Reader Problems | book tag

I don't know when it was the last time I did a tag but I was in the mood to do one so I googled some and now here I am!

I found this one here and they actually have a list of a bunch of cool ones so that's... cool. Let's all just ignore the fact that I wasn't actually tagged. Okay? Okay!

Reader Problems Book Tag

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

It's all about the vibes, my dude. Usually, what I'm in the mood for. Sometimes I have to prep myself before picking up a read. It's starting a book that is always hardest for me. 

Which is my biggest flaw when it comes to being a book lover because I can get lazy and all I want to read are the "easy books". You know what I mean?

Then meanwhile I've got five 600 paged books giving me the death glare, which I respond with by hiding behind my cutesy pastel contemporary and fear for my dear life.

You're halfway through a book and you're just not loving it. Do you put it down or are you committed?

I AM COMMITTED. I AIN'T NO QUITTER. Even if the book is about teaching you how to quit, once I'm ten pages in, I'm finishing that book. (Which is probably one of the reasons why I haven't picked up certain books given my true dedication towards the completion of le book.)

I don't know why but it just never occurred to me that I could actually put a book down just because it wasn't flowing with me? Yeah, sure, I've done it. It's just always felt weird to me, yah know? Like I'm missing a limb and I'm just procrastinating on getting a new one.

The end of the year is coming and you're behind on your reading challenge, do you try to catch up? And if so, how?

This happened to me last year but I was (barely) able to make it to that whooping goal of 30 books. I mainly read some modern poetry books to get that book count up.

And hey... I don't see a law that says comic books don't count towards your reading goal. So I did a lil' bit of that too. IT'S ALL PERFECTLY LEGAL OKAY.

The covers of a series you love don't match. How do you cope?

Cry with despair then drown in my sorrows by eating two whole pizzas.

Or buy the series again so that they all match. lol i'm not a perfectionist. I haven't actually done this but I have thought about doing it.

Everyone and their mother loves a book that you do not. Who do you bond with over your shared feelings?

Pft, duh. That's so easy! My dog! She can't talk so she must agree with me on everything. It's the only logical answer to this question.

Jk. It's actually my sister who shares all my bookish opinions. We love all the same books. All the same characters. It's great. God is so good to me.

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

I cry until I am able to make a river to use as a form of transportation to go back home and crawl under my comforter so I DON'T HAVE TO FACE THE WORLD EVER AGAIN.

Or... I close the book and pretend I have allergies. I'm an ugly crier. 

The sequel to a book you loved just came out but you've forgotten a lot of what happens. Are you going to re-read it?

Well if I already loved the book theN YOU BETCHA. But, like, it all depends. Was the first book too emotionally wrecking? Was it really long? I don't know. It would most likely call for a re-read, especially since it's the perfect excuse to read it again! I did this with the To All The Boys I've Loved Before books. ;)

You do not want anyone to borrow your books, how do you politely say no when someone asks?

I won't. I'd probably give it to them or even offer it to them beforehand BECAUSE I'M A PEOPLE PLEASER. And then I'd probably go back to my room and cry since one of my babies is gone and now I know how the princess must of felt sleeping on that darn pea because evERYTHING FEELS SO OUT OF PLACE. 

You have picked up and put down 5 books in the last month. How do you get over this reading slump?

...really? FIVE books?? Dang, I must really be in a slump then. Reading slumps are the worst and you don't actually get over them until they go away for themselves. 

But usually what helps me get over a reading slump is picking up a light read. One I know I will devour in two days and will eventually lead to another book slump BECAUSE IT WAS FREAKING PERFECTION AND HOW WILL I EVER FIND A BOOK THAT PERFECT EVER AGAIN?

It's a vicious cycle, my friend.

There are so many books coming out that you are dying to read, how many do you end up buying?

I hate spending money period, especially more than I need to... so I would probably have to choose one carefully then read it and go get the other one that I wanted. Orrr... I wait until Christmas so that I can get all of them but then will have to wait to read them because SO MANY BOOKS. MUCH OVERWHELMED. 

After you purchase all of these books you're dying to read, how long do they sit on your shelves before you get to them?

*glances at untouched books from Christmas 2016* ... *mumbles* I dunno, two, three days?

Stop looking at me like that.


What are some problems that you run into as a reader? HOW MANY BOOKS ARE ON YOUR TBR? Would you ever let someone borrow one of your precious babies? Or would you rather move far far away, change your name, and become pet hoarder because AT LEAST ANIMALS WON'T ASK TO BORROW YOUR BOOKS. NOW IT'S YOUR TURN! I want to know your answers! So if you end up doing this tag then let me know and comment the link back to your post. :) 

xx Kenzie 

p.s. it's snowing. it's april and it's snowing. what kind of cruelty is this??

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  1. This was so fun to read! I can't imagine lending out a book. If someone wanted to borrow a book, I'd probably tell them they have to stay in my house to read it because my precious book isn't going anywhere. XD XD

    Loved your answers!

    ~Ivie| Ivie Writes

    1. That is great thinking, oh my gosh! And then you can sit and watch them while they read to study their reactions and figure out which part they're on. o-o #notcreepyatall

      Thank you so much for reading! <3

      xx Kenzie

  2. this was a great post XD

    AND DUDE. I FEEL YOU. what's up with the snow?? legit, I was driving today (first time on the freeway with my dad. ha ha ha) and it basically started blizzard-ing *cough* ANYWAYS. I'M ALIVE xD

    can I just say how much I love your bookish photos. they are so pleasing to look at tho <33

    1. hehehe, I'm so happy you enjoyed it! ;)

      OKAY BUT THE FACT THAT IT DECIDED TO BLIZZARD WHILE YOU WERE DRIVING FOR THE FIRST TIME ON A *FREEWAY*. God was probably like: "lol imma test out this new snow machine today while Sarah's on the thruway. it only seems logical." But anywho. THANK GOODNESS YOU ARE ALIVE. I honestly do not understand this weather?? I just want to wear shorts for pete's sake.

      asdfghjkl omg I'm not crying, you're crying. (BUT THANK YOU SO MUCH, THAT MADE MY DAY! <3)

      xx Kenzie

  3. THIS IS TOO RELATABLE WOW.. *sigh* the struggles. I hate sharing my books because people never. give them. back ?1/1//1!!?/ (tbh I never give back books I borrow either shhh)

    Lexie x

    1. HEHE, I AM SO HAPPY TO HEAR THAT YOU WERE ABLE TO RELATE TO THIS. ;) Bookish struggles are the best/worst. And borrow books is such a dangerous game to play. Instead, if someone hints around to borrow your book, just give them cheap alternatives as to where they can buy the book. It works. o-o

      Thank you so much for reading, Lexie!

      xx Kenzie

  4. YESSSSS. This is so so relatable oh my gosh haha

    Nabila | Hot Town Cool Girl

    1. HEHEHE I AM SO GLAD TO HEAR THAT. XD Thank you so much for reading (and relating). ;)

      xx Kenzie

  5. Ahh this tag is so fun haha! Also I relate to the rereading question! like in an idea universe, I'd always reread before a new book comes out buuut TIME. And also if the books are huge I die.😂But I reread To All The Boys this year because it's so stinkin' adorable and perfect and then finished off the last two. *heart eyes* Also I struggle to DNF and quit on books too. *hi fives* And omg no I don't lend books. I hate having holes in my shelves.😂

    1. YES, YES. Oh gosh, how can you NOT read that series over and over again?? I read the first book 3 times and I'm probably going to end up reading them all again before the movie comes out. >.< IT'S SO WORTH IT THOUGH. And I am so happy to hear that you can relate to those things as well. OH THE STRUGGLES, AM I RIGHT??

      Thank you so much for reading and leaving lovely comments. <3

      xx Kenzie

  6. This was such a fun post to read! I especially related to not being able to DNF a book. I'm a serious mood reader, but I just can't do it! I fight through to the very end, even if it's a bumpy ride. Like you said, I ain't no quitter! I've only DNF'd a book once and I regret it. Even though I hated that book with a passion, I still consider getting it from the library again so I can just finish it! I's a problem. XD

    1. Thank you so much, Hannah! Yes, I am definitely a mood reader! Ahh, I am so happy to hear that you are the same way as well! Lately, I've been seeing so many people saying how they "DNF'd" this book or that book and I'm just like HOW?? DON'T YOU FEEL LOPSIDED OR SOMETHING?? And I totally know what you mean! I read this one book that actually had three books inside it. So I read the first two then stopped because I picked up another book (there's always another book) and I just never ended up picking it back up...? Usually that's how my DNFs go. If there's another book that comes out, I'll "put it aside" to read the shiny new one. I usually plan on going back to finish them but I really hope I don't get into *that* habit. o-o

      Anywho. Thank you so much for reading and always commenting. It means the world to me. <3

      xx Kenzie

  7. This is awesome. And such great questions for a tag! I'm surprised.

    I love the question about other people loving a book that you do not. I feel like there are so many of those for me! And it's hard too, especially if a friend recommends the book, to worry that I won't like it as much as they did. *cringes*

    I usually don't care for tags, but this one looks fun.


    1. Thank you so much, Keira! I thought they were really good questions too. :}

      I know exactly what you mean! But for the most part, it's actually the opposite for me... I always have a fear that if I recommend a book to someone, they might not like it. o-o

      You should try it out! I'd love to see your answers. <3 Thank you so much for reading!

      xx Kenzie

  8. I love this post! I'll definitely have to do this tag someday: it looks like it'll be a lot of fun to answer!


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xx Kenzie