must admit. My future husband has a lot of competition to get through, and has to measure up with the likes of Captain Wentworth and Gilbert Blythe. I kinda feel bad for him. :-/
10. When you get food all over your book while eating and reading simultaneously.
It's even worse when it's a library book or a new book, because then you feel like some sort of book defiler. :-(
(This temporary guilt won't stop me from reading while eating, so I guess I'm not that sorry about it.)
What are some trials of booknerddom that I've missed? Let me know in the comments!