My Bad Reading Habits Tag

Ahh bad habits- we all have them. And today I’m going to talk about some of my bookish bad habits! Woohoo! Thank you so much to the amazing book nerd travels for tagging me for this awesome tag 😀

Bad Habit #1- ignoring my TBR

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I’ve talked about this at length, but honestly, it’s a bit ridiculous that I nearly always ignore everything on there, because my tbr is there to help me. Doesn’t mean I won’t ignore it for months on end…

Bad Habit #2- hoarding books on my kindle like there’s no tomorrow

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When I say to people “oh I definitely plan to read that, it’s on my kindle” I am one hundred percent telling the truth, because if I’ve bought something, I will read it… Only trouble is I’m a *massive* kindle book hoarder. I mean, it makes total sense, because there are loads of times when I only have my kindle to read from and I like to have lots of options. Plus I love snapping up bargains and free books… HOWEVER, it also means that they’ll be a huge wait for when I actually get to the books on there… Whoops.

Bad Habit #3- then promptly ignoring said books in favour of some delicious library books I’ve just acquired…

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And yeah, I prioritise library books, cos I hate library fines more than anything, and of course every time I set foot in a bookish establishment I have to replenish my supplies, so… who can really blame me?

Bad Habit #4- and yes, I have cover bought

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I know some people are very good at the whole “not judging a book by its cover” thing. But me? I’ve somehow managed to buy whole series that were meh just cos *oh look at that cover- so pretty!!*. The worst thing is that this logic applies even to kindle books- which is totally ridiculous, because the covers can change on there and I’m literally hoarding pictures on a screen. *Sigh* I must have been a magpie in another life. I like to think I’m getting better at curbing this habit though- whereas others, not so much…

Bad Habit #5- book bingeing

 

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As a massive mood reader, I have always been and will probably always be a book binger. When I’m in the mood to read, I read. And read. And read. And… you get the idea. This is a huge problem when it comes to doing, you know, normal things, like eating, sleeping and life in general. It’s almost a good thing when I fall into slumps because it means I can function as a normal human being (who am I kidding- I HATE slumps- please don’t strike me down oh-mighty book gods for this blasphemy!!!) The real downside to this is that I’ll basically read until I’ve exhausted myself with reading too much/become emotionally scarred by a book so I can’t possibly pick anything else up.

Bad Habit #6- ignoring everything that’s going on around me because *my bookish babies are in peril and I must save them by reading to the very end!!!* #bookwormlogic

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Like I said, when I’m reading, all I’m doing is reading. It doesn’t matter if there’s a ton of people around me or I’m on my own, the book has my full attention. I have mastered the art of zoning everything else out (although I might leave the room to cry over the really good bits) and falling into the world of the book. People occasionally try to pull me out by shouting my name- though, as everyone knows, getting between a bookworm and their books is more dangerous than getting between a monkey and their bananas- DO THIS AT YOUR OWN PERIL.

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Ok-ay- *coughs awkwardly*- kind of unleashed the bookdragon there… I tag:

Liis, Kristin, Katie, Angelica, Kelly, Misty, Sam, the paperback piano, thrice read, bookmark your thoughts, tale out loud, and Ally

And for everyone else- what are your worst bookish habits? Commiserate with me in the comments!