Top Ten Tuesday

Posted October 6, 2015 by Nicky in General / 17 Comments

This week’s theme from The Broke and the Bookish is ‘Ten Bookish Things I Want to Quit’. Wait, there’s things about books that people might want to quit?!

Kidding, kidding, I totally have a list too.

  1. Getting caught up in my latest shiny. It’d be so nice if I could manage to keep my attention on one book or series at a time. Or maybe a couple at a time.
  2. Buying something and then not getting round to it. I’m sorry.
  3. My ridiculous backlist of ARCs. I’m actually behaving myself better now, so maybe this is an ‘I Have Quit’ one.
  4. Carrying like fifty books around the country when I travel. I have an ereader! I have no need to do this! Which leads to…
  5. …Wanting to read every book but the ones I’ve got with me. Just no, brain. Just no. Behave yourself.
  6. Being cranky about ebooks. I actually love my ereader! It is adorable and it can carry a lot of books. But lately, I don’t know, I’ve been cranky about reading in ebook and I’ve wanted to have something in my hands. (Except with my Kindle Voyage, because new shiny.)
  7. Skipping bedtime reading. What’s with that? Come on, brain, you know that reading before bed is good for you.
  8. Feeling guilty about ‘guilty pleasures’. You know what sort of book I’m talking about, probably. If you know me. But my guilty pleasure is another’s favourite book, and it’s silly to feel guilty about something that makes you happy, even if it’s a brief pleasure. (I actually wrote a whole post about this.)
  9. Rebuying books to reread. Somewhere, I have a copy. Patience, self. You can wait.
  10. Planning ridiculous reading lists… and consequently getting nothing read. Pressure works, sometimes, but not when I try and plan months ahead. Maybe plan the next book ahead, singular. But be flexible. Reading is meant to be fun, right?

Anyone else resemble these remarks? Heh.

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17 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday

  1. Great list, very entertaining! I am the worst about number 2! Especially lately, I have been buying horror YA like crazy, and yet, I don’t read horror. It’s a compulsion I can’t stop :p

    I am currently trying to talk myself out of number 4! I am leaving for a cross country train trip next week, and I have to talk myself out of bringing more than one book! It’s probably not going to happen :p

    • I do intend to read everything I buy, but… there’s so much of it, I don’t know how I ever think I’m going to get round to it!

      I’m always doing that. I usually have at least five…

  2. I’ve actually been feeling the opposite of 6 these days! I’m being cranky with physical books at the moment since I’m doing so much of my reading in the dark at night in bed before going to sleep. The Kindle Voyage (which I agree is awesome btw) has totally spoiled me with its built in back light 😛

  3. I could copy at least 8 of your points and put them on my list as well (or have them on my list already) because they fit perfectly. I am so happy to read that i am not the only person with those problems!
    Especially the ARC, carrying books around and buying something new and not getting around to it for a while.
    The last time i travel had a whole (‘small’) suitcase full of books. And my kindle and my laptop as well as my smartphone all stocked with more then enough books to read. Who doesn’t love carrying around 20+ books simply to carry around weight?

    Great list 🙂
    My TTT:

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