I hardly ever see memes with questions about books, so I was excited to see this one (I found it here). The questions look pretty interesting!
You have 20,000 books on your to-read list. How in the world do you decide what to read next?
To answer realistically, I never keep up with to-read lists because 95% of the time, if my public library doesn’t have the book, I will never get around to reading/buying it because I never buy books, especially when I know I’m only going to read them once.
You’re halfway through a book and you’re just not loving it. Do you quit or are you committed?
Most of the time, I stick with it, unless it’s super boring. It is very hard for me to put a book down, and if a book is that bad, I keep reading it just to see exactly how bad it does get… and so I know what NOT to do in my own writing. Basically, I will stick with a bad book over a boring book, because even bad books are interesting.
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’m not on Goodreads, and I’ve already read over 52 books this year (a book a week is always my goal), so I’m happy to say that I’m caught up. :)
The covers of a series you love do not match. How do you cope?
Well… I wouldn’t buy the series in the first place, so I wouldn’t have that mismatched stack anywhere near my shelves. Honestly, I don’t think it would be that big a deal. If the books are good, it doesn’t matter what the covers look like.
Everyone and their mother loves a book you really don’t like. Who do you bond with over shared feelings?
That’s the story of my life. Like… Lord of the Rings, for instance. Everyone seems to love that series, and I cannot get through it. Ever. I tried three times. So I sometimes vent on this blog, and whoever wants to commiserate is welcome to.
You’re reading a book and you are about to start crying in public. How do you deal?
I try my best not to cry in public under any circumstances, and I don’t often read in public. But I suppose if a book brought me to tears when I was in public, I wouldn’t care. I’d just cry anyway. It’d be easier to explain to a stranger that I was crying over a book than over something else.
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?
I never re-read books, unless they’re a nonfiction/reference book. If it has been a long time since I’ve read the first book, I’ll just skim through it to refresh my memory.
You do not want anyone borrowing your books. How do you politely tell people nope when they ask?
I always let people borrow my books.
You’ve picked up and put down 5 books in the last month. How do you get over your reading slump?
Many times, I have read five not-so-good books in a row. I usually look for something in a totally different genre or if I’ve been reading fiction, I turn to nonfiction (and vice versa).
There are so many new books coming out that you’re dying to read! How many do you actually buy?
Zero. I don’t buy books because (1) I have no room, (2) I rarely re-read books, (3) I already have a ton of unread books sitting around, and (4) I rely too much on the library for my book habit.
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?
In the rare instance that I do buy a book, I usually read it right away because if I did actually buy it, that means I was dying to read it in the first place. And library books never sit on my shelf very long because… well… they have to be returned.
Feel free to answer the questions on your own blog!