Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: My Bookish Problems

I stopped over to check out the week's prompt for this week's Top Ten Tuesday (hosted by The Broke and the Bookish), and I giggled a little when I realized that all I needed to do to list my top ten book-related problems was to take a brief walking tour of my house.  Most of my book related problems have to do with having an overabundance of books and an underabundance of time.  So, that inspired me to share with you a quick photographic tour of my "book problem."  I mean, pictures are worth a thousand books, right?  ;-)

1. Without even moving from my desk, I can spot one problem - the stack of books that have been read and are awaiting my review...

2. A few steps away, my second book problem - my mom's books.  Which are like mine except I won't have to take them all with me when I move...

3. Advancing upstairs, we find these piles of books which are creeping steadily across what remains of my bedroom floor....

4. And this snapshot of just the most recent crop of review copies...

5. Don't even get my started on the Kindle problem.  Yes, that number says 510.  It should be noted that I probably read about 4 ebooks last year.  Yeah, that's definitely a book problem.  (Also, *mumbles* I might have bought a couple more today.)

6. Moving on to the room we fondly refer to as the "book room" as if all the other rooms aren't book rooms, you can spot these poor boxed titles that can't even fit on the overloaded shelves....

7. Next up, this neglected shelf lurking in the uh, non-"book room."

8.  This place is a major book problem.  I have all these books, and this place wants me to spend 40+ hours a week there, not reading books.

9. When I'm not coughing up my 40+ hours for the man, you might find me in front of this problem that takes me away from my books....

10. And finally, it's probably important that I disregard the creeping book piles in favor of demonstrating my trivia prowess to total strangers, right?

So ends my photo tour of book-related problems.  What's your problem?  ;-)


  1. I have way too many books as well. The thing is, I want to read them all and I always overestimate how much time I'll have to read.

  2. I feel your pain, too many books and except for the 40 hours not working, I'm the same.

  3. Love the picture tour! My house looks eerily similar, but I can't bring myself to get rid of any of my "babies" because what if I want to reread them some day? Not that I'd ever have time, but still....

    Terri @ Alexia's Books and Such...

  4. I love the picture tour and have the same problem with books everywhere in our home!! Here's a link to my TTT for the week: http://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2015/02/top-ten-tuesday-ten-book-related.html

  5. Thank you for the tour, Megan. I can relate to many of them.

    Our employers are so demanding, aren't they? ;-)

  6. Ha! What a great and entertaining tour of your "problem" I know how you feel! Books kind of spread like dust bunnies. I'm not even sure how they all got there, you know?