Reader Problems Book Tag

Hey everyone, it’s time for another tag post!  It’s been a while since I’ve done one, and I really enjoy answering the questions for these tags.  It’s definitely a great way to learn about our fellow bloggers!

So I found this tag over at dinipandareads, so be sure to check out her blog and show the love!

Reader Problems Book Tag

You have 20,000 books on your TBR, how do you decide what to read next?

Yikes, that’s a lot!  Well, I’d probably go by my mood, unless I happen to have library books out, then I’d start with those first.  Or if I have any ARCs with upcoming publish dates.

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

Usually I push through, but lately I’ve been trying to not feel guilty if I decide to DNF a book.  Life is too short and there are too many books to read to waste time on one that I’m not enjoying.

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?

Oh yeah!  Whatever it takes to finish that goal.  Usually a few poetry books or middle grade novels can help me catch up quickly.

The covers of a series you love do not match, how do you cope?

Usually just borrow the series from the library.  Or even just buy the physical books with the covers I love and either borrow or get the ebook of the ones I don’t.

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

Whoever else doesn’t like that book.

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

Usually try to put it down and then pick it back up when I’m home.  But sometimes a book is too good to put down, even if it causes me to cry, so… oh well.  If the tears come in public, then that’s what happens.

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?

Definitely.  There is nothing worse than reading a sequel and forgetting what they’re referring to from the previous book.  That’s why I usually try to wait until all the books in a series are out (if I know beforehand that it’s a series) but that doesn’t always happen.  I’d rather familiarize myself with the world and characters again before going into the next part of the story.

You do not want anyone to borrow your books, how do you politely say no when someone asks?

I mean, I usually don’t have an issue with that, but if I did, I guess I would just explain why I wouldn’t let them borrow it.

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

Either read Harry Potter or another favorite book.  If that doesn’t work, then probably binge a series on Netflix/Hulu for a few days to just take a break from reading.  Sometimes I’ll get immersed in fanfiction instead, which can also help pull me out of a reading slump.

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

Most of them, eventually.  Though if I really can’t wait to have the money for a book or I’m really unsure if I’ll like it, I’ll just find the nearest library that has it (or suggest that we get it in the library I work at).

After you purchase all of these books that you’re dying to read, how long do they sit on your shelf before you read them?

Months… years.  It really depends.  I’m such a mood reader and I’ll buy several books while I’m reading a certain genre, but then I suddenly won’t feel like reading that one anymore.  Or a book just sounds so good that I buy it without thinking and then get distracted or go into another reading slump.

I’m not going to officially challenge anyone to do this tag, but if you want to, then consider yourself tagged!

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2 thoughts on “Reader Problems Book Tag

  1. dinipandareads says:

    Yay, so glad that you decided to do this one! I can relate to so many of these–especially that last one about how long books sit unread on the shelf after buying 😅🙊 Oops! Haha I really need to work on that guilty feeling with DNF’ing. It’s why I never do it but sometimes it’s such a struggle to get through a book I don’t like lol

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