Sunday, December 10, 2017

The Reader Problems Tag

Hello readers,

Last week Merphy over on Booktube (I will link her channel here) tagged me to do The Readers Problem Tag, which I am obviously doing today (yes I am still short on reviews, I promise that after December things will calm down and I will be back as usual).
So let’s dive into it!

1. You have 20,000 books on your TBR. How in the world do you decide what to read next?

Well I usually have a TBR with books I want to read, which I update every year. I go through it and see which books I still think off and which I have forgotten about. Those forgotten about I usually throw of that TBR. And then I usually pick two to three books that speak to my current mood and order them to read in the upcoming month. And that’s what I basically do every month around the 15th. Books that I do not have on the shelf yet I cannot read. It’s that simple since the library is pretty far away.

2. You‘re halfway through a book and you‘re just not loving it. Do you quit or are you committed?

If I really do not like a book I probably won’t even make it through half of the book. And there are so many books that I want to read that I do not any longer feel ashamed to DNF a book that’s just not my thing. It is also a reason why I have decided to take in less review requests (I literally have a waiting list at the moment only taking what I really feel for at that moment). I can’t however do that with required reading there I have to finish the book wether I like it or not.

3. The end of the year is coming and you are so close, but so far away on your Goodreads reading challenge. Do you try to catch up and how?

I have never set a too high reading goal yet so I do not know. I think I just read and what gets read gets read and what not who cares?

4. The covers of a series you love do. not. match. How do you cope?

I never thought much about my book covers before I found Booktube, etc. Of course I try to find matching covers but I also fall in the category of I can’t wait to read the sequel when it comes to some of my favorite series and the new buy then in’s three different languages depending on what’s currently out first and then they do not match. So I guess it doesn’t bother me that much after all.

5. Every one and their mother loves a book you really don’t like. Who do you bond with over shared feelings?

Well I feel reading taste is individual as everything else. I am fine with people having different opinions so and I am fine having an unpopular opinion. I do not feel the need to bond with someone over this. I am however happy when I see people on Booktube or other book bloggers and readers sharing my opinion and having a conversation about it.

6. You’re reading a book and you are about to start crying in public. How do you deal?

I usually tend to not read sad books in public. However laughing out loud while reading in public is not less weird...Just go for it. There are weirder things.

7. 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? Skip the sequel? Try to find a synopsis on Goodreads? Cry in frustration?!.!?!?!

When I really loved a book it takes years for me to forget what it was about or what happened. I remember books I loved really detailed for a long time so that when the sequel comes it has never appended that I needed to do any of the above.

8.You do not want anyone. ANYONE. borrowing your books. How do you politely tell people nope when they ask?

Well most people who know me know I do not let people borrow my books if someone however asks I honestly tell them that I have bad experiences with borrowing out books and ask them to check with the library or another friend first.
Close friends and family however can borrow most books on my shelf.

9. Reading ADD. You have picked up and put down 5 books the last month. How do you get over a reading slump?

Well as I am currently feeling I am in a reading slump I would say I just read my required reading and read some pages here in there of my own choices. Problem for me in the last year was that I took to many books for review and had too much required reading. So it normally helped to pick up something from an author I was sure never disappoints me such as Camilla Läckberg.

10. There are so many new books coming out that you are dying to read! How many do you actually buy?

Well I usually keep an anticipated releases note with my TBR. But since I do not read books while they are hyped the too buy list narrows itself down naturally for most of the time.
Its also mostly sequels of series I am reading that are on that go with one per month.

11. After you have bought the new books you can't wait to get to, how long do they sit on your shelf before you get to them?

I usually have a TBR of 4 to 6 books per month. Which is totally utopic with university going on but works fine during vacation (if I do not get sick). I mostly buy books in the middle of the month so they arrive before the next begins and then I read them. So maximum for books I bought myself are 2 to 3 month. For other books it depends on the spot they have on the list in my head. I have some books on my shelf that are and have been unread for years, but I have stopped buying books randomly as well as picking books for reviews randomly (too much pressure too little joy).

So thats it for today!
I hope you enjoyed this tag. Thanks again to Merphy for tagging me.
I wish you all a happy 2nd advent. And I see you again soon with another bookish post.

Take care,

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