#ReaderProblems Book Tag

I saw the #ReaderProblems Book Tag on a novel glimpse this morning and decided to do it also. She invited anyone who was interested to also partake. I thought it was cute so I did!

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

I usually start with the ones I have borrowed from my friends or have been specifically recommended to me. That’s only if I don’t have any ARCs from Netgalley or authors who are waiting on a response from me. Those always take priority. After that, it’s usually just what cover/description grabs me first.

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

It depends. I have this personal rule about starting what I finish. If I just can’t get into it or become distracted by another more interesting book, I may quit.

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?

My goal is usually set notoriously low because school gives little time for reading. Because I usually set it at a realistic limit, I always reach it (if I even do it in the first place). If I am not on target, I am actually not too concerned with it.

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

While it doesn’t detract from the enjoyability of the story, it frustrates me. Sometimes I like the changed covers, sometimes I don’t. Regardless, I think it makes my bookshelf look chaotic and messy in a negative way.

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

Most of the people in my life really don’t read the way I do. I usually vent to my fiance or head to the internet. I try not to be a Negative Nancy though, so if I really don’t like a book, I usually just keep my mouth shut.

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

I can count on one hand the books that have succeeded in making me cry. On the off chance I tear up, I will close the book and take a deep breath, then return to reading it.

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?

I usually don’t. Most of the series/sequels authors I read do a good job of letting us know what we need to in each novel.

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

Only three people ever ask to borrow my books: my sister, and my two best friends. I usually have no qualms about letting them borrow them. Other people, I have no problem telling them I don’t want it leaving my house. It all depends on the book though. Some I don’t care about getting back.

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

I just keep searching until I find a book that catches my interest. I am pretty good about knowing myself and knowing what books will keep my attention if I am feeling particularly critical.

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

I usually only buy book that are already part of a series I own, from an author I love, or something I have read before, loved, and wish to own. I am very particular about what books I actually buy.

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?

Depends on if I get distracted by another book. I very rarely buy physical copies of books anymore and those I do are usually from a favorite author or series. Those are put in storage until I finish everything else.

Do you have any other #ReaderProblem questions you want me to answer? Leave the questions in the comments.

Thanks for reading. I invite anyone that’s interested to participate in the #ReaderProblems Book Tag.

❧ Arec

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