Book Tags

BOOK TAG: Reader Problems


Hello and good morning!

Today, I’ve got for you a fun book tag that I saw on my friend Avery’s blog, Book Deviant! It involves some questions about one’s reading habits and processes, and it seemed interesting, so I figured I’d do it!

I’m not sure who started the tag–and there doesn’t appear to be any rules along with this–but if you know who started it, let me know so I can credit them!

But for now, on to the questions!


giphyYou have 20,000 books on your TBR, how do you decide what to read next?

I’m a huge mood reader, so I basically scroll through all the books I have and settle on which ever one peaks my interest. It gets difficult when I’m going through ARCs and nothing seems particularly interesting at the time, so in those cases, I’ll either make my two best friends pick a number for me, or I’ll post a poll on my Twitter.

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

Depends. Am I invested in any of the characters? Am I reading it in order to critique some aspect? If I’m interested in any aspect, I may continue, especially if it’s the first of a series because those can take a bit to pick up. If I’m reading in order to critique a certain aspect of the story or representation, then I will continue reading.

However, I don’t have a problem with DNFing a book and have done it as early as 5% in some cases.

The end of the year is coming and you’re behind on your reading challenge. Do you try to catch up? And if so, how?

I tend to set reasonable goals for myself, because over the years, I’ve learned what I’m capable of and what I’m not.

UntitledBut, if I am ever behind on my own reading goal and want to try and catch up, I’ll read things like poetry collections, graphic novels, short story anthologies, etc.

Or, I just tell myself not to worry about it. It’s an arbitrary goal and not something I need to kill myself to meet.

The covers of a series you love do not match, how do you cope?

If I really love the series, I might buy the new covers. In that case, I’d either keep both sets, or I might do a giveaway of the older ones on Twitter, or send them to one of my friends.

Everyone and their mother loves a book that you do not. Who do you bond with over your shared feelings?

If there’s anyone on Twitter that I’m friendly with who doesn’t like it, then I might talk to them about it.

But generally, I text either one of my best friends (or sometimes both of them) and talk to them about it.

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

I cry. I don’t really care if someone sees me crying over something I’m reading.

However, I don’t actually cry all that often while I’m reading, so it’s not generally much of an issue.

The sequel to a book you loved just came out but you’ve forgotten a lot of what happens. Are you going to reread it?

Maybe! If I know a book is going to have a sequel, I might not read it until the next book (or whole series) is out.

You do not want anyone to borrow your books, how do you politely say no when someone asks?

I just say no, if I don’t want to.

The only people who would really ask to borrow any of my print books would be my mom or sister, so I’d let them. I’d also let Ariana or Piper if they asked, because I’d trust the two of them not to mess them up, but otherwise, I’d just say no.

However, I primarily read ebooks at this point, which I don’t have a problem lending if they’re shareable on Kindle.

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

Suffer through it and force myself to keep reading.

There are so many books coming out that you are dying to read. How many do you end up buying?

Depends on a bunch of factors.

If it’s from one of my favorite authors, then I’ll generally pre-order, either on Kindle or in print. Otherwise, I’ll add them to my wishlist, which I look at a couple times a week to see if there’re any deals on.

253ygtAfter you purchase all of these books that you’re dying to read, how long do they sit on your shelf before you read them?

L M A O .

I don’t even know how long. I’ve probably had some books on my shelves for 10+ years that I haven’t yet picked up. And then there are some that I end up reading right away.

Depends on the book, my mood, and what medium I purchase it in.

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