I hope you're having a great weekend and getting lots of reading done. Since the semester just ended and I'm having a lazy weekend I decided to do a nice little book tag for everyone(: I found this book tag on booklovingnut.com, feel free to check out their blog!
Usually I have somewhat of an idea of what I want to read next. Usually it's the first book that my eyes land on in my TBR shelves because I have been having either an unconscious or a conscious desire to book up that book next(: Check out more of my strategies on deciding what to read next in my old blog post here.
2. You're halfway through a book and you're just not loving it. Do you put it down or are you committed?
Usually I'll put it down with the thought that I'm going to pick it back up later after I read another book, but most of the time I don't pick it back up and end up starting it again much later or letting it waste away on my TBR shelf.
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?
It depends how behind I am on my reading challenge. Most of the time I'll start reading a little more but I won't go crazy with it. Sure, it would be nice to complete my reading challenge but it's not the biggest deal in the world.
4. The covers of a series you love do not match, how do you cope?
It would be nice if they matched but I won't go buy new ones, I could be spending that money on new books(:
5. Everyone and their mother loves a book that you do not. Who do you bond with over your shared feelings?
I'll usually go through Goodreads reviews until I find someone who had the same viewpoint as me and then comment something enthusiastic.
6. You're reading a book in public and you're about to start crying. How do you deal?
I'll try my best not to cry but sometimes you can't help it you know? I'll just keep it quiet and wipe away the tears quickly. One particularly ugly instance of this occurred on a bus ride to New York City when Winger by Andrew Smith crushed my soul.
7. The sequel to a book you love just came out but you've forgotten a lot of what happens. Are you going to reread it?
Yes. I'll just look over the plot on wikipedia or something to get a refresher.
8. You do not what anyone to borrow your books, how do you politely say no when someone asks?
I'll simply tell them that I don't let people borrow my books because I'm a little too overprotective. Most of the time if it's a friend that asks I'll let them borrow it but threaten them thoroughly to make sure they take care of it (and tell them if there is any damage they're buying me a new one).
9. You have picked up and put down 5 books in the last month. How do you get over this reading slump?
Most of the time I'll go through a Netflix phase until I get bored with shows and/or feel a craving to read. Either that or I'll reread a book that I really loved.
10. There are so many books coming out that you are dying to read, how many do you end up buying?
Usually I'll hold off on buying it unless it's an author I really love or another installment in a series I'm reading.
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?
Well, that varies extremely. If it's a Sarah J. Maas book I'm gonna read it immediately, but on others it could be left for years (whoops).
If any of you want to do this challenge feel free! I hope you get a lot of reading done and make sure to watch out for my review on The Great Gatsby, which I finished a few days ago.