Sunday, 19 April 2015

Reader Problems Book Tag

I got tagged by Miss Movie of Canada, who previously saw this tag on Enchated at YA. It looks fun to do, so here goes... without further ado, the READER PROBLEMS TAG

You have 20,000 books on your TBR, how do you decide what to read?
Usually I actually delete books from my TBR that I previously own so that my TBR on goodreads is all books I don't own, because the big numbers (like 1034) make me nervous.

You're halfway through a book, and hating it. Do you quit, or commit?
I finish that sucker so I can tell everyone how much I despised it, from beginning to end.

The end of the year is near, and your so close, but so far from your goodreads challenge. Do you try to catch up and how?
Usually at the beginning of the year, I make a goal I feel is attainable, usually around 50 books. A few years ago, my goal started at 100 and ended up being 30 because my reading habits change a lot through a year.

The covers of a series do not match. How do you cope?
I go on amazon to find the covers that do match and I usually order them, or if I see the covers are changing, I buy the old covers before the new ones come out... then buy the new ones too.

Everyone and their mother loves a book you just didn't love. Who do you bond with over shared feelings?
I go onto goodreads and rate the book, then tell people to comment below if they feel the same feels as me.

You're reading a book and you're about to cry in public. How do you deal?
I usually don't cry during books, but if it were to happen, I'd probably stop reading. I do not like to cry in public. However, if I must go on with the book in public, I'd hold it all in until a later time when I can cry.

A sequel of a book you love just came out, but you forgot a lot from the prior novel. Do you re-read, skip the sequel, find a summary, or just cry in frustration?
I just skim the first, or even go into the second blind. It's not the best idea, but it works.

You do not want anyone borrowing your books. How do you politely tell no when they ask.
I don't politely tell them, I usually say "oh, you should read that... I think the library might have it."

Reading ADD. You've picked up and put down 5 different books in the last month. How do you get over a reading slump?
Reading on my kindle works well usually. And then once I get out of the slump, I read as much as possible because I don't know how long it will last.

There are so many books coming out that you're dying to read. How many do you buy?
I save up, and buy them all in one go.

After you've bought the books you can't wait to get to, how long do they sit there collecting dust?
I usually read say 4 out of the 10 I buy, then wait a few weeks. But I do (hopefully) get to the books later.

Well, that's all. Comment below linking to yours!


  1. Great post! I should try that technique for avoiding lending out books because friends are starting to see through me when I use the same "sorry I forgot" line ahah.
    The only reason I finish bad books is if they're a kind of funny bad - so awful that I just have to see how much worse it can get so then I can rave on goodreads :D

  2. I was tagged too and I can't wait to answer these questions!

    I do the same thing with sequels. I usually just go in blind and see if I can remember what happened in the first book without having to go back and read it. Usually the author puts enough reminders in it so I don't need to reread the first book! Bravo to authors who do that! Great post!

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks

    1. It was a fun tag to do! Yup, I love those authors, but a lot of the time, if the series is good, I'll just binge read the entire thing no stops between, unless of course, the book isn't out yet

  3. Here's the link to my post: