Ten Five Book Problems I have. Which is today’s Top Ten Tuesday topic.
And, yes, I know a million people have probably already made the “99 Problems” joke, but IT FITS.
These are legit problems I am having right now, btw.
1. My (public) library won’t let me do an interlibrary loan for the first edition (1972) of The Dragon’s Wife by Walter Dean Myers.
Because they have the later edition (1995) in circulation! However, I want to see the original illustrations. I know this means I just have to go through my job’s library, but still. Why won’t the public library let me be great?
2. I want to sign up for the Audible free trial offered by Kindle Unlimited*, but I don’t know which books to get.
I get all of my books from the library, so the thought of buying a book I might not like (even if it’s free!) paralyzes me. This is also why, though I love gift cards, it takes me forever to use them. Library = no commitment! Picking a book to buy = too much pressure! The struggle. It’s real. Especially because that means I can’t take advantage of the offer. Terrible.
3. My to-read list at Goodreads isn’t getting any shorter/smaller.
Every time I think I’m making a dent, I add fifty hundred more books. And that doesn’t even count the ones that just catch my eye that aren’t on my list that I wind up reading. So, basically, I will never achieve to-read zero (you know, like inbox zero). And I’m okay with that.
4. I live two hours from Universal Orlando, and I STILL have not been to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
Because it’s expensive. And I’m poor.
5. ePub books don’t work on the Kindle.
Twice, I have tried to check out books from Overdrive, and twice I have been thwarted because they’re only in ePub format and not formatted for Kindle. Twice! If I had known that would keep happening I would have never traded in my Nook. Which means I would have two e-readers. I think I would be okay with that.
So those are my very real book-related problems I’ve been having lately. Anybody else in a similar boat?
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