Reading Habits

I’d like to take this moment to thank Charles French from the wonderful blog, frenchc1955 for nominating me and giving me the opportunity to answer these amazing questions!



You have 20,000 books on your TBR. How in the world do you decide what to read next?   I take a step back, take a gander at the books before me and then simply reach for the one that grabs my attention first.


You’re halfway through a book and you’re just not loving it. Do you quit or commit?Commit because one never knows what the next chapter holds.


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?  Keep going even though the challenge might not get completed, the effort in knowing that I gave it my best is rewarding enough.


The covers of a series you love DO. NOT. MATCH. How do you cope?  Can’t always judge a book by its cover. I read for the story, not for the pretty little package.


Everyone and their mother loves a book you really don’t like. Who do you bond with over shared feelings?  I leave it be because I’m sure that I’ve read books that others haven’t liked either. Can’t always like the same things, that’s the beauty of individuality.


You’re reading a book and you’re about to start crying in public. How do you deal?Blame it on allergies, hahaha… no, but seriously, if someone asks what’s with the tears, I simply tell them about the fascinating story that I just read.


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?  Move forward with the sequel because I know while reading it, there will be parts that will trigger things from the first book.


You don’t want ANYONE borrowing your books. How do you politely tell people “nope” when they ask?  I never deny anyone a book. To me, books are a great way to share with others. Regardless if it’s fiction or non-fiction, a book can offer so much insight.


You’ve picked up and put down five different books in the past month. How do you get over the reading slump?  Luckily, I’ve never dealt with a reading slump. Once I start reading a book, (it might take me several days to finish) I stick with it until the last page.


There are so many new books coming out that you are dying to read! How many do you actually buy?  I buy one at a time. I like to keep things simple.


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?  I start reading immediately that same day. Getting a new book for me is like getting a Christmas present, can’t wait to get my hands on it!



I nominate the following blogs: (I hope you have just as much fun answering these questions as I did!)



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