Book Tag: Reader Problems

Several weeks ago, one of my favorite book bloggers (Romance Novels for the Beach) completed the Reader problems tag. I couldn’t help but try it out myself.

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

I read the one that I’ve been anticipating the most.

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

It depends on why I don’t care for the book. If I only have an issue with the storyline, I’ll read to the end. If I have issues with grammar and spelling I will stop reading the book by page ten. If the storyline is okay and the editing is poor I will probably finish the book. One series I’ve been reading has notoriously poor editing, but the storyline is very interesting.

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 have yet to encounter this problem. *Kanye Shrug*

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

As long as the content matches and the storyline flows well, I do not care about the covers in a series matching.

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

People who review the book and feel the same way I do on Goodreads and Amazon. Otherwise, I keep my less than positive opinions to myself.

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

I’ll go to the bathroom, rinse my face off with cold water and give the book a rest for a few hours

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?!?!?!?

Trying to figure out how many series I am currently reading.
Trying to figure out how many series I am currently reading.


It is a constant struggle for me to keep up with the numerous series I follow. When another book in a series is coming out, I reread the first chapter and the last chapter of the book.

8. You do not want anyone. ANYONE. borrowing your books. How do you politely tell people no when they ask?

“Sorry, I only have that as an ebook” or “I don’t loan out my books”.

When I was younger I was afraid to say “no” to people who wished to borrow my books. However, that changed when I loaned out one of my favorite books, never to see it again.scarlett ohara



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

Read my favorite part of one of my favorite books. It reminds me of why I enjoy reading and I normally find my way back to reading again shortly after.

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

This is terrible, but I buy all of them, if not as many as I can. Having a Kindle Unlimited subscription has helped some, but I still prefer to own my books. Books are the only things that I

This may or may not be footage of what occurs when I am within six feet of a bookstore.
This may or may not be footage of what occurs when I am within six feet of a bookstore.

spend a fair amount of money on. I am ashamed to say how much I spent on Amazon last year.

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?

If I was anticipating its release, the minute after my preorder payment email comes through. If it is a book that I bought on a whim, it can sit on my shelf for months. For example, I had Nia Forrester’s book Afterwards on my shelf for eleven months before I recently read it.

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