The Book Reader Problems Tag

I did not create this tag, I merely found it on the following blog: SOURCE

Let’s begin…

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

If I leave my TBR pile for long enough then that will actually be my reality, ha! I’m going to be honest though, the problem I have concerning my TBR pile is that the books in the TBR pile build up day after day whilst I spend my time re-reading books. Harry Potter is to blame! XD Honestly though… I would most likely pick a book that I thought I’d be most likely to favour over the others and work my way from there through the pile.

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

Initially put it down. This has happened to me before on a few occasions. I would put the book down, DNF it for a while and then try again. If I liked the book the next time that I tried it then yay but if not I would consider it indefinitely DNF-ed.

3. 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, most likely by reading short stories in order to still be reading new material but in the shortest amount of time possible. If that wasn’t going to cut it, I would probably re-read. However, once the year has ended that is it, so if I didn’t manage to complete the challenge… Better luck next year!

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

To be honest, this has never really bothered me… Although sometimes I do wish that the covers match and then it would make the series look prettier on my shelf. However, mostly I care about what the individual cover looks like and the story inside it.

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

Literally ANYONE that I can find. I will search the internet for people if I know no one personally who enjoys the book. If that fails… and sometimes even before then… I rant to my Nan about the book. The poor woman knows more stories than she has read what with all my rambling, haha.

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

It depends on whether or not I merely shed a tear or ugly cry… I admit I’ve done both in public. In my sixth year at High School I shed a few tears whilst reading Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and in my local restaurant I ugly cried whilst reading Harry Potter and the Cursed Child… Then managed to stop crying after I put the book down, then had to read on and ugly cried again…

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

Yes! I’ve done this with The Pendragon Legacy by Katherine Roberts. It’s not so much that the book came out later, I was only able to get the final book after a while and therefore had forgotten a few details so I re-read the first three.

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

“Sorry, I’m currently reading that one at the moment.” OR “Oh… Someone has already requested to borrow that one.”. Sometimes I just straight out lie and tell them I’ve lost the book, I know it’s a lie, THEY know it’s a lie but we do not say it is clearly a lie, haha.

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

Pray! I’m joking, actually no sometimes I do… Reading slumps are rare for me but when they hit, they hit hard… Most of the time I manage to get over them by reading a book that is completely different to what I normally read in style, genre, the lot… That normally helps. If not, re-read Harry Potter until the time I feel ready to read more.

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

To be honest, as much as I can afford to buy… I’m terrible at restraining myself and have no patience so waiting for the price to drop is not an option if I really want something. I am also an impulsive buyer when it comes to books. I could go into Waterstones to buy just one of the books I want and leave with the rest and more in addition! No wonder I thought it was time to get a library card.

11. After you purchase all of these books that you’re dying to read how long do they sit on your shelves before you get to them?

HAHA, this is the question to top them all. Yep, after buying all those books and spending what would most likely be half my wages on them… They’d probably sit on my shelf doing nothing for a few months at most and at least only one of them would get read immediate.


For this, I tag: itsmejayse



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