Hello fellow readers! I just realized I never have done a book tag on here, so I thought today would be a good day to do one! I’ve decided to do the Reader Problems Book Tag, as I am a reader with many, many problems (I jest, but this tag does seem fun!). I got this book tag from The Nameless Book Blog, do check her out!
1. You have 20,000 books on your TBR. How in the world do you decide what to read next?
What I pick is going to depend on the following factors:
- Easiness: I will probably pick the book that is easiest to read, either because it is shorter, or just not so dense, or the topic is not so heavy. It will likely be a book of short stories cause that’s generally what I go for if I don’t know what to read.
- Covers: yes, sometimes I judge a book by its cover, and the most interesting (or relevant) cover is going to get picked.
- Oldest: by oldest I mean the ones that have been sitting on my TBR for a very, very long time. I do try to pick up the older ones after I’ve read a new one.
2. You’re halfway through a book and you’re just not loving it. Do you quit or are you committed?
Honestly, I’m probably not going to finish it. I’d rather stop and read something I know I’ll love than suffer through a book just to get to the end. I did this with The Secret History – part of me wanted to finish it because everyone was saying it was really interesting, but I just did not get on with that book.
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?
Eh whatever happens happens. If I can find some shorter books to read I will, and I have done so with short stories and poetry. If I can’t I don’t worry about it, and I know I’ll get to read more books in the next year.
4. The covers of a series you love do. not. match. How do you cope?
I’ll live. I do try to get matching covers as much as I can, but I don’t usually get upset if they don’t match.
5. Every one and their mother loves a book you really don’t like. Who do you bond with over shared feelings?
Probably my best friend, who generally agrees or at least understands my feelings. Otherwise I will go on the internet (i.e. this blog or twitter) to rant with other bookworms.
6. You’re reading a book and you are about to start crying in public. How do you deal?
Cry me little heart out!
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? Cry in frustration?!?!?!?
I will probably skim through the first book and read a synopsis and then head right to the sequel. Though I am very blessed with a good memory and this doesn’t happen too often.
8. You do not want anyone. ANYONE. borrowing your books. How do you politely tell people nope when they ask?
Well this would never happen, I always lend my books. However, I am choosy as to whom I lend them to cause I know who is and isn’t going to be responsible. If someone wants to borrow mine and I don’t want them to, I will try to find them an alternative option.
9. Reading ADD. You’ve picked up and put down 5 books in the last month. How do you get over your reading slump?
At this point it’s just me waiting to find the right book to read. When that happens I stick to it. Or I do my usual and find a book of short stories, which is good if I want different plots.
10. There are so many new books coming out that you’re dying to read! How many do you actually buy?
My rule at bookstores is that I can only buy two at a time, so probably two (maybe three if I’m feeling like it).
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?
It honestly depends. Sometimes I’ll get to one so quickly and then breeze right through it. Other times the books can sit for months at a time (they are so sad!).
Thank you all for reading, and I tag whoever wants to do this tag! Do tag me as well so I can see your answers!