The Reader Problems Tag

As soon as I saw this Reader Problems tag on www.roaringbookworm.wordpress.com, I knew I wanted to participate!  This was such a fun one to fill out!  Here are my answers:

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

I basically choose my next book based upon the book which I’ve just finished.  If the book I just finished was heavy, I tend to choose a lighter read for my next one.  If I just finished a lighter romance novel, a deep psychological thriller would be a good choice for my next.  I rarely read 2 books in a row of the same genre (unless it’s a series).

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

I wrote an entire post on this!  You can read it HERE!

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?

I’m very proud to say that I’ve never encountered this problem. 🙂  I always surpass my reading challenges and create higher ones for myself for the coming year!

The covers of a series you love do not match, how do you cope?

I.  HATE.  THIS.  I don’t cope well when this happens.  I’m way too type A.

Everyone and their mother loves a book that you do not. Who do you bond with over your shared feelings?

My blog readers 🙂  See THIS POST for more on this!

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

I sob.  Like a child.  Mascara everywhere.

The sequel to a book you loved just came out but you’ve forgotten a lot of what happens. Are you going to reread it?

Absolutely.  I have been known to reread an entire series in anticipation for a new release!

You do not want anyone to borrow your books, how do you politely say no when someone asks?

I always love sharing my books as long as I get them back 🙂

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

#1 worst reading problem to have!  I. HATE. THIS.  The only thing that gets me out of a reading slump is eventually discovering a fantastic book.  After that, they all just seem to come back!  Until they don’t…and then it all starts again.  Ugh.

There are so many books coming out that you are dying to read. How many do you end up buying?

Zero…but I put them all on hold at the library asap.  I’m a proud minimalist!  You can read more about that amazing life changing decision HERE.

After you purchase all of these books that you’re dying to read, how long do they sit on your shelf before you read them?

A huge reason I love being a minimalist (see above question)!  No clutter 🙂

These questions were such fun to answer!  I would love to hear your answers to some or all of these questions in the comments below!

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6 thoughts on “The Reader Problems Tag

  1. I’m with you on not buying books – I strive to be a minimalist (as you know) and it’s a work in progress, but part of my journey is not buying any books. I borrow from the library, buy at thrift stores for very cheap and then re-donate, get at a swap party and then re-donate at the next swap party or buy an ebook when there is a deal. Very rarely anymore do I buy an actual book. Before I moved to AZ, I owned well over 1000 books – I think I gave nearly 100 to Amanda, donated a bunch and only brought what I thought I needed to AZ. Since being in AZ, I’ve narrowed my books down to only a few shelves on our guest room bookshelf. The only problem with all this is that I tend to be impulsive and when I want something, I want it NOW. Waiting for a book that I’m on a wait list for is very hard!!

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    1. YES to every single thing you just said! I agree, waiting for the library book is HARD but I try to fill the time waiting with reading other great books 🙂 Over the past few years, I have donated/sold so many of my books (and my kids’ books) and it has allowed us to really focus on reading what’s still here. I had so many books that I knew I was never going to reread…why keep them on a shelf when someone else could be enjoying them? And I get my shelf space back…win win 🙂

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  2. Thank you for tagging me! I can’t wait to answer all these fun questions! I wish I could have a minimalist lifestyle especially when it comes to books. Currently I’m working towards it though!

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