My Bad Reading Habits Tag

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.

I Tag:

As always, don’t feel obligated to participate! But if you do let me know so I can check out your answers!

What are some of your bad habits? Can you forgive me mine? Let me know in the comments!

34 comments

  1. I also like to keep books I don’t like😂 maybe it’s a bad thing? But I want my library to groow! Also I’m not sure why but lately I haven’t been able to follow my monthly tbr, I’m becoming more of a mood reader😂

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    1. Exactly!! I want a big library! If I only keep the books I have read, or liked then it would be a whole heck of a lot smaller 😂😂 Are you ok with being a mood reader? Or is your TBR important to your blog (i.e. do you have a lot of ARCS and books you should be reading?)

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  2. YOU MONSTER! 😂 Why do you take your book to THE SHOWER?? that’s where I take advantage of audiobooks, so that I don’t literally kill them! I have the same problem with my TBRs though, I just can’t make my brain follow a damn list….

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    1. Haha I know!! I’m the worst 😂 😂 I don’t completely ruin them!! They just get a little wavy! I don’t put them under the water or anything but the humidity gets to them 😂 😂 I can’t hear my phone speaker over the sound of my shower so I would need to get a better speaker in order to listen in the shower, tho that is a great idea 😀

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  3. I’m a mood reader too and usually don’t pick out more than one book ahead, even though I do have a long range TBR (we’ll call it “guidelines”, as the pirate says). So yeah… and I used to hoard, I had boxes of used books I got at used bookstores, but lost some of them in college, so… I still buy too many books though!

    Fun tag!

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    1. Yes! Lets be book Pirates!! ❤ oh my god I need to make that into something! And Yes, Guidelines is a perfect definition for my TBR 😂😂 Thats so sad you lost books haha I have lost some too. Mostly my original Harry Potter books which I am pretty sure my sister stole 😂

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  4. hahah ‘I dog ear corners on my books” *GASPS* Me too lol I love to discover other “I dog earers” 🙂
    My worst? I DNF 90% the books I read 🙂 just your opposite 🙂 love this tag Fun to know more about you 🙂

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    1. Haha ok so I don’t like baths I think they are too quiet and weird. So I plug the drain and run the shower and sit in the tub and let it fill up. I LOVE the sound of the running shower, its really what is relaxing to me. Since I am sitting in the tub but with the shower running and I hang my arms over the edge of the tub so they are outside of the shower curtain and I read holding the book out of the tub but it still gets a little misted 😂

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  5. The only time I HAVE a TBR is well… ARCs and blog your copies because I’ll forget about them until the week before and omg I can’t do that. 😂 Otherwise I’m a no TBR type of girl aside from what I’m interested in reading (should we even call it TBR? Why not Looks Interesting to Read? 😂)

    I CANNOT read in the shower though – they’re banned at my place unless I want to start a fire. 😂😂😂

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    1. Yea I have a list of ARCS and books I have to read but I only have two books on it now and I try to not do too many ARCS.

      And I love the idea of calling it an “Interested in reading” list! Thats a great idea 🙂

      How are showers banned and why would a shower start a fire?!?!

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