TAG | The Reader Problems

1. You have 20,000 books on your TBR. How in the world do you decide what to read next?
First I check if I have a deadline for any of them, because then I put them first. But if I don't then I just grab the one that appeals to me the most in that moment.

2. You're halfway through a book and you're just not loving it. Do you quit or commit?
It depends just how much I'm not loving it. If it's bearable then I'll stick with it, but if it's really bad then I'm leaving that book behind.

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?
I would definitely try to catch up, as for the how it would be a case of non-stop reading.

4. The covers of a series you have do. not. match. How do you cope?
I hate this! I stick with them, it may bug the hell out of me but buying new books just for the cover is not something a student loan allows. I put the books on my bookcase and I pretend they're all pretty and matching.

5. Everyone and their mother love a book you really don't like. Who do you bond with over shared feelings?
I'd take a look at reviews on blogs and Goodreads to see if anyone shares my opinion. If they don't? Have a good ol' debate.

6. You're reading a book and about to start crying in public. How do you deal?
This has happened to me before, probably more than once. My reaction is simple, hold in the tears and put the book down if it really is becoming too much. That being said, I had a good cry on the aeroplane when I was reading If I Stay, and honestly I have no shame.

7. A sequel of a book you loved just came out, but you've forgotten a lot of the prior novel. Will you re-read the book? Skip the sequel? Try to find a synopsis on Goodreads? Cry in frustration?
Oh I hate this, it's usually because it's so long between the two books being published. I really can't be expected to remember a story line a year on. I'd give Wikipedia a browse, skim through the book, and if I really loved the first one, then a re-read is happening.

8. You do not want anyone. ANYONE. borrowing your books. How do you politely tell people nope when they ask?
I do not lend out books. I have one friend that I will happily share books with, and that's only after a very long 'do not even dare fold the corners or break the spine' conversation. If anyone else asked, they'd be *politely* told that my books are not leaving me for anyone.

9. Reading ADD. You've picked up and put down 5 books in the last month. How do you get over your reading slump?
Abandon all hopes of reading, watch a film or get my YouTube on. Then, when I've been away from books for a few days, pick out a book that I just know is going to be fantastic and dig in.

10. There are so many new books coming out that you're dying to read! How many do you actually buy?
I'll get a couple at a time, the ones that really appeal to me would be first, and then I'd work my way through the list, buying books as I need them.

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?
The answer is probably an embarrassingly long time. But that's not the case if they're e-books, I find them easier to transport on my uni commute so they're read quicker after purchase.

TAG originally from Angelica - her post.

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