Good Reading Habits Tag

Thanks to Melissa at Castles and Hurricanes for the tag! 🙂 Go follow her if you’re not already; she’s awesome.

Okay so the rules for this tag are pretty simple: discuss your good reading habits, tag back to the original creator, and tag a few friends!

Use Goodreads

I’ve been using the Goodreads app for two years now. It’s a great way to keep track of the books I’ve read and ones I want to read. I’ve even created separate shelves for books that I know are available at my town library but might be on order or are checked out. I did a reading challenge last year of 30 books, which I blew out of the water. I want to read 65 this year, so we’ll see how that goes. But I highly recommend using the app!

Go to the library

My town library is like my second home, so I’m sad right now it’s closed 😦 Fortunately, I can also check books out of the library on campus where I work, which I did before they also closed for a while. But normally I love going to the library; like I’m at the town one every week, and I’m honestly surprised the staff doesn’t know me by name yet. It’s such a good resource and I don’t feel as bad if I don’t like a book because I can just return it than if I bought it. Both of the libraries have a good new section, which I love. You can bet I’ll be the first person at the door when my town library opens back up again.

It’s okay to stop reading a book

I struggled with this a lot last year. I felt like if I started a book, I needed to finish it. But there’s no rule saying you have to. If you don’t like it or it’s just not for you, put it down and start another one! I’ve been better about this with books I’m reading this year. I think I’ve DNF’d three already. I don’t want to waste my time reading a book I don’t like. You shouldn’t either.

My tags:

Cass

Aaron

Paul

Giggling Fattie

Ellie

Hunida

Hayley

13 comments

  1. Oooooh awesome! I also agree that it’s ok to stop reading a book! I’m not sure if I have good reading habits haha but I will have this post and try to think of some. Or just make a post about not having any 😂

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  2. Yay, another Goodreads user and library fan! I can’t wait until this virus thing is over and the libraries open back up again. I’ve struggled with putting books down when I’m not interested in them, but I think I’m getting better at it. I actually stopped reading one last year, so I guess that’s a good start!

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  3. Those are very good reading habits! I need to work on allowing myself to stop reading a book if I don’t like it… I always feel bad for doing so! Like… The author put so much time into this, shouldn’t I give them a chance?!

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    • I totally feel ya. But I don’t want to waste my time suffering through a book if I don’t have to. Like maybe it’s just not for me, and hopefully someone else out there likes it better.

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