I love a good book tag and I’m always on the hunt for new ones to do. So, when I spotted the Reader Problems tag on What’s She Reading, I had to give it a go. It seems like it will be a lot of fun to do. Here is the reader problems tag!
You have 20,000 books on your TBR. How do you decide what to read next?
Typically it is based on what reading mood I am in at the time. It could be a book that has been on my TBR for months or one that I put on it that day. My reading mood can change so suddenly that I just pick up what feels right to read next.
You’re halfway through a book and you’re not loving it. Do you stop reading or are you committed?
I’ve recently learnt to just stop reading if I’m not enjoying a book. It hasn’t been easy though as I always feel like I should finish the book I’ve started especially if I’m quite a bit into it. Sometimes I will stick it out but there isn’t enough time available to read a book you aren’t loving so I’ve started to DNF.
The end of the year is coming you’re so close, yet so far away from your reading goal. Do you try to catch up and how?
I will always try to catch up on my reading goal. I tend to increase my goal throughout the year depending on how much I’ve been reading. So, there shouldn’t be a huge difficulty to reach my goal. If it ever happened though, I would pick up some fast-paced books that I know I’d be able to fly through without making it feel like reading was a job.
The covers of a series you love do not match. How do you cope?
I hate when they change the cover halfway through a series, it makes my blood boil. I would typically buy the book with the newer design and if I enjoy it, potentially buy the series with all-new covers. That all depends on if I enjoy the book though. I just wish they wouldn’t change cover designs though.
Everyone you know loves a book that you didn’t enjoy. Who do you bond with over your shared feelings?
Definitely my best friends. They read similar things to me and we are always talking about books we love or dislike. So, it would be an easy conversation to have with them.
You’re reading a book and are about to start crying in public. How do you deal with that?
I always carry a tissue in my bag for emergencies like this. So, I’d whip that out and dab the corner of my eyes. Then, pop the book back in my bag and save the crying for when I’m at home.
A sequel of a book you loved just came, but you’ve forgotten a lot from the prior novel. Will you re-read the book?
It depends really. If I have the time then I will. If not, I’ll just go into the sequel and hope I start to remember what I read in the last book. It would be nice for the author to do a little recap at the start of the book though!
You don’t want anyone borrowing your books. How do you politely tell people no when they ask?
I mean, I lend out my books to friends I know I can trust and don’t have issues with that. I borrow their books and keep them in good condition and they do the same with mine. If it is someone I don’t know particularly well, I work in a library, so tend to make people use their local libraries.
You’ve picked up and put down 5 books in the last month. How do you get over your reading slump?
This typically goes one of two ways, I pick up a book I’ve been excited about for months and see what happens. Or, I re-read a favourite of mine which I know will bring me out of my slump.
There are so many new books coming out that you’re dying to read! How many do you actually buy?
I’ll buy the ones I am most excited about myself and then any of the others I will request from the library.
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?
It really depends on my reading mood as I said earlier. Sometimes I pick up a new book the same day or it can sit on my shelf for ages. It really depends.
There you have it, the Reader Problems tag! What is the last book that you read? Let me know in the comments!