I’ve seen this tag floating around a lot, and it seems super fun, so I was so happy to be tagged by @The Caffeinated Reader! Though I have to say, it would probably be easier to list my bad reading habits…
The rules are simple:
- List some of your good reading habits
- Tag the person who tagged you
- Pingback to the original post @Ally Writes Things
- Nominate some of your blogging friends
I pre-order all my new releases by adding them to my Amazon shopping basket and hitting “save for later”. I then order all the ones released each month in a glorious orgy of book purchasing on pay day. That way, I don’t miss something I wanted to read and I get the first editions! *Taps head* not just a hat rack…
That being said, I don’t particularly like the way Amazon operates. If there was an independent bookshop nearby, I would prefer to do my pre-orders through them.
I don’t know if this is a good or bad habit… I just think life is too short to force yourself to read something you’re not enjoying. So, if I’m not getting along with a book, I try my best to read at least half of it – but then it gets DNFd. And I don’t feel any shame about it…
Location, Location, Location
I can read anywhere. Seriously, anywhere… Trains, cars, my bed, at my desk at work… I don’t get distracted, and it doesn’t spoil my enjoyment of the book. I get through a lot more books this way!
Having any music on in the background does get a little bit distracting though, so I guess I should say, “I can read anywhere (as long as it’s reasonably quiet)”…
I hate e-books. I’ve given them a go, I own a Kindle, but I just don’t like ’em! Reading is a whole experience, the feel of the paper in your hands, the smell of the book, going to the bookshop… I don’t get that with e-books. Yes, it costs more, but my library is all the better for it. I’m calling this a good habit…
The only e-books I have now are ARCs – if I could figure out how to get physical ARCs I would… That’s the dream!
Will Read Anything
I’ll give (almost) any book a go and that means I read pretty widely, from most genres, lots of different styles and types of books. The only books I won’t generally touch are the type of romances with half-naked men with six packs on the cover (they’re almost always appallingly written and they just really don’t appeal), sci-fi (can’t get on with it, I’ve tried), and anything overtly religious (not my bag).
That being said, if the book sounded really interesting (or I was really stuck for entertainment), all considerations of genre go out the window. And I really do want to like sci-fi…
There are some themes I enjoy less than others… Love triangles, multiple perspectives, high schools, to name but a few… If I know that’s what coming, I might not pick up the book. But, even then, I’m likely to give it a go.
Tag, You’re It!
Beth Tabler @Before We Go Blog