Y’all know I enjoy a good book tag and I’m always on the lookout for a new one that strikes my fancy. When I saw the Reader Problems Book Tag over at Quinn’s Book Nook, I bookmarked it so I could come back and do it later. So, here we are! (I have no idea who created this one originally, so apologies for not crediting them.)
You have 20,000 books in your TBR, how in the world do you decide what to read next?
If I have an obligation to read something for a tour post, that usually gets first priority… depending on how soon my “due date” is. When I don’t have a solid obligation, I pick whatever I want. It might be an ARC, it might be from my TBR and it might be a reread.
You’re halfway through a book and you’re just not loving it. Do you put it down or are you committed?
I don’t usually hesitate to DNF a book if I’m not feeling it. I am a mood reader, so I might come back to it later. If I’ve made it halfway into a book and hit a wall with it? Well, I guess I’d try to read a little further and see how I feel OR put it down for a day and go back to it. That is, of course, unless I come across a total deal-breaker for me. At that point I’d probably just DNF.
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 set my goal relatively low — for me — so hopefully it won’t be a problem. If it starts to trend that way, I’d probably try to catch up. As for how? Novellas. Shorter books. Listening to audio instead of the radio to and from work and possibly even AT work, depending on what I’m doing.
The covers of a series you love do not match, how do you cope?
Here’s the thing: covers aren’t that big of a deal to me. I just had this discussion with a friend this week because one of our favorite series got new covers. Do I like abs or hot men on covers? Yes. Do I like non-people covers? Yes. Does one sway me to buy or request more than the other? No. As long as the cover is well-designed and doesn’t look like it was thrown together in five minutes in Microsoft Paint, I’ll give it a shot. The only time I get upset over non-matching covers is when it’s a YA series that I’ve been buying in paperback (or hardcover) and the change is done mid-series. Then I get a little annoyed. Otherwise? Couldn’t care less.
Everyone and their mother loves a book that you do not. Who do you bond with over your shared feelings?
I’d either bitch to my bookish bestie or one of my IRL friends who enjoy books, but wouldn’t ever pick this one up. They’d both indulge me. And chances are that if bookish bestie read it, she’d probably feel the same about it as I did. If not, we can agree to disagree.
You’re reading a book in public and you’re about to start crying. How do you deal?
That’s happened more than once. Planes, gardens in DC, subway train, work, (audiobook)… I just soldiered through and dealt with the tears. (Sunglasses helped, when appropriate.) If it was something that was really wrecking me – aka The Fault in Our Stars – I just stop reading until I’m someplace with a little more privacy.
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?
If you’ve followed my blog for any length of time, you know I *suck* at traditional series. I just don’t read many of them these days. I feel like that’s more prevalent in YA and I don’t read much of that these days either. But those series I’ve started and am determined to finish (at some point)? Well, rereads are necessary for those.
You do not want anyone to borrow your books, how do you politely say no when someone asks?
I have no problem saying no because most of my books are either a) ebooks, b) audiobooks or c) signed. Clearly I’m not going to loan any of those out because I either can’t, or wouldn’t risk getting the latter damaged. Most of my other books are fair game — especially those which are print ARCs.
You have picked up and put down 5 books in the last month. How do you get over this reading slump?
If one of my favorite authors has a new book coming out, usually that’ll do it. If they’re all between releases, I’ll go back to an old favorite and reread. A Mariana Zapata book will usually snap the slump.
There are so many books coming out that you are dying to read, how many do you end up buying?
Probably all of them. I’m a total book hoarder. But, in all honesty, I don’t buy that many books. With the access I have to ARCs, I find that I can usually get pretty much any book I want in advance of its release. That said, I do frequently end up buying print copies (or audiobooks) of the ones I love most because either a) I will see the author at a signing and need it on my shelves and/or b) I want to reread it in the future.
After you purchase all of these books that you’re dying to read how long do they sit on your shelves before you get to them?
I’d say it depends on the book, but it really doesn’t. Even those that I am DYING to read often sit on my shelves/ereader far longer than I care to admit.
Have you done this book tag?
Drop your link in the comments. I’d love to see your answers!