I’ve seen this tag around quite a bit, most recently on The Bookie Monsters, so thought it was about time I got involved.
- You have 20,000 books on your TBR. How in the world do you decide what to read next?
I wish I could say I had some sort of logical system but I really don’t. For the most part I just go with what I’m in the mood for. If my TBR is looking particularly daunting I am guilty of sticking to standalones for a while, using the logic that I’ll get through more stories that way rather than getting hooked on one series for a while.
- You’re halfway through a book and you’re just not loving it. Do you quit or are you committed?
Given that there are so many books out there that I want to get to, I really would love to be able to cut and run but generally, I’ll see it out to the end. I just can’t help myself.
- 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?
I haven’t ever actually set myself a reading target before. I just try to read something every day and then I’m happy. If I did enter a challenge and fell behind I would make a point of trying to catch up though, as I’d be annoyed if I felt like I’d failed.
- The covers of a series you love do. not. match. How do you cope?
- Everyone and their mother love a book you really don’t like. Who do you bond with over shared feelings?
WordPress friends, of course. In all seriousness though, that’s definitely one of the upsides of the internet. You’ll always be able to find someone who shares the same opinion as you.
- You’re reading a book and you are about to start crying in public. How do you deal?
I’m rarely reduced to actual tears by a book so if one has managed to evoke such a response then my goodness it must be a good one and is therefore more than deserving of those tears. I’d probably already be feeling awkward in public anyway so what the heck.
- 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?
Probably not. I’d most likely start the sequel and hope things come back to me. If that fails, I’d probably google it and jog my memory. This is another reason why I often wait until a series has been out for a while before I read it, as I can read them all in fairly quick succession if I want.
- You do not want anyone. ANYONE. borrowing your books. How do you politely tell people nope when they ask?
I’ve let a few nearest and dearest borrow books before (it only seems fair when I’ve been badgering them to try it, relentlessly telling them they’d love it). If someone asked to borrow a book I wasn’t comfortable parting with I’d just politely tell them it’s precious to me and has sentimental value, so I would prefer not to lend it out.
- Reading ADD. You’ve picked up and put down 5 books in the last month. How do you get over your reading slump?
Thankfully this has rarely happened to me. *touches wood* I would just keep reading though; something is bound to grab your attention and pull you back in eventually.
- There are so many new books coming out that you’re dying to read! How many do you actually buy?
All of them. Duh.
- 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?
Because of my erratic way of choosing what order to read books, some will jump right to the top of my pile as soon as I buy them, others will sit for weeks or even months before I get to them. It really depends on what I’m in the mood for and what jumps off the shelf at me (metaphorically speaking, of course).
I tag anyone who has ever experienced the pain of these reader problems to take part. I’d love to know your answers so be sure to let me know if you do it.