I was tagged by Reviews of a bookworm. This tag was created by Tiffany on her About To Read YouTube channel. This was a long time ago, so it's about time I catch up with these tags. I tag whoever wants to do this tag.
1. You have 20,000 books on your TBR. How in the world do you decide what to read next?
That is a combination of: my mood and how many review copies I have left. I always read several books at the same time, so I try to pick at least one book I feel like reading and one book I have to read to stay on top of my review books. 20,000 is a lot though.. I guess I would separate all those books in genre piles and then I would randomly pick a book that will suit my mood.
2. You're halfway through a book and you're just not loving it. Do you quit or are you committed?That depends on the type of book, source and how many pages there are. If it’s a book in a series I might continue, but a stand-alone will be DNF-ed without second thoughts. If I got the book as a present or for review I give it more time and chance. It also depends how far I'm in. Let's say I'm already over half of the book I will skim through the pages, because I already invested time in the story and I want to know how it ends. Most of the times I DNF a book earlier than halfway though, because I can easily spot if a book works for me or not.
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?
How ‘so close yet so far’ am I? If it’s 5 books I will try to read short and easy books. If you are looking at 10 books I will just try my hardest, but I’m going to push myself. I love the Goodreads challenge and it’s fun to push myself to read as many books as I can, but if I don’t make it to my set goal I also don’t mind. Reading is a hobby and something I do for fun; I don’t want to stress over it.
4. The covers of a series you love do not match. How do you cope?
Then I might go over in:
And a little:
But eventually I will settle down:
Most of the times I’m that kind of person that doesn’t care about matching covers. My bookshelves hold a mix of series with different covers, sizes and editions. I would love to have matching covers, but at the same time I’m a bargain hunter and I always buy the cheapest book; even if it means it doesn’t fit with the rest of the series. It has a certain charm. I always try to have my favorite series the same though and I find it hard to accept when publishers mess up a series, like, I wouldn’t have been able to handle an ugly cover for Winter (Marissa Meyer) or Queen of Shadows (Sarah J. Maas).
5. Everyone and their mothers love a book you really don't like. Who do you bond with over their shared feelings?
Probably Goodreads and Twitter, the best places to find someone who shares my opinion There is NEVER EVER going to be a book that everybody loves, so I think I’ll be able to find someone to talk to. At least I hope so, because sometimes it can feel a little lonely when everyone is raving about a book - and you just don't get it.
6. You're reading a book and you are about to start crying in public. How do you deal?
I rarely cry when it comes to books. The amount of books that made me cry can be counted on one hand, so I don’t see this happen. But if I ever come in that situation, I think I will go to a place to get myself back together, like the toilet.
7. A sequel of a book you love 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 feel blessed with my memory, because when it comes to books I always remember a lot. Tiny details might have slipped away over time, but I’m always able to recall the big line. The first thing I would do is read my notebook. I write down notes and summaries for books (which I use for my reviews on the blog) Next up is scrolling through Goodreads, most of the times there are a couple of reviews with spoiler tags that give important details. I am a re-reader though, so I might just go ahead and re-read the book for fun!
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 don’t have many reading slumps, I can’t even remember the last time I had one. Sure, sometimes you have a couple of books that don’t work for you, but I don’t see that as a terrible problem. I also have times where I'm more in the mood to do something else, but I don't really count that as a slump either. I guess I would pick up an old favorite book or a fairytale.
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?
It depends on the book. If it’s a sequel to a series I love, I will read it right away. If it’s a stand-alone or the start of a new series, it can take a while before I pick it up. Sometimes because I’m scared it will disappoint or sometimes just because I’m too busy with other books.