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The Reader’s Problem Book Tag

Hello, my fellow Spirals!

This tag was originally started by Frappes and Fiction. It is a fun way for everyone to get familiar with my reading habits. So let’s get into it!

I have always been a mood reader but since I have started blogging and posting TBRs, I pick out 5 books that I want to read in a month. However, I never force myself to stick to it and end up picking several books apart from the list as well!

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

I think it depends mostly on how far along the book I am or how short it is. Often I figure out within the first 5-10 pages that I don’t like the book and just drop it. Other time, if I am at 25-30% and it is a short book then I just stick through it. However, there have been books that are quite long and I have DNF-ed only at 70%. Genuinely speaking, that HURTS. I keep thinking about those books till day and about how I wasted my precious time without actually finishing 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?

Here’s the thing, I don’t set a goal that’s unachievable. In the sense, I keep the goal pretty low and change it to something higher when I know I am easily gonna exceed it. For example, last year I read 37 books even though I started reading only from June. So this year I set the goal as 40 knowing I’ll exceed it but giving myself sufficient time to focus on studies and college. However, within 3-4 months I knew I was gonna shoot waaay past that goal soon so changed it to 60. Currently the reading goal is at 100 so yea, I never feel the pressure to catch up 😛

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

Honestly, I don’t mind. My Percy Jackson series have a mix of two different editions and I am kind of happy about that. I like that I own different editions. However, when I was looking for Lord of the Rings: Two Towers after owning the first and the third part, I bought the same edition so that it would match the rest. So really, it doesn’t bother me too much when it is out of my control.

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

I don’t hesitate to voice out my opinions about a book that everyone liked but I dislike or vice versa. It has happened with books, tropes and several other things. Everyone is entitled to their own opinions as long as they don’t put down others.

6. You’re reading a book and you are about to start crying in public. How do you deal?

Not often am I extremely moved to tears by a book. But when I am and I know that I can’t shed tears in that situation, I immediately shut the book and continue only when I am back in my room. I believe when you are in public and reading intense parts, you are sometimes more focused on what others might think of you and your reaction. I like reading them alone in my room when I am giving it my full undivided attention and letting the emotions soak me up.

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?!?!?!?

Funnily, this just recently happened to me. Not that the book just came out, but I picked up The Toll (Scythe #3) after reading Thunderhead(Scythe #2) several months ago and felt like I forgot few parts of the books. I usually search for synopsis of each parts/chapters of the previous book to save time while refreshing the major plotlines.

8. You do not want anyone. ANYONE. borrowing your books. How do you politely tell people nope when they ask?

Oh boy, I have been in this situation SO MANY times. It makes me uncomfortable but I take a firm stand in explaining how people have borrowed my books before and destroyed it unintentionally. My books are my PRECIOUS babies so I really don’t want to take chances. I pray that anyone who knows me, knows how much I adore my books and will hopefully understand what I mean.

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

My reading slumps last for a few days or a week max so I don’t think I can sufficiently answer this. Sometimes I just try to pick the book that I have been wanting to pick up for a long time. Other times I just let it be and don’t force myself too much.

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

I recently went a book buying spree and bought 20 (second-hand) books at the same bookstores. EVEN THEN I bought few books online after that as well. I always feel like I’d rather spend my money on books than frivolous things. Thought lately I am trying to refrain from buying books since I am running out of space AND I have barely read any of the ones that I bought.

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?

I don’t think I EVER buy a book and then immediately read it. I only buy books when I know I will absolutely love it and if I know I’ll love a book then I’ll keep putting it off to savor it at a better date. I bought Ready Player One last year knowing that I will devour it and mind you, it is STILL on my bookshelf.

This tag was so fun to do and gives a chance for the readers to get know the blogger much better!

I nominate:

Comment down below some of the problems that you face as a reader!
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By Harini @BookSpiral

Hi! I am Harini and I run this blog. I am a massive lover of books and like to spend all my time reading. My main aim is to explore new topics and unique books and talk about it on my blog. Hope you enjoy the content that I put out!

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