My Good Reading Habits Tag

I was tagged by Siobhan at Siobhan Novelties, thank you! The tag was created by Ally from Ally Writes Things. This was much more difficult of a list than expected! It’s like trying to give positives about yourself, it always come with a “but…” followed by how I break most habits regularly.


I’ve started to DNF more books, without feeling guilty

I saw Siobhan had this one on her list of some sort as well. There’s just too many books and too little time! Even like NetGalley copies – I don’t have that much motivation and patience if I can’t like the book. Better to DNF even 70% in than struggling through it, is my opinion these days.

I search for what the author tried, or perhaps managed, to accomplish even in a book I disliked

I feel like this is common, especially as book reviewers. But since I’ve more seriously started writing stories, it really helps to disect it a bit and just find out where it went wrong in the story or in my interest of it. It doesn’t mean you can’t judge a book harshly.

I’m not stressing about how much I should read

Which I did just as I started to write a book blog. Got to have books to review right? Not really. First, I’ve gotten better at having a few books I’ve yet to review, because little time. For example right now, where I’ve read more than I’ve written. And if I really haven’t been reading at all, why should I post, no one’s forcing me.

I use Goodreads to keep track, and also a journal

It’s my biggest habit of these ones. The journal is especially because websites sometimes overwhelm me, so I just regularly copy my TBR and the month’s reads down on paper and it’s much easier to bring to the library (the few times a year I have access to one).

I don’t buy a lot of books.

I feel like this might be the most controversial one, because I wince on others behalf when they have like three copies of the same book, even though I halfway get it and try to not judge. (Just like what do you do with them? How do you choose which one to give away? Keep them all – for what?) I just gave away three plastic bags of books to a friend, but those books were from a few years ago, with only a few new ones that I disliked. She was confused and grateful, I felt lighter. I have lots of legitimate reasons why I’ve moved over to nearly just ebooks and audiobooks. But biggest reason is money, for someone who’s a student. Also that I’m moving in a couple months and are not looking forward to dragging any books across the country twice, let alone those I will never read again.

I tag:

Kristen @ Beyond secret pages. Naty @ Naty’s bookshelf. Amy @ Bookish heights. Aj @ Aj Sterkel. & The reading chemist!

No pressure! Also, if I’ve tagged you in a lot, I’m sorry because I need to keep better track

4 thoughts on “My Good Reading Habits Tag

  1. mall3tg1rl February 25, 2019 / 6:53 pm

    Yay for not feeling guilty for DNFing! i’ve tried working on that, too!

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  2. Ally Writes Things February 25, 2019 / 7:16 pm

    Thank you so much for doing the tag!!

    Focusing on what the author tried to do is so important! I feel like it’s often overlooked by bloggers, or gets lost in the rest of the book

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