Reader Problems Tag

Posted January 21, 2015 in Tag / 0 Comments

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Tag time!


Guess where I got this one. Guess! Guess! Haha, of course it’s from Jillie’s blog. No surprises there.

Here we go!

1. You have 20K books in your TBR. How in the world do you decide what to read next?

Read whatever I see first that appeals to me. I’m a mood reader. I’d probably start with whatever is on my shelves at home that appeals to me. Gotta read those first.

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

I usually just keep going. I try really hard to finish books even if I hate them because that’ll make a great review. (Salt & Storm is a prime example)

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

Ahahaha! I had this problem last year! It was December and I had about 17 books to read. So here’s what I did: I took all my short MG books that were on my shelves and made a list of them, and then read about one a day until the end of the year. Easy peasy.

4. The covers of the series you love do not match. How do you cope?

See, this is actually a serious problem for me. Here’s what I do: Buy matching ones! Usually I don’t have to buy too many- usually it’s only a couple that are off. The one series I WON’T be able to do that with is Anna and the French Kiss- I love the first two covers so much but then the third didn’t follow that same theme. So I had to get the not-as-awesome cover. It’s a disappointment, but I’m not giving up the covers I love just to make them all match.

5. Everyone and their mothers love a book you really don’t like. Who do you bond with over shared feelings?

Haha this doesn’t really happen that often, but…I don’t know, I guess I just post my negative review and see who agrees. I had the biggest issue with this with TFioS. I ranted for months to anyone who brought it up about how Hazel should have died. I even got some funny looks when I did this on my class trip to Europe last year. It was hilarious. But I reserve my right to rant! Lol.

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

Haha this happens way more than it should….usually at school. I usually just try to suck it in and get a few tissues if necessary. It’s kind of disappointing because if I was at home, I could have a nice big cry and do the book some justice.

7. A sequel of a book you love just came out, but you’ve forgotten a lot from the prior novel. Will you re-read the book? Skip to the sequel? Try to find a synopsis in Goodreads? Cry in frustration?!

This is also something that happens frequently. I usually just look back at my review of the previous book(s) (that’s one of the big reasons I review!), read the synopsis, and if necessary skim the previous book itself. If I own it.

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

I am pretty okay with people borrowing. It is called my ‘home library’ for a reason, you know. I even have a notebook designated for keeping track of what books I lend out when and to whom. But if there was one I was definitely not lending out, they would know me well enough to not ask questions. So I’d just say, ‘sorry, that one’s pretty special, so I’d like to keep it close. Why don’t you check if the library has a copy?’

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

Haha my reading slumps don’t happen this way. I could never put down 5 books in a row. A couple, maybe. My slumps usually happen when I’ve taken up a new hobby and as a result, haven’t even picked up a book in at least a month. So I get over it by taking a peek at Bloglovin’ which usually rekindles my interest in reading, maybe looking at my own blog, and then finally at my bookshelves. Then I start reading and wonder why I ever stopped.

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

Only the ones that are THE NEXT BIG THING. And if a group I’m in is doing a read along, I’ll buy it. But usually when every blog is fangirling over an ARC of a book and I want to get on board, I just add it to my TBR and hope to get to it someday. But if I take a look and see that it’s going to be a huge deal that will last months, I try to get on the bandwagon early. I jumped on the Anna and the French Kiss bandwagon just in time for the last book, and I jumped on the TFioS bandwagon in time for the movie. Sadly, I didn’t have a chance to do this with Divergent, but I own the book and will read it by the time the second movie comes out, hopefully.

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

Lol. Months usually. Unless I bought them for a deadline, such as…the movie coming out, or a read along, or the next book in the series coming out. In which case I pick it up almost immediately. My stack of such books is about 5 right now, which is pretty good.

Guess what? YOU’RE TAGGED!!!

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