Bookish questions

I saw this post on Zen Scribbles the other day and bookmarked it to have a go later. Being a bit of a book worm, I’m always interested to read about other people’s book habits and little quirks. If you’re the same, do let me know what your own answers are!

You have 20,000 books on your to-read list. How in the world do you decide what to read next?
Generally I try and pick something different to what I read last, so I’m usually mixing it up between chick lit, comics, period drama, biogs and the like. Plus it has to be something I’m in the mood far – hard when you’re not always sure what to expect!

You’re halfway through a book and you’re just not loving it. Do you quit or are you committed?
I’m committed because even though I might not be enjoying it, I still want to know how it ends. I found this recently with The Road and We Need to Talk About Kevin.

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 have a Goodreads account but I haven’t used it since I started it. I’m not fussed about how many titles I get through in a year and average a book a week with my commute.

The covers of a series you love do not match. How do you cope?
Hate this!!! Fortunately Goose matches Paper Planes and when I bought the Hunger Games trilogy I made sure I bought a set. I don’t usually have this issue but try and get the same style when a new Jodi Picoult or John Green novel comes out.


Everyone and their mother loves a book you really don’t like. Who do you bond with over shared feelings?
That’s the beauty of blogging! There’s always someone out there who agrees with you. Eventually…

You’re reading a book and you are about to start crying in public. How do you deal?
Oh my god, I’ve been like this so often lately! I do most of my reading on the bus these days and always try and get a seat in the back corner!

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 usually find out these things ahead of the release date so I’ve got time to re-read if necessary.

You do not want anyone borrowing your books. How do you politely tell people nope when they ask?
I’m a bit like this with my books and DVDs. If it’s a special edition/sexy cover, I’ll give them a little white lie, like someone else is borrowing it or something. Otherwise I don’t mind lending if I know where they live!

You’ve picked up and put down 5 books in the last month. How do you get over your reading slump?
I don’t usually have this problem. If I don’t fancy reading on the bus (not properly woken up yet, etc), I’ll switch to iTunes for the day, then I’m usually ok.

There are so many new books coming out that you’re dying to read! How many do you actually buy?
All of them! It’s better to have them there when I’m ready for something new than want something but not have it. Funds permitting…

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?
It depends. I’ve had some for months and not read them but if I really want something when I buy it, it’ll get bumped to the top of the pile.

Are you a fellow book worm? Leave me a link to your own answers or just leave a comment below.

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