Reader Problems Book Tag

Screen Shot 2017-09-30 at 21.15.51I found this tag over at Books and Belle and I decided it would be fun! Make sure that you go and check out her blog! The tag originally was created by Tiffany over at Youtube. You can watch her video here.

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

First of all, that’s an insane amount of books and I would probably be tempted to make a giant castle out of them just for fun. Also, I’d probably get my own library like Beast has in his castle just so I could fly along the shelves on one of those cool ladders like Belle. I can barely decide right now what to read next so I think that amount would just intimidate me and there would have to be some sort of master list with the books listed by genre and year.

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

I’m totally guilty of putting books down and picking up new ones if I get bored! I know I’ve started at least 15 according to Goodreads, but that doesn’t count all the ebooks I don’t think…But I try and finish every book I start because I hate DNFing books.

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?

Honestly, most of my reading time is at night before bed and on weekends, but I can usually power through books if I have unlimited undisturbed hours of reading. I could easily sit and read for days if life would let me. Also, cutting back on Netflix binges probably helps too.

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

I would probably crawl into a dark hole and cry, but I think the bigger pet peeve for me is having a mix of paperbacks and hardcovers in a series because the size difference is irritating. But, simple fix for non-matching covers would be to get a whole new set. Yes, I know I have serious book splurging problems so DON’T JUDGE ME.

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

Obviously I pour all my feelings out in long rants all over social media in hopes that someone will give me attention. Just kidding, but seriously what else are reviews good for if you can’t share your honest opinions with the bookworms of the world?

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

I try to hold back the tears, but probably hold off on reading until I can find some privacy. It’s not often that books actually make me cry, and I’m mostly reading in and around the privacy of my own home anyway. One thing I am notorious for though is laughing out loud and smiling really big when I get to the good parts. People probably look at me strange, but I can’t deny myself some good ol’ joy.

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 a synopsis on Goodreads? Cry in frustration?!?!?!?

I usually juggle multiple books at a time and I can pretty much remember what happens in books. If not, I’ll go back and read the last page or something to remind me of the ending.

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

I usually change the topic or avoid the conversation altogether and don’t divulge which books I actually have. I’m very particular with the condition of my book babies and I have strict rules against dog-earing and spine cracking. Both these things make me cringe.

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

Probably take a well-deserved break from reading and start binge-watching a show on Netflix. Another thing I usually do is go through a romance binge because I find those so easy to read!

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

Honestly, it depends when they come out because if I’m pre-ordering then I can feel better because I get charged separately each time a new book ships. Usually around 3-4 books is my average order, though, and I try to take advantage of points events and free shipping.

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?

Oh god. I don’t even know becaue I’ve had books sitting untouched on my shelf for YEARS. Bascially, whenever I feel like reading them. I find I’ve been starting the newest purchases lately which is a terrible habit because older books just sit there.

I tag anyone that wants to do this tag!

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