Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Book Related Problems

Today for Top Ten Tuesday the theme is book related problems. First off... problems? I don't have problems! I just have eccentricities. ;)

  1. I like to check out books from the library that I'll "read soon" and just keep renewing them and not returning them... for a long time. Once I had books checked out for a year before I returned them! Thankfully I work at my library so I don't get in trouble.
  2. I read too fast. Seriously. That's why I re-read so much... cause I don't remember what I read the first time! Especially when I'm at the end of the book and I'm excited to find out what happens in the end or on the other hand when I can't wait to get done with a book because I'm tired of reading it... that doesn't happen often though. 
  3. I take forever to read books.... Now you may think that contradicts the above point but it really doesn't. When I'm actually physically reading the books I read too fast, but actually getting around to reading them can take awhile for me. Especially with Dickens but you can't exactly blame ME for that. ;)
  4. I wear out books. I'm not sure how it happens because I've always been a very careful person when it comes to handling books but somehow they always end up with bent or torn pages, coffee spilt on them or a worn spine by the time I'm through with them. 
  5. I take pictures of quotes I like. You've probably seen this on a few of my book reviews. To remember parts of the book I liked, I'll snap a quick picture on my phone so I can keep track of them. Normally I'll type them out when I write the book review but sometimes I'm lazy and I just use the picture. I think it would be really neat (and more organized) to have a notebook of literary quotes that I would write these out in but that may take some years before I become that organized and want to that the extra effort. ;) 
So in the end I only could think up five but that just goes to show that I obviously don't have many problems. ;)

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20 comments:

  1. Glad I'm not the only one who keeps books out of the library way too long. It's gotten worse for me now I can do it online...no guilt, unlike when I had to ask staff to check it back out.

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    1. It is so much easier now. I can just renew them when I'm working and no one will ever know!

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  2. I often wear out books as well and it makes me so sad.
    Amanda

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    1. Yeah. I'm not sure how it happens... I do try to be careful. :(

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  3. #4: so you are a reckless reader. Me, too.

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  4. We only get 3 renewals from my library and only if there's not another hold on the book. I've kept plenty of books the full 6 weeks though! I destroy books too so I completely understand that one. I have several books that I've literally read to pieces. Great list!

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    1. My public library has a three renewal deal also but my college library, where I work does not. When I check out at my public library then I have to get used to the idea that the book actually has a deadline to be returned.

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  5. Haha! I do the same thing with taking pictures. Then I find a random picture of a page in my phone and I'm like, "what is that?" Oh well...

    Here are my Top Ten!

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    1. Yes me too! I look at the picture and I try turning it various ways before I realize what it is. :)

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  6. When it's a book I like, I tend to read it way too fast and then forget most of it. I can't seem to make myself slow down!

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    1. It's difficult! with non-fiction I really have to pace myself and sometimes it works but sometimes it doesn't.

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  7. I have quite a few quote pictures on my phone. I really need to add the quotes to Goodreads or post them on my blog. :P

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    1. Normally once I've used them on my blog I delete the pictures but there are a couple I save because I love them so much. :)

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  8. I've run across that read-too-fast problem myself. I originally read To Kill a Mockingbird in fall of 2013. I just reread it last week, and I was very surprised at how much I didn't remember. Especially considering how much I loved the book. I tried to slow down and savor it in my reread, but that just didn't happen (I blame the snow day. What else was a supposed to do but read? :)

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    1. I actually read To Kill a Mockingbird to fast myself and I'm planning on re-reading it next month. Hopefully I'll slow down for it but I'm not sure. I still love it either way. :)

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  9. I have the reading too fast problem as well. It's awful. I will say though...I need to start documenting my favorite quotes like you do. I was just thinking about that the other day. Time to start a notebook!

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    1. I always forget them if I don't and it's really been helpful in writing book reviews. :)

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  10. Great list! I know what you mean about both #2 and #3. I read really quickly and sometimes I forget a few of the smaller details. And there are books that have been on my Kindle for YEARS that I haven't read yet. Crazy!

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    1. Yep! It's weird how we prioritize things when it comes to reading. At least for me, I do a lot of mood reading and that makes a difference as to when I read books.

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