Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Ten Book Related Problems I Have 
brought to you by: the broke and the bookish

Jeni's Picks
1. Not finishing series: Sometimes its because the sequels aren't out yet or it might be because I like where the first book ended. But mostly it's because I'm not interested in reading anymore about the characters. If I didn't love it, I'm not going to keep reading it just to finish the series. 

2. Reading too many books at the same time: I read 4 books a month for the book clubs I host for my kids plus the books I want to read. It can be a bit confusing at times but kind of fun too.  I always have at least 5 books and my kindle by my bedside at night. 

3. Buying books: My husband doesn't mind to much but I might need to convert a bedroom into a library one day. I also love going to book sales. The library and Scholastic book sales are some of my favorites.  Its a good thing they are only twice a year. 

4. Bending a corner of the page for a bookmark: My dad is the one that taught me this bad habit. I loved reading a book he had read before me because I could see all the pages he stopped on. He also makes a thumbnail imprint on the paragraph he ended on. 

5.  Loaning out my books: I love sharing books but I found if I don't keep track of who has what, books went missing. Now, I have a book journal that people write which books they take and mark it off when they bring it back. I usually have about 35-50 books out at a time. 

6. Not reading all the books I buy: This is probably my worst habit. I'll find a good deal or a book I know is on my TBR list and I'll pick it up but it just sits on my shelf. 

7. Buying books I already own because I like the new cover. When I went to England with my sister I picked up 10 books I already owned because I liked the covers better. 

8. Packing to many books when I go on vacation: I just never know what I'll be in the mood for so I usually pack at least 10 books plus my kindle. 

9. Adding to my TBR list: Any book lover is going to do this. I wish there was enough time to read them all. It's sad knowing I never will. My TBR list is at 952 on goodreads. I only read about 100-120 books a year so it would take over 9 years to catch up:(

10. Reading the ending: If I'm worried I might not like the ending of a book I will read it. I think all of my sisters do this. 

Emily's Picks:
1. Too many books, oh so little time.

2. Getting mad with editing errors. ERG!

3. I can't stand sappy characters

4. Reading the last page of a book to see how the story ends.

5. Finding space for my books, I don't have enough room!


  1. I pack too many books to take on vacation too!! But forgot to add this to my list this week.

    Here's a link to my TTT for the week: http://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2015/02/top-ten-tuesday-ten-book-related.html

  2. Great list. I tend to read too many books at the same time as well which is definitely not a good thing because then I begin to lose track! Thanks for sharing. :)
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  3. Great list Jeni and Emily, I can definitely relate to reading too many books at once and adding to my stupidly long to-be-read list! Then finding the space for them all is becoming more of a problem :')

    Here's my TTT if you would like to check it out :) http://emmasbookery.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/top-ten-bookish-problems-that-i-have.html