Reader Problems Book Tag

Hello bookworms!

I have seen this tag popping up and thought it looked interesting. Lets see how I tackle these problem…

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

I have two ways of deciding my next read. I will always prioritise an ARC in my reading month so I can make sure it is reviewed in time for release date. The rest of my reading is done based on mood. I will select a list of books I fancy reading for the month and mood read from there. I try to include different genres so the list is a little more exciting.

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

Normally if I’m halfway through then I will persevere but recently I have DNF a few because I don’t want to fall into a reading slump.

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 will try and read a few shorter books but if I don’t hit the target then I will just plan better next year. After all reading is not a competition!

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

I don’t have a problem with covers but if I have books in hardcover by one author then I need to have all that authors books in hardcover! Same goes for the authors I collect in paperback.

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

I will usually find someone in the book community to rant about a book with. Failing that I can usually vent to my husband or family about a hyped book that I didn’t like.

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

This happened when I was on a plane coming back from Mexico! I hid behind my book until I thought it was safe to come out!

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?

If I have forgotten everything then I will probably do a reread, especially if I enjoyed the series in the first place.

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

I normally say something along the lines of “Imagine if someone wanted to borrow your most prized possession, that is how I feel about my books!” I will lend out books to close family but they are warned about what will happen to them if they ruin my book!

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

I will normally choose something completely different to what I have been reading or try a different format such as an audiobook.

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

All of them!!!!

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 would like to say I’d read them straight away but I know that isn’t true. It’s normally a couple of months depending on what commitments I already have with ARC’s.

Those were some interesting questions, all of which have been problems for me (some still are)! Remember if you fancy giving this tag a go then feel free.

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