Bookish Blatherings #31: Reader Problems

Posted November 19th, 2015 in Bookish Blatherings, My Features / 28 comments

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Welcome to Bookish Blatherings, a Bad Bird Reads feature where I ramble about bookish or bloggerish things and hopefully you will join in on the discussion.

I felt like sharing some of my reader/booklover/bookworm problems today. Enjoy!

♦ When you go from reading a book on your Kindle to a paperback and try to turn the page of the paperback with the slide of your finger. Do’h!

♦ When you are reading in public and a hot sex scene come up. So many blushes!

♦ When you are 98% into a book and there is no wrap-up in sight. Freaking cliffhangers!!!

♦ When you laugh out loud while reading in public…in a relatively quiet place….with people in it…and they look at you like you’re crazy…then you don’t know if you should explain why you are laughing or just hide behind your book.

♦ Trying to find the best position for your book while trying to cover as much of your body in a blanket. Then your hand is fucking freezing. Snuggies, people, Snuggies.

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♦ When the wrong actor (in your opinion) is chosen for the book-to-movie.

♦ When something awesome happens in the book you are reading and the only person near you is a non-reader and you can’t help but tell them all about it because you have to talk to someone, and their eyes glaze over with boredom. Soul crushing!

♦ When a character’s name is ridiculously hard to pronounce so you make up your own name for them, then one day you have to talk to someone about that character and you are fucked. You can either look like an idiot and say the name wrong or admit that you don’t know how the hell to say their name and never even tried to know and look like a bigger idiot.

♦ When the movie adaption takes out you favorite scene.

♦ When you finish the best book ever and rush to look up when the second book is coming out and see a date for a year from now. It’s like a small death.

What are some of your reader problems? Can you relate to any of mine?

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28 Responses to “Bookish Blatherings #31: Reader Problems”

  1. Lekeisha

    All of these are bookish problems for me, especially the laughing out loud in public at a funny scene and people look at you crazy. Most of my co-workers and the janitor at work think I’m loony already. Ugh, and when the wrong actor/actress is cast for your favorite characters. I will not name anyone. I will not name anyone. I will not name anyone. Yup, that sucks. Gah, I’m so freaking excited for One With You to come in April!! Sorry, I just had to get it out for the day. I’ve been gushing nonstop since the news broke.

    • Jennifer (Bad Bird Reads)

      Oh yeah, I have received some very odd looks while reading. I can’t help but be expressive and laugh sometimes.

  2. Ashley W

    Oh my goodness yes about the last one. I bought A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas and finished the book on the same day (the day it came out) and at that time she didn’t even have any info on if she was writing a second book. I about died from worry until she finally posted the name reveal just a few weeks ago.

    • Jennifer (Bad Bird Reads)

      LOL, it’s the worst when you don’t know what’s happening with a series or if there is even going to be one.

  3. kindlemom1

    Oh my freak, YES to all of these! Seriously, the cold hand thing in the winter is the worst! And then if my fingers are too cold, my kindle won’t respond to my touch! Gah! Snuggies might be the answer. 😛

    • Jennifer (Bad Bird Reads)

      Even with the Snuggie my fingertips get cold but it’s better than nothing. 🙂

  4. Tanya @ Rantings of a Reading Addict

    I can check everyone on that list too! Also, trying to touch a word in a paperback to get the definition. I am so confused on how I’m now supposed to look up that word! I also hate in series, where you follow the main couple for the book, but then 5 books later a minor character shows up you missed earlier. Now I have to dig back through the older books to find out who the hell he is!

  5. Nathan

    I can relate to several of these issues. As for the names that are hard to pronounce, in Blood Red by Mercedes Lackey, several characters have Germain names. I only know a little Germain, so I know I am guessing with some of them.

  6. Braine Talk Supe

    I feel you about the blushes that’s why I try to read them sexy books at night. Also it’s annoying when you read the same book in both e-format and print then you want to highlight a quote or mark a page or scene and since it’s in print, it doesn’t highlight. I’m with you on that.

    Great post!

    • Jennifer (Bad Bird Reads)

      Sometimes I get too comfortable and stay in the same position too long then I hurt!

  7. Melissa (Books and Things)

    Yes! Death to cliffies. More like the embarrassing sound I make when the book just ends and you fall off that cliff… in public. LOL

    Oh and the frozen hand thing. YES! So much this. 😀

    What a fun post!

  8. Christy

    -snort- I totally make up names for names I can’t pronounce. I don’t blush, so that’s not an issue … I don’t care if I’m reading naughty stuff in public. However, I freaking hate when the book makes me cry in public because I have a fucking reputation to uphold. lol.

      • Christy

        lol – I don’t either, except when it comes to books. That’s why I love reading so much, it’s a way to actually let emotions loose.

        • Jennifer (Bad Bird Reads)

          I only cry when I laugh. It’s like my tears find an opening and say “We’re free!”

  9. Kristin

    HAHaha I was on a flight the other week and was reading a book that got rather spicy and the lady sitting next to me asked me what I was reading and I was so flustered I told her! I hoped she thought “Caught by Menace” was a psychological thriller and not the BDSM erotica that it was. LoL >.< I don't think I fooled her though because she immediately went, "oh" and looked away. HaHaHA Needless to say, I switched to a YA book for the remainder of my day of flights.

  10. Jaclyn Canada

    My two main ones on that list are definitely the blanket and frozen hand and the laughing out loud in public. I would also throw in there when a book is so incredibly good or on the flip incredibly horrible, that it’s hard to put into words in a review why exactly people should either avoid it like the plague or devour it immediately. I find myself sometimes just like, “It’s awesome people. Read it!” I get that feeling sometimes that my review just can’t do the book justice.

    • Jennifer (Bad Bird Reads)

      I have the same problems. When books are too damn good, it’s so hard to write a review to give is justice.

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