Hello there allies, archenemies, and everyone in between! Do you know what book bloggers do when they have nothing creative to write and shoot out to the blogosphere? They jump on a tag shamelessly. And that my friends, is what I’ll be doing right now. I’ve seen this tag from Ella’s Book Corner!
So without further ado…
You have 20.000 books in your TBR. How do you decide what to read next?
It just depends on the mood fam! At this point I don’t even believe in monthly TBRs anymore. I mean, just look at my reading challenge; you can totally predict the direction of the genres in my reading consumption.
You’re halfway through a book and just not loving it – do you put it down or are you committed?
DNF IT. At first, I’m the type of reader that would feel guilty if I DNF a book but why waste time when you’re struggling in the process. The sole purpose of reading (for me) in the first place is to escape and enjoy, now why would I let myself suffer when there’s MORE TO LIFE???
Except if I’m reading an ARC, I will have to struggle through it. I kinda learned that the hard way, because my enjoyment comes second when it comes to ARCs. I have to finish it to really justify in my review why I should have DNFd it.
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?
Catch up!!! I read faster than I ever did in a 3 months span just to finish my goddang yearly reading challenge. I told you it depends on the mood, and usually, at that time it would be definitely “MY-WHOLE-LIFE-DEPENDS-ON-THIS-CHALLENGE-AND-I-WONT-EVER-FEEL-THE-SAME-QUALITY-OF-VALIDATION-IF-I-GIVE-UP-RIGHT-NOW” Also, I just read a lot of short stories and novellas to complete it.
But this does not mean that I shame people who don’t reach their reading challenges. The very fact that they undertook this grave task to read books in a single year is commendable already. This is just my own view of reading challenges!
The covers of a series you love do not match. How do you cope?
Uhmmm. I don’t? I’ll have you know that I’m not really rich. And! This reading lifestyle of mine is quite expensive to maintain, which is why I don’t care if I have different editions of books in a series. What matters is, I HAVE ZE BOOK.
Everyone and their mother loves a book that you do not. Who do you bond with over your shared feelings?
Twitter. If you could only see the sheer amount of rant tweets I have.
You’re reading a book in public and you’re about to start crying. How do you deal?
I openly cry folks! It’s how I roll with books. In fact, the more a book gets me emotional, the higher the probability that it’s going to be a 5-star rating. I’m not ashamed of crying, I think being candid with your feelings in public is even a far courageous feat than bottling it all inside.
The sequel to a book you loved just came out, but you’ve forgotten a lot of what happens. Are you going to reread it?
I ALWAYS REREAD THE PAST BOOKS. I need to be fully armed reading the sequel and I don’t want to feel stupid because I have some gaps in the sequel’s context. I NEED TO KNOW EVERYTHING BEFORE I CHARGE ON. Well, except if I’m not in the mood.
You do not want anyone to borrow your books. How do you politely say no when someone asks?
Because I’m such a people pleaser I’ll lend them the book they want automatically.
P.S. Because of this question, I remembered that my aunt and cousin had borrowed 3 books from me for like 4 years already???? I think it’s time to send them home!
You have picked up and put down 5 books in the last month. How do you get over this reading slump?
Reading slumps are the worst and I’ve experienced it in the last two months. The trick is making ample time for it. And I KNOW y’all are sick of “you just have to make time for it” bs BUT IT’S NOT BS. (For me) I have to be not overwhelmed with life first and then pick a book. Specifically, something light and funny that wouldn’t overwhelm me with details. My go-to is chick lits or contemporary novels. But really, sometimes you just have to savor the slump and if life will give you enough breathing space, I’m sure you’ll be able to FINALLY READ AGAIN.
There are so many books coming out that you are dying to read, how many do you end up buying?
Again, depends on the mood fam! What’s important is I AM IN THE MOOD TO READ IT. It’s a matter of time frame and other external variables really. *coughs* Like idk, money? *coughs*
After you purchase all of these books you’re dying to read, how long do they sit on your shelves before you get to them?
Really, at this point, y’all will probably choke me because AGAIN IT DEPENDS ON THE MOOD. *sobs*
That’s the whole tag! I hoped you enjoyed all the Gina GIFs, I really struggled to look for the appropriate ones to add AHAHHAH. And yes, she’s my favorite B99 character!
Anyway, feel free to do this tag as well if you’d like to!