I was tagged by my good friend at Coffee2Words, so Challenge Accepted!

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

I have a very specific book preference, so I know what I’m in the mood for at all times. A good friend of mine also makes recommendations for me, and his recommendations are usually spot on. I’ll read those books any day.

You’re halfway through a book and you’re just not loving it. Do you quit or commit?

Quit. Unless I’m committed to reading/reviewing the book, I don’t have time to waste on a book that doesn’t hook me right away. My reading time is VERY limited these days, so I have to fill it with things that actually entertain me.

The end of the year is coming and you’re so close yet so far away on your Goodreads Challenge. Do you quit or commit?

I’d commit. Once I take up a challenge, I ALWAYS finish it!

The covers of a series you love DO. NOT. MATCH. How do you cope?

I don’t do much reading in paperback–mainly in audiobook and Kindle format. That being said, I dislike it when covers are inconsistent. It definitely influences my opinion of the book.

Everyone and their mother loves a book you really don’t like. Who do you bond with over shared feelings?

I have a couple of good buddies whose tastes run fairly similar to mine. But even if they like a book I don’t, they’re usually willing to deal.

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

I let it flow. If a book is good enough to make me cry, the least I can do is let it do what it is supposed to. MAD PROPS to an author that can do that.

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 summary on Goodreads? Cry in frustration?

I never forget a book! If there are little details I have forgotten, I will Google it to try and remember, but usually they will come back to me in the course of reading/listening to the book.

You don’t want ANYONE borrowing your books. How do you politely tell people “nope” when they ask?

I LOVE sharing my books! That way I have something to talk with others about. That being said, if there is a book I want to keep all to myself, I don’t care if I say “no” politely or not. MY PRECIOUS!!!

You’ve picked up and put down five different books in the past month. How do you get over your slump?

Keep looking for a new one! I read as I exercise, so I need something to keep me entertained while on the treadmill. It’s the impetus I need to keep looking for good books.

There are so many new books coming out that you are dying to read! How many do you actually buy?

Far fewer than I’d like!

After you’ve bought a new book you want to get to, how long do they sit on your shelf until you actually read them?

No more than a few weeks–usually until I’ve finished the book/series I’m in the middle of at the moment.

 

I tag…

EJ Bouinatchova

Peter J. Story