[Miscellaneous] Awards/Tags — The Reader Problems Book Tag

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The Reader Problems Book Tag

I was tagged by Cristina @ Girl In The Pages and Briana @ Pages to Picture to rant about some problems I have as a reader. Thanks, Cristina and Briana, for being cooler than cucumbers and nominating me to complete this! Onward.

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

If Mood Reading were a name of a person, I’d imagine the scenario would play out like this:

*Joey reaches for a book* >> *Moody smacks Joey’s hand away* >> Rinse and repeat until Moody is satisfied. This is 99% true.

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

Sounds like I’m pretty committed to this book. I seldom DNF a book at all (I think there’s a difference between quitting a book and choosing to finish it at a later date; or perhaps that’s just me validating myself to change books—who knows?!)

3) The end of the year is coming and you’re so close, yet so far away on your Goodreads Reading Challenge. Do you quit or commit?

LOL @ THE DAY I’M EVEN REMOTELY CLOSE TO REACHING A READING GOAL.This question is bananas. It will never happen. I can’t even humour this question…

4) The covers of a series you love DO. NOT. MATCH. How do you cope?

The concept of design, size, and the whole shebang should stay the same throughout the series release. Change the designs all you want after a first run. I hardly reread anyways so I’m not that ticked if the second run gets a new cover (well, maybe slightly if it ends up looking better). I just need the series to look the same on shelving for archival purposes.

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

I’m sure there’s the 1% that didn’t enjoy a book like I did over on the blogosphere. Thank you for those of you who validate all of the negative feels I have for certain titles.

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

For some reason books are not in the same arena as films/television in eliciting these kinds of emotions. I’m not a robot, though, I do have feels, just not to the extent of crying (or ugly crying for that matter).

7) A sequel of a book you loved 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 the synopsis on Goodreads? Cry in frustration?

Who would skip the sequel for a book they “loved”? That sounds like a weird way to show your appreciation of the written word; unless it’s because you don’t want the previous content ruined…but even then, how would you know? I’d probably skim a wiki or something if I really forgot what happened.

8) You do not want ANYONE borrowing your books. How do you politely tell people nope when they ask?

False—I will gladly lend out my books. (If you live in Toronto, I’d be happy to meet up with you and trade books (temporarily…I want them back LOL) However, since most of what I own are hardcovers, I do suggest them to take off the dust jacket when reading. I don’t scorch the earth if they don’t though.

9) You’ve picked up and put down five books in the past month. How do you get over your slump?

Keep trying to find one that works or persist through a read. I read with intent so it’s unlikely that I’ll jump into something without really wanting to. I procrastinate from reading more than enduring slumps (although you can argue that they’re the same thing I suppose).

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

Most cases I can wait because I know I need to read what I own. (Which actually rarely happens now idkwhy =( )However, there are those rare gems that I’ll impulse buy and read immediately on the day of the release. Just because. Otherwise, I can wait until they’re cheaper on discount sites for a parcel order.

11) After you’ve bought the new books you can’t wait to get to, how long do they sit on your shelf until you actually read them?

I think there are two classifications of impulse buys: those that I must read immediately (typically sequels) and those that I bought because of hype; the latter of which can sit for months (even years). It’s depressing, I know (think of how much money that could be saved if I didn’t give into random spikes of temptation?) I’m even worse with ARCs and discounted books bought in bulk.

Who I’m Tagging:

There wasn’t a suggested number to tag so I’ll list like 15 or so as per usual! (Which is obviously a lie as I always over-tag the number I say…)

Blaise @ The Book Boulevard

Brandie @ Brandies a Book Junkie

Cristian @ The Bookish God

Elyssa @ Books and Iced Coffee

Erika @ Rickus Bookshelf

Jade @ Book Muffin

Jocelyn @ 52 Letters In The Alphabet

Justin @ Just Harping On Libros

Josephine @ Josie’s Book Corner

Joyce @ The Girl Who’s In Love With A Pen

Levi Isaac @ Levi Isaacs Blog

Liam @ Liam’s Library

Mari @ Story and Somnomancy

Miguel @ The Quirky Reader

Precious @ Clockwork Desires

Rachel @ Confessions of a Book Geek

Rita @ Books and Stuff

Savindi @ The Streetlight Reader

Shelumiel @ Bookish and Awesome

Summer @ XingSings


Did you notice I took a week off (ish?) from tags and everything that’s remotely fun? Well, fortunately for you, I’m back on schedule with another thousand tag/awards to do. So, sorry not sorry.

If you’re interested in more fun, I created my own tag called the Choose Your Own Adventure Tag (alternatively just my excuse to ask fun questions). Do check it out if you’re looking to kill time!


25 thoughts on “[Miscellaneous] Awards/Tags — The Reader Problems Book Tag”

  1. Those impulse buys, sigh. Why do I buy books and get to them years later? I will never understand myself. At least they look pretty on the bookshelf. Thanks for tagging me, Joey!


  2. I definitely think there’s a difference between not finishing/saving for later! I have never not finished a book, but I often find myself setting aside books to pick up for later. I really believe that no book is too terrible to finish as long as you’re reading it at the time you’re in the mood for it! Whether you find you dislike it after is a different thing.


    1. I’ll re-read and skim for moments but not the entirety of the book. I think it’s more that I’ve already experienced once before and the feels won’t usually be the same. Not to mention that I read extremely slow anyways due to other commitments of entertainment (i.e. television/gaming). It’s the same with film adaptations (and how I wouldn’t read it after seeing the film). I’m just a bad reader, is all LOL.

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  3. I feel like I’m the only one who never impulse buys, and I have a tendency to forget about the books I dropped for later.

    Thanks for tagging me!


  4. I agree with #7! Why on Westeros, er, Earth would you NOT read the sequel of a book you loved? I mean, really? And #5 is kinda funny since the obvious answer is the blogosphere and we ARE the blogosphere and someone has to ask this? Also, #10 repulses me. Mainly because it reminds me THAT I LIVE IN THE PH AND NEW RELEASES ARRIVE HERE AFTER A DECADE!!

    PS. Notice how Levi is the only one who gets his last name.


    1. Maybe the person who wrote this tag just wanted to gauge how people cope with being the 1% who does not enjoy a book (and maybe perhaps it’s because they never dislike a book). Sometimes there can be sheeps in the blogosophere as well…and no one wants to be an outsider for disliking something so popular. (But I call bananas on that kind of toxicity.)

      I guess it’s time to move out of the PH (:!

      He’s of the few who actually lists their last name though (assuming it’s his last name and not middle). No one lists their last name for confidential safety. This is the blogosphere; but it’s also the Internet.


  5. Thanks for the tag, Joey!
    I think every book lover has their own mood reader shadow when they’re standing in front of their bookshelves. And haha there are a few books I’ve chosen to pick up at a later date, I think they must be covered in cobwebs now! I’m often searching for that one percent in the Blogosphere to understand me and my feels, plus your slump advice is on point!
    Loved this post!


    1. Yeah the likelihood I’ll ever pick up something a year ago is so slim now. And it hurts quite a bit when I think about it; like, why did I even cave into discounts and buying all these books to be read later? Ugh.

      The 1% is a rare find…especially for those that ride the hype train!

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  6. Thanks for tagging me, Joey! I’m trying to catch up with all of these tags and I think I found the most absurd solution ever (coming soon on my blog aha #shamelesspromotion). And how I wish Mood Reader was a real person. *sigh*


    1. I’m interested in what you come up with! I also had a thought of starting some weird AMA (ask me anything) since you mentioned enjoying my answers…but then I realised that’s the least humbling, most arrogant and vain thing I could ever come up with as a feature LOL.

      Yeah, I need someone to smack some sense into me when I buy a parcel of cheap books with no reason than for it to just collect dust.


  7. I needed one of your posts to improve my mood today. Speaking of moody…I’m am SO moody when it comes to books. And I’ve been in too many book funks lately to count, thanks to said moodiness.

    I usually DNF a book at about the 30-40% range. If I’m halfway, it has to be really bad for me to quit. I hate being a quitter, but sometimes it happens.

    Thanks for tagging me. I want to do this one…I just need to play catch up on my blog.


    1. You have just sparked a thought that perhaps some of these posts are mood-posts. I WILL HAVE TO INVESTIGATE THIS INTERESTING THOUGHT!

      30-40% is a pretty big commitment but I guess DNFing from that point is still less than finishing the rest of it. Happy to hear you wanting to do these tags! (They’re actually pretty good at being scheduling placeholders for posts!)

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