Reviews and Other Features: The Reader Problems Tag

I haven’t done any literature related posts since The Wasp Factory and even less since I answered The Inside Out Book Tag, so when I saw these literature-based questions on Galit’s Coffee N’ Notes’ website I just had to take it on. With some amusing (and semi-related) gifs of course.

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

If there’s one that a major spoiler could be ruined (film coming out, everyone reading and blabbing about it) then that one, otherwise the one I’ve been thinking about most. It’s never been a problem for me choosing one, especially as I know I will get to the others soon enough.

take it easy gif

Q: You’re halfway through a book and you’re just not loving it. Do you quit or commit?

In early uni days, I’d finish it. After finishing the diabolically bad The Pioneers I realised I would never put myself through it again. With all the wonderful books to read, it’s dreadful to waste time on one that hasn’t captured you.

life is short gif

Q: The end of the year is coming and you’re so close yet so far away on your GoodReads challenge. Do you quit or commit?

I’ve yet to do a Goodreads challenge.


Q: The covers of a series you love DO. NOT. MATCH. How do you cope?

It would sooooooo annoy me. I’d put the ones that match on the shelf and the least aesthetic-looking ones somewhere else.

hell to the no gif

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

Probably someone who reads regularly, but hasn’t read that specific book so I could calmly explain what’s wrong with it and see if they agree. Most likely my sister.

family hug

Q: You’re reading a book and you’re about start crying in public. How do you deal?

I haven’t cried in public over a book, though I have laughed plenty of times which has drawn its fair share of looks. Ideally I prefer reading privately though. I lose myself in a good book so it’s really easy to miss my stop or lose track of the stuff I have with me.

deal with it gif

Q: 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 summary on GoodReads? Cry in frustration?

I’d read the bits of the novel that stood out most. If I can’t remember that I’d see that as a sign I should read it again.

hilary duff gif

Q: You don’t want ANYONE borrowing your books. How do you politely tell people “nope” when they ask?

Hmmm. I’ll bore them into submission explaining how they could not bend pages or even worse crack the spine there’ll be consequences.

bored gif

Q: You’ve picked up and put down five different books in the past month. How do you get over the reading slump?

Well I’m in a reading slump at the moment so that either makes me the best or worst person to ask. If a book doesn’t jump out at me, I’ll go and read one of my absolute favourites, or one I really liked as a child but have forgotten a lot about.

gromit gif

Q: There are so many new books coming out that you are dying to read! How many do you actually buy?

All of them! If I love a book I hate giving them back or waiting for them.

I want it all Queen

Q: After you’ve bought a new book you want to get to, how long do they sit on your shelf until you actually read them?

Not long at all. That same day if possible.

now now now gif

My suggestions are below, but really this tag is open to anyone who wants to take part.

Amy – Curiouser and Curiouser
Claire – Art and Soul
Juliet – Not Capulet
Michelle – The Writing Hufflepuff
Shannon – Clockwork Bibliphile


24 thoughts on “Reviews and Other Features: The Reader Problems Tag

  1. Thank you so much for your mentioned, how sweet ❤
    Loved your answered and your gifs 😀
    I always say to people that i don't like the lines on the spine and if I see one I will freak out completely, lol.
    Reading a fav book is one of the best ways ever to get out of a reading slump, I do that a lot as well 🙂

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  3. I have a very powerful monologue ready for friends who would like to borrow books. I don’t mind sharing with people I know to be very careful on handling a book properly and giving it back on time. The rest of the world gets the monologue and it usually is the end of it.
    Series with mismatched covers are terrible. I hate when they decide to change in a middle of a series.

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