The Reader Problem Book Tag

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I saw Ariana at The Quirky Book Nerd do this tag, and I thought why the heck not do it too? It looks like fun, and let’s start rolling.

^ I have no idea why I just said that. Why, brain, must you be so awkward and weird?

Anyway, let’s start talking about my problems. I have a lot of them.

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

Goodreads is my first go-to when deciding what to read next. I think about what genre I’m in the mood for, and look at my options. If I don’t have Internet connection or don’t have anything to access my Goodreads account, I just pick up a random book and start reading!

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

Commit! I’m already half way through, so why not? Unless the book is truly terrible, I will try and finish it, especially if it’s a book that I bought.

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?

If I have a goal, I’m going to work hard to reach it. I read graphic novels, novellas, and any short books I have left if I’m far away from my Goodreads reading challenge goal. I also read picture books when I’m desperate and at the library with some time on my hands.

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

BURN IT ALL! downvotes_got_dragon

Just kidding. But seriously, I don’t cope at all. I absolutely HATE cover changes, because 99.99% of the time, it’s worse than the original. That remaining 0.01% is for the ones that actually look better than the original cover, which is extremely rare.

I’m actually having this problem with the Throne of Glass series. Originally, the first book had a model on the cover. When they made the paperback version, they put in a drawing instead. The sad thing is, until recently, they haven’t changed the hardcover version. Thankfully, the publisher came to its senses and changed the hardcover to the same type of covers as the rest of the series.

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

Me and some of my friends have the same reading interests, so I would most likely bond with over shared feelings with them. One of my friends in particular, let’s call her Emily, and I like and hate the same books. We’re basically the same person in the two different bodies. It’s kind of creepy how many things we have in similar. One time, we ranted about a certain book and all its problems over video chat for over five hours. Yeah. We had a lot on our minds.

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

I rarely cry while reading a book. I rarely read in public. Heck, I rarely go out in public for leisure because I don’t have the time. But if I happened to start crying, I would excuse myself to the nearest quietest, empty, safe place and continue to cry. My first go-to would probably be a restroom. If there isn’t one available in the near vicinity, then I would evacuate to an area where there’s less people.

7. A sequel of a book you love 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?!?!?!

It depends whether or not I have time/energy to reread the book. If I really want to reread the previous book, then I’ll reread it. If I don’t, I go to recaptains.co.uk and check if they have a synopsis. If they don’t have one, then I’ll go on Goodreads and try to find one. If all else fails, I’ll just read the sequel and hope that I’ll recall what happened in the previous novel.

(P.S. recaptains.co.uk is an awesome website and you should check it out.)

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

I just let it happen. I can’t force my mind to want to read, so I just let it heal from the reading overload I’ve been putting it under. Forcing myself to read a book will lead me into a bigger reading slump, so I just wait it out until I find something that I really want to read.

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

That depends… The most books I’m willing to buy at once is two. Now, if one of my favorite authors just released 10 books all at once, then I’ll make an exception and empty my wallet.

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Just kidding. But in all honesty, no matter how many great books are released at once, I’m only going to buy two or so books, three max.

10. 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?

Um. *nervous laughter*

*runs away*

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Until next time….

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