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The Reader Problems: Book Tag

Blogging is something I’ve not done a lot of recently and I want to ease myself back into it. Normally my way of doing this is via a tag and I came across this one on @DuskAngelReads. I wasn’t tagged or anything, but I’ve seen it around and it is one I haven’t done before so I thought it would give me the push I need to get back into the habit of blogging. Also reading, but that’s a point for another day.

It’s not a particularly long tag but the prompts are not the easiest to answer so we’ll see what happens.

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

Ah, so this one is fairly straightforward because I let my mood decide what I want to read and I narrow it down based on whether I’ve started a series and if I need to catch up on it, or there’s a standalone I’ve not yet read…

I now try not to let myself get bogged down by the number of unread books on a TBR because I’ll get to them when get to them.

You’re halfway through a book, and you’re just not loving it. Do you put it down or are you committed?

I would definitely put it down. Time is too short and precious to waste it on a book I’m not enjoying. However that doesn’t mean I won’t go back to it at some point because my reading tastes do change. My go to example for this is Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier. I DNFed this at least three times as a teen because I wasn’t liking it, but I picked it up again last year and it’s now one of my top 10 favourite books!

The end of the year is coming and you’re behind on your reading challenge. Do you try to catch up? And if so, how?

I would try to catch up, and I’d do so by reading novellas, graphic novels, YA contemporaries, or audiobooks. Saying that I don’t usually get behind on my reading challenge as I always set it at a manageable number.

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

It will bug me in the beginning but then I’ll get the point where I don’t care because the story is the same regardless of what’s on the cover. However and it’s a huge however, I’m now building up the Artemis Fowl series so I can re-read them and I want the newest cover designs because I really do not like the other ones.

Everyone and their mother love a book that you do not. Who do you bond with over your shared feelings?

There isn’t one specific person I will reach out to, but I have come to discover over time that there are other bloggers, booktubers or people in my life who dislike the same books I do. I also find that I don’t always need to discuss it so I’m fine keeping these feelings to myself.

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

I never go overboard with it so it’s not usually a big deal. I can control it. My problem comes when I’m reading something witty and comical because I find it harder to contain my laughter, especially if I’m reading whilst commuting.

The sequel to a book you loved just came out but you’ve forgotten a lot of what happens. Are you going to re-read it?

Nine times out of ten, I will re-read even when it’s an established series. When I’m not in the mood to re-read or it’s a chunky book I know will take me a week or so to read, I will hunt down a spoiler filled review or summary. I have no qualms whatsoever about doing that.

You do not want anyone to borrow your books. How do you politely say no when someone asks?

I only loan out books to my sister or people I trust to look after them properly so I don’t have this issue.

You have picked up and put down five books in the last month. How do you get over this reading slump?

I feel like this prompt was written for me, because this is me right now. What I tend to do is find something short, fast-paced or fun that will keep me motivated or simply re-read a favourite book. Today I’m pinning my hopes on my ARC of The Fowl Twins by Eoin Colfer because I know his storytelling, characters and wit will be entertaining and just keep me going.

There are so many books coming out that you are dying to read. How many do you end up buying?

My most anticipated books are always pre-ordered so I don’t have to worry about going into town and rushing into Waterstones or my local independent bookshop. I’m trying not to go overboard so I narrow it down to my top 5 and then just wait for a while to purchase the others.

After you purchase all of these books that you’re dying to read, how long do they sit on your shelf before you read them.

It varies depending on what I’m currently reading, what my mood is like, if I decide to wait for the hype to die down… There are so many factors, I don’t have a definitive answer.

And that is it for the tag!

I’m not going to tag anyone so it is open for people to enjoy if they so desire!

What would be your answers to these prompts?
Are there any other reader problems that could be included as an extra prompt? And how would you answer them?

Thanks for reading and have a brazzle dazzle day!

7 thoughts on “The Reader Problems: Book Tag”

    1. Sometimes I will try to push through a book if people, whose opinions I trust, have told me it gets better, but most of the time I just DNF.

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  1. This is such an interesting tag!
    Unlike you, I get so overwhelmed by books and can not control myself from crying and so whenever I know I am approaching a sentimental part, I close the book and wait to get home to read it or go hide in a bathroom!

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