Reader Problems Book Tag: Laura

September 26, 2017     laurathebibliophile     Book Tag

Erin tagged me to do this ages ago when I was operating my own book blog. I’ve since realized that I am absolute trash at running my own book blog, and have defected to The Book Nut, but I’m pretty sure I never got around to this. I have a little spare time today, so here you go!
Book Tag

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

Usually in that case, I try to pick something that is completely opposite of the last book I read.

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

I’m committed, if only out of spite. If I get fifty pages into a book and I’m not loving it, then I will put it down, but once I’ve sunk 100 pages or so, I am in it for the long haul, no matter how long it takes me to finish it. I feel like I have to conquer the book.

3. 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 don’t worry too much about my reading challenge, partly because I am just terrible at updating goodreads. (Unless it’s my ebooks, which update automatically.)

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

I pretend not to notice until it drives me crazy and I end up buying new sets of the books with the original covers so they will at least match. I’m looking at you, Diviners series.

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

Usually Erin will understand– we have similar taste in books. Sometimes I’ll rage to my little sister or my friend Bea.

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

I’m generally pretty good at keeping myself from crying, but if it happens, I’ll hide my face as best I can and wipe the tears away. I’ve been blessed or cursed with a “pretty cry” so once I wipe the tears away, usually no one can tell.

7. 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?

If I genuinely loved the book, then it warrants a complete reread of the series. I’m currently rereading The Diviners and Lair of Dreams so I can be ready for Before the Devil Breaks You. I am not yet emotionally ready.

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

Mostly no one asks me. On the rare occasions it happens, I’ve said that I actually am reading it, but I’m pretty sure the library has a copy.

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

I’ve recently gotten into audiobooks. They’re great for two reasons: 1. I can fill previously useless driving time with reading, which is beautiful. 2. If I’m in a reading slump, then it basically forces me to read. I cannot shut off my ears, so there is no escape. … That sounds kind of dark, but really, it’s a good thing.

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

I buy most of my books secondhand. I will occasionally preorder a book from an author whose work I love and trust, but generally I’ll either hope for an ARC or borrow it from the library. I always have a long TBR, so I’m fairly patient unless it’s part of a series I’m into.

11. After you purchase all of these books that you’re dying to read how long do they sit on your shelves before you get to them?

It depends. If it’s part of a series, it sits until I’ve finished the previous books. If my TBR is low, then I’ll read it immediately. If  I’m busy and it can wait, then it can sit for a good while. There’s no standard amount of time.


Well, this was fun. I’ll post again soon. From my bookshelf to yours,


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