Top Ten Tuesday: Book-Related Problems We Have


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Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. The feature was created because The Broke and Bookish are particularly fond of lists (as are we!). Each week a new Top Ten list topic is given and bloggers can participate.

 Today’s Topic: Top Ten Book-Related Problems We Have


1. I don’t like to leave the house.

I could honestly stay in my house for a month without going stir crazy. I love books so much that I wouldn’t mind a knee surgery to give me a reason to stay in bed and read. Date night at the movies? Um, can I just read? Better yet, let’s both read! Isn’t that the perfect date, honey?

2. I would rather read YAL than do schoolwork.

I reward myself with YAL. Okay, just a few more pages in that textbook (or just a few more papers to grade), and then I can read twenty pages as a reward!

3. Books are my decor.

And every room is a library. An interior designer would not enjoy my house. And don’t even get me started on the trunk of my car. You can never have too many books on hand—just in case you get stuck in the middle of nowhere(…for a year?).

4. Baby proofing is very difficult.

My biggest fear is that he will start to climb these bookshelves. They are bracketed to the wall, but I still worry. Also, it would be nice not to have to clean up the thirty YA books he throws on the floor each day.

5. Sleep? What is that?

Readers, you understand.


1. Too Many Books, Too Little Time

I don’t think I really need to explain that one. I just wish there was more time to read!

2. No More Room!

My little house is actually getting taken over by books.  (I actually have no more space in my son’s room to put books since his shelf is full, there are piles on his closet shelf, and on his organizer in the closet unless I start keeping some under the bed, and I just can’t bring myself to do that!) There are bookshelves everywhere and the bookshelves are overflowing and this leads to…

3. Weeding 🙁 

Man! How I hate to weed! I want to keep everything! Books I’ve read and loved I want to keep even though I’ll probably not reread it. Books I need to read I obviously need to keep so I can read it. Sigh.

4. Trent Doesn’t Have a Favorite Book

My goal over Trent’s first year was to read as close to a book a day as possible. I’ve done pretty well with him reading 250 titles (and we’ve reread many books), but I haven’t really given him a chance to find a favorite book because we are always reading new ones. During this next year, I am going to let him do a lot more choosing of books, so he can find his favorites.

5. Behind on TV

I love TV too, but I would rather (or need to) read. This means I am really behind on my favorites (including The Good Wife, Mindy Project, Mom, and Law and Order: SVU!). 

What book related problems do you have?

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6 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Book-Related Problems We Have”

  1. I believe I would make the same list, too many books, too little time! But it’s fun! Luckily for some, I can send them home with the grand girls-helps with the overload. Good luck with the space, Ricki & Kellee!

  2. Fun lists! ha ha

    I am with Kellee – Too many books, too little time is my #1 book problem. I am always trying to catch up on the great books from last year (and the year before that and the year before…), so I never read new stuff when it is first released. But there are so many good books I missed, not to mention all the classics I keep meaning to read…

    BTW, I think the link to this page on your Monday post is missing. I had to browse through the last weeks’ posts to find it (not that it was a problem – gave me a chance to see all your posts from last week!)


    Book By Book


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