Reader Problems Book Tag

There’s not much planning for my blog. I organize as I go along and post whatever I feel like posting but recently I started maintaining a list of things I would like to post or discuss since I tend to forget stuff. Book tags are on that list and the Reader Problems tag was one of them. I first saw this tag on Ashley’s blog, What’s She Reading. I wasn’t tagged but that didn’t stop me from wanting to do it. It was originally created by Tiffany, a booktuber and blogger over at About to Read.

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

Easy, I’ll read whatever it is I feel like reading next. My TBR list does’t hold much sway over me. I don’t think of it as a list of books that MUST be read. Instead, I see it as a list of books I’d really, really like to read. I maintain it because if I can’t think of a book to read next or to purchase, I can just skim my TBR list and find one.

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

It depends. If it’s a pain to continue with it — meaning just looking at it gives me a migraine or makes me want to take a hammer and rip it apart, — then I’ll stop. I recently did this with Talon. But I usually continue with a story I don’t like if my curiosity is still piqued and the writing is good.

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?

Pssh! Nah, I continue at my own pace. I think it was last year that I felt rushed because I realized I wouldn’t complete the challenge in time, but I don’t like to be rushed, especially during my leisure time. So whether I complete the challenge or not doesn’t matter, but I think I’ll start rewarding myself if I do. (Pat myself on the back for that idea :).)

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

I don’t mind much if my covers don’t match but I do get annoyed if the book height in a series is off. Take for instance the few copies of The Chronicles of Narnia series I possess. The heights are way off. It would have been okay if the first too were taller than the others but nooo…It’s books 1 and 4 that are taller than the others so I can’t place them in order. This is my fault, of course, since books 1 and 4 are a different edition from the others.

bookshelf close-up
bookshelf close-up

And now that I look at this photo, I realize that my copies of the Spiderwick Chronicles are off too. Oy vey.

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

My fellow bloggers and blog readers and booktubers and booktuber lovers unless I bump into some random person on the street and instead of saying excuse me or sorry we instead tell each other how much we dislike the book everyone else loves.

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

I stop, look up at the ceiling or whatever is above me, take a deep breath, and look around at everyone else as if they should all feel the same as I do and are weird not to.

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?

Of course I will. That’s why I’m rereading The Song of Ice & Fire series now so that by the time Winds of Winter is published, I’ll be all caught up and refreshed. No one knows when that book will be ready so I’m taking my time rereading.

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

The story of my bookish life: politely explaining to people that I don’t like to loan books. Well, I either say I’m about to read the book, or that it’s not mine, or I’m about to give it to someone else, or I just explain that I don’t like loaning books. These days I go with the explanation. I don’t like lying because I can’t bother trying to remember it. Once I explain, I kindly refer them to a library or bookstore so they can procure a copy for themself. Aren’t I helpful?

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

I reread a favorite or I read articles instead or just watch a bunch of TV shows (Supernatural).

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

Oh gosh this question makes me feel guilty and makes me realize that I have little self-control, no discipline, and….I’d rather not answer.

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?

Haha! Funny.

I’m a book dragon. I sit on my hoard for years before I realize there’re gems in it.

And that’s the tag. I’m gonna go sift through my hoard now.

Happy reading. 🙂

8 thoughts on “Reader Problems Book Tag

  1. Wow, re reading all of Song of Ice and Fire must take forever! I struggle getting through the first time, since they’re so huge. And I’m a hoarder too 😛
    Thanks for visiting Addlepates and Book Nerds! 🙂

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