So my good blogging friend The Orangutan Librarian tagged me in this one something like three months ago. *shuffles feet guiltily*
Anyway, as book bloggers we seem to be always talking about our bad reading habits, I thought it would be a nice change of pace to see some positivity around here!
1. Using bookmarks
I don’t dog-ear pages! (Even worse, my husband sometimes uses the flaps of the dust jackets to mark his pages! *shudders*) I almost always have a bookmark on hand, and if I don’t I will use a receipt or a piece of string or SOMETHING.
2. Not losing said bookmarks!
I had a favorite bookmark that looked like a rug, and I used it for every single book for like, four years. But one day it fell out when I was on the run and I lost it.
Later I replaced that bookmark with an identical one! I was so excited! But not two months later it mysteriously disappeared…
But aside from that one really incriminating example, I am really good about not loosing my bookmarks! The Pokemon card I’ve been using since I lost the fabulous rug one I’ve had for over two years, so that’s something.
3. Visiting the library
This didn’t used to be a good habit of mine, but the last two years I’ve been a very frequent visitor of the library. I’ve saved so much money! Plus I know I’m really bolstering their stats, which they use to get money for more important stuff. Let’s not get in to how I use none of their programming… *is guilty again*
4. Saving the end for the end
It comes to my attention that some people look at the last page and/or purposefully spoil books for themselves. *gasp* This is something I have no interest in doing!
5. Reading the whole book
Some people might call this a “bad habit” and insist that dnf-ing made their life so much better and that I should stop “wasting my time” on books I don’t like. But I quite like reading books all the way to the end, and have often been surprised by how much I like a book at the end. Anyway, by the time I realize I truly hate a book I’m usually pretty much done with it anyway.
6. Reading every day
I hear people talk about reading slumps all the time, as if this is something perfectly normal to just go a few weeks without being interested in any books. I have just never experienced it, so I will have to take y’all’s word for it! Even if I only read a few pages, even with my crazy busy life I always take the time to get a few pages in each day!
7. Changing it up
I used to be really bad about only reading YA, fantasy, or YA fantasies, and I was getting so sick of the genre that I wasn’t enjoying any of those books! But these days I’ve gotten into a pretty good system/habit of reading a nice variety so I don’t get tired of things.
Seven seems like a good, lucky number, and so since we’re talking about good habits I guess I’ll stop there. I tag: