Reader Problems Book Tag


As we've previously established, I love a good book tag blog post. I just find them fun, and though they may not be my most popular posts, I]they're fun enough to write out that I do them anyway. Today we're doing the Reader Problems Tag. Let's get answering..

1. You have 20,000 books on your TBR. How in the world do you decide what to read next?
I'm a huge mood reader, so I pick up whatever appeals to me in the moment which does often result in books from my TBR taking a backseat. If I pick up a book or genre that I'm not in the mood for, I can guarantee I won't enjoy it. Reading shouldn't feel forced.

2. You’re halfway through a book and you’re just not loving it. Do you quit or are you committed?
This heavily depends on the situation. If I'm reading it for a readathon or the Popsugar Reading Challenge, then I'll likely stick with it. Same goes for if it's a huge chunk of a book, and I'm at least 200 pages in. Then I don't want to lose out on the time I spent reading. Saying that, if I'm really hating it, I will DNF it though it will take me a few days to talk myself into putting it down.
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?

4. The covers of a series you love do. not. match. How do you cope?
I honestly don't mind mismatched book covers, as controversial as that may be. I buy most, if not all, of my books used from library sales so it's basically a case of buying whichever edition/cover I find. If it's one of my favourite books I may seek out another cover that pleases both my eye and my bookcase, but that's really it. I'm more of a stickler for having an authors collection all in either paperback or hardback.

5. Every one and their mother loves a book you really don’t like. Who do you bond with over shared feelings?
My cats. For some weird reason when we discuss books, they always agree with me. How odd!

6. You’re reading a book and you are about to start crying in public. How do you deal?
Shut that baby down as fast as humanly possible. I cry so often when it comes to books that I'll likely already know if a book is going to make me teary before picking it up, so it would not get to venture out with me. Do you cry easily when it comes to books?

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?!
Here is where I have to be honest with myself.. I will plan to reread the first book but will undoubtedly let it gather dust on my TBR pile and never actually get round to reading either. I suck at keeping up-to-date with a series, it's too much pressure to reread something. Especially when it may not be a 5 star read for me.

8. You do not want anyone. ANYONE. borrowing your books. How do you politely tell people nope when they ask?
Unless it's a copy of the book that has sentimental value to me, I will probably just go with it and let them borrow it. This is the only thing I have in common with Rachel Green.. I'm a huge pushover. Oh, and the love for fashion. So two things. Ew, that's two too many.

9. You’ve picked up and put down 5 books in the last month. How do you get over your reading slump?
I would make an effort to read a book by an author I have a good history with, such as Taylor Jenkins Reid, Fredrick Backman, Jojo Moyes, or Kristin Hannah. A reading slump rarely effects my enjoyment of a book, unless I'm just not in the mood for it. I think we all have books on our TBR that we're pretty sure we'll give 5 stars. I make myself pick up one of those, and try to make the time to have a good hour or two of reading. Reading choppily when in a slump just makes it harder for me to get into a story.

10. There are so many new books coming out that you’re dying to read! How many do you actually buy?
Unless I'm super lucky and instantly find them at a library sale, a grand total of zero. Instead I'd borrow them from my library, which seems unlikely what with waiting lists and such, but my local branches have a 'Lucky Day! Borrow 2 books for 21 days' section, that doesn't show online but always had new releases available. As you can't renew any of the books, it means you never have long to wait. Just a case of continuously checking.

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?
Why are you coming for me like this? As I get them from my library, there is a invisible push to quickly finish them. This of course means that my books at home just seem to sit on my shelves gathering dust. In 2020 I'm hoping to make more of an effort with picking up backlisted titles that just sit on my TBR shelf.
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1 comment

  1. I loved this tag!! As a fellow bookworm, I'm so intrigued by how other fellow readers deal with reading problems! I totally get that you have to be in the mood to read a certain type of book. Sometimes I'm in the mood for fiction and not nonfiction. Other times, I really want to read a rom-com, not a serious read. And I have to admit, I've really started to do a lot of DNFing for books. There are so many great books to read and so little time to waste on books I'm not enjoying!

    Emily |


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