The Reader Problems Tag

It’s Tag Thursday!

I’ve been finding lots of different tags lately and I am loving it! Today’s tag was discovered at Musings of a (Book Girl) and originally created by About To Read on YouTube.

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

Ooof. I’d start with any proofs or ARCs, then probably go back and forth and just look at them a lot first. Maybe narrow it down to the ones I keep thinking about and push the ones I’m not majorly thinking about to the side. I’ll probably then start a couple and decide they aren’t quite what I’m feeling before finding the one that gets me.

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

Sort answer: Quit

Long answer: It may depend on why I’m not loving it. If some characters are annoying me but the plot is still decent or looking to be going somewhere I’ll try and trudge through or vice versa. I try not to DNF but sometimes it just can’t be helped. If nothing is working for me, I don’t feel the characters, the plot is going nowhere or I’m having real problems with it morally then I will DNF.

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?

This will probably be me this year. I’ll probably try to catch up, I did last year. I’ll probably try a few shorter books, or maybe a reread or two so it won’t take me long to read. If that doesn’t work then I’ll just admit defeat.

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

I’m grimacing right now. You can’t see it, but it’s what I’m doing typing this. I’d love for them to match or have some form of continuity or symmetry. It’s not the end of the world if it doesn’t but mid-series cover changes do grind my gears.

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

I don’t think I need to find anyone to bond with if I’m perfectly honest. Most recently I read Sorcery of Thorns and so far I think I’m the only person that wasn’t crazy about it, but I’m not going to go and try and find someone else who didn’t like it. I’m fine with that being my opinion I don’t need anyone to justify it.

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

It’s been a long time since a book made me cry and if I’m honest, I don’t really read in public. I tend to read at home and not when I’m out and about so I don’t have that problem. If I did, I’d probably just let it out. I’m not a big crier so I don’t think it would be a huge deal.

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?

Honestly, if I loved the first book I don’t see myself forgetting that much about it before the sequel comes out, especially if I know there’s going to be a sequel. If I’ve forgotten a lot of it I probably didn’t love it that much.

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


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

God this seems to happen a lot with me. I either do one of two things. One reread a fave, because it’ll get me back in the groove. Or, just take a break. Sometimes I can’t get into something because I’ve just burnt myself out and need a break.

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

Er honestly? Probably none. I have an endless book buying ban at the moment. Plus, when I’ve waited for a book to come out for a while and then I get it on release, I sometimes don’t even read it when I first get it because I’ve probably thought about it too much and don’t want to actually read it when I have it.

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?

See above. I’ve thought about it too much and made myself not want to read it so they’ll probably be there a while.

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