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Book reader problems tag post

Ok, so no one has tagged me in this however because all I’ve read is ARC’s I don’t have a review to publish at this stage. So I’ve been looking through book tags to do and came across this and I have done some book nerd problems tag on Twitter so what the hell. These are my answers to the book reader problems.

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

I will read through the synopsis of the book and usually decide that way. unless one of my favourite authors has just released a book then I’ll read that first. FOMO is real guys.

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

I hate not finishing a book but unfortunately, in the last six months, I have three. I will try and keep going as far as I can. What usually makes me give up, bad grammar, bad plot, and generally characters I can’t mesh with or find boring.

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?

This is something I would hate but I would try as much as possible to reach my goal. It’s not generally healthy but I made a commitment at the beginning of the year and I should see it through to the end.

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

I’m not an overly obsessive person. Sometimes my earrings don’t match but when it comes to books they have to follow a theme. I feel flustered when they don’t match which is why I’m not sure whether to buy the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. I’d prefer if it was blue, not black.

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

I don’t really have anyone locally I can discuss books with. However, thanks to joining a Harry Potter fan page on Facebook I now have like-minded people to discuss them with which kinda lead me to start this.

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

This has never happened and probably never will. I’m often told I have no heart and I hate crying in public. It’s not pretty crying either its the proper ugly cry.

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, without hesitation I will reread that book again because a year and a lot of books have probably been in between. Also, I’ve slept since then.

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

I have on occasion said yes then “forgot”

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

I try not to force it. I go through these slumps every so often so I try and do something else to occupy my mind in the meantime.

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

No seriously, it would depend on my bank account as my kids come first so I need to make sure that they’re taken care of first.

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?

Currently, I have three sitting a week and two sitting a couple of months. I’m putting the blame on Sarah J Maas for this for having such wonderful books that I couldn’t put them down. All joking aside I’ve had to put myself on a buying ban for a little bit due to running out of space and an ever-growing TBR list.

If anyone wants to do this then feel free. I would be interested to see your answers.

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5 thoughts on “Book reader problems tag post”

  1. I loved your answers to this 🙂 And yes, buying books tends to rely on my bank account as well. Kids must eat lol 🙂 Do you really only have 5 new books on your current TBR? Or did I misunderstand that? I have 3,000+ books on my Kindle, plus the majority of my large bookshelf is unread. I just keep buying more and more, reading review copies instead lol.

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