Today it’s time to share another tag with you all! Melissa from Melissa’s Bookworld tagged me to do the Reader Problems tag. What problems do readers face and how do I deal with those? If you want to find out, keep on reading.

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

I’m a moodreader, so this makes choosing a book difficult at times. Sometimes I’m lucky and a book just jumps out at me, haha. Other times I spend the whole evening trying to figure out what to read next. I have to say reviewing books now makes it easy at times as well, because I have deadlines. I expected that to make it hard for me to read, because I’m kind of “forced”, but I haven’t had any problems so far.

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

This is something I’ve seen a lot of bookbloggers talk about lately. Is it okay to DNF a book? I have to say I have been lucky, because there haven’t been many books that I disliked so much I started thinking about not finishing it. I can only recall doing this to one book. I think mostly because I tend only to pick up books I think I will enjoy (of course those can end up being bad as well) I’ve been lucky. I think part of me would feel guilty if I stopped reading something an author worked so hard on. On the other side, I should only spend time reading stuff I really enjoy. Reading time is precious as it is, haha.

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?

Of course, I would try to catch up and I have before. If something like this happens I will tend to look for books that aren’t that long or novellas. I have to say I have been lucky since I started doing these challenges. I have read more every year and even read more than my goal.

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

This does bug me, but I have a few on my bookshelves, haha. For example Red Queen. All three books that I have are different, haha. I got them last year for my birthday. Red Queen was constantly unavailable, so I got a different edition and King’s Cage is still hardcover, haha. It’s more annoying though when the cover changes completely after a few books have already been published. I think authors should at least continue to publish the same type of covers for the readers who were there in the beginning.
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You’re reading a book and you are about to start crying in public. How do you deal?

This has happened many times before. I read a lot during my commute on the train when I go to work, haha. I try not to become a sobbing mess, but I have had tears going down my cheeks before (while reading Slammed). The same kind of goes for the more steamy moments in books. Then I kind of feel like everyone can see and know what I’m reading, haha.

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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?

Definitely! I have done this before. I plan on doing this for The Kingmaker Chronicles. I also want to do a reread before the last book in the Throne of Glass series is published later this year. Rereading is something I love to do. I always notice details I didn’t see the first time or things I didn’t pay much attention to the first time around. I really should give myself more time to reread!

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

If I know someone well and I know they love books as much as I do, I am willing to let someone borrow a book. I do expect it back in the same condition though. Otherwise I will just tell someone that I rather keep my books at home.

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

Either I give myself a break from reading and watch some tv shows or a movie. Or I pick up Harry Potter. When I read something I love again, it gets me back in a reading mood.

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

More than I probably should, haha. I do try and stick to sequels etc., but I often fail, haha.

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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?

A LONG time. Which is the main reason I’m participating in Beat the Backlist. I need to get my TBR under control, haha. Even though I already accept the fact this probably will never be the case!

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These are definitely some very familiar reader problems. Are any of them familiar to you? How do you cope with them? I would love to hear about that in the comments!

I really need to get better at tagging people, but once again, feel free to do this tag. Make sure to let me know if you do. I love reading other people’s answers.

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