Tag Thursday: The Reader Problems Tag

 You have 20,000 books in your TBR, how in the world do you decide what to read next?

I pretty much read by mood, so I just pick a book and that’s kind of it, that’s what I’ll be reading. Even if there were 20,000 of them (which it sometimes feels like)

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

Usually, no. If I’m not feeling it, I’ll put it down. Life is too short to read a bad book.

3. 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?

Not really. I like to read without any pressure on me, and just enjoy it. But, if I did want to, I would pick up a couple of short books and get reading those. The Babysitters Club series is perfect for doing this.

5. Everyone and their mother loves a book that you do not. Who do you bond with over your shared feelings?

I have a little group of bookish friends on Twitter who I rant to on a very regular basis. It’s not always about books.

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

Well, you can’t really stop it, can you? Just let it all out.

7. 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?

If I have time, I will try to re-read. If not, I’ll scour the internet for reviews or read through its Goodreads entry.

8. You do not want anyone to borrow your books, how do you politely say no when someone asks?

I’ve usually got no problem with people buying books. But with the very special ones, I would just tell them it’s a very special book and one I would like to keep.

9. You have picked up and put down 5 books in the last month. How do you get over this reading slump?

Just stop for a bit. This happened to me a few days after Christmas 2017, so I took a break from reading until the New Year. It worked a charm.

10. There are so many books coming out that you are dying to read, how many do you end up buying?

It depends on the funds. And, there aren’t a lot of English books available in Germany so I’d have to Amazon it, which adds on to the costs.

11. After you purchase all of these books that you’re dying to read how long do they sit on your shelves before you get to them?

Ages. Forever. There are some on my TBR shelf that I have been meaning to read for at least three years.


Books on my Long Term TBR

This post is part of Top 10 Tuesdays run by Jana from That Artsy Reader Girl

One of these days, my TBR shelf is going to collapse on me and lead to my untimely death. What isn’t helping is that I keep ignoring my already voluminous TBR and buying brand new tomes to get through.

I have a long list of books that have been on my TBR shelf for years, but I still haven’t gotten to reading them yet. Maybe it’s time to pick something from there and get it ticked off once and for all before heading to Easons again.

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Top 10 Tuesday: Books I Can’t Believe I Read

This post is part of Top 10 Tuesdays run by Jana from That Artsy Reader Girl.

I read pretty much anything I set my mind to. That does mean I can flick from having read a meaty thriller one day to a happier chick lit book the day after. That said, there are some books that I’ve never expected I would read. Some because I never thought I would get away with reading them, some because I was a low key fan girl, some I just turrned that last page and thought “wait what was that?” I would like to share some of these books with you now. I’ll let you decide which book fits in which category.

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Top 10 Tuesday: Book I Really Liked But Can’t Really Remember

This post is part of Top 10 Tuesdays, run by Jana from That Artsy Reader Girl.

I’ve read so many books that I’ve actually forgotten most of. I’m terrible for it. Sometimes I could read a book and forget it within a week, which is the main reason I’ve started a reading journal. Since I’ve kept record of my books I’ve been able to remember the stories, or been able to flick back through my notebook and recall.

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Tag Thursday: Ringing in the New Year Book Tag

January is, of course, the perfect time for looking back and celebrating how your year went, or maybe commiserate some of the not quite so good parts. This great tag that I’ve spotted over on Bookmark Chronicles, and Rae created it herself.

The rules to this challenge are pretty straightforward:

  • Link to the person who tagged you (no one tagged me, I found this one on my monthly snoop)
  • Link to the creator of the tag – Rae @ Bookmark Chronicles
  • Share the tag image (um, does making your own count?)
  • Answer the questions below
  • Tag friends (or not if you don’t feel like it)

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