I am the first to admit I have some awful reading habits. I am also the first person to laugh at myself about them! You are more than welcome to laugh at me as well 🙂 I can even deal with some light judging. (But if I feel like you are attacking me for my habits I will get bitterly defensive) This is a fun tag to flaunt all our bad habits so lets have some fun and make fun of each other! (did I mention fun?)
Thanks to Maria @ Bookgraphy for tagging me!
Bad Habit #1 – Dog Ears
I am going to jump right in with both feet and start with my worst habit. I dog ear corners on my books.
I know! I’m a monster! But it gets even worse; by the time I am done reading a book the cover is usually bent or torn and its all a mess. It is really hard for me to keep a book in good condition. I just toss it in my backpack or my gym bag or my car or my bat bag. Sometimes I will even read in the shower and the humidity makes the pages wrinkly. I take the book with me everywhere and it suffers. But I believe a well worn book is a loved book! I don’t purposely try and ruin my books! I do try to put them in places where they won’t get smashed, but its often a futile attempt. By bags have a mind of their own and I can’t keep anything pristine!
I will note that I only do this to my books. On the rare occasion I borrow a book from a friend or the Library I will make sure it stays in its original condition. It takes a lot of work for me too keep a book nice and its just too hard when its my personal book!
Bad Habit #2 – No TBR
Do I really need to continue after my Bad Habit #1? Isn’t that bad enough for you guys? No? Okay! My next bad habit is that I cannot follow a short term TBR to save my life. I do have a giant TBR of books I would like to read someday, but I can’t plan out the books I am going to read next. I am a total mood reader and TBRs will send me into slumps if I am not 100% feeling the next book on my list.
Bad Habit #3 – Book Hoarding
I hoard books. It doesn’t matter if I hated the book or never plan on reading it – I am keeping it! I have a room dedicated to books and I want to fill it up!!! Last time I counted I had a little over 500 physical books, almost 250 ebooks, and 15 Audio books. So total 775 ish books!
Though, while I hoard books, there are very few I am actually attached too, so if I were to lend a book to a friend I don’t care about the condition they return it in, and honestly I probably wouldn’t even notice if they never returned it.
As always, don’t feel obligated to participate! But if you do let me know so I can check out your answers!