Reader Problems Tag

I have been wanting to do this tag for ages, but somehow it got lost between all my other unpublished posts. Sara @ SARA LETOURNEAU’S OFFICIAL WEBSITE & BLOG actually tagged me a month and a half ago, oops! Thanks again for tagging me, I haven’t forgotten! 😀 On to the questions about ‘problems’ readers might experience… 

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

tbrcupI guess this is a problem most of us have to deal with… I have over 200 titles on my TBR pile waiting to be read and it is getting seriously difficult to decide what to read next. I have been using my TBR jar a lot lately to pick my next reads, and joining challenges helps as well. Especially the Bookish Bingo challenges are really helpful because they give especific indications. I mostly read what I’m in the mood for though and have quite a few titles on my ‘need to read ASAP’ list. So many books, so little time…

Q: You’re halfway through a book and you’re just not loving it. Do you quit or commit?

It’s really hard for me to DNF a book, especially if I’m already halfway through it. I tend to give myself 50 pages or so to decide if I really don’t like it, but afterwards I normally force myself to finish it. I do tend to read other books in between so I don’t end up in a reading slump.

Q: The end of the year is coming and you’re so close yet so far away on your GoodReads challenge. Do you quit or commit?

I have been setting my Goodreads goals way too low during the last two years, so I normally don’t have that problem haha. But if I would have a similar situation, I would probably try hard to reach that goal. Although I wouldn’t be too upset if I didn’t reach it… I prefer enjoying my reads and not push myself too much.

Q: The covers of a series you love DO. NOT. MATCH. How do you cope?

I prefer having matching covers, but I have become more relaxed when it comes to book covers. Before I just HAD to have matching ones, now I will buy different covers if there is no other option.

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

I guess that until now I’ve always found at least one other person with the same thoughts… But even if I’m the only one with a negative opinion I wouldn’t change it. Some books just aren’t for everybody.

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

I don’t think that will ever happen, because I hardly cry when I read and I don’t think I ever cried in public before. And no, my heart is not made of stone; I just show my emotions in a different way. 😉

Q: 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 summary on GoodReads? Cry in frustration?

It depends of how much I’ve forgotten and how long ago I read the previous book. If I remember most of it I will probably reread my review or a summary, if not I will most likely end up rereading the book. That doesn’t happen often though.

Q: You don’t want ANYONE borrowing your books. How do you politely tell people “nope” when they ask?

I don’t like borrowing my books, mostly because people always seem to ‘forget’ to return them and I have to keep asking about them. I don’t mind books in a condition that shows that they have been read (I love secondhand books!), but I do mind if they disappear completely. 😉

Q: You’ve picked up and put down five different books in the past month. How do you get over the reading slump?

If I’m in a reading slump and don’t like what I’m reading, I normally put all current reads on hold and try to find a book I really want to read (normally short and easy). If not, I reread one of my favorite books.

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

I try to refrain myself from buying too many new titles at the same time, but it is hard to resist… I will probably try to wait until I read at least a few book reviews, but I always end up giving in anyway.

Q: After you’ve bought a new book you want to get to, how long do they sit on your shelf until you actually read them?

That really depends on what mood I’m in and what I’m reading at the moment. Sometimes I read new books straight away, and sometimes they are left on my TBR shelves for a loooong time… It’s not that I’m not excited about them, but I have so many books I want to read as soon as possible that most end up collecting dust for months. Oops!

Nomination Time!

And I nominate… YOU!!! If you haven’t done this one and want to participate, feel free to do so! 😀

Have a great week everyone! ❤