Reader Problems Tag

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I’ve seen this tag floating around for a while and I’ve always thought about doing it, but just never got around to it, so I want to say a big thank you to LaRonda from Flying Paperbacks for tagging me and giving me a reason to finally do it!

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

The struggle of being a mood reader is that sometimes, you know you’re in the mood to read something specific but you just can’t figure out what that something specific is. When this happens, I use this method:

  • Firstly, I stare at the shelves until all the books start to blur together.
  • Then, I have a little cry.
  • I then select a few books, read a couple reviews to help me decide which one I might like to read.
  • After this, I try to narrow it down to a few, and I’ll read the first page or so of each.
  • FINALLY, I then start reading the one that hooked me the most!
  •  And if this still doesn’t work, I refer back to the crying part.

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

I used to always make myself finish a book I’d started, but in recent months I’ve just decided that life’s too short to not be enjoying the books you read. Now, I try for as long as I can but I find it easier to just accept when a book is not my cup of tea and move on to something I’ll hopefully like a lot more.

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?

Let me just start by saying that I’ve never managed to beat my Goodreads reading goal (*sobs*), but that doesn’t stop me from trying every year. When it starts to look like I might not make it, I try reading shorter books, although I read my first graphic novel this year, so maybe I’ll read a few more of those towards the end of the year and actually maybe hopefully beat that goal! A girl can dream.

The covers of a series you love do not match. How do you cope?

As long as the spines match, it’s all good! They’ll still match on the shelf so long as I never ever take them out again I can forget. 😉

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

Honestly, it’s rare that I read a book that I really don’t like but when I do, I’ll probably just write up a review and hope that someone out there agrees, and then just never mention it again lol.

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

Most people would probably do the sensible thing and put the book down, but I know I’d be too impatient to wait, so I’d probably have to keep taking short breaks, deep breaths, keep my head down and hope it’s not too obvious.

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? Skip the sequel? Try to find a synopsis on Goodreads? Cry in frustration?

I love rereading books, so I always reread the books that came before the new one no matter how long it’s been!

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

You know that clip that went viral a while ago of Peppa Pig hanging up on Suzie Sheep because she could whistle when Peppa couldn’t? That would be me if someone asked to borrow my books. Just in case you have no clue what I’m talking about, I’ll link the video here for your reference. Lucky for me, though, none of my irl friends are readers so they won’t WANT to read my books!

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

Unfortunately for me, it usually has to go away on its own, but I just start watching a new show on Netflix instead until I feel motivated to read again.

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

As many as I can justify! If I have money available, you can bet that the first thing that comes into my mind to buy is going to be books.

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?

I’m ashamed to say, but it could be a long, long time. I just read whatever I’m in the mood for at the time, so if I’m in a fantasy mood (which has been basically the whole of 2019 for me), that contemporary I bought a while back might take me a while to get to.

Thank you for reading!

I have no idea who to tag, so I’m tagging the reader of this post! Let me know if you decide to do it so I can read it! And if you’ve already done this tag, feel free to link it below so I can read your answers!

-Nicole Twitter | Goodreads |Bloglovin’


5 thoughts on “Reader Problems Tag

    1. Thank you again for tagging me!! Reading slumps like that are the absolute worstttt, I feel your pain. Haha, Peppa’s reaction was the first thing I thought of for that question. Thank you for reading!


  1. Great post! I laughed about the Goodreads goals, I know that feeling…I’d also like to ask: People find out you’re a book blogger and want to lend you their favourite books. You have about 100 books on your TBR. How do you respond? (I’m a bit of a people pleaser so this is a struggle for me!)

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    1. Thank you! Ooh good question! I’m a bit of a people pleaser too so I’d probably say yes against my better judgement haha. But then I also do love bonding with people over books we’ve both read! I’d just hope that I do enjoy their favourite book as much as they did! 😆

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