1.You have 20, 000 books in your TBR. How do you decide what to read next?
So for me it’s equal parts “what’s incredibly popular right now?” and “books that aren’t hyped, that sound interesting to me.” I try to keep up with what’s fresh and new but also read a nice chunk of books that aren’t being talked about a ton at the moment.
2. You’re halfway through a book and just not loving it – do you put it down or are you committed?
I try my very best to stick it out through the whole novel once I get started, but that being said, I will DNF a book if I still want to throw it across the room 200 pages in. But I do my best to finish every book I start (even if I don’t carry on with a series) simply because there have been a few books that I ended up really enjoying by the end of it, despite hating it at first!
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?
If I’m close I power through, but if I’m way too far behind to catch up (I know how many books I can read in a given period, and how many I cannot) I just leave it be. I get migraines from reading more than two hours straight, so I have to space out my reading time and hitting that goal isn’t worth the crippling pain!
4. The covers of a series you love do not match. How do you cope?
Okay. I have this issue with a few series currently on my shelf (or even just books by the same author) and my answer is … it depends. If I’m obsessed with the series I will absolutely hunt down the books I need to match, but if I’m not dead in love with one … it’s not so much that I’m “okay” with things not matching – I really do like when everything is uniform – but I’ll leave it be, simply because of the cost factor. I do try to budget my book spending. I do keep an eye out for them at thrift shops, though.
5. Everyone and their mother loves a book you do not. Who do you bond with over your shared feelings?
No one. There aren’t any avid readers in my life so there isn’t normally anyone to discuss this with (hence the blog!) So I guess I’m just hoping to find some people online who share my feelings!
6. You’re reading a book in public and you’re about to start crying. How do you deal with it?
I cry. I cry all the time. It’s not something I’m embarrassed about anymore because I do it regularly. I can’t even watch a proposal video on youtube without sobbing. It is what it is. I try to keep it to some quiet sniffling and silent tears, though. I don’t just start wailing in public. Mind you, if I know I’m about to get to a good part in a book where I’m pretty sure (100%) I’ll cry, I often wait until I get home to read it – distraction free.
7. The sequel to a book you loved just came out but you forgot a lot about what happens. Are you going to reread it?
Probably not. I usually just dive into the next book and things slowly start coming back to me within the first few chapters. If I really don’t know what’s going on I might find a synopsis, if I have to.
8. You do not want someone borrowing your books. How do you politely say no?
I’m usually just straightforward and honest with people. I’m crazy about my books. I don’t like cracked spines or frayed edges. When I’m done reading a book that book looks like it was never opened. That’s the way I like it. So I just tell people, sorry, I’m crazy, so I can’t let you have that. Most people just laugh and don’t have a problem with it.
9. You have picked up and put down five books this month. How do you get over this reading slump?
I don’t normally have reading slumps. I schedule my TBR so that I have at least three books I’m very much looking forward to reading and two or three that I’m not sure about. And I space the ones I’m looking forward to in-between the ones I’m unsure of so I can push myself through my TBR with good book incentive!
10. There are so many books coming out that you are dying to read. How many do you end up buying.
Literally all of them.
11. After you’ve purchased all of these books you want to read, how long do they sit on your shelves before you get to them?
Again, it depends. If there’s a movie adaptation of that book coming out soon, those ones usually hop to the front of the line. Books that I’m really looking forward to reading will knock back other books in my TBR. And then some I keep and sprinkle into the next few months so I know I always have a few fantastic books coming my way! It’s all about the planning!
I got this fun little tag from Adventures of a Bookish Girl if you’re interested in taking a look at her tag! And if you do this tag yourself, make sure to leave a link in the comments here, so I can take a look!