Reader Problems Book Tag

This tag has 11 questions and I saw it on the channel Always Doing on Youtube.

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

My method of choosing my next read varies quite a bit, but the current method I’m using is a TBR list. As I acquire new books I add them to the list and read them in the order listed. Hopefully I will eventually catch up so that I’m reading books shortly after I’m buying them. That is most likely a pipe dream though. I buy books far faster than I can read them.

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

I’m pretty committed. I have only DNFed one book in recent memory. It’s really really rare. If I bought a book to read, I’m determined to read it.

3. 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 were in this situation I would probably try to read a bunch of short things, like graphic novels. Only so long as they were things I’m interested in reading anyway. I haven’t been in this situation before though because I always set my goal at a really reasonable level and finish somewhere between June and August.

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

I don’t care about this at all.

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

I’m not sure about this one. There is always someone that doesn’t like a book. If I really wanted to find someone to hate on a book with I would look on Youtube or Goodreads for negative reviews. Realistically, I wouldn’t do that. I would talk about it with my husband and that would be about it.

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

I just cry. I’m an emotional person, especially since my husband’s cancer diagnosis. I cry often, without a book even, so I would think nothing of crying due to a book in the moment.

7. 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?!?!?!?

If I have time I always like to reread the first book. If I don’t have it available or just can’t wait to continue on in the story I look up a synopsis online and then read the new book.

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

I’ve never had someone ask to borrow a book. I don’t have a lot of readers in my life. Really just my daughter and she’s not old enough to be reading my books yet. I would always say yes though, if someone asked. If I were going to say no, I would either just say, no I don’t do that or say I needed it for a project of some sort and couldn’t lend it out at that time.

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

I reread a favorite book. I read something short that I think I’ll really love. Or I go shopping for a new book and start it immediately while the new book high is still strong.

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

I don’t often buy new books. There are only two that I can recall purchasing new without either waiting for a good deal or a used copy to become available. I read all kinds of things and my backlog is longer than I’ll be able to read in my lifetime so it’s not usually urgent to me to buy new releases.

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?

Way longer than I would like.



How do you you choose which book you’re going to read next?

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