Hola, Book Dragons! How is everyone on this Saturday? I didn’t have any blog posts scheduled for today and I was wondering what to write about. You see, I’ve set a goal for myself to try to publish a blog post every day. So far, I’m on an 8-day streak. If I miss one day, I’ll have to start all over again. *groan*
I haven’t written on this topic before and I’d say it was high time I did, right? Here’s my list of the snafus that come with being a Book Dragon aka bookworm problems to some.
1. Real-life intrusions
My dream life: Reading All Day Long, All Night Long. Alas, real life has to be a PITA and intrude with all the chores, meals, and for god’s sake, having to work for a living! 😉 Who’s with me?
2. Book Dragon aka Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire
“It’s 10 p.m.—I’ll read for half an hour before bed.
4 hours later—I can’t believe I read till 2 a.m.!”
Yeah, right, I’m not kidding anyone. I knew I was lying when I told myself I’d just read for half an hour. Why can’t I stop lying to myself?
3. Waiting is torture
My name is Lyn and I am an Obsessionoholic. Yes, I recognize I have a problem with obsession and no, there’s no cure. My obsessive-compulsive nature does not discriminate—it gets obsessed with any anticipated release or with any book cover. (Total book cover slut here. *wave*)
When I can’t get approved for the ARC, desperation is thy middle name. I die a slow, torturous death every day while waiting for the book to finally, finally be released. (September 1st, when will you get here? When will I get my hands on Dark Song? Please, please, please…)
4. A Book Dragon with its coveted loot
I love hardbacks of my favorite books and even if I never read them after I buy them (I’m anal about keeping my collection in perfect condition so I tend to read on my Kindle mostly), I still need to have them. And don’t even think about touching my books or asking to borrow. I instantly transform into Gollum. “Precious, my precious.” Plus, I can’t resist bookmarks. I can have thousands of bookmarks and it still won’t be enough. Any bookish item that fancies me, I need to have. Think Smaug with OCD.
5. ARC requests and approvals
I have both a NetGalley and an Edelweiss account. I get obsessed with requesting books I’m dying to read but as soon as I request and get approved, I wait until almost publication day to read the book and I also get obsessed by other ARCs I requested but did not get approved for yet. *face-palm* Why am I like this?
So, peeps, these are my 5 major headaches as a Book Dragon. What are yours?