I hope you’re all having a great week! Apologies about the late post, I’m about half way through my spring break and oddly more overwhelmed with homework than a usual week.
I’ve spent the last week or so bingeing BookTube videos and have seen so many creative book tags and wanted to hop on board. I’ll probably do one of these every couple of weeks if you guys like them!
This tag is the “Reader Problems” book tag, created by Tiffany at About to Read (check her blog out here and the original YouTube video here)
📚 You have 20,000 books in your TBR, how in the world do you decide what to read next?
I either go by what I’m in the mood for, what I have time for, and/or what I’ve seen around/heard people talking about. When I don’t know what to read, I love to see what others are reading (and what they thought about it) to help figure out what to read next.
📚 You’re halfway through a book and you’re just not loving it. Do you put it down or are you committed?
I usually try to finish it. There are only a handful of books I haven’t been able to complete. Many times I just push through (or read a spoiler-y review, see if I can hype myself up) and complete the book.
📚 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?
Honestly, it depends on how busy I am, what else is going on, or how many books I’m behind on. If I’m super busy or I realistically cannot get through any, I’ll probably just accept I won’t complete the challenge. If I’m only a few books behind, I’ll probably try to marathon them.
📚 The covers of a series you love do not match, how do you cope?
I don’t. I’d probably try to hide the book on the bookshelf behind a Funko Pop! bobble head or check out alternate covers for the entire series to see if a different cover publication matches better OR if any of the alternative covers match the copies I already have.
📚 Everyone and their mother loves a book that you do not. Who do you bond with over your shared feelings?
I’ll probably make a comment about it on a “books I’ll never read” post or “unpopular book opinions” tag. I’ll probably rant to my book friends/boyfriend about it as well, especially if I start seeing the book EVERYWHERE.
📚 You’re reading a book in public and you’re about to start crying. How do you deal?
This almost happened on the subway a few times when I was reading a couple Jodi Picoult books. I try to blink back the tears and if it gets too much, I’ll probably stop reading and go on social media/listen to music.
📚 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?
Oh definitely. There are plenty of books I love, but life happens and sometimes it takes me a while to get back to them. Also, why read a sequel if you don’t remember what happens in the prior book(s)?
📚 You do not want anyone to borrow your books, how do you politely say no when someone asks?
I usually just tell people no, the follow it with a story (sadly true) of the times where people borrowed by books and I’ve never gotten them back.
📚 You have picked up and put down 5 books in the last month. How do you get over this reading slump?
If the reading slump is due to time (or lack thereof), I just wait for my schedule to opens up. Likewise, there is a lot on my mind resulting in little-to-no focus, I’ll either self care (usually a Netflix binge or painting) or listen to the audiobook. If that doesn’t work, I try switching genres or watching adaptations to see if I’d be interesting in comparing them.
📚 There are so many books coming out that you are dying to read, how many do you end up buying?
It depends on what my financial situation looks like. I’ll probably buy 3 or 4 I’m dying to read and borrow the other ones from friends or the library.
📚 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?
I honestly try to read them within a month or two of buying them. Again, sometimes life happens and they sit on my shelves longer than I anticipated.
Anyone who wants to do this! Comment your answers below or leave a link to your post/video completing the tag! I think book tags are super fun and love reading people’s answers.
Have a great week everyone and happy Easter weekend to those who celebrate!