I saw this tag floating around many different blogs and wanted to do it so I did it! I couldn’t find the original poster/creator of it so if you know who it is, please let me know so I can tag them.
1. you have 20,000 books on your TBR. how do you decide what to read next?
First of all, I felt really called out and second of all, I usually wade through the books I have and see which summary calls to me the most. One that says read me please I’ve been here the longest and I want to be read. If that fails I usually have my husband pick one for me.
2. you’re halfway through a book, and you’re just not loving it. do you put it down or are you committed?
I usually put it down, doesn’t matter how much into it I have read. Recently I proved myself right in this theory by finishing a book that I was just forcing myself to read. It had been so hyped up that I kept thinking, it’s going to get better, there’s going to be that magical thing that everyone is so obsessed with and it will all be worth it. It wasn’t. So I feel very justified in putting down a book that I just am not loving.
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?
Nah. If I don’t make it, I don’t make it. It’s okay. As long as I’m not forcing myself to read, because that puts me in a slump or makes me read books that are terrible, I am fine not meeting my yearly bookish goal.
4. the covers of a series you love do not match. how do you cope?
I don’t, I trade them until I get the matching set! And funny enough I just did that recently with the Hunger Games special editions.
5. everyone and their mother love a book that you do not. who do you bond with over your shared feelings?
My husband. I know this is a funny answer but because he and I don’t read the same things, he can let me vent and bond with me over what I consider horrible books without the fear of being ostracized because it’s what everyone else loves.
6. you’re reading a book in public, and you’re about to start crying. how do you deal?
I SLAM IT SHUT! I am not about to explain to people that I am crying over events happening in the book I am reading. They don’t understand!!
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?
I usually look for reviews by people who I know read them and give in depth synopsis or reviews with some spoilers in them but if I can’t find any then yes, I do re read it.
8. you do not want anyone to borrow your books. how do you politely say no when someone asks?
I only have one friend that reads books with me and I am okay letting her borrow my books and she lets me borrow hers. We have specific guidelines that we respect when sharing books. So I don’t know how to answer this, I would probably just lie and say my friend has it at the moment. LOL
9. you have picked up and put down five books in the last month. how do you get over this reading slump?
I re read a favorite. Usually when I am in a slump it’s because of my anxiety or some outside event is affecting me and I turn to We Are Okay by Nina Lacour or Prime Meridian by Silvia Moreno Garcia to help me get over it. There is nothing like re reading a favorite to remind you why you love reading in the first place.
10. there are so many books coming out that you are dying to read. how many do you end up buying?
Omg. if this was a couple of months ago I would say all of them but I began learning over time that sometimes borrowing it from the library and then buying it if you like it is a very valid option. Especially with overhyped books, which again I, being petty, will point out, have disappointed me in the past.
11. after you purchase all of these books that you’re dying to read, how long do they sit on your shelf before you read them?
I came here for a fun book tag and I am feeling attacked. It all depends on the book I guess. Some don’t usually sit on my shelves for longer than two to three months before I finally pick them up, but at the beginning of this year I found out I had a copy of Into The Water by Paula Hawkins that I had bought like a year ago and never read, so there’s that.