The Reader Problems Tag

This tag was created by Tiffany @ About to Read over on booktube. I can never resist a good tag, so of course I had to borrow this one!

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


Sometimes I definitely pull a Tulio and do this ^^^ when trying to pick a new book. Because there are so many good books and I have too many ARCs and eARCs, even from previous years up until 2014 which is very mortifying and overwhelming. However, most of the time, I just pick whatever I’m in the mood for. I wish I could be better about actually reading the books I list as priority reads each month, but since I’m such a mood reader, this hardly ever happens and I’m always all, “OMG WHAT DO I READ” even though I could just go back to my priority reads post from the beginning of the month and go, “oh right those books.”

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


It really depends on the book and my mood. I used to not be able to DNF anything, but then I realized I read a lot of really crappy books and wasted time that I could’ve spent reading better books that I liked. Now, it depends on how far I am into a book, what other people have said about the book, and what author it is. For instance, I just read From Twinkle, With Love, but I almost DNFed it because it was so dreadful, but couldn’t do it because I felt obligated since I loved DIMPLE so much.


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?

I try not to put too much pressure on myself about the Goodreads challenge, so I guess I’d say I don’t really try to catch up. However, if I don’t catch up, I end up feeling very guilty and beat myself up a lot. So that’s not great, either.


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

If there’s a series cover change in the middle of a series, usually I’ll ask for those editions for various holidays/birthdays/etc. I’ll also try to trade for them on Twitter with #booksfortrade.


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


Sometimes I’ll try to get my mom to read books I have differing opinions on than everyone else because we often have similar opinions about books. Usually I just rant to my boyfriend and my YA reading friends, though.


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

I honestly don’t really cry while reading? Which is weird because obviously I’m super into reading and books and definitely get emotionally invested in stories.


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?!


Sometimes this happens ^^^ but most of the time I just reread the previous book. I just did this with ACOMAF and am now onto ACOWAR finally. I’m also planning to reread CARAVAL and A TORCH AGAINST THE NIGHT in preparation for LEGENDARY and REAPER.


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

I just say I don’t feel comfortable with lending people my books. It’s not as hard as it sounds, most of the time.


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

Usually, I’ll read a fantasy book since that is outside of my typical reading habits. I’ve been reading fantasy a lot more this year though, so I’m not sure what I’ll do now. Sometimes, I’ll let myself take a break from reading for a while until I’m ready to come back to it.


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

I buy books that I have a collection of or want to start a collection of. If it’s a series, I buy those as well. If there’s no chance I can get an ARC or eARC, I buy those.


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?

Sometimes an embarrassingly long time. I have books unread that I bought the month they came out as far back as 2014. What is wrong with me. I am ashamed.

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