Bookish Habits

Absolutely everyone has a unique experience with reading books; nobody's exactly the same, and we all have out little habits or t...


Absolutely everyone has a unique experience with reading books; nobody's exactly the same, and we all have out little habits or things that we do when reading. Here are just a few of the things that I've found myself doing.

Issue With Series
I have a real problem when it comes to reading series; I don't like to marathon them. I really don't like reading a book in a series one after the other as I get bored of the characters or start to lose interest. Saying this, I've recently read a trilogy, reading books 1-3 one after the other, but it genuinely was a real struggle for me. However, there's a problem with my line of thinking; I read the first book, read a few other unrelated books, and when I go back to the second book I've forgotten what happens in the original one. Repeat. Pst...a really good site to help with this is Recaptains; they often remind you what happened in the previous books in the series (if they've covered them) with spoilers-a-plenty, so don't go reading these if you haven't started certain books.

100 Page Rule
I'm not one to force myself to read something that I don't like, I don't feel as though I need to finish absolutely everything I start. I have given myself a rule on this however, I need to give the book a good enough chance, and that is 100 pages. If a book doesn't capture me after that, then I will put it down and move onto something else.

Book Cover Shallow
I'm not going to lie; I often judge how good a book will be based on its cover. I choose books a lot of the time based solely on the design, it's a really bad habit to have, but I just absolutely adore a beautiful cover. Saying that, I'm not always like that so don't judge me too harshly. I'm more than happy to try any book no matter what it looks like, and sometimes I try and find good underrated one to sink my teeth into.

I'm a robot
When it comes to books, I am an emotionless robot, I swear! People always say to me before I start certain books, "Get the tissues ready" and then I never use any. Sometimes my eyes well up (Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare) or a single tear will fall (The Book Thief by Markus Zusac), but I've never bawled my eyes out over a book. Actually, wait, that's a lie, I did cry over The Fault In Our Stars by John Green, but that was one book out of the many that I have read that are supposedly supposed to be heart wrenching. I get more affected by film and TV.

Hype Schmype
I'm not the biggest fan of hyped books; the ones that you see everyone singing the praises of. You see these books everywhere on blogs, vlogs, twitter, and everywhere else in between. They get so much love that I sometimes get too excited for these books that it causes my expectations to be set too high. I prefer to read books without having heard anything so I'm able to make my own judgement rather than be swayed by the fact that "everyone loves it".

Do you have any reading habits?

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  1. Hey, hello! I'm Jess and yes, I love reading books! Unfortunately recently I haven't enough time and no book to read! :( It seems weird but yes, if I haven't a book on my bedside table I find difficult to read something else! By the way, your blog looks interesting, would you like to follow each other? I wait you on my blog ♥

    Jess
    http://avenue-de-la-mode.blogspot.it/

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  2. I find I tend to avoid hyped books unless it's by an author I read avidly. My book habit would be that I book hop. I normally have about five books on the go at once and I also go through spurts of reading where I'll read seven books one month and none the next.

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    1. Yes, hyped books are sometimes...well...overhyped to say the least. I genuinely have enjoyed some but I think the over expectation ruins a lot of them for me. Oh god, I'd never be able to read 5 at the same time. How do you manage that? Like with a certain amount of pages a day on each book or something? But yeah, I have phases with reading too - sometimes I'll read a lot and then suddenly NOTHING! Thanks for stopping by, Carol, have a lovely day :)

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