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Ten Issues Bibliophiles Suffer With

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Top Ten Issues This Bibliophile had with Being a Bibliophile

Alright, let's rewind a second... and talk about what a bibliophile is...

A bibliophile is defined as a person who loves books; one who not only loves to read, but loves to admire and collect books.  Are you one?  Do you know one?

In case you couldn't guess, I am a total bibliophile.  I have been probably my entire life.  My grandmother used to fill clothing boxes with books for me for Christmas when I was in primary school. And those were the best gifts ever!

Top Ten Issues This Bibliophile had with Being a Bibliophile

As such an over the top book fanatic, I can say I've started to realize there are a few issues us bibliophiles have that non-bibliophiles might never even know about.  (Most bibliophiles are quiet people who do not like to share their obsession for fear of judgement... or because we are all huddled at tables at coffee shops reading instead of out with friends... or something like that...)

And while not all of these issues are true for all bibliophiles, or even always true for some... they do pop up once in a while.  I'm sure there are others too... this is not an exhaustive list...

10 Issues All Bibliophiles Have Felt at Least Once

  1. The heartbreak of having to pack only two books into a suitcase because of luggage weight restrictions.
  2. The dilemma of reading one more chapter or making dinner... or some other important adult responsibility.
  3. The decision to pre-order a book on Amazon to lock in a low price, or waiting to see if a special cover edition will be available somewhere else.
  4. Organizing bookshelves... color? Size? Series? Author? 
  5. Walking into a bookstore while on a budget... seriously... how does one stay on budget?
  6. Suggesting a favorite book to another bibliophile who then doesn't like the book like you did...
  7. Explaining to a non-bibliophile why you have to leave a party early because the book you are reading is just getting too exciting...
  8. Deciding which book on your TBR to start next.
  9. Waiting for the next book in a series to come out... or the next book from your favorite author.
  10. Keeping track of all the amazing quotes in each book you read without amazing a library of journals filled with quotes that you will have to read over and over to find the one quote you are looking for...

Alright well maybe that last one is just me... anyone else keep a quote journal??

Call out to hosts

Thank you, The Broke & the Bookish for this fun weekly prompt and chance to interact with the Bookish Blogger community. 

Top Ten Issues This Bibliophile had with Being a Bibliophile

Clearly this was a silly fun list... everyone who has a hobby they love will have issues that those outside of the hobby don't understand.  And having a little fun over it always healthy... right?

Alright, I know I missed some... who would you add?  

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  1. This is such a fun post, and one I definitely relate to, haha. Especially the "how to organize your bookshelves" part. It's been years since I first got into books, but I STILL can't figure out how to organize my shelves. Right now they're by size, because that saves the most room, ha.

    ~ Aimal @ Bookshelves & Paperbacks

    1. why is it so hard to organize shelves?? I mean as long as you can read the spines it shouldn't matter... and yet it does!

  2. I tried to keep a notebook full of quotes, but after 2 notebooks I just started highlighting my books and liking quotes on GoodReads because it was easier to keep track of them all!

    1. oh my do all that! I'm over the top about quotes.... it might be a problem...

  3. This is such an accurate list! I would also add on having books on your shelves you haven't read and going to the bookstore to buy more. I do this way too much. -Cindy

    1. yes those are good additions! I honestly could have done a much longer list... but I didn't want people to think I was insane

  4. So true, all of them! I enjoyed this post. :)

  5. I can relate to most of these! I'm going to holiday soon, so I'm slowly preparing for the sadness of leaving my books at home... at least I'll have my e-book tho! Also I want to re-organize my bookshelf and this is exactly what I'm struggling with!!! Like how can one decide?

    1. traveling is one of the times when I'm so glad I have an ereader... it makes it easier to travel! And seriously... the book shelf organizing... it's a problem ;)


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