Reader Problems Book Tag

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To get my blog back up and running, I figured I could do a few fun things along with reviews before getting back into discussion posts and book lists.

After snooping around on my WordPress Reader, I discovered this tag that sounded pretty fun. It has a lot of general reading questions, and I feel like I might…surprise people with my answers. So, without further ado, read on!

I don’t know the original creator for this book tag, I wasn’t tagged for this, and there are no rules, as far as I can find. So we’ll just go right into questions!

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

Ha, I’ve discovered recently that I’m very much a mood reader. I’m hoping to write a post up soon, but I mostly just try and figure out what I’m in the mood for, and search for books based on that. Sometimes I’ll ask for recommendations over on Twitter for whatever I’m feeling. For example, I was really feeling sci-fi horror, so I asked for recs over on Twitter.

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

If I’m halfway, I’ll drop it if I’m really hating it or completely bored. My rule for reviewing is that I have to be at halfway or further to review, but that won’t stop me from dropping books before the halfway make.


Unless I find something in the book that pushes me to the finish line, I most likely will drop it in favor of reading something I will actually enjoy.

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 always set my reading goal to the same thing: 50. It’s an easy goal that I don’t have to stress over reaching (usually). However, when I do fall short (or I end on a number I’m not satisfied with), I 100% try to get caught up but I don’t get upset if I don’t. Normally I try to read a bunch of middle grade novels or manga to get caught up.

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

I….live with it? It might be slightly annoying that they don’t match, but at the same time there’s nothing you can really do about it.

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

Usually people over on Twitter! The book community is a wonderful place, and I’ve met so may lovely people that way. I don’t know that many people in real life that loves books as much as I do, let alone another queer reader.

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

I actually don’t cry that often while reading! When I do, it’s usually just a tear in the corner of the eye or my eyes watering up a little bit, which I normally just explain away as a yawn.

A Conjuring of Light (Shades of Magic, #3)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?

Depends on how long ago I read it. If it was awhile ago, I might try to reread it. But like I said, I’m very much a mood reader, so if I can’t get into it, I’ll probably just stop. That usually ends up with me buying the sequel and leaving it on my shelves for who-knows how long until I finally decide to pick up the rest of the books to get back into the series.

I have successfully done this about zero times. (A Conjuring of Light being one of them).

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

I just say no.

Normally I’m pretty lenient with allowing people to borrow books, as long as I trust them and can badger them to give it back. I never borrow hardcovers with the dust jackets on either, because whatever dust or grime gets on them can be covered up with a pristine jacket. Also if they do damage it in any serious  I just say they can keep the book if they get me or pay for a new copy.

However, if it’s for one of my favorite books (Mask of Shadows, Once & Future, etc), I’d just say “No, but I highly recommend you buy it or get it from the library.”

The Abyss Surrounds Us (The Abyss Surrounds Us, #1)You have picked up and put down 5 books in the last month. How do you get over this reading slump?

I suffer until I can manage to dig myself out (like right now). Or I find some fast-paced book to get me out of my slump. Last time that worked was when someone recommended me The Abyss Surrounds Us by Emily Skrutskie!

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

Maybe one or two if I’m really desperate. I usually try to save my money, but if they’re good books or come highly recommended, I’ll put them on my Wishlist, my Christmas list, or look for them when I’m visiting my favorite book store, A Room of One’s Own!

If I’m really desperate, I’ll try to get ARCs of them because I don’t have much money to spend on hard copies of brand new books. If I wasn’t able to, then I either wasn’t that desperate for them, or I would preorder it on Amazon.

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

Again, it depends on how desperate I am to read them. Normally if I’m super desperate, I’ll try to read them right away. If I don’t, they’ll normally stay on my shelves for a good month to a few years before I remember that it exists….

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6 thoughts on “Reader Problems Book Tag

  1. I’m the same way about DNFing. Well-similar anyway. I used to try to make it to the 50% marker, but now I tend to give it 10 chapters. I have too much to read any more to waste time forcing myself through something I’m not enjoying.

  2. I wish I knew how to get out of a reading slump. I’ve been in a really bad one for about 3 months. I’ve barely been reading, and no books are holding my attention. I’m hoping that I can just suffer through it until it ends.

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