I know the typical rule of thumb is to participate in a book tag when someone actually tags you in it. Well, I didn’t feel like writing a review today, and I came across this tag about 50 different times in my reader feed, so I stole it! If you’re upset that I broke some kind of book tag etiquette, then you should probably get out more.
1. You have 20,000 books on your TBR. How in the world do you decide what to read next?
Ha, this is actually pretty accurate. I’m weird when it comes to picking out what book to read next. If nothing is really calling out to me I’ll just go alphabetically down my TBR list. There are other times where I’ll want to try and clear out some series from my list, so I’ll focus on whichever series has the fewest amount of books left.
I see it through to the end baby! Me not finishing a book is as rare as me not finishing a pizza. It just doesn’t happen. Even if the book totally sucks I feel like I need to read it all to make an informed decision.
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?
I’ve never done a Goodreads reading challenge, and the one year I set a reading goal for myself I exceeded it by about 200 books. That being said, I suppose if I was ever in this situation I would become a complete and total hermit on the weekends, with no TV allowed until I met my goal. Assuming new episodes of Outlander weren’t playing of course. Otherwise that would be my designated one hour break.
4. The covers of a series you love do. not. match. How do you cope?
I don’t know what this means. I have a Kindle, so I rarely ever see a book’s cover.
5. Everyone and their mother loves a book you really don’t like. Who do you bond with over shared feelings?
Isn’t that what you all are for?
6. You’re reading a book and you are about to start crying in public. How do you deal?
This has happened to me. It sucks. I balled like a baby, with actual heaving sobs. I usually try and use a combination of hiding behind my hair, and covering my chin with my hand so it looks as though I’m deep in thought.
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?!?!?!?
I basically go through this every time I start a new Outlander book. Thankfully, there are some great Wikipedia summaries for Outlander, and for other books I would definitely go to a Goodreads synopsis over skipping the sequel entirely. Would anybody out there seriously just skip it? If so, I think we’d all like an explanation.
8. You do not want anyone. ANYONE. borrowing your books. How do you politely tell people nope when they ask?
There are three universal truths in my life: I don’t share my food, I don’t share my umbrella when it rains, and I don’t lend people books. God, I sound like a real bitch! I can’t help it though, as I’ve gotten books back on 2 separate occasions where the cover had been completely ripped off. Now that I think about it, both occasions were actually my mom! Don’t try and deny it mom, you know it’s true, I can list the books for you if you want. Sorry, what was the question? Oh yeah, “Sorry, I don’t lend people books. I’ve had bad experiences in the past”.
This doesn’t happen. There are times when I get bored with a book, so I’ll start another one, and then alternate between the two every other chapter. This technique was vital when I read the 5th Outlander book. Although, instead of reading one chapter of another book, I would just read an entire book, and then read another section of Outlander. Very effective.
10. There are so many new books coming out that you’re dying to read! How many do you actually buy?
This is a tough one. I hate spending a lot of money on books, so I’d probably add them all to my Amazon wish list and wait to have a shopping spree at Christmas when I get gift cards. This way I’m forced to actually read the thousands of books I already have on my Kindle!
I’ll either read it right away, or it’ll sit around untouched for months, and months, and months. Wow, the life of a book kind of sucks.
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