Let’s talk about anything bookish!
Happy Monday readers and welcome to the #ShelfLove edition of my weekly bookish discussions. This weeks’ topic is about our reading pet peeves, and I honestly do not know how to craft my post!
I decided to approach this a different way. How about I talk about the things I hate about myself when it comes to reading. So basically, my Horrible Reading Habits.
I DNF books really quickly
I DNF books pretty often, and I HATE it! I think it boils down to impatience and just plain laziness on my part. I mean, if I’m not enjoying a book, I immediately DNF it. I think there isn’t anything wrong with that because, why finish reading it when you hate it, right? I think my issue is that I DNF books pretty early on, rather than wait until about halfway in. See, this is precisely why I have an ON HOLD shelf on Goodreads because of this issue. I think it has gotten better, in a sense that I actually go back and read books on the books that I added on that shelf. You know, I do ENVY other readers who actually finish a book even though they don’t really enjoy it. But that is just me!
I do not review books ASAP
I drag my reviews for as long as I can. Again, this is something that I absolutely HATE! I wish I review faster and more frequently than other book bloggers! I have also been thinking about doing quick reviews and not do a full review so I can keep up with all the books I read. Do you have any tips on how to review faster? I would love any that can help me!
I can’t remember character names and places
This is another #bloggerconfession right here! I almost always forget character names and places/locations in the books that I read! Most especially if these are my 3 heart reviews, but some are my favorite reads! THE HORROR, I know! But honestly, I think it is because of my love for audiobooks! I know it helps to read the names rather than just listen to it. But yeah, my memory sucks, big time.
I get distracted a lot when I read physical books
I’ve been reading more and more ebooks and listening to more and more audiobooks lately that reading a physical book is foreign to me. I have had times where I actually touched a word on the page and expected the dictionary to pop-up! I think I have mentioned this a few times, but I find it hilarious! But I do miss reading physical copies, which is why I challenged myself to read more physical books this year.
Reading multiple books at the same time
Although it is a good thing, sometimes it’s not. Because I read multiple books at the same time, I get some of the plots mixed up! I wish I can nip this habit ASAP because it does get too confusing. Right now, I have 5 books on my currently reading shelf and it’s driving me a bit nuts! HELP needed, please!
Keeping track of those quotes….scary!
I admit, I can’t keep track of any books quotes, no matter how hard I try. I ENVY the bloggers who can, actually. I, however, just suck at it! I try to write them down, but then, they don’t seem to sound profound, or even quotable! If you love to gather quotes, how do you do it? Any tips for me?
I royally screwed my goals for #ShelfLove Challenge because I purchased a few books this month: These Vicious Masks by Tarun Shanker & Kelly Zekas, The Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman, and Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. I haven’t read them yet but I am super excited to start reading them!
Books I Read for the #ShelfLove Challenge
Cold-Hearted Rake | The Highwayman | The Revolution of Ivy
Do you have any bookish pet peeves or horrible reading habits? Share your thoughts in the comment section!
Reading this book contributed to these challenges: