Reader Problems [Book Tag]

I decided to take a little break from reading because I just finished A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness and this is my current state of emotions:

I decided to do the Reader Problem Book Tag to get over my book hangover. Let’s start!

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

Typically, I just grab whatever is at the top of the pile and start reading it. If it’s a new release by one of my favorite authors, I typically drop what I am currently reading and start that instead.

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

Even if I hate a book, I will read it to the end because I still want to know how the story ends. But when I’m reading a book I’m just not feeling, I usually start to skim it and as long as I get a gist of what the story is about I’m good and then I move on.

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?

I would try to catch up and that usually means I would go into overdrive with my reading, meaning that I will read while on the bus or train, or sometimes I will even read during my classes (which I don’t recommend unless you’re able to split your focus between reading and listening to your teacher).

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

I hate, and I mean HATE, when author’s do this especially when the original covers were better. If the covers don’t match, I at least try to to get all the books to be in the same format (i.e., hardcover, paperback).

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

Personally, if I don’t like a book, I don’t want to discuss it—AT ALL. I just like to move on from it, not even think about it, FINITO!

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

The amount of times this has happened. It’s one of the main reason why I stopped reading while on the public transportation because I’m pretty sure people are looking at me like I need to be in a straight jacket. When I feel “the feels” coming on, I usually stop reading and just try to focus on something else, like blasting my music to get my mind off of whatever I just read. 

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 don’t mean to sound arrogant, but I have a pretty good memory when it comes to remembering what happened in books. If I’m reading a sequel to a book, that means I LOVED the first book so much, that I needed to pick up the next book. Also, I have this habit of where I will re-read the favorite parts of books I like and it helps me to remember what the book is about.

8. You do not want anyone. ANYONE. borrowing your books. How do you politely tell people nope when they ask?

I have no problem telling people no—scratch that—HELL NO to borrowing my books. I don’t even let my own sister read my books because I know she will bend to pages and if it’s a paperback, that book is a GONER. So no, I DO NOT LEND OUT MY BOOK! Sorry, not sorry.

9. Reading ADD. You’ve picked up and put down 5 books in the last month. How do you get over your reading slump?

I usually pick up a fluffy contemporary that is going to make me laugh because that always seems to work. They’re short and easy reads and I usually can finish one within a day and usually that helps get me back on track.

10. There are so many new books coming out that you’re dying to read! How many do you actually buy?

Umm, is that a trick question? All of them of course!!

No, but seriously, I have a little bit of a book buying problem and if I have been waiting, anticipating, OBSESSING over the release of a book, you best believe I am heading to my nearest bookstore on release day.

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?

Not long, not long at all. For new releases, I usually drop whatever I am currently reading and start that instead because I can’t wait to just dive in.

I had some fun answering these questions, especially since this is my first book tag. Maybe I will do some more in the future!

See you between the pages 


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I'm Ari, a local NYC bibliophile and a forever daydreamer. You can usually find me with my nose buried in a book and my head up in the clouds. I am also a coffee addict and a chocolate connoisseur. I fell in love with the romance genre about three years ago and I haven't been able to stop reading about happily-ever-afters, which is ironic because I'm a bit of a cynical romantic in real life, haha. I hope you all enjoy my blog and fangirling with me about all the smutty reads!

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