Book Reader Problems Tag

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Hello book lovers! Today I thought that it would be fun to do a book tag. I love watching these on booktube and have noticed that a lot of people are starting to include them on their blogs so I wanted to join in!

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

Typically, I lean towards to last few additions. I know that is a really bad habit to have, especially when my shelf never stops growing, but it’s just natural. Not to mention the fact that people reading book blogs tend to want to hear about the latest books… rather than ones I am very late on reading. And if I can’t decide on one? I will read multiples!

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

I used to have the really bad habit of just reading one chapter and deciding from there if I was going to continue. Thankfully, those were back in  my “lucky to read six books a year” age so now I fully commit to it. If it is really that bad, I will read a book along side it that I know I will love and then make the time every day to at least read one chapter.

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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?

YES! I am proud to say that I reached my goal last year a month early but if I was ever in this situation, I would cram in as many books as possible! Not meeting your goal is weak!

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

That’s just reality for me with buying books in both the U.S. and the U.K. Admittedly, it never really bothered me until I made my bookstagram because now I care about aesthetics way too much. If I am desperate enough, I will wait until I can buy the matching edition in whichever country I can find it.

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

Probably some person on my bookstagram. That is honestly the best online community to rant about books with. If you don’t like a book, talk about it in your caption and I am sure you will have at least one person comment about their shared feelings.

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

I typically close the book, stick it in my bag, and think about it for the rest of the day while being overly emotional until I can read it before bed. However, I do admit to pushing through it sometimes if the story is too good. There is nothing wrong with crying a few times in public!

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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?

Honestly? Nah, I will just put things together through the Goodreads book blurb and whatever I can find on Google about it.

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

“No sorry, I don’t like sharing my books unless you are my boyfriend, family, or close friend.” Just be blunt!

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

Push through it! This is when I just put all the books that I need to read (rather that be for review or class) and let myself enjoy a book that I have been looking forward to ever since I got it. If I do this, it usually picks up my reading speed again so that I can bash out the others without a problem. Reading slumps just don’t really happen for me – I am always reading something!

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

All of them? Or like half and then stick the rest on my birthday and Christmas wish lists.

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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?

Sometimes one day, one week, or a year. Who knows! I have definitely become more of a “mood reader” recently so however I feel when I go to my shelf for a new book is my decision factor.

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And that is it everyone! I hope that you are all having a lovely week – only one more day until the weekend! I am currently reading Mind Hunter: Inside the FBI’s Serial Crime Unit by John Douglas and Mark Olshaker so I am hoping to have a review for it up next week and then one for Carry On by Rainbow Rowell the next. Until next time! x

*Credits to Jennzah from The Book Nut for the tag.*

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