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Reader Problems Book Tag

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Hey there, bibliophiles! Sorry for not being super active this week, other than Goodreads Monday/Book Review Tuesday; it’s been a longish week for me, but I’m glad that I have a 3-day weekend to look forward to. 🙂 I also just got back from the Womxn’s March, and I had such a wonderful time! I always forget the overwhelming sense of community that always comes with these marches.

Anyway, I found this tag over at Prose and Pancakes, so I figured I’d give it a go. Let’s begin, shall we?


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

Um…hmm. I usually just pick a random shelf number, see if I’m still interested, and see if it’s available at the library. I dunno.

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

It depends. If I’ve gone past 100 pages and I loathe it with every cell of my being, it’s a goner. If it has some semblance of promise, I’ll try to stick around. But when it comes to DNFing books, I have zero shame. None.

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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?

One word: COMICS. Since they’re shorter, I can often fit in several in the time that it takes for me to read a good-sized book, whether they be single issues or trade paperbacks.

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

I’ll probably feel the slightest bit annoyed, but hey, at heart, it’s the same book. However, covers replaced by the movie poster, if there’s an adaptation, are a different story…



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

Once in a blue moon, I’ll find a review from one of you lovely bloggers that expresses similar feelings. It’s nice to see that you aren’t alone in your feelings. (Shoutout to Beck in particular. SO glad someone else didn’t enjoy Red Queen.) 

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

[sheepishly whispering] Been there…done that…

I usually just keep on crying, but if I start getting weird looks, I’d just shield my face with the book.

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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 re-read the book? Skip the sequel? Try to find a synopsis on Goodreads? Cry in frustration?!

Most of the time, I’m just too lazy to do any of the above options. Of course, I’ll end up getting hopelessly lost while reading said sequel, but something usually triggers my last, decrepit brain cell into remembering “oooooohhh, right, forgot about that scene…”

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

Ooh, this is dangerous territory…

I wouldn’t be very good at telling people exactly why I don’t want them borrowing my books without it coming off very rude, but as a last resort, maybe I’d just lie about borrowing it from the library, and that the copy wasn’t mine in the first place. Sheesh, this is a tricky question…

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

Re-read my favorites, of course! Another round of B.P.R.D., Heart of Iron, Pumpkinheads, or Aurora Rising never fails to invigorate my reading again.

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

Only the ones that are sequels to my favorite trilogies, or a book that I borrowed at the library first and decided that I needed. And in that category, books that I can actually…y’know…afford…

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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?

Not very long, usually. After I get through my library haul, they’ll usually be in my hands a few days after I buy them.

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And that just about wraps this tag up! Anyone who’d like to do this tag, feel free to do so! I’d love to see your responses 🙂


Today’s song:

(This was stuck in my head all day yesterday…YOU’RE ALL SUFFERING WITH ME…)

(Just kidding about the last part, I love this song)


Have a lovely day, and take care of yourselves!

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