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Reader Problems | Book Tag



Welcome back to another 'Tag Time'. This week, I am going to be doing the 'Reader Problems Book Tag'. I found this tag on Zezee with Books, but it was originally created by About to Read, so credit goes to them.


I have nothing else to preamble, so I'll just get right into it!


 

YOU HAVE 20,000 BOOKS ON YOUR TBR. HOW IN THE WORLD DO YOU DECIDE WHAT TO READ NEXT?


It depends really. Sometimes I have a fixed TBR if I am doing a readathon or reading challenge and I have a specific book in mind for a specific prompt, or because there is an ARC I need to read. Otherwise, I might pick a certain genre based on my mood, or I will even use a random number generator to give me a random book on my TBR.


 

YOU'RE HALFWAY THROUGH A BOOK AND YOU'RE JUST NOT LOVING IT. DO YOU QUIT OR ARE YOU COMMITTED?


When I first started my reading journey, I was a lot more stubborn. Nowadays, I tend to not hesitate DNFing books right away if I don't like it. The only times I keep on going is if it is an ARC, or if I am reading the book for a challenge and need to finish it.


 

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 end up getting through my Goodreads reading challenge rather quickly because I do read a lot of manga volumes which ends up skyrocketing my total. And, that is exactly what I would do if I haven't yet reached my goal. Quick and easy to get through, and convenient as well.


 

THE COVERS OF A SERIES YOU HAVE LOVE DO.NOT.MATCH. HOW DO YOU COPE?


I tend to stick to ebooks, so this kind of thing doesn't bother me. If I did though, I totally understand why this would bother people. I feel like it wouldn't bother me too much if I did have the physical books, at least not compared if the books were a different size.


 

EVERYONE AND THEIR MOTHER LOVES A BOOK YOU REALLY DON'T LIKE. WHO DO YOU BOND WITH OVER YOUR SHARED FEELINGS?


I don't know people who like to read, which does suck, so my only way to get rid of all the bad reading energy would be to write a review and rant about it to my mom.


 

YOU'RE READING A BOOK AND YOU ARE ABOUT TO START CRYING IN PUBLIC. HOW DO YOU DEAL?


I am someone who cried pretty easily when it comes to movies and books, and I know that there's really not much I can do to avoid it. I just kind of try to cover my face to be more subtle about it.


 

A SEQUEL OF A BOOK YOU LOVED JUST CAME OUT, BUT YOU'VE FORGOTTEN A LOT FROM THE PRIOR NOVEL. WILL YOU RE-READ THE BOOK?


I would start the sequel to see if things start coming back to me. If not, then, yes, I will just re-read it if it is the first book in the series and is on the shorter side. If it is a book that is several deep into the series and I can't remember anything, then maybe I didn't like the series as much as I thought I did.


 

YOU DO NOT WANT ANYONE, ANYONE, BORROWING YOUR BOOKS. HOW DO YOU POLITELY TELL PEOPLE NOPE WHEN THEY ASK?


Again, I don't have friends who read a lot nor do I have any physical books to lend out, so this doesn't happen to me. If it did though, I would either lie and say that I already lent it out or would just flat out say that I prefer not to lend out my books.


 

READING ASS. YOU'VE PICKED UP AND PUT DOWN 5 BOOKS IN THE LAST MONTH. HOW DO YOU GET OVER YOUR READING SLUMP?


Reading slumps always suck, there's no doubt about it, and I have two methods for getting over one. For one, I could participate in a reading challenge or readathon. I find that when I have a fixed amount of books I need to read in a month, I am going to end up reading them all.


My next method would be to mix up the mediums, but not for too long. I would stop reading textual books and read some manga or webcomics or fanfiction. I find that after a while I start to get a bit stir crazy and the need to pick up a book increases.

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