The Reader Problems Tag

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Yeah, so I am doing another tag again today because I am in the middle of sorting through my second set of book reviews and trying to make things more coherent and whatnot and I came across this here and figured this would be a better post than me talking about nothing in circles for a little bit as I have been known to do before.
1) You have 20,000 books on your TBR. How in the world do you decide what to read next?Oh I don’t know. Sometimes I base it on the cover (yeah, I know), or the title. Sometimes I just pick up that book that I have always meant to read and haven’t gotten around to yet. And maybe I would just sit there and stare at the books and silently weep about how many books I want to read and how I don’t have the time to read them all.


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

I quit. Then go back to it at a later date and maybe I won’t dislike it so much. (I am speaking from experience, I started One Day the summer before I went to uni (in 2011…) and couldn’t get into it. So I put it down and lived my life with the intention of going back to it the following summer, well three summers (and a viewing of the film) after that I am finally gonna tackle it again, and this time I will make it to the end.)

3) The end of the year is coming and you’re so close, yet so far away on your Goodreads Reading Challenge. Do you quit or commit?

I am currently 3 books behind schedule on this thing right now and I am determined to get back on track. I have already committed to this thing, so I am gunning for that goal. (It’s 38, if you wanna know.)

4) The covers of a series you love DO. NOT. MATCH. How do you cope?

I silently seethe about it for the rest of time. (Honestly I work my hardest to make sure that they do, but currently I don’t read a lot of series’ so this isn’t really a problem I have encountered all that much and the ones I do have all align so that’s all good. One day this may happen to me and I guess I will just deal with it, as long as they are all paperback/hardback I will moderately happy.)

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

Some of the books I had to read for my degree were a struggle, so for that I just talked to people who were in my lectures/tutorials about them because generally they usually felt the same. (Or alternatively they could help provide a point of view that isn’t wanting to throw it into a paper shredder and pretend it doesn’t exist which is always useful and in turn means that there isn’t really a book I truly, truly hate because I automatically break it down and analyse and that always seems to give me something about it to appreciate and somewhat like (although can some please talk to me about Post Office, by Bukowski because I feel like I need to hash it out (as in my thoughts, that review will be fun when I get it done, and see it from someone else’s point of view))

In life, I just talk to my best friend.

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

It takes a lot for a book to make me even close to the stage where actual water could fall from my eyes (in fact only two books in my entire life have ever made me cry and one was Deathly Hallows and that was mainly because it was the last damn book.)

So my answer is, I don’t have to deal, luckily, with that particular situation.

7) 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 the synopsis on Goodreads? Cry in frustration?


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

There is like one person on this planet that would even ask and we have had many discussion about the care of books and how we are very careful with books, and I trust this person with most things so I would be a-okay lending them my books.

(That person is my best friend and she is ‘hoarding’ my stuff right now.)

9) You’ve picked up and put down five books in the past month. How do you get over your slump?

You know I find the best way for me to get out of reading slumps is to just pick up a YA novel. It worked last year when I picked up Fangirl and Eleanor and Park and it worked this year when I picked up Anna and the French Kiss.

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

I say a couple, but I have impulse buying issues, so who knows…

11) After you’ve bought the new books you can’t wait to get to, how long do they sit on your shelf until you actually read them?

Depends on the book to be honest. I’m currently making my way through a lot of books that I recently bought, but that copy of The Maze Runner that I bought last June has largely remained unopened and unread. (It’s time will come soon though, just, you know, after the new stuff.)

Well that’s it from me this week. Thanks for reading, I had fun with this one, I like doing tags (they are really good at helping me get past bloggers block at the moment, in some aspects Camp Nano really took it out of me and in others it didn’t, for blogging unfortunately I have stumbled at a hurdle right now. But I’m finding my stride again, so it’s all good!)

Parentheses count: 13 (why so many double brackets, that got mildly confusing to count, and yes this is a note to myself…in another bracket…oops). See you on Wednesday!

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