Reader Problems Book Tag
I tagged myself via The Introverted Book Nerd (such a great name by the way.) If you don’t want to miss the next book tag she does, make sure to get over there and follow here.
You have 20,000 books on your TBR. How in the world do you decide what to read next?
Doesn’t matter how many books are on my TBR, there’s always a Top 5, and that’s where the real decision lies. Normally, I know what my next 2 or 3 reads are going to be. In the rare occasion when I don’t know what the next one is going to be, I’ll ask friends that I know have read some of all of the books I’m considering. And I whine. A lot.
You’re halfway through a book and you’re just not loving it. Do you quit or are you committed?
Depends. “Not loving it” means I’m going to keep going. “Hating the book and everything else in the universe as a result of reading said book” and I’m going to stop, do an apology dance to Mother Earth and turn that sucker to ash. What if it’s an ebook you ask? Do you know how many iPhones I’ve had??
The end of the year is coming and you’re so close, but so far away on your Goodreads reading challenge. Do you try and catch up and how?
How much time do I have left? A month? Change nothing. 1 month? Change nothing. 2 weeks? Read an extra five minutes a night? 2 days? No more sleeping. Only reading.
The covers of a series do. not. match. How do you cope?
Everyone and their mother loves a book you don’t really like. Who do you bond with over shared feelings?
No one. I have no issues with being the only person to not like a book. I also have no problem being the only person to like a book.
Okay… possibly the Bionic Bookworm as she’s one of the few people I can have an “offline” book discussion with.
You’re reading a book and you are about to start crying in public. How do you deal?
I lie facedown on the ground, scream as loud as I can while alternating kicking and punching the ground. If my kid does it everyone pretends nothing’s going on, when I do it I’m told I’m “making a scene.”
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?!?!?!?
Depends how much I feel like I’ve forgotten. If it’s just a little, a synopsis will do just fine. With Red Rising, I listened the audio book before moving on. That worked out REALLY well.
You do not want anyone. ANYONE. borrowing your books. How do you politely tell people nope when they ask?
“False.” — Dwight Shrute
If anything, I’m the opposite. I’ll press a book into someone’s hands tell them if they don’t read it bad things will happen. I won’t say what, but it rhymes with “bittens in a klender.”
Reading ADD. You’ve picked up and put down 5 books in the last month. How do you get over your reading slump?
Switch to something completely different. I’ve never seen a reason for Dinosaur porn books like Taken by the T-Rex, but if I ever need something REALLY different, at least there’s always that.
There are so many new books coming out that you’re dying to read! How many do you actually buy?
Most? None? I don’t know how to answer this question. If I’m not really excited about any of the books on my shelf, I’ll definitely buy a few. But if I already own a few books I’m excited about, I become a cheap ass. If it’s not from the bargain bin, I may not be willing to buy for a little while.
After you’ve bought the books you can’t wait to get to, how long do they sit on your shelf before you get to them?
At least 2-3 weeks, generally. As I said, I usually have my next 2-3 reads in my head already, and new purchases usually don’t jump ahead of those.
I wasn’t really tagged to do this one, so in turn, I won’t tag anyone unless you find yourself wanting to. It was a pretty fun one!