The Reader Problems Tag

Posted January 14, 2016 by Nori in Book Meme / 8 Comments

Thank you so much to Kaitlin and Macy for tagging me! This looks like a TON of fun! I hope you enjoy my answers!


1. You have 20,000 books on your TBR. How in the world do you decide what to read next?
Oooh so I’m actually going to have a specific post about this coming soon (stay tuned) but I can give you the basic answer. I make a priority pile full of books that have upcoming release dates, along with a pile of books that I want to read soon because they look amazing (regardless of release date). I alternate between these piles and voila!

2. You’re halfway through a book and you’re just not loving it. Do you quit or are you committed?
There isn’t enough time in the world to read bad books. At least, that’s my opinion. DNF all the way!

3. 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?
Oh I don’t try- I SUCCEED. No failures are allowed when it comes to reading 100+ books per year!

4. The covers of a series you love do. not. match. How do you cope?
Bahahahaha *hides in advance* I don’t honestly care? I mean, I like it when my covers match, but I’d rather have a complete series filled with mismatched covers than have an incomplete series! (I know, I’m in the minority).

5. Every one and their mother loves a book you really don’t like. Who do you bond with over shared feelings?
I either find someone who doesn’t like it, or I just avoid it. There are enough awesome books to take my mind off of one not so great book. 😉

6. You’re reading a book and you are about to start crying in public. How do you deal?
I…*hides in advance again* I actually don’t cry while reading or watching movies. Sorry to disappoint!

7. 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?!?!?!?
I TOTALLY REREAD THE FIRST BOOK! (This is why it takes me forever to finish series…especially when the 5th book comes out and I forget what happens in books 1-4).

8. You do not want anyone. ANYONE. borrowing your books. How do you politely tell people nope when they ask?
I actually don’t have this problem often. Only my closest friends borrow my books, and I show them which ones are off limits. 😉

9. Reading ADD. You’ve picked up and put down 5 books in the last month. How do you get over your reading slump?
Reading slumps are the worst. I often just put down all books for a couple of days, clear my head, and start over! Sometimes I re-read an old favorite.

10. There are so many new books coming out that you’re dying to read! How many do you actually buy?
Hmmmm this is tough. I don’t often buy books when they’re brand new. I actually don’t know the true answer to this question!

11. 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?
YEARS AND YEARS AND YEARS. I’m so sorry books! *cries* I wish I had enough time to read them all! I really wish I had the time!

So, what do you think about my answers to this tag? Were they entertaining? Do you have similar reactions to me or are you the complete opposite? Let me know in the comments below!

And I tag…YOU! Yes, YOU reading this!

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8 responses to “The Reader Problems Tag

  1. -high fives for being in the cover-match minority- I get that matching covers look pretty on a shelf, but, really, the contents are so much more important xD

    I really like your system for handling your TBR. If I had more review books, I might employ it, but I mostly read back list books, so my system works well enough right now. Unfortunately, it’s also why it takes me forever to read the books on my shelves, soooo… I don’t think there is a perfect system xD

  2. Bwahaha, love your answers. I’m a chronic DNFer. I’ve been finding lately that the fastest way out of reading slumps for me is to read shorts.

  3. Lynnette

    Now that I think about it, I don’t believe I’ve ever cried in public over a book! I’ve definitely cried alone before, just not in public. OH THE FEELS.

  4. This was an awesome tag! And laughing out loud at some of your answers because they’re so on-point. Seriously, I can’t handle books I won’t enjoy so DNF’ing is way easier than forcing myself to finish. Like you said Nori, there are way better books out there to focus on. 😀

  5. Love your answers, Nori! I can’t believe you don’t cry when you read or watch movies, go you! Meanwhile, they often leave me in a puddle XD This is such a fun tag, I’m gonna do it too 🙂

  6. I applaud you for your determination to succeed on your Goodreads challenge – Go Nori!!! And I completely agree on DNF-ing, there’s too much time wasted reading a book you don’t enjoy, especially because for me, it takes even longer to read it!
    Thank you for doing such a fun tag, I’ve just written up my answers in a post going up tomorrow 🙂

  7. Sarah Cone

    I loved reading your answers! Here are mine:
    1.I usually buy completed series and I pick which to read 1st by going by the size of the series; smallest to largest.
    2.I agree with you; I stop reading it.
    3. I’ve never actually done the GR challenge but if I did, my OCD would guarantee that I haul ass and meet my goal.
    4.I prefer covers to match but a good book is a good book so regardless of cover, I’m reading that sucker!
    5.I usually keep quiet about it and just move on to the next book.
    6. Thanks to being an emotional person with a TBI that exemplifies that, I’m used to crying at the most embarrassing places & situations regardless of reason but mainly I avoid it by being a hermit.But if it happens, it happens;no biggie.
    7. This happens to me a lot actually, because along with being extra emotional, the TBI affects my memory. That’s actually one of the main reasons why I usually buy completed series. I will totally reread the 1st so I’m not at all confused by wtf is happening in the 2nd.
    8.I really dint have this problem either; usually it’s only one of my teen daughters that asks to borrow books. My requirement are: absolutely NO dog-earing pages, can’t take them to school, no eating while reading and they better be put back in the right spot when they’re done.
    9.I’ll take a couple days to numb the brain with games like candy crush & cookie jam and then try again.
    10. If I have a series that’s not completed and a book in that series comes out, I’ll buy that first; then I’ll prioritize the next buy using my TBR. How many I buy depends on what I can afford at the time.
    11.I usually get to the books pretty quickly.

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