Reader Problems Book Tag

I found this tag over at The Book Nut and couldn’t resist.

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

I’m a complete mood reader. I pick up what sounds good.

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

I have no problem DNFing a book. However, if I made it halfway I will most likely finish it. However, if I made it halfway through, it probably means there is something I like about it.

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?

Normally yes, unless I am in the most epic reading slump like I am this year. Then I don’t stress and just read what I can. I may even adjust my reading goal. However, I usually set goals that I know I can reach, which maybe isn’t a great goal, but that’s how I do things. 🙂 I never want reading to be stressful or a chore.

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

Meh. Not such a big deal to me. These days I’m all about the adult romance novel, and the covers aren’t really huge draws for me. Maybe back when I was super into YA I would care more. Maybe.

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

I’m not really sure. Maybe I just vent to my mother?

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

Honestly, I don’t read in public often. I get way too distracted. I don’t like reading on the beach (I don’t even like sitting on the beach – that never appeals to me). I prefer to either read while I am home, or listen to audiobooks when I’m in the car alone. So, I don’t really have to worry about that. I also tend to avoid books that will make me cry, but sometimes if I know that it will, I will read it right before I have to be somewhere precisely to help keep my emotions in check.

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?

Probably not. I love re-reading, but the books I re-read aren’t really part of huge series. I never reread the HP books right before the next one came out either. Although I reread them a lot whenever I got the urge, so I knew the stories quite well.

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

I don’t really mind lending out my books, but I’m not asked that often. I probably wouldn’t be able to say no if someone asked. But if it was a super special book, I would ask the borrower to be extra careful.

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

Usually re-reading my favorites helps me out of a reading slump. Also, just giving it time. Doing other things that interest me. I don’t think you can really force yourself out of a reading slump. It just takes time, which is frustrating, but I think that’s just how it is.

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

Honestly, not too many. I’m a librarian, so I use my library a lot, and I do have access to ARCs, although I don’t read many of them. I tend to buy books when I know I have some time and want to read. Then I run to the store and just browse and pick up some.

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?

Oh my gosh, way too long! Unless I bought an ebook. I usually only ever buy an ebook because I can’t wait for the book and need it ASAP, but don’t want to leave the house. Then I read the book right away. Otherwise they probably collect dust for a bit.

17 Responses to “Reader Problems Book Tag”

  1. Geybie's Book Blog

    Yay, I’m a mood reader too. I read what sounds interesting to me at that time and can easily put it down if I don’t enjoy it (unless they are ARCs). Same with you, reading and blogging should be fun and I always make sure to keep them fun no matter what.

    Thanks for sharing this post. I enjoyed reading it, Quinn. 👍🏻😁

  2. Lover Of Romance

    This is a wonderful book tag. Learning to DNF was the hardest thing for me to deal with. I do like to re read, especially if its a connected book in the series and the book being released has taken longer than expected. I am a big cover lover (as you probably already know) so I do prefer the covers to match.

    • Quinn's Book Nook

      I know a lot of people that struggle with DNFing. My mother is like that. I know you love book covers! There are some that I do love, but for the most part, it isn’t a huge focus for me.

  3. Rosie @ Rosie Writes Things

    First off, super jelly that you are a librarian. So cool! And second, I have a super big problem with lending out books… like, I hate doing it because I don’t like to part with my children, but at the same time, I want people to read the book if it’s that good, and I have some people that I trust more than others and I’ll offer to let them borrow it, even though I’m not too keen on lending it out. Does that even make sense??? I’m a tad hypocritical maybe in this subject, haa~

    By the way, you’re blog is SUPER CUTE! <3

    • Quinn's Book Nook

      Haha. I understand what you mean about lending your books. I don’t really mind that much, but sometimes I get a little nervous. For example I lent my mom a paperback of a book I adore. And I was like don’t break the spine! She didn’t 🙂

    • Quinn's Book Nook

      Haha. I wouldn’t rebuy either to make the covers match. Sometimes it does feel like my TBR is 20,000. It never seems to go down no matter how much I read. 🙂

  4. Greg

    I’m totally a mood reader too, I have to be into what I’m reading. And I’ll DNF too- I don’t like to, but I will if the book is just not working…

    I agree about reading slumps too, sometimes they just have to run their course. Which is no fun!

  5. Kim @ kimberlyfaye reads

    Great tag! I agreed so much with several of your answers. I’m a total mood reader, so I get what you’re saying. Covers aren’t a big deal to me at all. I wish I used my library more. I do use them for electronic audiobooks though! And I frequently donate books — and then go back and buy more when they have big sales. The DNF is an important thing to master as a reader. Life’s too short to read meh books.

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