Reader Problems… We All Have Them

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Hello fellow bookworms! It’s been a while since I’ve had time to do a tag (any post really!); it’s been a busy end to the year, but hopefully more posts will come over Christmas time! The creator of this tag is About To Read over on YouTube, the link to her video is at the end of this post!

How do you decide what book to read next?

I’m very much a mood reader, so if I’m reading a stand-alone, I just pick up whatever I feel like reading. If I’m reading a series, I usually read them all in one go, instead of staggering them with other books. I’m also quite a seasonal reader, so there are certain books I enjoy reading at different times of year. For example, I’m really into Young Adult Contemporary at the moment, for something light hearted at this festive time of year!

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If you’re not enjoying a book, do you DNF it, or do continue to the very end?

I hate DNF-ing books, I really do try and push through it! However, I have been trying to do the opposite, so I can continue to read the books that I do enjoy.

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You’re behind on your Goodreads Reading Challenge, and the end of the year is near! Do you accept your fate or try your best to catch up?

I’m really trying to catch up on my Goodreads Challenge, and I haven’t given up in previous years, but I think I’ll ending up accepting my fate this year (I’ve already had to change my goal 3 times!)

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The covers of a series on your bookshelf don’t match, what do you do?

I keep searching for books that match… isn’t that what everyone else does?

I can’t stand when my book series covers don’t match, and I’m constantly on the look out to find ones that match, even if I have to get them second hand!

Who do you turn to when you need to complain about a bad book that everyone else seems to like?

I tend to rant to one my family members or friends who I know doesn’t really care what I’m saying, but even if they’re not listening, at least I’ve got my anger about the book out!

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You’re in public and you’re about to start crying over a book, what do you do?

Hmm, this is a tough one, because I tend to cry at most books! I don’t often read in public, but if I was in this situation, and I could myself welling up, I would promptly close the book and wait until I was at home so I could fully embrace my emotional state!

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The next book in a series has just been released, but you can’t remember a thing about the last book! Do you re-read the first book, look up the synopsis or just pretend you remember and read the sequel?

I’ll be too excited about the release of the sequel to re-read the previous book, so I usually just look up a detailed synopsis, this usually sparks my memory of what has happened already in the series.

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No one is allowed to borrow your books! How do you let them down gently?

I’ll only lend out books to people I know will a) keep them in good condition and b) return them back to me! If I don’t want to lend you my books, I’ll just say that I don’t lend books because I’m very protective over them and want to keep them in good condition. Or I just say I don’t own the book/it’s on my Kindle (which I never use!)

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How do you get over a reading slump?

Reading slumps are an actual nightmare! I tend to pick up a book I’ve read before and know I like to get me back into the reading mood, or I just take a break, watch some TV and do stuff that’s not reading. I usually find I miss having a book in my hands soon enough!

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All of your highly anticipated books are being released at the same time! Do you buy them all, or prioritise some over others?

I’ve never actually been in this situation, but I would probably prioritise certain books over others (that would be a lot of money if they were all released in hardback!) I’d decide which one I would want to read first and then buy them as I finish one (maybe, if I could exercise some self control) I think it also depends on the author, I would obviously prioritise my favourites!

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Once you’ve bought those highly anticipated books, do you pick them up straight away, or surrender them to your shelves for a year?

I would read my most anticipated one straight away! If I know a book’s being released that I’m desperate to read, I make sure I’ve finished my current read before the release date so I can dive right in (and finish that day usually!)

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So those are a few of my problems and habits as a reader, I’m sure we all share some of these difficulties! Let me know in the comments if you have any of the same problems as me!

Until next time…

Jade 🙂

All gifs from giphy.com

Link to original tag creator: https://youtu.be/7SfhSV-L3eo

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10 thoughts on “Reader Problems… We All Have Them

  1. I am also a mood reader! I’m always slightly baffled by people who have nice lists and plans for what they’re going to read in the next month because I would never be able to stick to that!

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  2. I am a complete mood reader! I cannot make a monthly TBR and completely stick to it! I KIND OF HATE DNFing but sometimes a bookworm has gotta do what she gotta do!! I’m actyally done on my GR challenge so GO ME!!! I AM SO GREAT AND WONDERFUL AND okay…I’ll stop being boastful haha. I AM IN A READING SMUP RIGHT NOW AAGAHAHAHHA IT IS SO UNFAIR!! great post x

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    • I hate being a mood reader sometimes because I like to be organised and plan exactly what I will read but it never goes to plan! I used to struggle through books but I am getting better at stopping if I’m not liking books, it’s a waste of time that could be spent reading better books! Lucky you, this is the first year I haven’t exceeded or even met my GR challenge, which is frustrating for me, but I am in the 3rd yr of my degree so I forgive myself for not having too much time! Reading slumps suck, I think Summer 2017 was just one big reading slump for me which sucked because that’s when I had the most time for reading! Oh well! Haha thank you for commenting ☺️

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  3. This is a great tag! I’m a mood reader (and seasonal reader!) too, it makes things difficult sometimes haha. I’ve started DNFing more because I figure life’s too short and there are too many amazing books out there, especially if i’m not motivated to even pick up the current book I’m reading.

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