The Readers Problem Tag

I saw this tag on Another Book in the Wall’s blog a few months ago – it takes me ages to post tags I like but this is just a timeless tag.

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

If we’re talking Goodreads TBR, it goes by date order. I also delete a lot of the books I’ve had on my TBR for while that either have rubbish reviews, or I’m not interested in anymore.

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

If I’m not enjoying a book, I DNF after 50 pages. There are so many great books in the world, who wants to read something they’re not feeling?

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?

No, I’d rather enjoy the books I’m reading than race through them for some arbitrary rule I’ve set myself. Although, watch this space in November/December.

4. The covers of a series you love do. not. match. How do you cope?

I would never buy different editions if I’m collecting a series, so this wouldn’t happen. Otherwise they would go on the shelf in my cupboard, not my bedroom shelf.

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

I like watching Booktubers or reading blogs who have a similar outlook. Also, if I don’t really enjoy a book I don’t care what the hype is behind it.

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

I put down the book and pick up my phone haha! I tend to do mindless social media, and then read the sad parts at home 😛

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?!

I don’t usually read a lot of series, and at the moment the only series I’m following is the Cormoran Strike books. I don’t think it really matters if I forget the plot of the previous books in this series because apart from the Strike/Robin storyline, a lot of it is standalone. I will probably just find a synopsis on Goodreads.

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

Nobody ever asks to read my books, so I don’t really have this issue. Sometimes my mum lends my books to her friends, and that makes me very nervous. She has to promise to buy a copy if they’re not returned.

9. You’ve picked up and put down 5 books in the last month. How do you get over your reading slump?

I’ve never had this, but I think I would just stop reading for a while. I’m really not into forcing myself to read just for my blog or Netgalley or my goodreads target.

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

I don’t really care about new books, they tend to go on my Goodreads TBR to be read in years to come if I hear about them on Booktube.

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 them?

I think the longest book in my physical TBR is about 9 months at the moment, so it’s not too bad. I do have some books on my Goodreads shelf from 2015, but that doesn’t really count…

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