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.