We all have them and they come in many forms. We tweet about them constantly and share them in Instagram posts. The fact is, we’ll always have problems as bookworms, but the most important things is what we’re not alone. So many of these problems are common… so I’d like to share a few so we can all share the pain.
- Forever torn between “this edition is cheaper” and “this edition is so pretty I might cry”
- Wanting to buy multiple books, but only having enough money for one.
- Buying a new book and having to rearrange your entire bookshelf.
- Reading slumps.
- The frustration that occurs when you don’t really remember what happened in the previous book but you don’t want to reread it before continuing the series
- When you’re going somewhere and you’re like “should I bring one more book in case I don’t feel like reading the other three?”
- Giving a book only 3 stars on Goodreads just because 3 ½ stars are not an option and 4 stars would have been a lie.
- Continuing to read a book you’re not digging, but you’re too stubborn to give up on it.
- When people are talking to you while reading and you have to reread the same sentence more than 5 times.
- Wanting to re-read a book/series you love every time you see a fan post about it but having so many other books to read that haven’t been read yet.
- Only buying the first book in a series because you don’t know if you’ll like it or not, but then not wanting to read it because you’re worried you’ll actually really like it and not be able to afford the rest.
- Buying multiple books then getting home and not being able to decide which one to read first.
- When the covers of a book series changes and then you have mismatched covers sitting on your bookshelf… taunting you.
- Movie/TV show covers.
- Stickers that won’t easily peel off the cover of the pretty book you just bought.
Alright, I’m going to stop there. Trust me, I could easily keep going, but I’ll save that for another time. Out of the ones here I’d have to say the most annoying ones are the movie covers and my stubbornness to keep reading a book I clearly don’t like. That’s really just a bad habit that needs to be stopped (and I am working on that one).
Which of these are your most common problems?