Tuesday, February 17, 2015

The Ten Biggest Book Problems



Ten Big Book Problems


Nothing to read

Too much to read

People who say they (gasp!) hate to read

Articles about "the death of reading"

Required reading at school

Trying to choose a favorite book

Being interrupted when I'm reading

Bad movies of good books

Children whose parents don't (won't?) read to them

People who never read but
try to cozy up to me by telling me they've read a good book
and then reveal the book is Fifty Shades of Gray



From BuzzFeed...Problems Only Book Lovers Understand




What did I forget? Any suggestions for me?


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22 comments:

  1. Oh, I totally forgot about required reading......It puts me of the book so much. Great list! Here's mine https://ireadboooks.wordpress.com/2015/02/17/book-related-problems/

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    1. If we had an accurate count of how many people were turned off reading by required reading....

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  2. Oh gosh, There are people that actually hate reading? *dramatic surprised expression*
    Yeah, I don't like it if a movie adaptation is not as good as the book. It'll discourage people from reading the book.

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  3. OK, your last one is great. I hate to be such a poo-poo-er about 50 Shades, but my word, could you read something else? Seriously! I've had that happen to me and my eyes just glaze over and try not to snort with laughter. And don't even get me started about people who don't read or say it must be nice to have time to read - I'm so busy. Really? We all have 24 hours. LOL

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    1. This happened to me last week. Heavenly days, do you really think 50 Shades counts as an actual book?

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  4. Being interrupted is really frustrating, especially when you only have a couple of pages to go to the end of your chapter.
    And trying to choose a favourite book is almost impossible. I think I could probably limit myself to about 10 or so, but any less, impossible! :D

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    1. My husband can't stand to be interrupted during tv, but thinks nothing of barging in when I'm in the middle of a book. Annoying.

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  5. I agree. I cannot stand it when people come up to me and tell me how much they hate to read. Unfortunately, my kids fall into this category. They started off as readers but required reading logs in school killed it for them in a big way.

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  6. Oh that video! Too funny. I can definitely relate to the getting comfortable part though my Kindle has helped a little with that - especially with chunksters.

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    1. I wonder why we couldn't make lighter, real books. (Oh my, I could have a new invention on my hands.)

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  7. People who never read but
    try to cozy up to me by telling me they've read a good book
    and then reveal the book is Fifty Shades of Gray


    Arrghhh, yeah!

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    1. And people who try to talk books with me and bring up that title? Please.

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  8. Nice list of book related problems!! I don't understand people who don't like reading books either!! Here's a link to my TTT for the week: http://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2015/02/top-ten-tuesday-ten-book-related.html

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    1. While I'm coming up with inventions, maybe I could also invent a pill to help people who don't like to read....

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  9. I love how your first and second points contradict, but I have that problem too! Great list! ;)

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  10. How is it that when during school, all you want to do is read fiction fiction fiction instead of those stupid text books and the second you're on vacation, you're like, screw reading.

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  11. I really love that your first two are nothing to read then too much to read - such are the problems of booknerds in a neat little nutshell. Also, I totally agree with you about parents who *won't* read to their kids and, as a bookseller myself, I also have to add that I can't stand parents to refuse to let their kids read. Honestly, if your child is interested in reading, that's something you nurture in them not brush it away. 50 Shades just needs to go away entirely - then I'll be happy.

    - Jazzie @ The Book Dancer

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  12. I love the last one you listed sooooo much. Just hilarious!

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  13. Bad movies on good books is indeed a huge problem! I am very cautious with what movies I watch, especially when they are based on my favorite books. I do not think a bad movie can ruin a book for me, but I just do not want the unpleasant experience. And I had to laugh at the 'they've read a good book and then reveal the book is Fifty Shades of Gray'. Sadly, there are not many people whose opinion on books I can trust.

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  14. Hahahaha that last book problem, I can relate. Great list, Deb! And thanks for stopping by my blog last week :)

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