Each week, The Broke and the Bookish holds Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly book blogging meme.
This week, we’re talking about bookish problems:
1. I have to read books that are in a series in order, and I don’t start a series until it’s finished. Even if it’s something that isn’t necessarily continuous, I am compelled to read them in the order of their release.
2. I have more books than I have bookshelf space, and I’d have to rearrange the house to make room for more bookshelves. Conundrum!
3. I really hate stopping in the middle of a chapter when I’m reading. I have to finish a chapter rather than stopping in the middle of it. But if the chapter ends on a cliffhanger, then I want to know what happened! This has led to me reading hours and hours after I should’ve been asleep.
4. I hate book editions that have chapters from other books at the end. It tricks me into thinking that I have more of the book left to read than I do, and when I get to the end I’m sad, thinking there’s more left.
5. One of the reasons that I always carry a big purse is that it always has a notebook and either a paperback or my Nook in it. Can’t be caught somewhere without reading material—but that means no tiny purses for me.
6. I have a history minor. When historical references are noticeably wrong, I find it difficult to forgive the author.
7. I hate writing in books. I had to write in my books when I was studying literature, and I cringed every time I picked up a pen, pencil, or highlighter and made marks in my beautiful books.
8. Dialect can really throw me for a loop. I have to read it aloud, a lot of the time, so that I can deal with the phonetics. Books like Trainspotting take forever to read, and I sound like a muttering loon while reading them.
9. If a book is spoilered, there’s a high chance I won’t read it. I just don’t like to know what’s going to happen before I read the book. (Obviously, this is less true when I’m reading nonfiction.)
10. And of course…