A few days ago, The Writes Reads shared Jayvel‘s Post with the same name under Blog of The Day. Ever since I read it, I have been meaning to post my answers to these questions as well.
So here goes nothing.
First of all, this one is originally created by Tiffany of About To Read, and it tackles a bunch of reader problems we experience.
You have 20,000 books in your TBR, how in the world do you decide what to read next?
Totally depends what my mood is at the time of picking up the book because I do not really prioritize the TBR.
You’re halfway through a book and you’re just not loving it. Do you put it down or are you committed?
If I’d been answering this question an year or so ago, I’d have said that I am committed and I’d persevere anyway but today, I’d say I put it down because life is too short to be wasted on something that is not gripping my interest and there are too many books out there I can read instead.
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?
No. I never force it. If I manage to beat the challenge, well and good. But, if not, I do not let it bother me because this is not a race and I read for myself.
The covers of a series you love do not match, how do you cope?
It is an open secret that I have a thing for Book Covers. They have to be ‘right’. Also there is always a high chance that I will pick up a book if I love the book cover and vice versa. So it, is very important to me. But when they do not match, like what they did with An Ember in the Ashes after the first two books? I hate it and not willing to buy the new covers for the first two books again (hullo? books are very expensive!), so I just grit my teeth and get on with it. Now that I think about it, since they change the theme of covers altogether with book 3, I have not read the book!
Everyone and their mother love a book that you do not. Who do you bond with over your shared feelings?
My book buddies. Like me, they understand that not every book is for everyone.
You’re reading a book in public and you’re about to start crying. How do you deal?
I believe I am good at maintaining my composure in public. I will cry loads once I am alone, but I will hold it in public.
The sequel to a book you loved just came out, but you’re forgotten a lot of what happens. Are you going to reread it?
I do not forget stories per se, but I love to do a skimming reread if it had been more than a year I read the previous book.
You do not want anyone to borrow your books, how do you politely say no when someone asks?
There are very few people who I allow to touch my books. Kind of very possessive about my books, I am. I just tell them that I do not lend my books with a smile on my face. And, that is that.
You have picked up and put down 5 books in the last month. How do you get over this reading slump?
There is no one way in which I am certain that I will get over my reading slump. It usually descends suddenly and I am over it suddenly too. So no hard and fast rules here.
There are so many books coming out that you are dying to read, how many do you end up buying?
Usually a couple of books a month because as I mentioned earlier, books are expensive! I turn to libraries for the rest of them.
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?
Is that a joke :p ? I have been so busy reading other books that I hardly get the time to read the books already on my shelves! That makes sense, right? 😉
Thank you for stopping by and reading my answers to these questions. I am not tagging anyone per se but you may tag yourself and share the link so I get to read the awesome answers that you have to give.