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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…)
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!