1. You have 20,000 books on your TBR. How in the world do you decide what to read next?
If it’s a book I need to review or a library copy – those titles are on the top.
If it’s just for fun – whatever excites me trumps all my plans.
2. You’re halfway through a book and you’re just not loving it. Do you quit or are you committed?
I am committed. A good ending can win me over. Also, I like to have an informed opinion through finishing a story (where possible).
*Note: I take month long breaks if it’s a difficult read so I can return with fresh eyes. Sometimes, it’s a matter of timing and my own reading moods.
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?
For my 2015 reading challenge, I’m focusing on the diversity of the books rather than the number I’ve read. I’m jumping through my own loophole to evade numerical blackholes.
4. The covers of a series you love do not match. How do you cope?
It actually doesn’t bother me too much – as long as my favourite books are within arms reach, I’m good to go.
5. Everyone and their mothers love a book you really don’t like. Who do you bond with over their shared feelings?
Friends with a more critical taste or my sister.
6. You’re reading a book and you are about to start crying in public. How do you deal?
This is what glasses are for – they are the perfect superhero shields.
7. A sequel of a book you love 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?!?
If I have time, I’ll re-read. Why in the world would I skip a sequel unless I’ve been forewarned?
8. You do not want anyone. ANYONE. borrowing your books. How do you politely tell people no when they ask?
If it’s someone I trust, lending is fine. Otherwise, just being upfront and honest is the way to go.
9. Reading ADD. You’ve picked up and put down 5 books in the last month. How do you get over your reading slump?
Walk away. Watch an anime. Dance to kpop. Let your mind unwind until the word cravings come back.
10. There are so many new books coming out that you’re dying to read! How many do you actually buy?
Depends on my monetary situation. If it’s a book all my siblings want to read then it moves up the list.
1 1. After you’ve bought the new books you can’t wait to get to, how long they sit on your shelf before you get to them
I’ll either read it immediately (if it’s a first novel) or I will save the book for when I need it (if it’s part of a series, I’ll save it for a few months before I cave in and marathon.)