Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is Ten Bookish Things I Want to Quit Or Have Quit. Below the my ten bookish things I want to quit.
1. Reading every book an author releases in a series.
I’m not talking about series where the story continues from one book to the next. I’m talking about series where each book is about a new character (usually met earlier in the series) and a new situation. I love series like this, but the problem is that after six or seven books, the series usually starts to become lackluster. Instead of getting a fresh new story, the updates from previous characters start to take over. I like getting updates, but when they take over a new, fresh story I get bored.
2. Finishing books I’m not enjoying.
Unless it’s a book a committed to reading, I’m going to stop finishing books that I don’t like. I know that’s hard for a lot of people because they feel a need to finish. I’m in that boat as well, but time is too precious to be reading something I can’t stand.
3. Reviewing every book I read.
I need to remind myself I’m blogging because I want to share my love of books with everyone. It’s not a job. It’s for fun. No one cares how many reviews I post. No one will know if I don’t review a book I’ve read. Just have fun!
4. Continually reading books in the same genre.
Lately, I feel like my blog reviews are starting to get a little generic. I know it’s because I’ve been reading too many similar books and sequels. I admit I’ve been compulsively reading New Adult romances. I can’t help loving them, but I need to remember there’s other book genres I love out there. I need to broaden my horizons.
5. Not reading books I’ve requested from the library.
I hate admitting this. I request a lot of books from the library. More than half the time, I return them unread. The library books sit on my counter for the three weeks I can have them checked out while someone else is patiently waiting to do read them. It makes me feel guilty. I do want to read them, I just get sidetracked by other books.
6. Staying up too late reading.
This is a major problem for me. I read while my husband watches T.V. at night. I don’t pay attention to time. I want to go to bed at 10:00 pm, but I will stay up later reading if my husband stays up later watching T.V. I’ve been so tired lately because of this.
7. Reading in bed.
I need to stop reading in bed before I go to sleep. If I do, I can’t put the book down. This isn’t exactly the same as #6, but it’s close. Usually, once my husband turns off the T.V., I put away the book. Lately, I’ve been reading in bed after that.
8. Reading while eating.
My Kindle makes this too easy. I need to pay more attention to what I’m eating and my family during mealtimes.
9. Talking about books when I’m out with friends.
But what else would I talk about, right? Lol. I guess I should really say I shouldn’t try to talk about books with people who aren’t readers.
Oh, man. I love Bookbub. I love getting a daily email with amazing book deals tailored by genres I love. The problem is, I can’t seem to say no. I’ve been downloading free/cheap books when I see a book or author I want to read. The books are starting to pile up on my Kindle. It’s not a bad problem to have, but I’m starting to feel like an ebook hoarder. It’s probably why those library books aren’t getting read. Oh, and it’s probably why I keep reading NA contemporary romances, too! Lol.
Do you share any of these bookish things to quit?