Here’s the Reader Problems Book Tag! I really wanted to do something fun, and I’ve hit a slump so it might be a while for review to come out (for me at least), so why not do a book tag?
1. You have 20,000 books in your TBR, how in the world do you decide what to read next?
I’m not sure actually. Sometimes I throw books I want to read in a random list generator to see what I want to read next, but usually I have a book that I want to read more than everything else in my TBR.
2. You’re halfway through a book and you’re just not loving it. Do you put it down or are you committed?
It really depends. At times, I really feel like putting it down, but if the book isn’t like a 1 star bad, I’ll probably stay committed to reading it. Even if I do dislike the book, sometimes I’ll just plow through to see if something better comes up, or if I suddenly like the book after the first half passes.
3. The end of the year is coming and you’re behind on your reading challenge, do you try to catch up? And if so, how?
Sometimes I do try to catch up, but other times my lazy self just doesn’t feel like doing it. If I were to try to catch up, I would probably get a bunch of books from my TBR and take an afternoon off to read.
4. The covers of a series you love do not match, how do you cope?
This actually happened to me with Reaper at the Gates! I feel a bit annoyed that it couldn’t just match, and I usually won’t buy the book even if I really like it. I like the spines of my books and covers of the books I own to match so that it’s obvious that they’re part of the same series. It’s better for finding the book, and it looks more aesthetically pleasing altogether.
5. Everyone and their mother loves a book that you do not. Who do you bond with over your shared feelings?
I bond with myself over my shared feelings, and will often times find ways for me to like the book, despite the fact that I hate it.
6. You’re reading a book in public and you’re about to start crying. How do you deal?
I will probably stop reading the book, give myself a minute or two, and either continue the book or move onto another activity.
7. The sequel to a book you loved just came out but you’ve forgotten a lot of what happens. Are you going to reread it?
Either I’ll reread it or I’ll find a summary if I’m not dedicated enough. Even if I really like a book, I sometimes don’t feel like rereading it regardless, so I find summaries an easy way to get the main idea of the book without spending hours reading it just to be able to understand the sequel.
8. You do not want anyone to borrow your books, how do you politely say no when someone asks?
I just say no and add a “sorry”.
9. You have picked up and put down 5 books in the last month. How do you get over this reading slump?
I’ll probably ask a friend about what books would be good to get over a reading slump. Usually, I like reading easy contemporaries to get over a slump, and I’ll either look over Goodreads, or find someone and ask for more recommendations within this category.
10. There are so many books coming out that you are dying to read, how many do you end up buying?
I usually don’t end up buying books until after I’ve read them, unless it’s signed (where my signed book instinct takes over).
11. After you purchase all of these books that you’re dying to read how long do they sit on your shelves before you get to them?
It really depends. I usually don’t buy a lot of books, but if I just happen to have a book from a crate, or something that I didn’t really want to read that much, it’ll sit there for a while. I actually have this book from a few months ago that sounds interesting, and one that I got from Owlcrate, but can’t get myself to read.
That basically sums it up :).