1. You have 20,000 books on your TBR. How in the world do you decide what to read next?
Honestly, I am a mood reader. If I feel like reading a specific kind of genre or a specific book I will. I currently am in the mood to read contemporary novels; so if you see a lot of those popping up in my monthly wrap-ups, that is why.
2. You’re halfway through a book and you’re just not loving it. Do you quit or are you committed?
It all depends on how invested I am. If I like it to a certain extent, I will continue and finish it. If the book is bothering me so much and I find myself skimming and dreading to finish the book, I will stop reading it.
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?
This one also depends on how close I am to my goal. If I set my goal at 50, and I read 30 books, I won’t force myself to read 20 books in a short period of time. I will still continue reading until the end of the year at the same pace I have been. I’ve learned that forcing yourself to read only makes reading kind of painful because I’m not enjoying the books in the way I should be.
4. The covers of a series you love do. not. match. How do you cope?
I mean they’ll bother me, but I won’t cry about it. Unless it’s a special case like Shatter Me, where the first cover is completely different from the books afterward, but they did make a new cover for the first book again. So, in that case, I’d just replace it with one that matches.
5. Everyone and their mother loves a book you really don’t like. Who do you bond with over shared feelings?
I don’t really bond with anyone related to bookish things because I don’t have friends in the bookish community to do so with and in my real life. I will talk about these books to people, but most of them haven’t read the books I have.
6. You’re reading a book and you are about to start crying in public. How do you deal?
I don’t cry that often while reading, unfortunately. However, if I’m reading a book powered with emotions for me, I will let my reactions come to me, regardless if people are watching me. I won’t let anyone get in the way from me having emotions about a book.
7. 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 synopsis on Goodreads? Cry in frustration?!?!?!?
This has been a recent case for me, but honestly, I won’t re-read the previous book because I don’t exactly see the point, especially if it’s, say the third book, it just feels off to me. I will find a synopsis for either the series or the previous book and that will help catch me up on what I need to know for the next book. It doesn’t take away the future reading experience for me.
8. You do not want anyone. ANYONE. borrowing your books. How do you politely tell people nope when they ask?
I don’t really have people who borrow my books because I’m not surrounded by people who read most of the time. If I were in the situation though, I would just tell them that I don’t want them to because I am careful about the condition of my books.
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 have been in and out of reading slumps for the past couple of months. I don’t do anything particular, I go about my life, and once I feel like I’m ready to pick up a book once again and read, I will. I just let things happen, I am not the type of person to be in the same kind of mood all the time, and I think that’s just fine.
10. There are so many new books coming out that you’re dying to read! How many do you actually buy?
Recently, I haven’t bought any new releases, I right now, I don’t exactly feel like doing so either. I come to find myself with a lot of books on my bookshelf that I haven’t read, and currently not in the mood to read. If I am interested in reading a newer release, I can borrow it from my library. I will then decide if I want to buy that book if I read it.
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 what reading mood I am in, how busy I am, and the level of interest it has. There are times where I will buy a book and read it almost immediately and times where I either eventually get to it after a while or like some of my books currently that have been on my shelf for a long while and won’t be read in a long time.