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!
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!)
I totally cave to the temptation of buying books! I have so many to read at home but I keep getting more! I just can’t help myself.
Not to stress you any further, but don’t forget your loaded bookshelves back in your childhood bedroom at home, too!
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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!).
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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.