Good Reading Habits Tag
Tag days are literally the best days. I don’t know if you guys know this but Tags are slowly becoming a guilty pleasure of mine to do. So thank you Kal @ Reader Voracious for tagging me in this one and feeding my addiction!
- Pingback to the creator’s post!
- List some of your good reading habits, the things you think you do well
- Nominate some of your blogging friends
1- I Make Reading a Priority
Reading has literally been apart of my life since I came out of the womb, but it wasn’t until I was around ten years old that I fell in love with it. As I grew older though, time became more precious and I was running around like a chicken with its head cut off; that is when I decided to make reading a priority. Everyday I make sure I have read at least an hour, whether that be on the bus ride home from work, while I’m on my lunch break or when I am in bed at night trying to wind down. I’ve made reading a habit and because of this it has integrated itself as a vital portion of my day. Like lunch and second breakfast–I can’t function without it.
2- Mood Reading
It is not surprise to anyone that I am a mood reader. I hate being forced to do things, so in regards to my reading, I like to allow myself to wander with my emotions. If I’m not in the mood to read something, I don’t force myself too; eventually I will get into the mood to read that book, but until then, if my moody ass wants a nice romance with a ton of shirtless men on the cover–then by golly that’s what these ovaries are gonna get. My mood reading gives my mental health a chance to escape and breathe, plus it helps with books that I would have loved if I was in a right mindset for them. win-win over all.
3- Bi-Monthly Declutter Of My TBR
I. Hate. Clutter.
There, I said it. Big TBR numbers make me feel some type of way (and not the good way). I get really constricted when I see my TBR on goodreads go above 300, so every other month or so I make it a point to clean it out. Am I honestly going to read this? Does this still sound interesting? Why did I even put this on my TBR in the first place?! These are the kind of questions that I ask myself during the purge, and it has helped my MH and TBR so, so, so much. After a few purges, I have even begun to find myself only adding to my TBR books I absolutely for sure know I will read instead of going gong-ho in the new releases section and adding everything I see on most anticipated lists just so I can fit in with what mary or Karen are doing.
4- No Guilt Trips
If I don’t like a book–I don’t like a book. Simple as that.
Over the years I have grown to being able to resist the bookish guilt trips, ones that I get from others and the ones I give myself. I’ve learned the power of DNFing a book if I’m not vibing it and learning to not feel guilty for not finishing it (DISCLAIMER: I do give a book up to 20-30% before DNFing). I’ve also learned that a recommendation is simply that–a recommendation. Just because some one suggests I need to read their favorite book does not mean that I have too. If I read that synopsis and am not interested, I wont add it to my TBR and I probably wont read it.
Who knows if I did this tag right, but those are my Good Reading Habits!
What are some of your Good Reading Habits? Let me know!