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Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Tell Me Something tuesday


Tell Me Something Tuesday is hosted by Rainy Day Ramblings and discusses a wide range of topics from books to blogging.

Question: What are some of your bad reading habits you kicked or want to get rid of?

Answer: As I mentioned last week – I don’t really have reading habits so I’m straying a bit to include reading as it pertains to blogging.

I no longer bite off more than I can chew. I rarely request books now so no deadlines.

I’m taking chances trying new genres but I’m also getting better at narrowing down what I like – and dnf’ing what I don’t - instead of forcing myself to read things I’m not enjoying.

I don’t hoard books anymore. That could be a pro or con depending what kind of bookworm you are lol I ended up purging so many books when I moved and realized I didn’t really need them or even get to half of them.

Bottom line - I don't need habits - good or bad - because reading is a hobby and for fun so...

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30 comments:

  1. "Bottom line - I don't need habits - good or bad - because reading is a hobby and for fun so..."

    THIS! Preach, my friend. I'm right there with you. I'm reading what I want, when I want and it's been a game changer. :)

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  2. Sounds very positive! I love it. My biggest bad habit is watching TV or playing games INSTEAD of reading! lol

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    1. I do this a lot lately but I figure my brain needs a break. lol

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  3. Omg yes book hoarding, my favs that all are not even my favs, those are hard to let go

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  4. You are doing the opposite of what I did when reading started feeling like a chore. I was trying to read outside my zone and I just wasn't enjoying it. I will read all my contemporary books without shame.

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    1. That's more to do with audio. I can't listen to my usual reads, like romance, so I try new things. I like fantasy and angsty books on audio but I can't read them.

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  5. That's right, we just need to read (eventually, when we remember).

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    1. Ha! Yes. Less worries and more fun reading.

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  6. First off, love the Schitt's Creek gif. And I'm definitely getting better at purging books. If they aren't an OMG favorite, or I don't think I'll get to them anytime soon, I'm trying to pass them along. I have an overload of books, so it'll take awhile, but baby steps!

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. I'm down to about 50% and I haven't really made nay headway but I'm fine with that. It's not overwhelming and it gives me a good selection to choose from.

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  7. Wow! Very cool that you were able to kick some of those habits, and I'm going to need to steal a few to try. I agree - these days I'm definitely more into the fun of reading,a nd don't want to be bogged down with deadlines. As always, a great post! Hugs, RO

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  8. No reading habits are bad just the way you look at them. You do you! :D
    I usually check my reading and purchasing habits and despite how little I read or how my buying habits are, I'm generally good with them.

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    1. I think you need habits (to some degree) if you request and review a lot - not for reading for fun. And that's why 99% of my reading is for fun now lol

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  9. Amen to that. And same with books- I realized at some point I didn't need to have EVERY book in a physical copy lol. And oh my gosh is that Emily Hampshire in that GIF? I didn't know she was in that show, I LOVED her in 12 Monkeys!

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    1. Yes!! She was on Schitt's Creek and awesome!

      I still have a pretty decent book collection but I'm more of a library girl now.

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    2. I may have to watch that show now if she's on it... :)

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    3. And it's a great show!! You have to push pass the first few episodes where everyone is AWFUL though. lol

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  10. I don't have reading habits that are good or bad! I just read!

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  11. All of this ^ also as someone who has had to move quite a few times in my life, I find that books are very cumbersome (but my favorites always have a spot on the bookshelf!).

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    1. I do have a select group of *keepers* lol

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  12. Gosh, I don't think I have any bad reading habits. ๐Ÿ˜„

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    1. It has become a non issue now that I don't take on more than I can handle. So however I read is good :)

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  13. I LOVE your answer to this! I feel like I have some things I might want to change eventually, but like you said, it's something that is supposed to be enjoyable so who cares how it happens! I would probably say not being so obsessive, but maybe that is just my personality at this point ๐Ÿ˜‚

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    1. I think that if that's who you are then that's fine?? For me, the problem comes from taking on too many commitments so that I need habits lol

      I don't do well with schedules and all that so it's no longer fun for me but if that's what you enjoy and it works then go for it.

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