Reader Problems (Tag Post)
Anne from Books Baking and Blogging tagged me to do this questionnaire, and since I quite liked it, I obliged. These are my questions to these eleven book lover dilemmas!
1. You have 20,000 books on your TBR. How in the world do you decide what to read next?
In real life I have about 200 books on my TBR, so I think my methodology would be similar. I like to stand in front of my shelves and be like “what book do I feel like today?”. I sort books on genre, so I can usually quickly find something I’m in the mood for.
2. You’re halfway through a book and you’re just not loving it. Do you quit or commit?
School book? Commit. Expensive book? Commit. Anything else? DNF that thing.
3. The end of the year is coming and you’re so close, but so far away on your Goodreads reading challenge. Do you try to catch up and how?
So um. I do this thing. When it looks like I won’t reach my Goodreads challenge, I lower it. No need to catch up that way!
4. The covers of a series you love do. not. match. How do you cope?
And then just buy the different cover. Although I love my covers to match, many of them don’t, especially for really long series.
5. Everyone and their mother love a book you really don’t like. Who do you bond with over shared feelings?
Since I don’t really have anyone I share a book taste with, I probably can’t bond. When there is no bonding to be done, I’ll settle for complaining. Usually to my boyfriend (poor guy)
6. You’re reading a book and you are about to start crying in public. How do you deal?
My heart is made of stone, so odds of a book making me cry are statistically around 0,001% (about 1 out of 1000 books will make me cry – which is pretty spot-on), this probably won’t happen. If it did, I’d just cry. Who cares what strangers think?
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 a synopsis on Goodreads? Cry in frustration?!
Find spoilerish reviews! These are annoying when you haven’t read a book, but I love them for a quick recap. Otherwise I just dive into the new one. It’s up to the author to remind me of important past plot points.
8. You do not want anyone. ANYONE. Borrowing your books. How do you politely tell people nope when they ask?
By saying nope? I’ll just explain that I prefer them not borrowing them because I’m attached to my books.
9. Reading ADD. You’ve picked up and put down 5 books in the last month. How do you get over your reading slump?
I tend to have permanent reading ADD according to this definition. I constantly pick up and put down books (usually within twenty pages), but I don’t see this as necessarily problematic. A slump happens when I don’t read anything, not when I’m just searching for the right book for that moment of time.
10. There are so many new books coming out that you’re dying to read! How many do you actually buy?
None! Or maybe one. I barely buy new releases, unless they’re by authors I’ve read before and loved. Gotta give those old books some love.
11. 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 hem?
Everything from ten seconds to three years. Some I pick up immediately, some gather dust before the time is right. So it goes.
How would you deal with these problems?
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