On the 9th Day of Christmas – Reader Problems Book Tag

I can’t believe it! Christmas is only 5 days away. Christmas shopping is done, but I’m still not ready for it.

Anyway, continuing on with my 12 Days of Christmas posts. Today is day 9 and although I stopped believing in Santa a long long long time ago, I still hold out hope that there is some fat man flying around on a sleigh dropping off gifts. 🎅🏻🛷🦌🎁 Because yeah I really need #1 of this book tag post to happen.

I’m not sure where this book tag originated, but I think it’s here. It’s called Reader Problems Book Tag and here are my answers.

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

If only I had 20,000 books, I would be in freakin’ heaven. If I had 20,000 books on my TBR I would probably shoot myself because I’d be so overwhelmed and couldn’t make a decision. The way I read is whatever I’m in the mood for; which is one reason I have so many unfinished books, because if I lose interest I’m on to the next. Does that classify as me having commitment issues?

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

If I’m loving it I keep going.

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?

Well, now I’m super behind on my reading challenge so I’ve chucked it and said ‘Next year’. In the past I have put undue burdens on myself for completing reading challenges and as a result have not enjoyed reading. So in 2018, I’ve decided that yes I’m going to do challenges but the books I selected are not etched in stone. Thereby if I don’t want to read it, I can freely and happily select another without feeling guilty.

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

I’m not in to reading series. I did when I was younger, but usually at some point they failed to impress.

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

This is a tough one because out of my inner circle I’m the only one that has a diverse reading habit, so the likelihood of me being able to bond with someone over a book is pretty slim.

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

Um yeah, I’ve never met a book that has had me that emotionally wrought.

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?

Maybe or I just might hit the interwebs and find me a summary.

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

This may not be polite but it’s honest. I tell folks straight up, ‘I don’t lend people books because either I never get them back or when I do they come back in a tattered mess.’

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

It depends on if I can pinpoint the cause of the slump. Sometimes my reading slumps are caused by reading too many of the same genre and if that’s the case I’ll move on to another genre.

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

I’m really bad about this because I will go into a bookstore and pick them all up if I could. I really lack self-restraint when it comes to buying books.

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?

Well, I’m really not going to tell the truth on this one. I plead the 5th.

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