Everyone has different reading habits, some good some bad. I’m definitely not excused from that. I have some bad reading habits that lots of people will disagree with, so pc course I thought I’d share them with you!
1. I don’t always finish books
Now a lot of blogs I read, people don’t DNF books, or at least don’t review DNF’d books. I wish I had the patience to just fully finish reading a book that I don’t like, but I really don’t have that sort of self control.
When I’m not getting into the book, or I don’t really like the writing, I try to read it to at least halfway through to see if it picks up. If, by that point, it hasn’t picked up, that’s when I won’t feel guilty about DNF-ing a book.
I don’t DNF books often. Usually, the ones I do DNF are from Netgalley, especially lately. I try to get as far through books as I can before adding them to my DNF list, because I really do feel bad for not finishing the book. Occasionally, I will return to books I’ve given up on and liked them the second time around.
2. I review every single book I read
This wouldn’t normally be a bad habit. When I moved my blog over to WordPress from Blogspot, I promised myself that every single book I read was going to get a review.
The negative side to that is that I review books I have given up on reading and the books I didn’t like. I always feel bad about this because I know how hard authors work to get their books out there and how much their books mean to them, but I don’t want to lie about my feelings towards a book. I won’t say a book was brilliant when I thought it was terrible.
3. I rush books
As soon as I start reading a book, I can’t wait to finish it. No matter what book it is, it’s always the same. I’m just too excited to pick a new book off my TBR and start reading it.
But this also means that I tend to rush the final few chapters of books because I can’t wait to find out what happens in the end and start reading my next book. It doesn’t mean I enjoy the book any less but I know I really need to start enjoying each individual book more rather than always wanting to move onto the next book.
4. I can’t stop buying books
I think all bookworms are in the same boat here. I’ve got a massive TBR shelf of books I need to read, a big pile on Netgalley, but I still feel the need to keep buying books because I just can’t help myself. Books are the answer to everything.
Need cheering up? Books.
Need to relax? Books.
Got a better pay this month? Books.
5. I read more than one book at a time
Life’s too short to just read one thing at a time, and my TBR list is too long! So usually I’m reading a physical book as well as an ebook.
Most people wonder how I don’t get confused between the two plots and I wonder that too! I’ve got no idea how someone like me with the attention span of a goldfish is capable of reading two things at once but I am.
What are your bad habits when reading? Let me know in the comments so we can compare!