#bookwormproblems [one]

Being a bookworm has never been something I’ve minded. How could I? I loved reading too much to care if I was teased for it, and I really wasn’t. (Unless I blocked it out. This is always an unnerving idea.)

I did get in trouble for reading under the covers past bedtime as a kid. This happened most nights. However, I was never (or almost never) called for reading other books in school, which, in retrospect, is kind of suprising.

But being a chronic reader does have some other problems.

1. I will always discover words that I technically know and may even have used in writing, but apparently have never heard outloud, and therefore cannot fathom the correct pronunciation. Or think I have it right, but just don’t. (As I’ve learned, it’s sub-se-quent, not sub-seee-quent).

2. I get anxious when I think about how many books I want to read as soon as possible. Then I look at goodreads and see that I’m currently “reading” (which sometimes means “have been neglecting to finish for two months”) anywhere from 3 to 8 books, and despair that I will never read enough books to feel like I have read enough books. I anticipate this will be a problem for me till I die or books stop being published. Although, I expect vast libraries in heaven, and there are plenty of books for me to stress about without new releases, so, I have to deal with the fact that I will never read enough books.

3. The temptation to buy books when I haven’t read 3/4 of what I already own. Thank the stars my commute changed and I no longer walk past Open Books happy window displays every day. So. Much. Temptation.

& 4. Waiting for these releases.

Go check out other bookworm’s problems at Quirky Bookworm’s monthly link up!



8 thoughts on “#bookwormproblems [one]”

  • Oh man, I’m also dying for the new Moyes, Winter, and Carry On! Plus the new Kate Morton; this fall will be EPIC.

    And yeah, I worked in a bookstore for 6 1/2 years. Talk about temptation… it was out of control!

    Thanks so much for linking up!

    • Ok, so RE: Kate Morton: I’ve woefully neglected her so far. I haven’t read a single one of her books, even though they’ve been on my radar for years. I’m not even sure why, because I’ve almost picked up used copies multiple times. BUT! I used an audible credit for Secret Keeper recently, and I’m simultaneouslt excited and totally intimdated by the 19 hrs listed.

      (And apparently this is what happens when I say, I”ll reply to that comment in a few minutes–weeks go by!)

  • Not to stress you any further, but don’t forget your loaded bookshelves back in your childhood bedroom at home, too!

  • Also moving your collection of books from one home to the next! Of course, I’m sure you’ll probably write a follow-up post with more book worm problems 🙂

    • Ooooh no! I try not to think about moving my books. Have you had to recently? I’ve been thinking about my next move lately, even though it might not be till September, but I already know I’m going to give up other things before giving up books!

      And yes, I think this’ll be a monthly post (if I remember it!).

      • Yeah. I’ve moved so many times in my life, and I’ve been a bookworm since I was a kid. I know the smart thing to do would be to just buy all my books for my NOOK now, but I love the feel of holding a book in my hands.

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