1. You have 20,000 books in your TBR, how in the world do you decide what to read next?
Ashley: Usually I just get really excited about a book a month or so beforehand and then build up the anticipation of reading it. Sometimes I just pick something randomly depending on how I am feeling, but I mostly have a plan.
Katie: I narrow it down by the genre I feel like reading, and then I just pick from there! I’m a mood reader so I end up just picking something I’m feeling at the time.
2. You’re halfway through a book and you’re just not loving it. Do you put it down or are you committed?
Ashley: I’ve recently learned that DNFing a book is such a good thing for me. If not, I will spend months forcing myself to finish and not reading anything else.
Katie: I DNF, I try not to all the time because sometimes the ending makes the book worth reading, but if I can’t make it to 100 pages in, bye!
3. 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?
Ashley: I will always try to catch up. Usually with graphic novels or poetry books since they are short.
Katie: I try to catch up! Graphic novels and poetry books are short enough to get through quickly while also being super entertaining.
4. The covers of a series you love do not match, how do you cope?
Ashley: I’ve yet to decide on this. Chances are, I won’t buy a series that doesn’t match, therefore I won’t read it, and therefore I won’t love the series. Unless someone seriously recommends it, then I just won’t waste the money on something that I hate looking at.
Katie: I end up owning the hardcovers despite the covers not matching, but every time I see them, it breaks my heart a little bit.
5. Everyone and their mother loves a book that you do not. Who do you bond with over your shared feelings?
Ashley: I mean, this is basically me with Aristotle and Dante, and I was able to bond with Katie because we both felt the same! Either way, Katie will always let me vent.
Katie: Typically Ashley and I have similar thoughts on books, so mostly her! If not, there’s usually someone on Twitter or Goodreads that’ll share my opinions as well.
6. You’re reading a book in public and you’re about to start crying. How do you deal?
Ashley: I just cry. No shame.
Katie: I stop. No matter how good it is, I’m not good with public emotions, so I wait until I can just let it out alone.
7. The sequel to a book you loved just came out but you’ve forgotten a lot of what happens. Are you going to reread it?
Ashley: I try to reread if I have the time. If not, I will look up book discussions.
Katie: We both usually do rereads! They’re fun, and we recap them for the blog so others don’t have to fully read them!
8. You do not want anyone to borrow your books, how do you politely say no when someone asks?
Ashley: Let’s be honest, I’m terrified of telling people no. Chances are, I won’t say no whether I like it or not and just let them take it.
Katie: I just tell them I’ve had bad experiences in the past with lending books, and I prefer to not. They should understand.
9. You have picked up and put down 5 books in the last month. How do you get over this reading slump?
Ashley: I try to find something new and short to get through, like a 250 page book or a poetry book. Once I accomplish a book, I can usually break the slump.
Katie: I always just reread something I love. It gets me back into it every time.
10. There are so many books coming out that you are dying to read, how many do you end up buying?
Ashley: All the books.
Katie: Usually all of them! Either discounted at work or cheaper online, I find a way to buy them all.
11. After you purchase all of these books that you’re dying to read how long do they sit on your shelves before you get to them?
Ashley: I’m trying to get better at reading the books I buy, but I won’t act like there aren’t old AF books still unread on my shelf.
Katie: I try to always read a new release within a couple weeks of it coming out. If I don’t get to it right away, it usually takes too long to get to it.
How do your reader problems compare to ours? Let us know in the comments!