Book Snob Tag

I saw a video on Youtube and I liked the idea. So I stole it! I just looked like fun.

(Thanks Tia and all the Books)

There are a total of  7 questions and I welcome everyone else to take it and share their opinions. I’m not tagging people. (Clearly I’m in an unsociable mood after a long and crappy day at work).

Getting right into it:

 

1. Adaptation Snob: Do you always read the book before you see the movie?

For me this depends on two things.

Firstly, If I have heard a lot of hype about the book before the movie is released and I think I want to give it a go I’ll read the book first. If I just can’t get along with the book after a couple of chapters then I may just watch the film when it’s out of the cinema and easily accessible.

Secondly, if I see a trailer for something that looks amazing and I find out that it is an adaptation, I will read the book first. Obviously, the same as above applies. If it’s not good I’ll probably just leave it and watch the film at a later time.

If it is something that is not on my radar or it’s just something I’m not really into I’ll just watch the film. This tends to go for films that the other half wants to see. I learnt a long time ago to just read the books I know I’m going to enjoy. No point in wasting the time you have on things you do not like!

 

2. Format Snob: You can only choose 1 format in which to read books for the rest of your life. Which one do you choose: physical books, ebooks, or audiobooks?

Physical books!

No doubt about it.

Yes, ebooks are convenient and cheaper but nothing will ever beat a physical book. The feel, the smell, and the emotions that attach themselves to each and every book you own / read mean so much more.  There is just nothing better.

 

3. Ship Snob: Would you date or marry a non-reader?

I am marrying a non-reader.

He’s into stuff I’m not and never will be into.

There is no point in having a relationship where you do EVERYTHING together. That would be extremely boring. He has his things and I have mine. It doesn’t offend me (too much) that he doesn’t read. Just like I don’t have any interest  in playing video games or building computers.

He has his thing and I have mine and it is even better that he does his stuff in his man cave and I have my reading room for my reading and writing. It’s so perfect for when we need space for an hour or two.

 

4. Genre Snob: You have to ditch one genre – never to be read again for the rest of your life. Which one do you ditch?

I never read Horror. I have no interest in it. At all. So I’d be very happy to ditch it. There is no way I’d watch a horror film, never mind read one.

 

5. Uber Genre Snob: You can only choose to read from one genre for the rest of your life. Which genre do you choose?

I’m a sucker for Romance and I would probably choose to read this genre for the rest of my life if I had to.

 

6. Community Snob: Which genre do you think receives the most snobbery from the bookish community?

Romance for sure. There is no doubt really. The comments you see are awful sometimes. ‘They’re not real books’. ‘They are not creative’. ‘People who read them must not be intelligent’. I could go on. I have nothing to say to people who have snobby  shitty opinions like this. I LOVE a good romance and I have three degrees. The people who write romance create diverse characters and emotive stories that are just as good as any other genre.

 

7. Snobbery Recipient: Have you ever been snubbed for something that you have been reading or for reading in general?

I jumped on the 50 Shades of Grey bandwagon when it first came out. However, once I finished the series I realised just how rubbish it was. Those who bitched at me for reading them had a right to. They were a load of garbage. I hold my hands up, I deserved to be snubbed for reading this series. Along with Twilight they are quite possibly some of the worst books I have read and I’ve read some corkers.

 

Copy and paste this tag? I’m super interested in everyone else answers so send me links / tag me.

 

Lucy

xx

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The Classics Book Tag

Did I find another tag that I really wanted to do? Of course I did.

Have I read had as much as I wanted / intended to read during my week off? That would be a no. Visiting home and spending time with family that I hardly see is great. I get to see everyone and catch up which is amazing. However, my reading time just disappears.

So instead of a review (which I do intended to write as soon as I finish a book) a tag will have to do.  Maybe at some point over the next few days I will have finished The Summer Garden by Paullina Simons! This is doubtful and I’m only on the second chapter and I’m sure the book is over 700 pages long.

While scanning through old blog posts regarding classics I stumbled across It’s a Books World‘s blog. Check out the original post. It’s a shame that she no longer run the blog!

The Classics Book Tag!

1. An overhyped classic you really didn’t like:

This is an easy one! Ulysses by James Joyce. This is one of the worst books I have ever read. Grated I was forced to read it for my Masters a few years back and I can confirm that the 12 weeks Ulysses course we had to complete was the worst semester at university ever.

To be honest anything by James Joyce is not for me.

 
2. Favourite time period to read about:

I don’t think I have favourite time period. I love history too much to pick. It really does depend on my mood at the time.

 

3. Favourite fairy-tale:

How can you pick just one? I am partial to a Beauty and the Beast re-telling though!

 

4. Which classic have you not read yet that you’re embarrassed to admit to?

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.  I have just never got around to picking it up and I find this really embarrassing.

 

5. Top 5 classics you would like to read soon?:

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

East of Eden by John Steinbeck

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

 
6. Favorite modern book/series based on a classic:

I haven’t read many classic retellings unless we go down the fairytale route. I did enjoy Uprooted by Naomi Novik.

Although, there are a few modern twists on classics that I want to read too including:

Winters by Lisa Gabriele – This is a Rebecca retelling. Rebecca was originally written by Daphne du Maurier.

The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White. Most people will gather that this relates to Mart Shelley’s masterpiece Frankenstein.

 

7. Favorite movie version/tv-series based on a classic:

There are way too many for me to go through! Way too many.

Pride and Prejudice (1995)

Pride and Prejudice (2005)

Tess of the D’urbervilles (2008) I cannot locate a trailer

Testament of Youth

I FEEL LIKE I SHOULD JUST SAVE THIS FOR AN ENTIRELY DIFFERENT POST FOR ANOTHER DAY BECAUSE I COULD JUST GO ON FOREVER WITH THIS!

 

8. Worst classic to movie adaptation: 

The Alice in Wonderland adaptation that came out in 2010 with Johnny Depp. It is one of the worst films I have ever seen.

 

9. Favorite edition(s) you’d like to collect more classics from:

The penguin clothbound classics. I have dreamt about owning all of them. I just don’t think it will happen.

THE MOST BEAUTIFUL COVERS EVER!

 

10. An underhyped classic you’d recommend to everyone:

I really really enjoyed Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen and you cannot forget Anne Brontë’s The Tenant of Wildfell Hall.

 

11. What is your favorite classic of all time? 

Of course this could change at any point but from when I first read Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy when I was 17 it has had a special place in my heart!

 

Your turn…

 

Who doesn’t love a good classic?

 

Lucy xx

 

WWW Wednesday!

So it is Wednesday and I am really not a fan of this weeks Top 5 Wednesday. Due to this I’m thinking of avoiding it for a while. Hopefully next months will pick up a little and I will be more interested.

Instead of struggling to write I have decided to participate in WWW Wednesday.

This meme was formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and it was then taken over by Taking on a World of Words.

It is a simple post and anyone can have a go. You just have to answer the three questions  and leave a link to your post in the comments for others to look at here.

The love is to be shared so once you have completed your post visit the other blogs to see what is going on in there world.

Without further ado here is my WWW for Wednesday 6th March 2019. (As if it is March already!!)

The Three W’s are:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?


 

What are you currently reading?

Rebirth (RAW Family, #3)

Raw: Rebirth by Bell Aurora

It had been six years since my world was turned upside down.
He exposed me to the darker side of life and I could never go back to the person I was.

I had been through more things the average person couldn’t even relate to.

If I had the chance to go back and do things differently though?
Not a chance.

I’d pick him a thousand times. A million times. For eternity.

I guess not much has changed.

My name is Alexa Ballentine, and I am still in love with my stalker.

Goodreads

 

What did you recently finish reading?

Raw (RAW Family, #1)

Raw by Belle Aurora

Growing up the way I did, you’d think I’d be more screwed up than what I actually am.

Soon as I turned sixteen, I left that bump in the road I called home and took my chances on the street.

Best decision I ever made.

Now, at the age of twenty six, I’m educated, employed and damn good at my job.

My friends have become my family. Like me, they know what it’s like to grow up unloved.

But the saying is true.

The world makes way for those who know where they are going.

That’s me.

I know where I’m going and I’ll get there eventually. On my own terms and at my own pace.

But then there’s him.

I feel his eyes on me. I see him hiding in plain sight. He watches me.

He makes me feel.

It’s unconventional.

But it’s real.

I’m sure you’re wondering how a person falls in love with their stalker.

So am I.

This isn’t a story.

This is my life.

Goodreads

 

The Kiss Quotient (The Kiss Quotient, #1)The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang (My Review)

Stella Lane thinks math is the only thing that unites the universe. She comes up with algorithms to predict customer purchases — a job that has given her more money than she knows what to do with, and way less experience in the dating department than the average thirty-year-old.

It doesn’t help that Stella has Asperger’s and French kissing reminds her of a shark getting its teeth cleaned by pilot fish. Her conclusion: she needs lots of practice — with a professional. Which is why she hires escort Michael Phan. The Vietnamese and Swedish stunner can’t afford to turn down Stella’s offer, and agrees to help her check off all the boxes on her lesson plan — from foreplay to more-than-missionary position…

Before long, Stella not only learns to appreciate his kisses, but to crave all the other things he’s making her feel. Soon, their no-nonsense partnership starts making a strange kind of sense. And the pattern that emerges will convince Stella that love is the best kind of logic..

Goodreads

 

What do you think you’ll read next?

The Bronze Horseman (The Bronze Horseman, #1)

The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons

The golden skies, the translucent twilight, the white nights, all hold the promise of youth, of love, of eternal renewal. The war has not yet touched this city of fallen grandeur, or the lives of two sisters, Tatiana and Dasha Metanova, who share a single room in a cramped apartment with their brother and parents. Their world is turned upside down when Hitler’s armies attack Russia and begin their unstoppable blitz to Leningrad.

Yet there is light in the darkness. Tatiana meets Alexander, a brave young officer in the Red Army. Strong and self-confident, yet guarding a mysterious and troubled past, he is drawn to Tatiana—and she to him. Starvation, desperation, and fear soon grip their city during the terrible winter of the merciless German siege. Tatiana and Alexander’s impossible love threatens to tear the Metanova family apart and expose the dangerous secret Alexander so carefully protects—a secret as devastating as the war itself—as the lovers are swept up in the brutal tides that will change the world and their lives forever.

Goodreads

 

Your turn…

 

Lucy xx

The Kiss Quotient

Image result for the kiss quotient

Book: The Kiss Quotient
Author:
 Helen Hoang
Genre:
Romance
Release Date:  30 May 2018
Pages: 314

My Rating: 5 stars

Goodreads

A heartwarming and refreshing debut novel that proves one thing: there’s not enough data in the world to predict what will make your heart tick.

Stella Lane thinks math is the only thing that unites the universe. She comes up with algorithms to predict customer purchases — a job that has given her more money than she knows what to do with, and way less experience in the dating department than the average thirty-year-old.

It doesn’t help that Stella has Asperger’s and French kissing reminds her of a shark getting its teeth cleaned by pilot fish. Her conclusion: she needs lots of practice — with a professional. Which is why she hires escort Michael Phan. The Vietnamese and Swedish stunner can’t afford to turn down Stella’s offer, and agrees to help her check off all the boxes on her lesson plan — from foreplay to more-than-missionary position…

Before long, Stella not only learns to appreciate his kisses, but to crave all the other things he’s making her feel. Soon, their no-nonsense partnership starts making a strange kind of sense. And the pattern that emerges will convince Stella that love is the best kind of logic…

My Thoughts

Before picking this book up I had heard nothing but goods things about it. Whether this was online via twitter and Booktube or down in the salon where I get my nails done. Quite a few people have read, loved and recommended this book. To be honest I had no intention of reading this book but I have to admit I am so glad that I did. I was pleasantly surprised by the story and I definitely enjoyed in more than I anticipated.

I loved the story and the characters from the very beginning which can be rare thing for me as I to tend to look for the faults in both of these areas. Helen Hoang should be really proud of the diverse story and characters she introduced to the world. Yes, I am aware that other people may find faults in the book but due to the pure enjoyment I got when reading it I am willing to overlook them.

To start with I don’t think I was expecting the story to be quite as smutty as it was. I don’t know why this was a shock to me. Maybe this was due to the cartoony style book cover that is all over the internet and the fact that I avoided all detailed conversations regarding the synopsis. I just don’t think I was expecting it to be as sexy as it was. I can assure you though, this is not a bad thing!

Both Michael and Stella are lovable characters from the very beginning. They both have their own things going on and Hoang does an excellent job in telling you what is going on in both of their minds alternatively throughout the entire book. This keeps you in the loop with both the characters thoughts and feelings so you’re not left behind at any point.

Hoang’s representation of diversity is very well done from Stella’s Asperger’s to Michael’s Vietnamese and Swedish descent. For someone like me who doesn’t know much both living with Asperger’s or the Vietnamese culture I found it really interesting to read. It was embedded within the story very well and I did learn a few things along the way.

I was hooked to this story from the get go. The first sentence made me smile and I had a feeling I was going to enjoy this book as soon as I had stated it.  The Kiss Quotient is charming, funny, emotional and super hot.  I seriously cannot recommend it enough.

Yes! I know it has been out for a while as it’s been stuck on my TBR shelf for so long and I seriously had no intention to pick it anytime soon but this is my first 5 star read of 2019.

Lucy xx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A-Z Book Tag

I saw this tag online a long time ago and I’ve always wanted to give it a go.

The A-Z Book Tag.

So here goes:

A –  Author you’ve read the most books from

Jodi Ellen Malpas

Jodi is a romance writer and I read her books religiously. I don’t know what it is about her writing. Maybe it’s because her books are easy reads. Whenever I am in the mood for a romance book she’s great to turn to.

 
B – Best sequel ever

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Sarah J Mass – A Court of Mist and Fury

I was reluctant to start this book. I enjoyed the first instalment (A Court of Thorns and roses). However, something was lacking and it left me a little disappointed. Don’t get me wrong! I still enjoyed the story. I just wasn’t left fully satisfied. I think it is a common belief that sequels aren’t as good as the first installment and this goes for books, film, TV and even music.

I was pleasantly surprised with A Court of Mist and Fury. I absolutely loved it. I think this book is the reason I love the series so much.


C – Currently reading

Deborah Harkness – A Discovery of Witches

I’m not too far into the book. Probably just over 100 pages but I’m really enjoying it so far.

The television series has been advertised for a while and I was really interested. I’ve decided to read the first book before watching the show and it is driving me crazy. All I want to do is sit at watch it but I’m determined to complete the book first.

D – Drink of choice

This depends on my mood and the time of year!

I do love a good cup of coffee.

However, sometimes I crave a cup of tea. Other days the idea of a hot drink just doesn’t appeal to me and all I want is a cold glass of something sweet and fizzy.

My current choice of drink is tea. I don’t know if it is to do with the cold weather we are currently experiencing or what.

E – E-reader or physical book

Physical Book!

Physical books all the way. There is nothing better than getting comfy and opening a new book for the first time.

I’m not going to lie, E-books / E-readers are extremely useful and I do mix it up. It just depends on what’s convenient for me at the time.

F – Fictional character you probably would have dated in high school.

When I was 16 – 17 the only person I wanted to date was Edward Cullen. Thinking back on this it’s embarrassing.

I tried to read the Twilight series again as an adult a few years ago and I had so many issues with it. I got half way through New Moon and gave up. Literally questioned my teenage thought process.

I don’t really know who I would have dated in high school now. However, since I left school 10 years ago this year I’m changing the question this to:

“Fictional character you would probably date now”

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JAMIE FRAISER! (Diana Gabaldon – Outlander)

 

Nothing more needs to be said.

 

 

 

G –  Glad you gave this book a chance

There are not many books that I’m glad I’ve given a chance because I’ve really enjoyed them. I have got to a point in my life where I will only read books if I want to. I feel that there is no point in wasting time on books that I already know I won’t like.

However, looking back at my days at University I can assure you there are plenty of  books that I would have happily overlooked but I gave them a chance and I can honestly say I’m glad I did. They brought me out of my comfort zone.

George Orwell  – 1984

I read this book during a Totalitarianism and the Holocaust module during my second or third year at uni. It was a tough module but I’m so glad a completed it. I learnt so much.

During this Module Orwell’s 1984 was on the reading list. I went into it thinking this will be fictional and I’m going to hate it and although it is not my usual genre of book I’m glad I gave it a go.  What freaked me out the most was the similarities of modern day life that were depicted. I’m glad I gave it a chance because it put so much into perspective for me.

James Joyce – Ulysses

Now, I did not complete this book and I don’t think I ever will. I had an entire module on this book during my Masters degree and it was the longest term I have ever experienced.

I hated the book. Absolutely hated it!

I had been introduced to Joyce during my first year at university when ‘A portrait of the Artist as a Young Man’ was on one of my reading list. I couldn’t even finish the first page. Joyce’s writing style was not for me and I really struggled with it. I was so unhappy when I was told I had to spend an entire module on one of Joyce’s books. I dreaded it. However, I’m glad a gave it a chance and I’m proud that I tried to complete. This is yet another book that took me out of my comfort zone.

 
H – Hidden gem

Image result for terry nation rebeccas worldTerry Nation – Rebecca’s World

This book was read to me when I was in year 5 by my teacher. Every afternoon we would sit and listen to her read a chapter of an adventure book and this is the book I remember. I don’t think it is in print anymore either so buying a new copy is out of the question.

I loved this story growing up and everyone I have spoken to about it doesn’t know what I’m taking about!

 
I – Important moment in your reading life

Reading my first classic and falling in love with it.

Charlotte Bronte – Jane Eyre.

I don’t have much to say about this really. I always struggled to read the classics and I spoke to my teacher at the time and she told me to read Jane Eyre. Her advise was to take it slow and not to rush it. I’m So glad I listened to her.


J – Just finished

I had to visit home for a few days last week and while I was there I didn’t get much reading done. I did start Tahereh Mafi’s Shatter me but I was too distracted so it has been put back onto my to be read shelf for now.

K – Kind of book you won’t read

little girls no GIF by Jasmyn Lawson, EditorI am not a fan of crime and horror books. These genres are not for me.

People still recommend them to me and it’s just a big no! It’s not going to happen

 

 

L – Longest book you’ve read

I don’t know!

James Joyce’s Ulysses was up there but like I have said previously I didn’t complete it.

Harkness’A Discovery of Witches is pretty long too. There’s just under 700 pages I think.

I suppose it depends on what people class as a long book.

I can honestly say I don’t care how long books are. If I want to read it I will. Regardless of the amount of pages in it.

M – Major book hangover because of

Sarah J Maas’ A Court of Thrones and Roses series ruined me for a while. I was in such a blip after completing that series. I really struggled to pick up a new book for a few weeks.


N –  Number of bookshelves you own

I have 4 bookcases in my dining room that are full.  3 of these cases have 8 shelves and the smaller one has 4 shelves.

I also have inbuilt shelves in my bedroom that I’m trying to persuade the fiancé to let me use. Otherwise I’m going to have to buy more.


O – One book you’ve read multiple times

Image result for tess of the D'urbervillesThomas Hardy – Tess of the D’Urbervilles.

It is my favourite book. I absolutely love it.

There is nothing much to say other than I recommend that everyone reads!

 

P – Preferred place to read

In the winter: I love to read on the sofa in my living room. I curl up in the corner by the bay window with a hot drink, my hot water bottle and a blanket.

In the Summer: I love to read outside. Find myself a comfy chair, with a cold drinks and music on in the background.


Q – Quote that inspires you

Winston Churchill: Success is not final,  failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.


R – Reading regrets

I have no reading regrets.

I might look back on a book later in life and disagree with my previous opinions but I won’t regret it. It’s just a lesson learned.

 
S – Series you’ve started and need to finish

Sarah J Maas – Throne of Glass Series. I read the first book and bought the next two but have yet to pick them up and complete the series.

T – Three of your all time favorite books

Image result for jane eyre bookThomas Hardy – Tess of the D’Urbervilles
Charlotte Bronte – Jane Eyre
Mary Shelley – Frankenstein

They all mean something to me in their own way.


U – Unapologetic fangirl

Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander Series!! OMG.


V – Very excited for this release more than others

I’m trying to avoid new releases at the moment so I can concentrate on my to be read shelf.

I’ve not even thought about it.

W – Worst bookish habit

My opinion on this changes regularly because I change my mind constantly.  However, i like make a note on how I’m feeling when I’m reading so  I annotate my books a lot.

Sometime I regret doing it so i go though a post-it note phase. However, writing on post-it notes is just too much when you are sat on a Metro during rush hour and it’s just easier to whip out a pen and write what I need to before I forget.

I’s great when you go back to reread a book a few years down the line. When your feelings and opinions change and you can think about how your through process has changed.

X –  X marks the spot: Pick the 27th book from the top left shelf

Katie Contugno – How to Love

Image result for A discovery of witches bookY – Your latest purchase

Deborah Harkness – A Discovery of Witches

Z –  Z snatcher–book that kept you up way too late

K Brombergs – The Driven Series.

I was obsessing over it and I don’t know why. I just couldn’t put it down.

20 Facts about Me!

 

  1. My name is Lucy
  2. I am 26 years old
  3. I was born in Sheffield and moved to the North-East for university when I was 18 years old.
  4. I have a pet cat called Thea. I love her. She hates me. A normal evil cat and owner relationship right there.
  5. I have graduated university 3 times with the following qualifications:
    – BA Honours degrees in English Language and Literature
    – Masters in English Studies
    – PGCE teacher training
  6. Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the D’urbervilles is my favourite book.
  7. I have a sister called Lily. She is two years younger than me and lives near Manchester.
  8. I don’t drink enough water (although I am on a mad mission to change this).
  9. I love chicken nuggets with Sriracha Hot Chilli Sauce!
  10. My favourite City in the world is New York.
  11. I am allergic to the Sun. Something about the UV and heat combined. It has taken approximately 6 different doctors to confirm this with me.
  12. Sunflowers are my favourite flowers.
  13. Friends is my all time favourite TV show. I can quote them all and it still makes me laugh.
  14. I have been with my Boyfriend for 4 and a half years and we own a house together.
  15. My favourite colour is grey.
  16. I threw a tantrum at my Christening when I was a toddler after I saw my sister get water poured over her head. I didn’t want anyone wetting my head so I broke down.  At the age of 3 this is my first memory and I remember my Auntie giving me mint sweets to shut up.
  17. Greece is one of my favourite countries to visit. The culture, the food, the history…I could go on. I just love it all.
  18. I cry at everything. EVERYTHING. From books to tv documentaries. I cried at the new Jumanji last night.
  19. A perfect night in for me is an hour long bubble bath with candles, an alcoholic drink and a good book.
  20. Camping in the summer is one of my favourite things to do. Nothing better than a night by a campfire with friends, booze and BBQ food.

 

 

In hindsight I thought this would be fun to write. It was to an extent. It just made me  realised just how boring my life is but there are 20 facts about me.

 

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My Bad Reading Habits

I have been challenged with the task of sharing my top 5 bad reading habits by fellow blogger @ginasbookshelf.

Taking my feelings out on my Boyfriend

Let me explain. When I am immersed in a book I get irritated easily by the smallest thing.  For example how a character behaves or reacts to certain situations throughout a book can set me off. Whether it’s because their actions change the course of the story so my theories are wrong or they’ve just been absolute morons, if something I don’t like happens I’m probably going to end up in one of my moods. This will result in me slamming my book down, taking a huff and stropping at my boyfriend. It has got to the point where he knows the signs of my mood changing and he thinks it is hilarious.

Folding page corners

This is pretty self explanatory. I don’t do it regularly but when I’m out and about and I cannot find something to use as a bookmark, I will fold the corner of my page down. Once I’ve done it I instantly regret it. I tend to do it most often when I have lost track of time on the Metro. I’ll be so engrossed in a book that I will nearly miss my stop and before the doors close on me I’ll jump up and run. When this happens there will be no time for me to search for an old Metro pass or bookmark in my bag.

Skim reading

This is a skill I learnt whilst I was at university and although it can be pretty useful it has become a bad habit. When I get to a part of book that is dragging I tend to speed over it. Additionally, I skim read an awful lot whilst reading a duel perspective novels. If I cannot find a connection with a certain character or I find them annoying, my concentration dwindles and I skim through the chapters so I can get to the parts I enjoy. There is nothing worse than reading a story from the point of view of someone you dislike.

Reading the end of a book before officially DNTing it

I was told a while ago by a close friend that I should stop forcing myself to complete books I’m not enjoying and focus on reading books that I like. Before DNTing a book I do skip through to the end to see what happens. I can admit this is probably not the best habit to have pick up. I always keep the unfinished books for a while just in case I want to give it another chance in the future but by reading the last chapter to two I know where the story is heading and it can ruin it.

Putting a book down to start an anticipated new release

It doesn’t matter what books I am reading if one of my most anticipated releases comes out I will stop reading one of my current reads so I can start the new one. I usually read two books at a time (one book for home and one book for my travels) and the book that I substitute will be the one I am enjoying the least. I hate this habit and I have always wanted to break it but I just can’t seem to do it. I get too excited and I’m clearly not a patient person when it comes to books.  I will pick the book back up…eventually. I think that I currently have three half finished books on my to be read shelf.

 

Thank you for the tag Gina!

 

This was so much fun to think about. Maybe it’s time to start breaking some of these bad habits.

 

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