Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week we’re talking bookish problems, and boy, do I have plenty. Because this is a very serious topic (other book lovers will understand) I’ve enlisted the aid of Ryan Gosling to explain it all. Take it away, Ryan!
1. I stay up way past my bedtime reading. I know I’ll be sorry later. But I do it anyway.
2. I buy new books to read even though I already have a staggering TBR list. I need them all.
3. I jump into new books before finishing the ones I’m currently reading. I can’t help myself.
4. I get emotionally attached to the characters in book that I’m reading and once the book ends, I fall into a state of semi-depression that they’re gone.
5. I become rather hermit-ish when I’ve got a new book to read. What can I say, when it comes down to the choice between reading and a social life, reading wins every time. Sometimes I’m forced to go out and be social and it’s such a drag.
6. I get personally offended when people say they don’t like reading.
7. I’m often disappointed by the mega-popular books that everyone else seems to like. They almost never live up to the hype. Especially when people say that something is “the best book ever” and it turns out to be really…mediocre. I always wonder what I’m missing.
8. It’s hard to talk to new people if they’re not also obsessed with books. Though if they are = insta-friend.
9. There’s never enough time to read. Never.
10. That age-old dilemma: keep reading? Or stop and fix food? Or…starve a little longer? Pizza isn’t always at hand. Sometimes cereal has to do.
Any bookish problems that you suffer from? (Or are you quite happily plagued?) Or maybe you don’t have problems with reading per se, but issues with certain books or certain genres? Tell me in the comments!
Number one reading pet peeve….I tell people I like reading and they immediately ask me what I though about Shades of Grey. Double faceplam.
I want to clarify…50 Shades…whereas Jasper Fforde’s Shades of Grey was brilliant!
Ooh, that would suck! Don’t know that’s even classified as proper literature.
Haha, I guess I agree on all of those. There really never is enough time to read. And I will never understand how people cannot like reading. I would read 24 hours a day if I could.
Oh, tell me about it! I always dream of taking a vacation to do nothing but read. :)
Maggie @ macarons & paperbacks
I, too, suffer from #7. I hate when books are over-hyped and then when I finally read it I’m just like, “Eh.”
Doesn’t that just suck? :(
Tammy @ Books, Bones & Buffy
I love your list! I completely agree with you, especially #7. That’s why I usually avoid best seller lists, because I know most of them won’t be for me (although of course there are exceptions, but I don’t seek out best sellers.)
Yeah, I almost never like what’s on best-seller lists. If someone I know recommends something from one of those lists then I’ll check it out but otherwise I don’t actively read through them.
Number 1, I love this post because it has SO MUCH GOSLING! I LOVE THAT MAN!!
Number 2, thanks for stopping by my blog. I’ve binge read a few series and I liked doing that (Vampire Academy) but then other series I’ll start because I just have to do it! Haha.
Number 3, the bedtime, I can’t believe I forgot about that one! I do this almost on a nightly basis. The only time I actually get sleep is on the weekends when I don’t have to be up for work! Because I will stay up until like 4 or 430 in the morning and I’ll be like crap, my alarm is going off in about an hour and a half. :/
Gosling rocks! :) Isn’t it hard to stick to a proper bedtime?! I can’t count the number of hours I’ve lost to “one more chapter” syndrome. :P
Oh I suffer with it pretty much daily. haha. But the joys of being a booknerd, right?
I am not a reader, sadly, but I am enjoying your list and gifs. LOL
Ha, these are all me. I would also add that I may get a little snappy when someone interrupts me while I’m clearly engrossed in a book!
Me too! Especially if I have a limited amount of time to read, and I’m right in the good part of a book. Ugh.
This is so funny!! and super true, too! Feeling attached to a book and depressed when it’s over?! – absolutely! :-D
but I have to say, I never forget about food, I’m (unfortunately) one of those hamsters who loves snacking while reading!
I do love a good nosh while I read. :)
Number 6, lol! I always want to say, “What’s wrong with you? Why don’t you read?” But I’m glad I’m not the only one who feels that way! ;)
It’s sad to me that people don’t like reading! I couldn’t live without it!