Until I began blogging, I don’t think I realized just what an immense community there was for books. There isn’t just a market for
publishing houses to make use of, there is a market. I mean, there’s Twitter where we tweet our feels (because there are a lot); there’s Goodreads where we can track what we’re reading (and stalk our pals – in a non-creepy way, reading progress); finally there’s book blogger review programs and our blogs where we review-overshare (this isn’t a thing, but we’re going with it) about the awesomeness of a certain book. Or perhaps I should make the distinction that I overshare (not everyone does). Yes, it’s safe to say, Book Nerds are alive and well on the interwebs. As a result, let’s go into some Book Nerd Confessions 2015!
Today should have been Top Ten Tuesday on the blog, but much as I intended to put together this week’s, I felt like I’d probably just be repetitively sharing the same books and while they are worth repeating, I do try to keep things more interesting around here. Today Epic Reads (an awesome community for anyone who likes secular YA books, by the way) served as inspiration and after getting some laughs from their Book Nerd Problems videos, I decided to share about some of my failings regarding these highlighted problems.
BOOK NERD CONFESSIONS
I don’t do this too often, but I will confess sometimes if the book has been made into a film adaptation, I will buy the movie cover
edition. For example I owned a copy of Insurgent but the film poster was too cool, so I *had* to add the film cover edition
to my collection. But I did not buy Divergent’s movie cover. I usually buy Nicholas Sparks novels in correlation to the film
releases though, and always buy the poster art edition. (Similar or not, they are a pretty picture.)
Honestly… most of the time I like book-to-screen adaptations. Sure, scripters may have stretched some things or changed
something they shouldn’t have, but I always “deal” with it if the film is entertaining. The only series I did become tired of was Hallmark’s Love Comes Softly. Maybe because the first in the series was really quite good, I don’t really know. But the second
movie wasn’t as good and so the series went – plus there was a lot changed in this franchise.
Okay, this video (down below) is too funny and oftentimes it is a “problem” for me. Oh, it’s not that I don’t have something to read – it’ll be a long time before I run out of books, rather it’s that I’m overwhelmed by what I do have. The INSPY girls and I are currently in such a predicament. This year, I’ve been rather calm about the whole process whereas last year, I’ll admit, I sort of “freaked out” about not being as far along in my reading as I should be or because I’m not doing my fair share of reading. (We could also blame this on my suddenly becoming a binge-TV-watcher, too.) Either way, who else relates to this particular problem?
Heavens, we likely all suffer this fate. I think I can safely say, there are books in (nearly) every room of my house. Sure they aren’t downstairs in the creepy basement or in the garage, but seriously, they’re everywhere. Fortunately they aren’t all mine since a good portion came from my grandmother who passed away some twenty years ago. Those need to be sorted through since chances are, if we haven’t touched them in that long, we won’t have need of them. Beyond that, I have boxes of books in my office, books in
the kitchen, dining room, living room, spare rooms and my own. There they are currently occupying nearly every spare space in mine, save for the floor. Spring book cleaning and unhual, that’s going to need to happen.
This one is most often thought of when you are travelling on vacation, but for me, nope that doesn’t apply. I almost always take a book with me. Doesn’t matter if it’s just a normal shopping trip, I walk out the door with a book. I’ve not had occasion to need a
good book, but hey, one never knows if you’ll have to wait on something or someone and it’d be much more pleasant to have a book handy.
Tell me, fellow book nerds, do you have any of these problems? What are YOUR book nerd confessions? If so, share your troubles down below. If not, I feel really awkward right now.