Reader Problems Tag

I first saw this tag on Katytastic‘s BookTube channel but was actually tagged by Casey from inspiredbythepage – you should definitely check out both of these awesome people!

#1: You have 20,000 books on your TBR. How in the world do you decide what to read next?

I honestly just go with what I’m in the mood for on my shelf. I have a stack on my bedside table where I put all the books that I want to read in the immediate future. I do try and prioritize library books and those borrowed from friends but it really just depends on what I feel like reading.

#2: You’re halfway through a book and you’re just not loving it. Do you quit or are you committed?

This really depends on the book. I am in the middle of “reading” quite a few books  at the moment… I do try and persevere but if it comes to the point that I’m not reading because I’m avoiding that book, I’m going to put it down (“temporarily”).

#3: The end of the year is coming and you’re so close, but so far away on your Goodreads reading challenge. Do you try to catch up and how?

I will try and catch up but depending on the amount of books I have and how busy I am, I may tweak my reading challenge slightly (shh). If I do decide to try and catch up, it will most certainly by binge reading – there really is no other way.

#4: The covers of a series you love do. not. match. How do you cope?

Here’s the thing: I do have money in my bank account, but I have literally only started working a couple of days ago. So, I usually just have to live with it. However, I may start fixing up a few things here and there and giving the duplicates to my cousin and/or friends. We’ll see.

#5: Every one and their mother loves a book you really don’t like. Who do you bond with over shared feelings?

I vent. Be it on my blog, to one of my friends or even to my family – despite them typically having absolutely no idea what I’m talking about. To me, venting is extremely helpful.

#6: You’re reading a book and you are about to start crying in public. How do you deal?

See, when I cry in books (or movies) I don’t full on sob – I just tear up really badly. In public, I usually try to hide my face with my hair and hope that I’ve got some tissues on me. If people come up to me in concern, I’ll tell them the truth – its not like I’ll ever see them again.

#7: A sequel of a book you loved just came out, but you’ve forgotten a lot from the prior novel. Will you re-read the book? Skip the sequel? Try to find a synopsis on Goodreads?

Ideally, I re-read the previous book(s) – but that usually doesn’t happen. I always read the synopsis of previous installments and perhaps the last chapter or so if the last novel. However, I am incredibly lazy so just wing it most of the time and hope that I remember all that I need.

#8: You do not want anyone. ANYONE. borrowing your books. How do you politely tell people nope when they ask?

I politely decline. Depending on who it is that is asking and what book is in question, I may let them borrow it. If not, I will apologise but say that I have several books out on lend already, most of which I lent out quite a long time ago and have not gotten them back. (True story)

#9: You’ve picked up and put down 5 books in the last month. How do you get over your reading slump?

Fortunately, I do not believe that I have really experienced a reading slump yet (that I can recall). However, there is always at least one book that I’m really excited to read so I will pick that one up. If not, I will probably try re-reading some of my favorites.

#10: There are so many new books coming out that you’re dying to read! How many do you actually buy?

As afore mentioned, it is only now that I have actually started my first job – so not that many. However, that does not mean that I will not eventually pick them up. If I  so desperate, I will find a way to buy them or beg someone else to buy it for me.

#11: After you’ve bought the new books you can’t wait to get to, how long do they sit on your shelf before you get to them?

Yeah, about that… I have unread books on my shelf from over three (maybe four) years ago. This is mostly because they were impulse buys and were either really cheap or I bought them to complete a series that I later lost interest in. At least one of these books were given to me as a Christmas present and I just never really had the motivation to pick it up.

For the most part, I do try and get to books quickly but quite a lot of them sit on my shelf for a few months before I eventually end up picking them up. I know that it’s really bad, but I can’t seem to help it.

Thank you again to Casey for tagging me – I had a lot of fun! I now tag tattooed pages to complete this challenge. If anyone else would like to do this tag feel free and please leave a link to your post in the comments and I will be sure to check them out. Also, if you simply want to leave your answers to some (or all) of the questions in the comments please do.

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