Tag: Reader Problems

Hi Everyone!

Switching things up a bit for this post. I saw this tag from Sara @ The Bibliophagist and couldn’t resist doing this myself. Thanks Sara!

Alright, here goes!

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

It definitely depends on my mood. If I said I was going to read a certain book (as I do on Wednesdays) and by the time I get to it I’m not feeling it, I won’t read it.

I’m a sucker for something that grabs me from the first sentence or paragraph, so those will always win, hands down.

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

I’ll probably finish it.

If I’m going to DNF something it’s usually earlier on, though I can certainly be tempted depending on the book and what my issue is with it.

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?

I actually don’t do Goodreads reading challenges, mainly for sake of my sanity, but if I were and was in this situation, I probably wouldn’t push myself to meet the goal.

My reasoning there is that reading is supposed to be fun, and if you’re taking a little bit longer that’s okay. No need to stress out about it.

We all have lives outside of reading, and sometimes that has to take precedence.

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

I mean, if I already love the series then it won’t bug me.

Now, a new book that has not the best cover? I may not read it because of that, but it’s a case by case scenario. Sorry, but its the truth. You’ve got to put a lot of thought into your covers.

Every one and their mother loves a book you really don’t like. Who do you bond with over shared feelings?

All the people who rated it negatively on Goodreads and share my opinion, most likely. I’ll probably also let my opinion know and shout it from the highest mountaintop. We all get to have an opinion, and I stand by mine every single time. 🙂

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

Let those tears come! I’m not an emotional reader, but A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness really got to me when his mom was dying (yes, I’m a mama’s boy).

I’m a sensitive human being from time to time, and I fully embrace that.

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?

Ah, the age old question. I’ve actually been through this before, and I no longer re-read the books prior. I tried this with the Sookie Stackhouse novels until I simply can’t re-read any of it now.

I’ll most likely try to look at a cliffnotes version somewhere to get me back into the mood.

You do not want anyone. ANYONE. borrowing your books. How do you politely tell people nope when they ask?

I’m generally okay with letting people borrow my books, unless they are brand spanking new.

In that case, I do let the person know that this is brand new and to treat the book with respect. Don’t overly bend the spine, but if there is minor bending of the spine I don’t mind.

Just don’t return it to me with food and coffee stains over it or I will be really upset with you. No more borrowing for you!

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

Hmm, this doesn’t usually happen to me, but if it does, I’ll just stop reading for a while and do other things. Video games, comic books, other creative outlets that make me happy.

In time that inspiration to read will come back, and once you feel it, you’re all better!

There are so many new books coming out that you’re dying to read! How many do you actually buy?

Since I rediscovered the awesomeness of the library system? Maybe 50%.

If it’s not available at the library, I’ll most likely look for a used copy that’s cheaper. Sorry, but I’m not made of money.

However, if it’s a series I absolutely love (or I happen to have some extra change that paycheck), I’ll splurge on a new book.

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?

Not at all if I can help it. Maybe after I finish the current book I’m on, which could be a couple days to a week. If I can’t wait, I seriously can’t wait. I’m not known for my patience haha.

That’s a Wrap!

All right, that’s it for this post.

How do you deal with a reading slump?

Feel free to steal this tag to continue it forward, or comment on any of these prompts with your own answer.

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    • Yeah, mine’s mainly when I get tired of a book or bored. Sometimes I just have to drop a book temporarily and retry later, but usually that doesn’t happen.

      Good idea! There’s a ton of great genres out there.

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