Top Ten Tuesday is a bookish weekly meme hosted by the Broke and the Bookish where bloggers share a list based on a weekly theme.
I haven't been doing any bookish posts lately so I thought I'd do this week Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Related Problems. I only manage to come up with only eight problems which is good I suppose.
Choosing What to Read
That is the primary problem isn't it? There are only so many hours in a day and so many that I want to read.
Books or Audiobooks
I'm really enjoy listening to audiobooks especially since I can do other things while listening. This brings about another problem: which book should I read and which should I listen because I still enjoy just reading a book the traditional way.
I guess it's natural to forget plots of books the more you read but it sucks when you're reading a series and can't remember what happens in the previous book which I recently encountered when I read The Infinite Sea (I couldn't remember who the secondary characters were).
Read It or Watch It First?
As a fan of both books and movies I am continually torn on this. Either way I lose the experience of going into one of them not knowing anything.
Mixing It All Up
I like watching adaptations and for some books I have watch a few different adaptations that it has. I have found that when I have watched the adaptations, eventually the stories have kind of get mixed up and overlap where I can no longer remember what was actually in the book and what was just stuff that the adaptations changed and added in.
Borrowing More Than I Can Read
When the books I want to read become available I can't help myself from borrowing it even though I already have like a stack of library books at home still unread.
Not Reading the Books I Own
The last time I read a book from my own bookshelf was probably more than a year ago. They are so neglected.
Here in the tropics humidity is high, accelerating decomposition...basically my books are rotting...ok I'm exaggerating. But they are yellowing terribly fast and of course the mass market paperback fare the worst. The pages of the books that I bought some ten years ago now look ancient.