Saturday 4 April 2015

Reader Problems Tag

The Reader Problems Tag was created by AboutToRead.

1. You have 20,000 books on your TBR, how do you decide what to read next?
I have a TBR jar with a bunch of titles I want to read soon, so I either pick something from that or I just pick something I'm in the mood for. No pressure.

2. You're half way through a book and you're just not loving it. Do you quit or are you committed?
I do usually try and stick it out for the sake of being able to say that I've read it. But if I'm really struggling I will just stop and either decide to read it at another time or just give it away. The last and only book I abandoned in the past year was The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton, it's just SO LONG! I gave it over 200 pages and still couldn't get into it so I just stopped, I may try again at some point but for now I'm not going to torture myself.

3. The end of the year is coming and you are so close but so far away from finishing your Goodreads challenge. Do you try and catch up but hope to finish or do you just let it go?
This is my first year officially doing a Goodreads challenge but I think I would desperately try and finish. I can speed-read when I need to and I think I would for the sake of completing the challenge.

4. Everyone and their mother loves this book that you really don't like. Who do you bond with over shared feelings?
Most of my reading life is pretty solitary as my friends and boyfriend don't read too much, that I know of. That's why I started this blog, to vent my feelings and hopefully become part of a community.

5. The covers of a series you love do not match. How do you cope?
I tend to buy books in a series either all at once or pretty close together and will always try and get matching editions where possible but I don't think it matters too much. My bookshelf isn't very ordered or pristine!

6. You're reading a book and you're about to start crying in public. What do you do?
Put the book away and save my feels for later when I can really just let it out. No one needs to see my ugly cry face.

7. A sequel to a book you love just came out but you don't remember anything from the first book. Will you reread the book, skip the sequel, read the synopsis on Goodreads or cry in frustration?
I will usually just read a synopsis of the first book online unless I really really loved the first book or it's been a super long time since I read it, then I might reread.

8. You don't want anyone borrowing your books. How do you politely tell them no when people ask?
Fortunately no one I know is too much of a reader (or reads similar books to me) apart from my mum, and I'd always let her borrows a book because I know she's not going anywhere with it. I dread a time when someone else wants to borrow a book *hugs bookshelves*.

9. You've picked up and put down five books in the last month. How do you get over a reading slump?
I will usually try and stick it out with whatever book I'm reading by trying to read every day and then planning a fun, short or anticipated book as my next read.

10. There are so many books coming out that you are just dying to read. How many of them will you actually buy?
I struggle with this and put it off but then will cave and do a huge book order.

11. After you have bought all the books you wanted to buy. How long will they sit on your shelf until you read them?
It depends how excited I am for the book. Sometimes they will sit on my shelf for years (I know, I'm awful) but I will read them all at some point.

If you're reading this I tag you to to do the reader problems tag!

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