Reader Problems Book Tag

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I was tagged to do the Reader Problems Tag by Ari @ The Quirky Book Nerd. Definitely go check out her awesome blog!
1. You have 20,000 books on your TBR. How in the world do you decide what to read next?

Right now I have around three thousand books on my TBR. I usually decide to read books based on what I have unread on my shelves, what other people are reading or recommended, or if I see something that looks interesting at stores or at the library. This year I made a list of books I wanted to read this year, some on my shelf and some not. One day I may revisit my TBR and see if I am still interested in all of the books on it and start ranking the ones I want to read the most.

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

I’m committed. I feel bad not finishing, like I haven’t given it a fair chance. There’s a few books I have DFN, but it’s rare and I actually haven’t done it in a while.

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?

Oh definitely, though I also try to be realistic. If I know there is no way I can make a goal (I once tried to read over 200 and I think I got halfway there), I try to make a new goal. This year I want to read 100 books, but if I was at like 80 by December, I would aim for at least 90 because that feels like an attainable goal to me. I would also try to pick some shorter books toward the end if I needed a boost. Right now I have a mix of short, medium, and long books.

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

I usually don’t come across this problem since I don’t buy series right away most of the time, but I have the two original Stephanie Perkins novels and the last book has the new re-design so I plan to re-purchase that series. So I’d say if I really loved the series, I would just re-purchase them. Usually what happens to me in series is I will have some of the books in paperback and some in hardback because I couldn’t wait to read the next book.

My GONE series collection is a great example but it worked out as a pattern so it actually works. Paperback-hardback-paperback-hardback-paperback-hardback. It wasn’t intentional.

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


Thankfully I know a ton of people who love to read as much as I do and am also an active member on Goodreads so there is always someone who didn’t like the book, either. Usually it’s readers with similar tastes that I have.

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

In public, I just let my eyes tear up and then have a good cry later on. I usually don’t weep a lot over books but there are definitely books and parts that have made me cry or get teary eyed.

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 do one of three things:

  1. I re-read the book, if I have time. If I loved it the first time, chances are I will love it even more the second time around.
  2. I’ll try to find an audiobook of it so I can listen to it while I’m at work. Most books are no more than 8-12 hours so it doesn’t take long to get caught up.
  3. I’ll look up a synopsis or one of my reviews. My really old reviews aren’t much help but the ones I’ve been leaving since last year have proven to be helpful.

One way or another, I’m reading that sequel.

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


I usually don’t have a lot of reading slumps (I can’t actually recall even one). I’ve always been very consistent when it comes to reading. I have had times where I didn’t feel like reading, but I’ve never picked up and put down more than one book. If I did experience a slump, I would probably just wait for it to pass because I’m pretty sure it would. Or I’d go to the library or bookstore and I’m sure that would perk me up real fast.

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

Usually I only buy books when they’re on sale because I don’t have a lot of money and I like getting deals. Most of my book shopping comes from Book Outlet, Amazon, Ollie’s Discount Store, and recently my local thrift shop. I also try to go the library and they tend to get a lot of popular new releases. The number depends on the store but I don’t tend to buy a huge amount of new releases. I’ll eventually get to them.

10. 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?

It depends on the book and whether or not I’ve heard many people I follow talk about, as well as the subject matter. Some books I have bought and recently began reading and others have been on my shelves forever (Oops?). It just depends on my mood and the book itself!

 

I tag anyone who wants to do this tag but I’m going to encourage some of my sommie readers to do it. If you do decide to, leave your answers or a link to your blog/wherever you post it in the comments so I can read them!

 

jnc

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