Reader Problems Book Tag

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Hello readers! I came across this book tag on Milliebot Reads recently (no idea who created it though), and it was just way too relatable to pass up, so here goes!

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

My TBR may not be 20,000 but there are times when it feels like it! I usually have a reading plan for the year, which is mostly new books and a few backlist titles I want to get to. But there are also some times when I’m a mood reader and I completely ignore my TBR and end up going back to reread old favourites instead.

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

I rarely leave a book unfinished, and I believe I’ve only DNF’d 3 or 4 books in all my years of reading. If I’m struggling with it, I shelve it for a while and try again a few weeks or months later.

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 try to set realistic goals for my reading challenge, and increase the number as I complete each goal, so this rarely happens. If I do need to catch up, I have a list of books that are fast reads – all childhood favourites like Enid Blyton for example – that would make up the numbers pretty easily.

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

Lol this is exactly why I never buy books as they are released! I like to make sure I get the same version and the only time I preorder or buy as soon as they are available is when the book is the series finale. My Lord of the Rings set doesn’t match – I just really wanted the series right then and couldn’t wait to find a matching set – and it annoys me to this date. There’s a beautiful collector’s edition I have my eyes on though!

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

When a book is over hyped and I didn’t intend to originally read it, I am usually wary about trying it. Luckily my friends tend to share my reading tastes, and it’s always fun to analyze a book to pieces with them, whether we liked it or not.

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

It usually takes a lot for a book to actually make me cry, but I tend to save the emotional books for home when I can. If it’s about to happen though, I stop reading until I can get somewhere a little more private.

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?

If it won’t get in the way of whatever I’m supposed to be reading for ARC deadlines, then absolutely. If I don’t have the time, I find a recap of the previous book online instead.

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

When it comes to my books, it is well known I’m like a dragon with a pile of gold and I can count on my fingers the number of people I would trust to borrow them. It helps that I’m severely limited in the number of physical books I buy due to lack of space, and the ones I do have are my absolute favourites, some of which are really old editions that I’ve had for most of my life, which I wouldn’t let out of my sight for anything, so it’s usually a polite no.

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

Re-read an old favourite, something fast paced or funny! These past few years, Warcross by Marie Lu is one book that has been particularly effective in breaking me out of three reading slumps.

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

This is why I’m really grateful for the number of ARCs I have access to, not to mention the library, since I really need to control the number of books I buy – I have nowhere to put them! But I’m still a complete book hoarder and usually end up buying atleast a few.

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

If it’s a new book I haven’t read, I’ll get to it almost immediately, since it’s probably a preorder. If not, which is the usual scenario because I’ve probably already read a copy from the library, maybe a few months.

I had a lot of fun doing this tag! What would be your picks for these prompts? Consider yourself tagged! Make sure to link back so I can read your answers and also remember to credit the creator of the tag!

6 thoughts on “Reader Problems Book Tag

  1. I'm All Booked Up YA May 11, 2020 / 4:08 pm

    These are super relatable. So many books we want to read! In terns of DNFing, we usually don’t unless it’s so boring or problematic.

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  2. Susan May 12, 2020 / 1:06 pm

    This is a cool book tag… and I’ve made a spectacle of myself in public numerous times– not crying though lol.

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    • journeyintofantasy May 15, 2020 / 6:13 pm

      So true! For some reason, I always seem to be in public when I come across a really funny scene in the book I’m reading 😂


      • Susan May 18, 2020 / 7:40 pm

        Omg… yes…. or something shocking and I have this look on my face like the sky is falling

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