Reader Problems Tag



I am ashamed. I put this tag into my drafts folder months ago and complete forgot to note where I found it. Yikes! All I know is that it was on someone named Jade’s blog. Jade, if you’re out there, let me know so I can link back to you!

Since I am currently feeling a little under the weather I decided to do a simple tag today. My brain is in a fog and I’m lucky enough to know my name right now, no less be witty about some bookish things. Without further ado…

How do you decide what book to read next?

I’m pretty much a mood reader. Sometimes I’m feeling fantasy, other times mystery, then there is the historical fiction, and horror to consider. I will pick up what I’m in the mood for, not what is next on some curated TBR list.


If you’re not enjoying a book, do you DNF it, or do continue to the very end?

For the most part if I am not enjoying a book I will put it down and feel zero guilt. I read to be entertained, not for it to be a chore. ARCs I try to at least get to 50% before deciding whether or not to set them aside.



You’re behind on your Goodreads Reading Challenge, and the end of the year is near! Do you accept your fate or try your best to catch up?

Luckily I haven’t had to tackle this yet. I would like to think that I would try to push through and read a few more books at the end of the year but I just don’t know. Again, I think it would depend on my mood.


The covers of a series on your bookshelf don’t match, what do you do?

Put them on my shelf and read them? I’m not terribly picky about that except with my The Bone Season books but that is mostly because I despise the new white covers for them. My only real pet peeve is all books in the series need to be either hardcover or paperback. I don’t like mixing those.



Who do you turn to when you need to complain about a bad book that everyone else seems to like?

Oh please, I will rant right here on this blog or on Twitter or Goodreads. Zero shame in this corner, folks. If I don’t like a book I don’t like it, it isn’t some mystery of the universe.



You’re in public and you’re about to start crying over a book, what do you do?

I can’t remember that last time I cried over a book so I’m not sure. I do laugh at books, though. Laughing in public at nothing anyone else can see and having people stare at you awkwardly is part of life. Get used to it.


The next book in a series has just been released, but you can’t remember a thing about the last book! Do you re-read the first book, look up the synopsis or just pretend you remember and read the sequel?

Depends. Is this a series I am really into and excited over? If it is I will re-read the previous book or at least read the prior synopsis and a few reviews to refresh my memory. Otherwise I just dive in. It’s like a blind date, you never know what you’re going to get.


No one is allowed to borrow your books! How do you let them down gently?

“No.” Why does it need to be complicated? No is a perfectly acceptable word and needs to be used more often.



How do you get over a reading slump?

A) I will read a book completely outside of my usual genre choices, like a romance. B) I will listen to an audiobook. Recently found out that this method helped a LOT.


All of your highly anticipated books are being released at the same time! Do you buy them all, or prioritise some over others?

Definitely prioritize. I usually only read one book at a time anyway, why plop down a ton of money for a bunch of books all at once just to have them sitting on your shelves for goodness knows how long. Once I’m done with one book I’ll purchase the next.


Once you’ve bought those highly anticipated books, do you pick them up straight away, or surrender them to your shelves for a year?

I pick them up immediately. I will not buy a book unless I intend to open it immediately upon having it, otherwise it is just a pretty knick knack on a shelf and that isn’t going to fly.




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