Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly link-up hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.This week’s list is the Top Ten Bookish Things I Want to Quit Or Have Quit. Therefore, I give you my Top Ten Bookish Issues That Have To Go!
1. The Never-Ending Bought Books TBR
I seriously have some books at my house that I doubt I will ever read. I purchased them on a whim and I have to stop doing that. Seriously though, I –at times– buy too many books at once. This simply won’t do as it makes the TBR way too long.
2. The Strange Case of the Library Hold List
Have you ever just checked exactly how many books are on your library hold list and been totally amazed? This happened more to me when I lived in Wisconsin but it still, occasionally, happens here in Montana as well. Suddenly I will have like fifty million holds and they will all come in at once!
3. The Sad State of the Borrowed Book
When you lend a book and it comes back wrinkled, that is one of the worst things ever! I should just stop lending books. My books are my precious books. I love them and everyone else should keep their fingers to their own books (unless you’re my sister and then I might let you borrow if you beg nicely).
4. The Overflowing Bookshelf
There is never enough room on my bookshelves. I simply need more bookshelves. Someone should totally get on that. A girl can never ever have too many bookshelves. Such a thing is an impossibility!
5. The Hiding Spot of the Misplaced Book
There are times, admittedly rare, when I quite simply cannot find the specific book that I want. At such times as these, my poor missing friends should just show up in a hiding spot that I can find. A great place would be the bedside table or the top desk drawer. I’m not entirely sure how to stop this terrible occurrence unless I invest in GPS stickers so some such for each and every book (are such things even available??).
6. Choosing the Next-to-Read Book
This is such a hard thing to do. When I have so many great choices to choose from, how do I pick just one book? Sure, there are TBR jars but sometimes I don’t want to read whatever it is that I pick. Sometimes I don’t want to read whatever I have next on my list. Sometimes it is just too hard to pick the next book to read!
7. Picking the Perfect Snack
It is so hard to pick the perfect snack for each and every book I read (and snacking while reading is a must when dinners get skipped due to plot twists). Every book should come with a list of acceptable snack pairings to make the snack decision so much easier. For example, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe could totally recommend Turkish delight. Yes, this needs to happen.
8. The Sadly Lacking Similar Reads
Every book should end with similar recommended reads for those of us who adored the book. It would be so darn convenient if each book would just incorporate this small section. I would totally approve of this.
9. The Wonderful Liquid-Resistant Page
You know that terrible thing that happens who you have just taken a great big glup of delicious black tea before the character does something totally unexpected and the resultant explosion of tea from your mouth? Yes, this does happen at sometimes. There are times where you are so shocked that your mouth falls open. It is sometimes difficult to remember to swallow before the involuntary exclamation leaves your mouth. Therefore, pages could suffer damage and that could easily be avoided if liquid-resistant pages were a thing in books (or just certain sections of certain books) where this could become an issue. Help us protect our precious books!
10. The Terrible Cliff-Hanger Endings
Books that have these type of endings should come with a warning before beginning the book. I hate to come upon a cliff-hanger of an ending only to discover that I have three or four years to wait for the next release (looking at you, Green Rider, series)! Cliff-hangers need to be disclosed prior to reading a book so that we can determine if we should wait until the next book in the series is released. This could have some serious book-throwing that is harmful to both the book (physically) and the bookworm (emotionally).
These are the Top Ten Bookish Issues That Have To Go. Feel free to share yours as well and check out the rest of them at The Broke and the Bookish.