Hi friends, welcome back to my blog and welcome to Tag Monday! This is a new feature on my blog that I’m hoping to keep up with for the whole of 2021. I’ve been a bit slack with posting over the last year so I’m hoping that having a dedicated day to write up some tag answers will give me the motivation to also write other posts and talk with all of you!
Today I’m doing the Reader Problems Tag which I saw do the rounds a few years a go but I don’t think I ever did it so I figured better late than never!
You can find the original tag here.
01 You have 20,000 books on your TBR. How in the world do you decide what to read next?
I’m very much a tbr-oriented mood reader! I know, what??? I strive off of lists and I try to start each month with a goal – so maybe I want to start or finish a particiular series or try out a certain author and I’ll try and check off that goal. But, at the moment I’m reading a lot more than usual so I’ve been managing to read 60-70% of my tbr and then a lot of extra mood reads.
So yeah, to actually answer the question I’ll either be really determined to cross a book off my list OR I’ll just pick a book I’m the most interested in at the time. For example, Death on The Nile wasn’t on my tbr for the month but I just rewatched the trailer and thought it was interesting and now I’m reading the book.
02 You’re halfway through a book and you’re just not loving it. Do you quit or are you committed?
Yeah, if I’m planning on reviewing it or it’s part of a series I’m reviewing I’ll keep going but if it’s a standalone I won’t have a problem with DNFing it. I’m a big fan of DNFs, except for when I’m a few books into a series then I really struggle.
03 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?
If I’m *really* far away from my goal (like, 20-ish) I’d like to say that I would just leave it be but I know myself better than that. I’d probably read a whole bunch of Tor novellas to try and catch up but knowing me I’d miss my goal by 1 or 2 books.
04 The covers of a series you love do. not. match. How do you cope?
Honestly, I’ve been burned so many times that I’ve stopped buying series until all the books are out! I don’t buy many books each year anyway as I usually prefer to use Scribd of Libby but, if I was going to buy books in a series I always wait until the boxed set is out or until I can make sure all the covers match because even though I don’t own many books, I do like to have matching spines!
05 Every one and their mother loves a book you really don’t like. Who do you bond with over shared feelings?
06 You’re reading a book and you are about to start crying in public. How do you deal?
Uhh this happens… rarely, especially lately. But, it has happened a few times so either I turn the audiobook off completely and stare out the window until I get to my next bus stop or I soldier through the book and try to be subtle about how much my heart is hurting.
I’ll be honest though, a book will rarely make me ugly cry, at most there’s a tear or two so I don’t really do any drmatic crying on the bus.
07 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’m notorious for binge-reading series and I really enjoy reading a series all in one go or at least reading the books close together. So, either I would re-read the series each year like I do with the Wayward Children series, or I wait until all the books have been released and I binge them.
08 You do not want anyone. ANYONE. borrowing your books. How do you politely tell people nope when they ask?
Uuhh honestly I rarely have this problem since I mistly listen to audiobooks or I’m reading a book I borrowed from the library. I don’t loan out library books because DUh unless my mum wants to read them and since we live in the same house and that’s not a big deal
09 Reading ADD. You’ve picked up and put down 5 books in the last month. How do you get over your reading slump?
If I can’t read anything I’ll stop trying alltogether and watch some movies or tv shows and then hope that sooner or later I’ll watch an adaptation that makes me want to read the book and then fingers crossed I’ll get out of my slump!
10 There are so many new books coming out that you’re dying to read! How many do you actually buy?
Probably none! For new releases I either listen to them on Scribd or Libby OR I put htem on hold at the library. But, if they’re not available on either of those servies then I’ll find the audiobook on Audible because sometimes that’s the only option.
11 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?
Sometimes they only stay on my “shelf” for an hour or two – a week but sometimes they stay on there for a year or two until I get into the right mood.
Do you buy books often or are you a library reader?
Do you read series often?