Okay, so. I think we’ve already established that I love tags, and when I was looking through lists of them, this one kept jumping out at me 🤭 I don’t know who the original creator of this tag is, but if you know, leave a comment and I’ll make sure to credit them here.
This tag has a bunch of scenarios to deal with, and they’re all geared towards those problems we face as readers. You know, the ones that aren’t a big deal in the grand scheme of life, but are certainly annoying enough to warrant a post bitching about them 😂
Anyway, this is going to be a pretty long one, so let’s get on with it shall we? 😬
you have 20,000 books on your tbr. how do you decide what to read next?
I actually go through stages of being a mood reader, so it’s always pretty difficult to decide what I want to pick up next. I usually just go with my gut and pick up a book that calls out to me, but sometimes I’m sat in front of my shelves for an hour or more, hating myself because I just can’t decide 🙈 Usually it’s just a case of playing “eenie-meenie-miney-moe” if that happens 😂
you’re halfway through a book and you’re just not loving it. do you put it down, or are you committed?
Generally speaking, I commit to a book once I hit that hundred page mark. I can usually tell by that point if a) the book is for me, and b) if I’m in the mood for it at that time. So yes, by the time I’m halfway through, I’m pretty damn committed 🤭
THE END OF THE YEAR IS COMING AND YOU’RE BEHIND ON YOUR READING CHALLENGE. DO YOU TRY TO CATCH UP?
Trying to force myself to read is a surefire way to throw myself into a slump, so I tend to just lower my challenge if it looks like I’m going to “fail” 😬 At the end of the day, it’s all in good fun, but I still want to see that banner on Goodreads that says I completed the challenge 😂 So no, I don’t try to catch up. I just alter my goal for the year 🙉
THE COVERS OF A SERIES YOU LOVE DON’T MATCH. HOW DO YOU COPE?
Simple answer: I don’t cope 😬 I hate when books don’t match, and I’ve literally unhauled series’ I enjoyed because the cover style got changed. It’s stupid, I know, but it’s the perfectionist in me. I need all of my books to look pretty and cohesive, damn it 😂
A SEQUEL TO A BOOK YOU LOVED HAS JUST COME OUT, BUT YOU’VE FORGOTTEN WHAT HAPPENED. ARE YOU GOING TO RE-READ IT?
Abso-freaking-lutely! Re-reading is something I love to do, and I’ll take any excuse to re-read a book I loved 🤭 My memory tends to be horrendous, so I’ve never been able to jump into a sequel without having read the previous book within the last few weeks. I read a lot, so information on specific books tends to spill out of my brain quite quickly 😂
YOU’ve PICKED UP AND PUT DOWN 5 BOOKS IN THE LAST MONTH. HOW DO YOU GET OVER THIS READING SLUMP?
Ahh, the dreaded reading slump. We all fear it. We all struggle with it. I fall into slumps so easily, but the only surefire method I’ve found of dragging myself out is to re-read a book I loved. Usually this equates to reading Harry Potter, or something by Sarah J. Maas, if I’m being honest 🤭
THERE ARE SO MANY BOOKS COMING OUT THAT YOU’RE DYING TO READ. HOW MANY DO YOU END UP BUYING?
This is a tough question to answer, for the sheer fact that my financial situation changes monthly. If it’s a book I’m ridiculously hyped for, I’ll usually just buy it when it’s released, but if I’m not super excited, I’ll usually just wait and see if I can get it used 🤷♀️
AFTER YOU PURCHASE A BOOK, HOW LONG DOES IT USUALLY SIT ON YOUR SHELF BEFORE YOU ACTUALLY READ IT?
Okay, this totally depends on multiple factors. Did I pick the book up because it was cheap and available? Did I pick it up because it’s a super anticipated release? Is it a sequel? I literally have unread books on my shelves that I bought 10 years ago 😂
So there you have my answers to the “Reader Problems” book tag! If you want to play along, consider yourself tagged 🤭 Until next time, happy reading! 😘