Reader Problems Book Tag

I’m really in the mood to blog right now, but at the same time, my mind is blank about what to write and I don’t really feel like writing a review. So I’m turning to the good ol’ trusty book tag. I found this on Thrice Read’s blog (as I often do with tags). So let’s get into it.

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

Pretty much whatever I feel like. I don’t really plan TBRs and if I try to, I usually don’t stick to them. Like I could probably manage yearly TBRs (I’ve dipped my toes into that with my TBR for the second half of 2019). Depending on how that goes, I might continue doing that kind of TBR in the future. But yeah, usually I just look at my books and read whatever I feel like.

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

I usually put it down, telling myself I’ll pick it back up at a later date. However, I’ve started officially DNFing books now. I’ll still probably give a book a couple of chances, as I am very much a mood reader and sometimes, I might not enjoy a book in that particular moment but might like it later. I’ll also sometimes push through a book I have issues with just because I really want to review it and rant about it. So it really depends.

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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’ll try, but not too hard. If I’m a couple of books behind, sure I might push myself a little or read a graphic novel or two. But if I’m significantly behind, I’ll just cut my losses.

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

I’m less particular about this than I used to be. I will buy specific editions for some books if I really love a series, but most of the times, I just don’t care anymore.

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

I just rant on the internet. There’s usually at least one person who feels the same.

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

If you’d asked me a year ago, I’d have said I just wouldn’t cry. I’m usually pretty good at holding back tears. But this past year, I’ve cried so much (often in public) that I’ve realised no one really notices and if they do, they don’t really care. So I’d just let myself go.


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?

I’m more likely to just read a summary. Or just jump right in. I tend to remember what happened in the previous book once I start reading a sequel.

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

I don’t usually get asked and I don’t usually mind lending my books. But if there was a book I didn’t want to led, I’d just be upfront about it.

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

Like that.

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

Probably all of them. Though I would only buy the ones I’m actually dying to read. Not the ones I’m interested in, but not dying to read. Those can wait.

After 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?

If they’re ones I’m really dying to read, I will usually read them fairly quickly. That’s why I want to get my TBR down to a reasonable size. So I can buy books and quickly read them without feeling guilty because of the 50 other books that have been waiting for months.


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