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My bookish habits // Top 5 Tuesday

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Hi, hey, hello and happy Tuesday!

Todays Top 5 Tuesday topic is all about my Bookish Habits. I’ve taken this to mean my bad habits of which I no doubt have many.

This is normally the part where I babble on for longer then necessary but I’ve still got homework to do and cheesecake to eat so I’m not doing that today. I’m just going to get right into exposing myself. Yay.

Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Shanah @ The Bionic Book Worm 

Not reading books I’m loving ???

Why? Why! WHY?! Yes you’ve read this right. I’ll be minding my business, reading a book, loving it … and then I stop. I don’t pick it up for sometimes days on end. I don’t understand. I think this is like my brains way of trying to prolong the reading experience but what actually happens is I lose momentum and take myself out of the story. Once again I ask WHY!

Reading till I can’t keep my eyes open.

I know for a fact I’m not the only person who does this but I seriously need to stop. The other day I stayed awake till 4am reading the last of Renegades. My problem with this isn’t that I go to school half dead from sleep deprivation or anything like that (although that’s a  problem too) it’s that I end up missing vital parts of the books, usually the ending, because I’m too tired.

Never sticking to a TBR

Ok so, so far this year I’ve made two TBR’s and I’ve done a really good job at sticking to them and I’m hoping to keep this up but usually, if I make a TBR you can bet your arse I don’t actually end up reading that book.

Like I said, hopefully I’ve gotten out of this because I’ve really enjoyed having some structure and having goals to work towards.

Being too influenced by other peoples opinions & ratings.

This is a habit I’m slowly but surely working my way out of. There are so many books on my Goodreads shelf that I’ve rated like 4 stars when really, for me, they were more like a 3 maybe even a 2 star read but I boosted it up because I thought “well other people liked it so maybe I’m the problem”.

Like I said I’m working on this because I don’t want to have the same opinion as everyone else. I want my reviews and my ratings to reflect what I think, which is why I try to avoid reading reviews of books I haven’t yet read but really do want to.

Sequels, who?

Again, I know I’m not the only one who reads the first book of a series, loves it, vows to read the sequel … and then never does. This is more annoying then anything because by the time I do get around to wanting the sequel I’ve forgotten everything from book 1 (which I eventually re-read and then don’t read the sequel and the vicious cycle continues!)

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Please let me know if anyone else does any of these things. Make me feel better about myself please. Thanks for reading.

Elli xx

5 thoughts on “My bookish habits // Top 5 Tuesday”

  1. I make TBRs with even ten books in it monthly and only read few books from there. I also have a problem of thinking I need to rate some books more than they actually do like I think I gave the last Throne of Glass book extra 0.5 stars because I felt bad for giving it two stars while everyone else gave it five.

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  2. I totally have the same problem of not reading books I’m loving. I don’t know why, but once I know I’m going to love a book, I feel weirdly less motivated to read it. it’s a mystery.

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