The Reader Problems Book Tag

I have been in a bit of a reading slump, to be honest. And the size of the book I’m currently reading is a bit intimidating, so that’s not helping. BUT I really enjoy doing tags and this one looks like a lot of fun so let’s get straight into it!

Inspired by Stephen Writes @ stephenwriterblog

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

It depends on how I’m feeling but I do tend to check which books have been on my TBR the longest, which ones I own, and what’s hot at the moment!

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

I really have an issue with DNFing books (I never do..) but I’m getting better at it. I still rarely DNF, however, if it truly doesn’t have a single saving aspect, I will put it down.

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?

Of course I try to catch up but reading is still supposed to be enjoyable to me, not a chore. A reading challenge pushes me to read more but I don’t pressure myself. And I usually don’t set my reading challenges too high, I know how much I read typically. (It is pretty satisfying to hit your goal, though.)

If I do try to catch up, I just plan a couple more days at home to read. And pick up shorter books.

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

As much as I love matching covers, my bookshelf isn’t organised by colour so I wouldn’t be too upset. But of course it’s nice when books in a series look well together.

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

Usually my friends. Otherwise either on Goodreads or my blog; I love a good discussion as much as a good rant.

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

I rarely cry because of books, laughing or cringing, however, is an entirely different matter. I either try to conceal what I’m feeling or put the book down. I’m a very, unhealthily empathetic person, so secondhand embarrassment is terrible, even if it’s through a book I’m reading.

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?

Depends on how much I loved the book. I have to be honest: if it’s not enough, I might just read a summary. I’m not usually the type to reread a lot of books, I like to reminisce about my first read, and not possibly taint that with a bad experience.

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

Maybe an awkward I don’t like to lend my own books.. or they might have it at the library!.. But personally, it depends on the book, normally I don’t mind lending books as long as they’re careful and DON’T put dog ears in my book.

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

This is difficult, especially since I’m in one right now! Help!

I really like Stephen’s answer, though! I might pick up a contemporary YA because they’re really easy to follow.

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

Usually I check my library first. If they don’t have them, then I buy the ones I really am dying to read first and wait a couple months for the others. It’s really easy to add a lot of books to your cart when you’re online shopping, though..

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

I don’t like to keep books I really want to read on my shelf for a long time. I prioritise. I try not to borrow too many books from the library and get to reading the books I now own. If I had to guess, four months at the most?

I tag

Rafaela @ The Portuguese Bibliophile

Kiera @ kierasbookishthoughts

Blair @ feedthecrime

Addy @ addynikitabooks

Of course, if you don’t feel like doing this it’s fine, just for fun! If you do, please tag me so I can read your answers!

If anyone else wants to do this, feel free to say I tagged you! If you have already done it, link it below!

featured image: Unsplash @ Patrick Tomasso

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