As I was scrolling (stalking) my fellow bloggers’ websites, I came upon this pretty fabulous idea. I mean- I know you all just LOVE to have a post that has nothing to do with book reviews. But at least it has something to do with books!
1. You have 20,000 books on your TBR. How in the world do you decide what to read next?
Oh…I’m so horrible at this. I have a ridiculous amount of books that I swear I’m going to read. When I actually get to a book that I need to buy, I almost have a panic attack because I don’t know what to buy. I go by whatever I feel like reading. Am I in the mood for a YA paranormal romance with a lot of teenage angst? Or am I in the mood for a hot and spicy, contemporary romance with a broody, cliche man?
2. You’re halfway through a book and you’re just not loving it. Do you quit or are you committed?
I hate when this happens. And it does happen often, especially when I get on of those Read to Reviews for free, or when I’m beta reading. It’s quite depressing actually. I just focus on the redeeming qualities of the book so I can force myself to finish it. I can’t stomach the thought of leaving a book unfinished, because then I really don’t have the right to review 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?
I’ve…never done a reading challenge. *shame face* I think I would definitely read over any challenge that I place on myself, because I apparently read more than I think I do.
4. The covers of a series you love do. not. match. How do you cope?
As an author, I understand that covers are heavily judged and are usually the deciding factor on whether a person will read it or not. As a reader though…I don’t really care that much. If it looks professional (and not like a 3rd grader drew it on Microsoft Paint), the cover isn’t really a big deal. The story is what matters to me.
5. Everyone and their mother loves a book you really don’t like. Who do you bond with over shared feelings?
Ugh. I hate this. I end up complaining to all my non-reader (meaning they don’t like reading, not that their illiterate) friends. Then they roll their eyes at me. Especially my husband. He gets a good earful while I’m ranting about how stupid and mundane a book is.
6. You’re reading a book and you are about to start crying in public. How do you deal?
I don’t read much in public anymore, because when I actually get out of the house, I’m usually really busy. Otherwise I’m in my house, with pajamas on, trying to block out the kids screaming as I scrape out those last few chapters. But when I was in high school, I remember always bringing my romance novels with me. Kids would tease me mercifully about it, but I didn’t care. Though my teachers commented that maybe I should bring ones with less risqué covers. I remember reading a certain Nora Roberts book and I broke down sobbing in the middle of one of my English classes. Everybody stared at me, so I just lay my head on my desk until it was over!
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?!?!?!?
Definitely re-read. I can’t stand going on to a new book and not remembering who’s who and what’s what.
8. You do not want anyone. ANYONE. borrowing your books. How do you politely tell people nope when they ask?
Well….unfortunately I do allow people to borrow my books sometimes. But only very few people are allowed this luxury, because I know some people will not give them back. *shifty eyes* Those jerks. So I just tell them no lol. I’m a decently blunt person when it comes to that sort of thing.
9. Reading ADD. You’ve picked up and put down 5 books in the last month. How do you get over your reading slump?
This definitely doesn’t happen to me. I pick up a book, I finish it, then I move on to the next one. No reading slump here!
10. There are so many new books coming out that you’re dying to read! How many do you actually buy?
Honestly, I can’t afford much. I’m pretty sure my husband and I would have to be kajillionairs in order to actually afford the vast amount of books I want to read. So I wait and wait until I win a giveaway, or I get extra Christmas money 😉 When it actually comes down to picking…it’s very hard. If I want a series, I make sure to get the whole series. And again, it depends on the mood I’m in.
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?
This depends. I beta-read and am also working on my own novel. I usually dive into it right away, but if I’m super busy, or required to do a review, then those take priority.
Well that was fun. And not as time consuming as I thought. Time to get back to my beta-reading (which has turned out to be quite. the. task.)