Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: My Bookish Problems



Oh gosh, woe is me, I have so many bookish problems. The Broke and the Bookish asked and now you, my readers, get to hear me vent about how hard life is when you're a book lover! Ready?

Top Ten Bookish Problems

1. Once upon a time I started a blog and created a Twitter and made an online presence. And I used my nickname, which has been fun and I've totally embraced it and it's weird enough to stick in people's heads, including authors. But now that I'm writing my own book, how do I market myself? Still with the nickname? I don't know why, but this is a problem that seems to be coming up lately and I'm not sure how I should solve it.

2. Another problem? Having ARC books in paper back or ebook and then getting the hardback for future books. Gah, what's a book fanatic to do?

3. And when I do get those books, where do I put them? There's only so much room in one house, am I right?

4. I have so many book signings and author events to go to, I just can't keep up. My family rolls their eyes and says, "What? Another one?" And I say, "Yes, it's hard thing, but someone has to do it!"  My life, it's all running from one signing, to a conference to another signing, one after another. I'm like a chicken with its head cut off!

5. And when I go to these signings, you know what that means, right? BUYING ANOTHER BOOK! I have so many books.. so so many books from signings that are sitting there unread. It's sad, it's pathetic, it's stressful. It's SUCH a problem. And do I have money to just throw away on. . . gasp. . . books? It looks like I must have.

6. Speaking of events and getting new books, it seems like I'll meet these new-to-me authors, then look them up on Amazon and what do you know but they have some free ebooks there! And of course, someone needs to read them and then review them and let the world know about even more of our local Utah authors. Why not me? Download, download, download. I just know I'm going to be able to fit them in!

7. You know when someone sends you a personal pitch? And they sound so nice? And so normal? And their book sounds fun? And like something you might actually like? So you say yes?  Download download download. Seriously, I can totally fit this in. I know it.

8. Wait! But first I need to read the book (and in some cases like this month... books plural) for book club! And if I've already read it, you know, I'll just go ahead and re-read it. Because most likely that book was read years ago and I can't remember a thing. I'm going to squeeze in these re-reads just before the ebooks and after the newly acquired books.

9. BAM! Slump. You know what. I don't really feel like reading ANY of these books after all.

10. Besides, how can I actually READ when I need to be blogging about reading, and writing my own book then blogging about that, and keeping up on all the TV shows, then blogging about that, and teaching a kid how to drive, and helping another kid with a huge French presentation and talking him through an anxiety attack, and going to work, and hosting a birthday dinner, attending a funeral, doing laundry, dejunking the house, figuring out a WEEK LONG Bloggiesta coming up soon, stressing about food always, oh wait, I should do some Zumba...every day! No, drop everything, I must chat on Twitter now! Oh, it's GNO night you say? PARTY! I'm out of here! But first, I must write this letter, as it's Letter Month you know. A letter a day and all. Wait, how many books did I say I needed to read? Okay, fine, I guess I just won't sleep. . . .

Alas, life is so hard when you're a book fanatic!!




24 comments:

  1. ha! this was awesome. My only bookish woe is that we don't have the resources (money OR space) to own all the books I want. Thank goodness for libraries!

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    1. KT: I'm having an issue with the space problem for sure! Money I'm lucky to have, BUT should I be spending it all on books? Hmm....

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  2. LOL Brilliant post! We book people have so many problems!

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    1. Heather: Don't we though. So sad!!

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  3. OMG! This is great. Not the Book Slump!!!! OH NO!! I just hate it. Why didn't I add that to my list? hmmm...

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  4. Ha ha! And yes, the resources, busy schedule, and the horrible dreaded slump. I normally don't get reading slumps, but I almost did the week before last, but I'm totally over it and back to reading!:)

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    1. Lakin: I don't get them often, thankfully.

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    1. Kelley: I AM!!! Isn't it crazy though!?

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  6. I don't blame you for wanting books in multiple formats and wanting to go to several book events :D. I can definitely relate.

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    1. Nicole: Book events are the best and I'll keep right on going. :)

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  7. Ha! I love how you wrote this post. It's awesome. You could always come up with a pseudonym? That might be fun. :) If I ever get published (big if), I plan to write under my nickname so I can be like Ann Margaret or Madonna, lol.

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    1. Jenni: I think it'd be fun just to be plain old Suey. But my mom might be so mad at me!!

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  8. I hate it when I get into reading slumps. It's definitely hard to fit reading into the schedule sometimes! A personal problem of mine is having too many books to handle to the point where I run out of shelf space. :/ Thanks for sharing! :)
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

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  9. Love this! Your posts are always so fun. Makes me want to be a real blogger again :)

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    1. Melissa: MISS YOU!!! Glad you are blogging even a little bit though...

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  10. Ha ha ha ha! This was the best post EVER!! I think a lot of book fanatics/bloggers can relate to most of what you said.

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  11. Love that you tied all the problems into a story of sorts. I know exactly how you feel. Taking a step back has been refreshing but, you know what? I miss it.

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    1. Jenny: I know I would miss it too. You're slowly coming back though... which makes me happy!

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  12. Haha! Great read! I don't share all of your bookish woes (lack of author events/book clubs here) but I know what you mean about the rest of it. And as for the name for your writing, I do think it's as easy as changing your header to your non-nickname (which is so lovely!). You can always have a little spot on your sidebar explaining your nickname. OR if you really want to, change your domain name completely - I know everyone will follow along. I mean, I definitely will if you choose to go that route!

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