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!
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.