Top Ten Tuesday (TTT) brought to you by The Broke and the Bookish.
It’s Tuesday! Back for another Top Ten. This week’s topic:
Ten Bookish Things I Want to Quit Or Have Quit
aka ten book series I think I’m going to abandon, ten bookish habits I want to quit, ten authors I quit reading, ten types of books I’m quitting, ten tropes I want to stop reading about, ten books I marked as DNF (did not finish) recently, etc.
As a bibliophile, this topic is a struggle for me. When it comes to books, I’m not a quitter. I don’t quit many authors. I have book genres I like, but I explore books outside of them as well.
I love books. I love to read books. Sure I’ve got some bad bookish habits, but not sure if they are things I would change. Let’s take a look.
Requesting too many digital ARCs.
pros: I get my hands on the book before publication!
cons: This summer I requested waaay too many and haven’t had time to read all of them. I learned my lesson there.
Will I ever change? Yes, I’ve gotten better about ARC requests. At least, for now.
Popping into the library for one book that is on hold, and leaving with at least four new, unplanned books.
pros: A great unexpected (and most likely unknown to me) library find!
cons: My TBR list grows at an exponential rate, and I’ll never have time to finish it if I keep picking up these random reads.
Will I ever change? I’ve tried, but I can’t resist adding stray books to my pile.
Reading too many books at the same time (I’m usually reading at least four books at once, including an audio book in the car).
pros: I always have a book handy, no matter where I am. (I even have a paperback in my purse.)
cons: Takes a while before I finish any one book (I seem to finish them all at the same time). Sometimes I can forget what was going on in one book and have to go back a bit, or look something up that happened earlier. Especially bad in a book with loads of characters.
Will I ever change? Ha! Not a chance.
Stopping a book in the middle to start something else that needs to be finished first.
pros: Pausing so I can read a book before it’s due back to the library, or to read an ARC.
cons: Typically my paused book is a book I own. I don’t buy a lot of books anymore, so if it’s one I’ve bought it’s one I really want to read. Sometimes it takes a long time to get back to my paused book. Case in point: Veronica Mars: The Thousand Dollar Tan Line. Started that one in June but had to set it down. She’s still waiting for me to get back to her.
Will I ever change? Unless I start reading one book at a time from start to finish, probably not. (See the previous bad bookish habit.)
Reading the last page (or sometimes the entire last chapter) of the book first.
pros: I know that the characters I like make it through the book okay.
cons: I know when the characters I like don’t make it through the book okay. And with mysteries sometimes I spoil myself on whodunit.
Will I ever change? When I’m reading an ebook, absolutely. I don’t cheat on those. A physical book (which is my preferred format)? Yeah, this is a habit I can’t break. I try to be really careful on mysteries though. Most don’t spoil on the very last page.
I continue to read the Stephanie Plum novels even though I am over them.
pros: I only have two books left. Until the next one comes out. In other news, I’m not a quitter.
cons: There are so many other books out there that aren’t repeating the same formula.
Will I ever change? I’m not a quitter. 😉
Turns out, I am a quitter. I can only think of six bookish habits for this list.
What was your take on TTT this week? Any bad bookish habits you’d like to share with the class? Comment below and link up to your own TTT if you’ve got one!