Book Reader Problems Tag

Ah, bless the book blogging community for giving me a small place to escape. It’s been a while, much too long really.

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I can’t say I have a good excuse for being on a hiatus for so long other than that I’ve honestly been so busy I don’t have enough time to do the things I really want to do, like reading. There’s just not enough time in the day to do everything.

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The last book I read was Winter, and that was in June. I don’t even remember half the things that went on—but I loved it. So there’s that review. I’m currently trying to read three books at one time and it’s hard AF, man. I like to enjoy them one at a time, but I’m trying to get through them all at night when I’m in bed. But I’m so freakin’ tired these days, I just pass out after one chapter. What’s WRONG WITH ME.

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Stress from different things doesn’t help, but on the upside, I adopted three new hamsters and I’ll probably do a post on that later on, but for now I’ll keep it light and fresh and do a tag just to get into the swing of things. I plan to keep my posts consistent from this day on.

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I think I found this tag through Youtube ages ago, I believe it was Katytastic, but alas I’m bringing it to the blogging world. (Unless it’s already been here and I’m just far behind on—life—and everything else.)

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

20,000? Is that all?

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I usually read by series, I’ll do everything I can to have the entire series at my disposal so I don’t have to wait between reading books, I can just pull the next one off my shelf and continue on and hopefully there’s a finale. Sometimes that’s not the case, and if I have to wait for the next book to come out I’ll jump into a standalone. Otherwise, if I have read the whole series, I like to do this “cooling” off period–since it’s depressing ending a series—I read standalones, usually small uplifting ones, just to make me feel better and then after that, I go into the next series—it’s a never-ending cycle.

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

Ah, this is a tough one. It’s rare for me to not feel at least the slightest bit interested in any book, but on rare occasions when I can’t get into it, I definitely just skip through it and then I’ll put it away. So technically, I quit. It’s honestly very rare though.

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  1. 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?

Goodreads Reading Challenge, lol.

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

Who in the actual ass would ever make book covers in a series not match? That’d be awful. I’ve seen covers that are redone, but they always match of course. I would never buy a series if the covers don’t match—that’s just sacrilege.

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

My cats.

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No, I don’t even know to be honest. I can say that I definitely dislike certain books that others absolutely rave about, but I don’t normally talk to my friends and family about my opinion on certain books because they all don’t really read the same books I do. (If at all.)

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

I’ll cry like a little bitch. I’ll just cry quietly, and normally nobody thinks anything of it.

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  1. 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?

Ah, this is a good one. See, this is one of the main reasons why I started a blog, was mostly as a journal/book reading log. I forget a lot, very quickly, unfortunately, and it’s imperative that I have my notes and ideas written down somewhere about the book I just read or I’ll have forgotten everything before the next book comes out. It’s helpful having this blog, because a lot of the books that I log into this thing, have sequels that have come out much later and I can just look back on my posts and see what the previous book was all about and it’ll trigger a few important things in my mind.

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I won’t necessarily need to reread the previous book, but if I absolutely love the series and want details, I’ll reread. I’ve been trying not to lately just because of how large my TBR is.

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

I rarely lend out my books because I fear for the condition that they’ll come back in, many times I’ll receive them back in shite condition and it irks me for weeks, and I loathe the person who gave them back—if at all—so I try not to lend out books. But if it’s a close friend or family member, I tell them “sorry but I’ll buy you your own copy.”

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

Oh my, I can’t say this particular situation has ever happened to me, but I try my best to finish the damn book whether I like it or not, otherwise to get out of any slump, I’ll read a personal favorite.

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

Honestly, one or two. I don’t have the money to blow on the five most recently released books that I’d love to read—all at once at least—I’ll get them all a little bit over a spread out amount of time. Or the emptiness of my wallet will make me sad and poor.

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  1. 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?

Oh god. Forever. Unless it’s part of a series that I’m currently read, then I’ll just buy the next damn book and read it. But there are a lot of brand-new unopened books on my shelf that have been sitting there for a good year or so. Mostly standalones, or an entire series I haven’t read before.

Alas, that is all I have for you all today, thanks for sticking around this long, since I think it’s been a year now. (Thank you, really.)

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