Top Ten Tuesday ǀ Bad Bookish Habits
Ah, the dreaded bookish habit. Book nerds don’t just have ordinary, everyday bad habits. No, indeed not, we actually have bad bookish habits. Or at least I do believe most of us suffer from this fate. I’ll be the first to admit this. As I am sitting writing this, I was surprised to realize I cannot honestly conjure up a great deal of bad bookish habits. I know I have more than this measly list, but they aren’t clicking into place. I’ll blame it on the lateness of the hour and call it good. This is why I am mixing things up and will likely be talking about bad habits coupled with an annoying trope or two along with a book I marked as DNF (which is a rarity!).
I'd like to apologize in advance for my randomness today. Not sure why, but I'm all over the place. With that in mind, below you’ll find the official topic for today and see my list of bookish habits.
Broke and Bookish October 6th Meme
Ten Bookish Things I Want to Quit Or Have Quit
(aka ten book series I think I'm going to abandon, ten bookish habits I want to quit, ten authors I quit reading, ten types of books I'm quitting, ten tropes I want to stop reading about, ten books I marked as DNF (did not finish) recently, etc. Get as creative as you want)
Bad Bookish Habits
When it comes to storing books I like to think I am reasonably organized. I mean I don’t alphabetize my shelves, but I try to put genres together and within that, authors. But that’s the extant. However my worst organization habit is leaving books on the floor! This usually happens until it reaches quite a pile up over a month long period. What happens is, I’ll pull a book off the shelf because I want to look up something or because I want to read the back of a book I really want to read but cannot (publisher books come first). What happens next is I place the books on the floor where they stack up underneath my small table. Needless to say by the time I get around to putting them back on the shelves, there are an embarrassing number of books lying about.
Once upon a time I thought I was more efficient when I read multiple books – and why I ever thought that I’ve not a clue. In truth, I think I’m better off as a one-book-at-a-time-girl. It suits my pace better and I likely do accomplish more that way.
I've been contemplating writing another blog post on star ratings because I'm always curious what my fellow bloggers think. I don't really feel that star ratings are a "bad" habit, but I've seen such varying opinions and read blogs that do and don't use them. I like them as a reader because it tells me at a glance what my blogging buddies opinions are as a general "overall" feel about a book though I still will read their thoughts and explanation why the book received less that a five-star gush.
What is your opinion on star ratings? I'm curious.
One of my biggest “musts” is reading more books from my actual shelf versus those I get from publishers. I’ve already gotten better and more selective in the books I chose from publishers, so it’s become easier and I don’t feel the same pull I was did when opening the email. Beforehand I just wanted to review all the books. It’s refreshing.
(Annoying) Romance Tropes
I do like small town settings, but I suppose I'd like to see more stories set in the city too. Or maybe it's just because I live in a small town, so reading about a different pace of life is more interesting.
(Secondary Romances*) Much as I really do not mind more than one romance, I prefer the "subtle" secondary romance if there is going to be one. I've read books before that give equal time to the secondary romance when the synopsis promised the book was going to be about ONE couple. *sigh* For some reason it's a bookish annoyance.
(*Yes, apparently I thought "e" came after "m")
Marked as DNF
Where the Stars Still Shine: Marking anything as DNF is unusual for me. I mean, sure, I put a book aside if I'm in a time crunch for another book, but this one was a firm "no" read. I wanted to like it, I really did, but I couldn't for whatever reason. Have you ever experienced a book like that?
Where the Stars Still Shine (on Goodreads)
That's brings an end to another Top Ten Tuesday.
What are your thoughts on any of my mish-mash of topics? Comment about them or anything bookish. As always, thank you for visiting. Come back anytime. (And you know the drill, leave YOUR Top Ten Tuesday links.)
Happy Tuesday. Be happy.