Problems That Book Readers Have

My fellow book readers can hopefully relate to some  “book reader problems” I have on occasion.  When I vent to my boyfriend he just nods and listens (he’s a great listener), but doesn’t understand because he doesn’t read books.

So, I wanted to share my top five book reader problems.

1.  Not Enough Room In My Purse

I like to carry around one or sometimes several different books to read.  This causes a problem when they all don’t fit in my purse.

2. Not Enough Room On My Book Shelf

I have no more book shelf space and haven’t been able to buy anymore books.  My dream is to one day have a library like Belle in Beauty & The Beast.  That was an entire room and will definitely solve the problem (maybe).

3. Hard Cover v.s. Soft Cover

I’m the type that loves getting books as gifts.  Now, I’m a hard core soft cover book lover (say that ten times fast).  Don’t get me wrong, I’m very grateful when I receive a hard cover book, but soft covers are much easier to carry around.

4. Having to Stop Reading When Iv’e Reached the Best Part of the Book

The worst thing about getting to the best part of a book, and I mean the part that has me crying or biting my lip in suspense, is when the train is at my stop.  That means I have to put my book away and get off.

5. Diminished Listening Skills

I don’t know about you, but when I’m so caught up in a book, people around me tend to be…non-existent.  Essentially, when I’m reading a really good book, I don’t listen to others very well.  I’m in my own little world.

Let me know what your book reader problems are.  

I would love to read some of your stories. 

7 thoughts on “Problems That Book Readers Have

  1. cleopatralovesbooks March 12, 2014 at 11:36 pm Reply

    I share all your book problems, in addition there is nothing worse than being asked to spend time with a friend when you’d planned an evening of book reading! Real people or imaginary characters? That’s a tough choice to have to make 😉


    • danielleelisemiller March 13, 2014 at 12:22 pm Reply

      Haha. Ya, when my boyfriend asks if we can watch one of our shows together and I’m reading a book…it’s like the world ended. 🙂


  2. hicamie March 13, 2014 at 10:28 am Reply

    I’ve found an e-reader comes in handy for carrying around multiple books at once, but at the same time I much prefer to hold each book and page lovingly in my hands as I read! Also, sometimes I’m tempted to give up sleep to keep reading into the wee morning hours.


    • danielleelisemiller March 13, 2014 at 12:21 pm Reply

      I agree with you on the e-reader. I like the feel of having a book in my hand and it doesn’t strain my eyes as much. And I totally forgot about the giving up sleep problem! That’s totally one of my problems too. Thanks so much for sharing.


  3. daisy March 13, 2014 at 11:01 pm Reply

    I am so glad you posted this! I can completely relate. I guess my biggest problem is the way I once described my reading habits since becoming a mother. 1. Pick up a book. 2. Fall asleep.

    Thankfully that’s changed a lot now that my “babies” are a bit older! I remember one of the lowest points of my new motherhood was looking over at my nightstand to see dust on the cover of my book. It had been that long! But of course I wouldn’t change anything for the world. Motherhood is a round-the-clock job, but it’s something I love even more than reading. 😉 By a long shot. And I LOVE reading. I read each and every night and if I could I would spend whole days just reading.


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