Having a Kindle has helped a lot with this problem, but I’m a confessed book hoarder and quickly run out of room for books.
2. Multiple Editions
This is mostly for classics. I can’t keep up with how many copies of certain Shakespeare books I have just because it was an edition I hadn’t seen before/older edition/had a pretty cover/special features. (Who’s drooling over those new Harry Potter books right about now?!)
3. Non-Con Pairings
This is majorly true in a series of books with awesome supporting characters. Sure, the main characters are all nice and cute together, but there’s always the snarky best friend and that strong-but-silent guy that just HAVE to end up together even if the author doesn’t see it.
4. The Dreaded TBR List
The To-Be-Read List is EVIL and full of temptations. For every book I check off my list 2 or more are added! It is never-ending and will never be completed.
5. One-More-Chapter Syndrome
When reading at night or during lunch break at work this gets to be a fairly big problem. “Ah. Just one more chapter and I’ll sleep/get back to work.” Yeah. Right. That has never worked before and I doubt it ever will.
6. Book “Psycho”
Ah, how to properly explain this one? Have you ever read a book and come to a point where the character does something so stupid or something so distressing happens that you just have to set the book aside and do something else? Well, do you sit and think about that moment only growl out in frustration on occasion and other people start looking at you strangely? You might be a book psycho.
7. Amazon’s One-Click Buy Button
THIS is evil. I want THAT book *click* and that book *click* and maybe that book *click*. I need a part time job just to keep up with my book habits.
8. “What ya reading?”
Sorry, if you can see that I am engrossed in a book do NOT TALK to me! Usually I’ll just give the snippy answer of “a book” and carry on with my reading and hope they don’t have a come-back question of “What kind of book?”. Augh. Please, I sat alone in a corner for a reason.
9. Collectors/Old Books
This can combine with #2 on my list about editions. I love old books; leather bound and first editions. They do eat a hole in my pockets though. 🙁
No one gets the quotes. Shakespeare, The Princess Bride, Narnia, Harry Potter; whatever it is I’m quoting for a real life situation it usually falls flat because I have to explain where the quote came from. I need more book friends.