My Good Reading Habits

orangutan tag 2

Ever since I shared my bad reading habits eons ago, I’ve wanted the opportunity to clear my name and explain I do have some good habits too… mostly πŸ˜‰ That’s why I was super excited when the marvellous Mim Inkling tagged me to do this one!

#1 Reading *anywhere*

reading anywhere

This can also be sorta bad, cos I’ve been known to walk and read… even in the street (yeahhhh I read dangerously, don’t do that). But it also means I get a lot of reading done, especially on commutes and travelling. I’ll happily squeeze reading into any part of my day if I can!

#2 Finishing series… eventually

piles of books

Obviously, being a series finisher has had it’s downsides- I’ve definitely stuck with some series longer than I should, YET I can say that, even if it takes me years, if I commit to a series I am going to finish it dammit! (or maybe just buy the whole thing on kindle and say I will eventually πŸ˜‰ )

#3 I’ll read anything!

choose books

I’m pretty open-minded when it comes to genres/ideas/authors- so I’d gladly pick most books up. Doesn’t mean I’ll like them, but I’ll give them a go. That said, I’m getting better at…

#4 Picking books I know I’ll like

matilda books

In part thanks to knowing my tastes better, however this is also largely thanks to all of *YOU*. Because of blogging, my average rating is going up and up. I find it so much easier to weed the duds out of my TBR and find some real gems I can genuinely get excited about.

#5 Using the library lots!


Tbh I wish just one of the libraries I visit looked like this…

This is pretty self-explanatory: libraries are awesome + monkey likes to go to the library = good reading habit! And it also proves my point that you don’t have to break the bank to get reading!

#6 Contributing to the circle of book life

dark artifices exhibit a

This is quite an involved one, so let me explain. Obviously, I love buying books, but I’ve also gotten to be something of an expert when it comes to unhauling (see exhibit A), and I’m also good at then purchasing other’s unhauled second hand books- thereby the Great Circle of Book Life continues!

circle of book life

#7 Being a book pusher

book pusher

I freely admit to spreading book addiction! Sharing books and getting readers hooked on series is my jam- I cannot help myself your honour!

Okay I’m not sure I actually cleared my name there- some of these seem suspiciously like bad habits… I wonder if you guys can do any better- I tag:

Katie @Never Not Reading, Paperback Piano, Bookstooge, Lucinda, Kelly, Misty, Angelica, Rivermoose Reads, Bookmark Your Thoughts and Kristin

And anyone else that wants to do it! Also what’s your best reading habit? Let me know in the comments!Β 


75 thoughts on “My Good Reading Habits

  1. Fist bump for libraries!

    I do have to wonder why some of these are considered “good habits”. That “reading anything” one in particular seems rather fishy and almost subversive to me. I’ll have to ask Ildico what she thinks of it and what she’ll do about such habits should she become World Book Czar πŸ˜‰ ohhhhhh, you’re in trouble noooooooooww!

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  2. You do have some seriously good reading habits! Though I have to say, I’ve always wondered who those people were reading as they walked – and its youuuu!

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  3. I need to adopt some of your habits. I used to love reading, but over the years I just lost interest. I have tried reading a book I bought in August 2013 so many times and I still have not finished it (The book in question is Robert Galbraith’s ‘The Cuckoo’s Calling). Maybe I just need to push through it. Once I finish it, I think I will be able to read more, because I do not want to start another book without finishing this one.


  4. I have a habit which is good and bad…I always finish a book even if I’m not really enjoying it. One, I don’t want to not finish something I bought. Two, I always think whether it will somehow redeem itself.

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  5. Libraries are the best!

    I’m terrible at finishing series though – unless it’s all out when I find the book, I tend to forget about the next book in the series, no matter how I excited I was for the first (although I did finish The Bear and the Nightingale and all subsequent books!)

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  6. I think these are GREAT reading habits (especially because I have most of them, too πŸ˜‰ )!

    That first habit is even more prominent with my sister than with me, though. She’ll pick up a book and in less than five seconds be entirely immersed, no matter where she is. It can be kinda frustrating trying to have a conversation with her at these times, but we’ve learned – just keep the books away when you want to chat πŸ˜‰

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      1. Haaaahaha! We’ve had to learn not to get irritated at it anymore – it will never change πŸ˜‰ The worst is when I’m in the middle of reading a book, put it down on a surface to do something else for a few minutes, and come back into the room to find her nose stuck in it! Moral of the story is never leave your current read unattended πŸ˜‰


  7. Ah reading dangerously! The most dangerous I read is if I try and cook and read at the same time. I’m not at all good at cooking and once set the grill pan on fire so I’m not allowed to do that any more.


  8. Ahh this is such a fun post and I love all of your habits here, that’s SO great that you can read anywhere! πŸ™‚ I think I’m pretty good at picking up books I know I’ll like, too, all thanks to book blogging and knowing my taste a bit better, too πŸ˜€

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  9. Great tag, I also feel that I’m pretty good at picking up books that I know I’m going to love and I’m also really good a DNFing books that I’m not enjoying as I’m definitely of the mind frame that I can only read so many books throughout my life and I now refuse to waste time on ones that I don’t like πŸ™‚

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  10. Thank you so much for tagging me!! I can finally show that I have good reading habits to counter all the bad ones lol. And I am such a book pusher! I got one of my best friends and my cousin hooked on Six of Crows because I just wouldn’t stop talking about it and not so subtly pushing it in their faces and I regret nothing!

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  11. You’ve got some good habits – I particularly like #7, entirely for selfish reasons, because your book-pushing is often to my benefit πŸ™‚ I’ve read a lot of great books because of your blog!

    As for my best reading habit… I think it’s that I’m good at being strict with myself about not buying more books if I’ve got too many unread ones already. That might sound like a bad habit, but it’s not, because it actually means I try to read books faster so I’m allowed to go buy more πŸ™‚

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    1. heheheh I’m glad πŸ˜‰ That’s brilliant!! I’m so glad to hear it!! πŸ˜€

      Oh that’s a fantastic habit!! hehehe I can understand that lol- if I ever see I have a smaller pile of books, I instantly feel like I want to get more πŸ˜‰

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  12. These are all pretty good. I also read anywhere! Also sometimes to my detriment, haha. Whoops! Good on using the library! I use mine quite a bit, usually digitally these days, but I love libraries. πŸ˜€

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  13. Hahaha. I love your answers… and Book Circle of Life is my new favourite tagline! Lol. Excellent habits… as for reading anywhere, I was once reading while trying to cook dinner… ummm… not my smartest move πŸ™„πŸ˜Š

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    1. hehehe thank you! πŸ˜‰ hahaha yeahhh been there πŸ˜‰ generally speaking that’s a better time for podcasts and audiobooks (though sometimes the book is too good and IT’S NOT OUR FAULT AND WE CANNOT BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE!!! πŸ˜‰ )

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  14. Using the library and contributing to the “circle of life” (haha very nice way to put it there) is amazing! I’m trying to work on those things myself, but I share many of your good habits, such as reading anywhere (lol yes, it can be bad though) and sticking with series to the end (I mean, you never know if it’ll get better!). πŸ˜‰ Fun tag, and terrific answers!!

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  15. Oh, the good old read-walking… that’s how i stepped in fox poo once :/ ew.
    Love your unhaul habit too πŸ™‚ I try to give them to friends, but they couldn’t care less… so they end up in the charity usually.

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    1. hahaha oops!! LOL!
      Thank you! Oh yeah I definitely give books to friends as well- but they tend to be books I at least semi enjoyed or think other people will enjoy. But if they’re something I know no one I know wants, then it’s off to the charity!

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  16. Loved reading about your book habits – bad and good ones. πŸ˜‰ I’m not sure what kind this one is though: I just can’t read only one book at a time and am known for at least three books on my night table at any time that I read, not simultaneously of course, but during the day/night. 😊

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