Updated: Dec 9, 2019
This week has been a bit hectic, and I didn’t think I’d manage to get a blog post done. However, the lovely Caffeinated Fae came to my rescue with the Reader Problems Book Tag, and since I love book tags, I couldn’t resist! Here’s what I came up with:
1. You have 20,000 books on your TBR. How in the world do you decide what to read next?
Since I am a book blogger, I have books that I’ve committed to review in a specific time frame. I prioritize my books by what deadlines are coming up first, usually an advanced reader copy (ARC) or blog tour first, followed by library books, and then whatever I’m most excited about.
2. You’re halfway through a book, and you’re just not loving it. Do you quit, or are you committed?
If I’m not feeling it by the halfway mark, I stop. Chances are, I’m not going to suddenly start loving it by the second half. There’s plenty of books on the shelf, and not everyone is going to love every 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?
I’d absolutely try to catch up! Since I’m a fast reader, I’d go for shorter books that I can breeze through. Fortunately, I’ve already surpassed my reading challenge goal and had to increase it a few times.
4. The covers of a series you love do. not. match. How do you cope?
I’m not really too worried about it. Organization is NOT MY STRONG SUIT, as anyone who knows me can tell you.
5. Everyone and their mother loves a book you really don’t like. Who do you bond with over shared feelings?
I’m sure I can find at least one person on Twitter that also does not love this book. There’s an awesome community of people that I’ve found who gets me.
6. You’re reading a book, and you are about to start crying in public. How do you deal?
I’d probably put the book away and pretend to be occupied doing something else. I’m not a fan of crying in public, or crying at all, to tell the truth.
7. A sequel of a book you loved just came out, but you’ve forgotten a lot from the prior novel. Will you reread the book? Skip the sequel? Try to find a synopsis on Goodreads? Cry in frustration?!?!?!?
I usually try to brush up on the previous book in advance of a newer release. If I don’t have time to do this, I could always just find a synopsis with spoilers on the Internet. For some reason, people love to include spoilers in reviews, which I honestly don’t understand.
8. You do not want anyone. ANYONE. borrowing your books. How do you politely tell people nope when they ask?
I just say no. I make book recommendations to my friend who also loves books, and rather than asking to borrow them, she prefers to get her own copy anyway.
9. Reading ADD. You’ve picked up and put down five books in the last month. How do you get over your reading slump?
I have some books that I can always get into. I could read one of those, especially if it’s one that I haven’t read in a long time. Picking up a short, easy read, or committing to read a book that I have to review is another way that I can get myself over a slump. Sometimes I just need a couple of days before I can go back and really get into the book.
10. There are so many new books coming out that you’re dying to read! How many do you actually buy?
I’m a huge fan of my local library. Currently I have limited space and income, so I am really strict with myself about buying books. But the library offers endless opportunities, and they are amazing with getting new releases!
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?
I’d love to tell you that I read them all immediately. But … they often sit around unread until the guilt eats at me enough to make me pick them up. So it usually takes me at least a few months until I read a new book that I’ve gotten (unless it’s from the library, because … fines).
Rather than tagging individual people, I’m just going to leave this as an open invitation to anyone and everyone who wants to participate. It’s fun, so join me!