Reader Problems Tag

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New day new book tag!!

I found this tag on Literary Weaponry and it looked cool because I am a reader and I have problems.

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

Oh, I am definitely a mood reader. I never really create a TBR; if I have books out from the library I’ll stack them in order of genre or what I’m most interested in so I can figure out what to read quickly. But there’s really no rhyme or reason to figuring it out. I read what I want when I want.

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

I’m committed. I can’t DNF books unless I have to, but depending on how I feel, I can either skim-read a book I’m not super interested in, or I leave it on my currently reading list for three months and by the time we’ve gotten to the end I’ve completely forgotten the beginning. So yeah. I’m committed.

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?

So, this is actually the first time I’ve been behind on my reading challenge because usually, I’m at least 10 books ahead. And I am woefully behind–15 books and counting. Not sure if I can catch up at this point! I’ll try, but I may lower my goal to save my dignity. And I’ve heard that readathons are a good way to catch up? Or I’ll try to delegate my video game and rewatching of IT time to books, which is probably a better idea.

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

Oh, I don’t–I try to get the matching covers. One of my favourite series is relegated to the bottom of my shelf because the covers don’t match and it’s been through so many recovers that I’m gonna have to buy the whole series if I want it to match. So I guess that’s how I cope? Sorry, Artemis Fowl. 

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

Twitter and Goodreads are two great places to meet people who share your feelings about Unpopular Bookish Opinions! But honestly, I do try not to focus on negative feelings about books. I’ll talk about it in a review, but 99.9% of books should be someone’s cup of tea even though it’s not mine.

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

You don’t even want to know how many times I’ve cried on public transit because of a book!! Just let the tears flow, babey!! Better out than in!!

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?

Listen, I have the memory of a goldfish. I’ve talked about it here. I’d definitely prefer to reread it, especially if it’s something I loved, so I’ll definitely try to reread books, schedule permitting.

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

I let people walk over me and I’ve never not let someone borrow my books, honestly? I have attempted to push my books onto people who do not read? Please read my books because I’m not reading them most of the time!

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

THAT’S A GOOD QUESTION. I’m in this exact situation right now; I’m reading five books and I just can’t get super into any of them. If any of you know how to get over a bad reading slump please tell me!!

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

I use the library a lot, or at least I try to, so I usually only buy new books that I desperately want to read and am likely to read soon. Of course, this doesn’t always (read: rarely) work out. Otherwise, I’m buying them in paperback or from BookOutlet or whenever they’re on sale.

Ater you purchase all of these books that you’ve been dying to read, how long do they sit on your shelves before you get to them?

I DID NOT COME HERE TO BE ATTACKED ON MY OWN BLOG. But. I have books from 2016 that I bought because I “couldn’t wait for the library to get it” that I haven’t read. And that I’ve seen on the library shelves, sans holds, just sitting there and taunting me. I probably would have gotten to it faster if I had borrowed it from the library, but do I ever learn? Nope.

And now that I’ve exposed myself, I’m out.

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I’m tagging Danielle @ Life of a Literary Nerd, Katie @ Melting Pages, Hâf @ The Library Looter, Arin @ Tomes of Our Lives, and you, if you want to do this tag!

what are your Reader Problems and how do you deal with them???

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