Hi friends! Happy Thursday! Today I’m going to be participating in My Good Reading Habits tag. I was tagged by my Canadian buddy, Jenna @Bookmark Your Thoughts. Thanks girl! If you haven’t checked out Jenna’s blog, whatcha waiting for? As Nike puts it, Just Do It! She’s truly a sweet human! 😀
Alright, let’s get into it!
- List some of your good reading habits.
- Tag the person who tagged you.
- Pingback to the original post by Ally Writes Things.
- Nominate some of your blogging friends.
I will never fold a page over. Ever. I will flip the book upside down before I fold a page. I always use bookmarks. I have a few laying around and I know that people have serious collections of them… mine isn’t serious… yet. But I pride myself by always using a bookmark.
- Writing my reviews close to finishing the book
I can boast about this because I finished a book two nights ago and then maybe 10 minutes later I started writing my review… which happens very rarely. Usually I write my review the next day. When I finish a book I write my initial thoughts down on paper. This gives me time to think on those thoughts before I write the review. The other day I just felt inspired and I didn’t want to wait!
- My TBR strategy
I have a weird TBR strategy, but I’m really proud of it. I love keeping the emails from Goodreads that give you ‘best books of the month’ or ‘books by authors you’ve read’ and the like. I have a whole folder of them that goes back to… September 2016. I delete them as I read through the lists and the way I do that is by adding a month or two worth of books from those lists to a physical paper TBR. Before I add them to the paper TBR I have to 1) make sure the library has it to start and 2) see if it’s a series, sometimes if it’s a series I’m less likely to add it. From there I pick and highlight once I’ve read the book. You have no idea how satisfying it is to highlight it once I’ve finished a book! It’s a system that really works for me, and I’ll never be short books to read!
- Using my local libraries
As I mentioned above, I always use my library to read books. It’s very rare I actually buy a book to read. So being able to go every Saturday to the library to pick up books to read is such an enjoyment for me. It makes me feel good to give back to the community in a small way by using the library… as our government wants to cut them all together. UGH.
- I read pretty much everythingThis statement is true. I know I’ve said I don’t do romance or erotica, but I’ve tried them to know I don’t care for them. I never put a book down because of its genre. Sometimes (most of the time) I never know what I’m getting into and that’s the fun of it all right?
And anyone else who wants to do this! Don’t feel pressured! 😀