I have really some terrible habits when it comes to reading.
I’m also really terrible at coming up with introductions for my blog posts, so, tragically, there isn’t going to be one.
- Starting 51270 books at once and only finishing a couple
Seriously. I use Overdrive, which is an app that lets me download e-books from my library. It’s super nice and I LOVE it, but I always end up downloading upwards of five books at once… and they expire in 21 days. So then I start ALL of them…
… and usually only finish one or two because I am fickle and easily distracted.
2. Constantly being several reviews behind on Goodreads
Sometimes life is kind and lets me read a few books a week. Which is really amazing. But THEN I get super behind on my reviews and end up having to write five at once. Right now I’m about ten reviews behind, and I’ve pretty much given up on life. 😥
3. Checking out 41234 books from the library all at once
This is IN ADDITION to the e-books.
And then I only have time to read ~1 3/4 of a book. (It happens!?!)
Someone please save me from myself.
4. Not finishing series
Spoiler: I HATE HATE HATE series. I don’t even know why. I think it’s because 1) If I read a book before the sequel comes out I lose interest the next book(s) and 2) Usually, the book really isn’t complicated enough for it to need a series. #secretlysometimeshatesYA
And if I DO finish a series, it takes forever. But miraculously, I finished the Six of Crows series, and am still grateful.
Here is a sample of some sequels I need to read
(and probably never will):
And JUUUST to make you hate me,
5. Harry Potter
But really, the list goes on and on and ON.
5. Succumbing to ridiculous temptations
For example, Me: [This ARC comes out in August. This ARC came out in March. And this library book was due yesterday.]
*reads August ARC*
And, Me: [This book is on sale for $8 dollars. Buy it.]
Also Me: [I read AND HATED that book.]
Me: [It’s pretty.]
Also me: *buys book*
And last, Me: [This is THE MOST hyped book of 2017. Read it.]
Also me: [I hate that genre.
…and that author
…and that series
…and that cover.]
Also me: *reads book. hates it.*
6. Not reading enough classics
I really don’t have an excuse for this. But classics are sometimes boring. And I like Fantasy and Victorian murder mysteries.
7. Being super nitpicky while reading
I like to ANALYZE. But sometimes I go slightly overboard… and don’t enjoy the book because I analyzed it to pieces. Then sadness ensues.
And that (hopefully) is all.
Do you have any bad reading habits? Do you relate to any of these? And also, am I the ONLY one who has this issue with finishing series??