The Reader Problems Tag

TRPT - 1Hi everyone! Guess whose back with another fun tag? I am! The wonderful Raven over at Dreamy Addictions has tagged me to do this tag, so thank you very much Raven! I have seen this tag going around both in the blogging community and on Booktube so I’m excited to be able to take part. Now let’s dive straight in!

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

I used to be very strict with myself when it came to my TBR and what to read next. I would make myself read the books in the order that I got them even if I wasn’t really in the mood for the kind of book it was but nowadays I just read what I want, when I want and let me tell you; it feels gooooood!

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

Usually I persevere until the end, just because I’m always hopeful that the story will rectify itself and turn out good in the end but there have been cases when I have just decided to put down a book halfway through and never pick it up again, it just depends.

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?

This question describes my life right now, I’m about 2 or 3 books behind schedule for my reading challenge and I really, desperately want to catch up but at the same time I don’t want to rush through books and not fully take the time to enjoy them just to reach a certain number so the answer to this question is; we’ll have to wait and find out!

The covers of a series you love. Do. Not. Match. How do you cope?

Well, at present, the covers of my Harry Potter books don’t match and it really annoys me, to the point where I will not let this happen again and will go out of my way to make sure that all the books in the series I love match (eg the Lunar Chronicles). Also, I plan on buying multiple other editions of the Harry Potter books in the future so that’s what I think about when I look at how muddled they look!

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

Usually I bond over books with my best friend Eilidh – Turning the Faucet On – whether we share the same opinions or not. Most of the time our opinions are the same and we have a great time analysing characters and talking about our favourite parts but equally I think we quite like to squabble over who is right when we disagree (don’t get us started on Ron Vs Draco).   Also, now I get to bond over books with you guys in the comments of my posts and your posts and it is really lovely to feel so included in the bookish community!

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

Honestly I think I’d just let it all out (quietly, of course). I am of the opinion that crying is nothing to be ashamed about, probably because I cry all the time, and if you can connect with a book on such a level that it has the ability to make you cry then that’s a wonderful thing! And if someone sees you crying over a book then that might spark a conversation and a new bookish friend could be made. And if you’re really embarrassed then you could just hold the book in front of your face so no one would see!

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A sequel of a book you loved just came out, but you’ve forgotten a lot from the prior novel. Will you reread the book? Skip the sequel? Try to find a synopsis on Goodreads?

I would 100% just reread the first book, what’s not to love about rereading a book that you thoroughly enjoyed? And then the sequel will be even more exciting because you will be reminded of how much you loved the first one!

You do not want anyone, ANYONE, borrowing your books. How do you politely tell people nope?

I guess it depends who it is, for example if it was my sister I would just say no but if it was a friend I’d probably point them towards the Bookstore or the internet or maybe even the library.

You’ve picked up and put down 5 books in the last month. How do you get over your reading slump?

If it was a really awful reading slump where I just didn’t want to read anything at all I’d probably pick up one of the Harry Potters because they always get me back into a reading mood. Or I might just reread another of my favourites and sometimes I just let the reading slump be. So I might watch some TV or a movie then see how I feel when I get bored of that.

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

This depends on how much spare money I have that month and whether I feel I deserve to treat myself (I can usually find an excuse). I would say that compared to other book lovers I’m actually pretty tame as I never really buy more than 4 or 5 unless it’s been my birthday or Christmas.

After you’ve bought the new books you can’t wait to get to, how long do they sit on your shelf before you get to them?

Honestly, not that long. Usually I would just read them one after the other as I don’t like to have too many unread books on my shelf and if I can’t wait to get to them then why leave them waiting??

Thanks again to the ever wonderful Raven for tagging me! As for tagging people, I want to tag anyone that reads this so go ahead and take part, it’s fun – I promise!

Until next time,

Shannon x


One comment

  1. ravenblake99 · September 11, 2015

    I loved reading all your answers! “I’d probably point them towards the Bookstore or the internet or maybe even the library” LOL! 😀
    Thank you so much for participating! 🙂 ❤


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