Hey guys! Today I’m going to be doing the reader problems tag. As a reader, I do have my fair share of problems, such as reading an arc on time or reading a book before I have to give it back to the library. So, I’m curious to see if I’ve faced any of the questions in this tag.
So let’s go!
1. You have 20,000 books on your tbr, how do you decide what to read?
I don’t really have a method to my madness. I usually sort them by importance, i.e. the books that have to be back at the library first. But apart from that, I’m a big mood reader, so anything I want to read at that time, I read. Another scenario is if I’m in a readathon, or I’m behind on my reading challenge, I like to whip out a few short books to boost my read list.
2. You’re halfway through a book and you’re just not loving it. Do you put it down or are you committed?
I would put the book down. I don’t like to waste my time reading a mediocre book, although sometimes I do finish reading the book and the ending boosts my rating. It just depends on my mood, and if I still want to read that book/genre.
3. 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 talked about this in the first question, but I’ll talk about it again here. If I was behind on my reading goal (like right now) I’d try to catch up as fast as I can. I’d probably get graphic novels that I want to read out of the library and read them to boost my goal. I’d also try to find the shortest books on my tbr and, if I want to read them at that time, I’ll read them.
4. The covers of a series you love do not match, how do you cope?
I would care a little, but because I get most of the books I read from the library, I wouldn’t care that much, because it wouldn’t feel like I’m wasting my money. But if I did want to buy a series of books that have mismatched covers, I’d wait until they get a really pretty cover redesign and buy those.
5. Everyone loves a book and you don’t. Who do you bond with over your shared feelings?
If I hated a book that everyone loved, I’d probs just write a review of it and stick it here. I did that last week with A Surface Breaks (although some people also don’t love that book). I don’t have a lot of friends who read books, but my mum also reads YA books, so I’ll just talk to her about my thoughts and feelings on a particular book.
6. You’re reading a book in public and are about to start crying. How do you deal?
Firstly, that would never happen. I make sure to read books that I know have sad parts in them very late at night, so no one can see me. But if this scenario was to ever happen, I’d stop reading the book immediately and try to think of anything else. Probably listen to The Book Of Mormon to help me forget… and then read the rest and ball my eyes out at 2 in the morning.
7. The sequel to a book you loved just came out, but you’ve forgotten almost all of the first book. Reread?
I honestly don’t know with this one. I’m kind of having this dilemma already, because I don’t know if I want to reread Caraval before I read Legendary. The only difference between this and the made-up scenario is that I didn’t like Caraval, so I have no idea what I’m going to do. It’s pretty 50/50 actually; maybe I’ll reread it, maybe I’ll just look up a whole book recap online. Who knows.
8. You don’t want anyone to borrow your books, how do you politely say no when someone asks?
I’m too awkward to say no if someone asks to borrow a book from me, so I’d just give it to them with a very long list of rules to adhere to.
9. You have picked up and put down 5 books in the last month. How do you get over this reading slump?
I’m not the right person to answer this question because I was in an awful reading slump for 6 MONTHS. I have no idea how I got out of it, but I did, and I am honestly so glad. I think what I’ve heard a lot of people say is to power through, so I think I’d try that (probably with no results).
10. There are so many books coming out that you are dying to read, how many do you end up buying?
None. I get my books from the library, so there’s no need for me to buy a book in order to read it. The only time I buy books is when it’s my birthday and I get a gift card to my local Eason, and that’s it. TBH I don’t get it when people buy books when they’re not even sure they’re going to like them. Just save the money for books you adore (or know you’re going to adore) and go to the library for the rest!
11. After you purchase all of the books that you’re dying to read how long do they sit on your shelves before you get to them?
Well, I hope you enjoyed this tag today! Sorry it’s going up a little late, but I didn’t have time to write it last night, because I binge-watched a whole tv series with my sister, which went until after midnight. I hope you have a great day and I’ll see you guys later. Bye!