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Reader Problems Tag

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I love watching these videos on YouTube and decided to do it for myself! The original creator of this tag is About to Read.

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

Like I have said before, I am very much a mood reader. When I want a new book to read, I just go to my shelf and pick whatever catches my interest. That is how I started reading my current read, Girls in White Dresses. I have had this book for a while. This week, I decided I wanted to read it (By the way, I am loving it!).

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

I quit! I cannot force myself to read books that I do not like. The only real exception would be books for school or if it is a book in a series. If it’s not the first book in a series and I liked the other books, I will try to stick it out.

The end of the year is coming and you are so close but so far away on your Goodreads reading challenge. Do you try to catch up and how?

Absolutely! I will try to catch up. I will try to read a lot of shorter books to catch up. Fortunately, I exceeded my goal for 2014 :). I hope to do the same this year.

up all night

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

This does not bother me as much as it does other people. If the covers didn’t match, I would just deal with it. It also doesn’t bother me if some of the series is in paperback and some in hardcover.

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

When I finish books, I like to go online and look up book reviews for that book. Usually, there is someone who shares the same opinion as I do. I find it interesting to see what others thought. Especially if it is a book that I loved and others did not.

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

I usually don’t cry or get overly emotional when reading. However, I do tend to laugh out loud when something is funny, which can get you a few stares. So I have to hold in the chuckle and try not to look crazy while I am grinning as I read.

A sequel of a book you love just came out, but you forgot a lot about the prior novel. Will you reread the book, skip the sequel, find a synopses of Goodreads or cry in frustration?

I would try to find a synopses somewhere. I would either go to Goodreads or YouTube. I also keep a book journal of the books I read and favorite quotes. I would go back and try to jog my memory before reading the sequel.

You do not want anyone borrowing your books, how do you say no?

I am very picky about who I lend my books out to. I keep my books in close to perfect condition and it would kill me to get it back in less than perfect shape. For that reason, I only let my brother and sister-in-law borrow my books. Sorry!

You have a serious case of reading ADD. You picked up and put down 5 books in the last month. How do you get over your reading slump?

I just keep picking up and putting down the books. Eventually one will hold my interest and get me back into the reading mood.

There are so many new books coming out that you are dying to read. How many do you buy?

I have no willpower, I buy all of them. #sorrynotsorry

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?

That depends on my mood (I’m sensing a theme here). I could read them right away or they may sit for a few months. Depends on how I feel.

I hope you enjoyed my first bookish tag!

~Ashley

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