Hi guys! I think it’s time for a new bookish discussion, don’t you think? Grab your cup of tea, coffee, hot chocolate, or whatever you feel like, and let’s get started! Today, I want to talk about something light, and sweet, I want to talk about you guys! What are some of your bookish habits?
Some of you have been reading for a long time, some others probably didn’t start that long ago. It doesn’t matter! What matters is that, we all read, because we love it. Over time, I don’t know about you, but I, for sure, started developping some habits. Some are great, some others might be just weird…I’m not sure, but I think it’s time for a little sharing!
A book takes me in another world.
I’ve been reading for as long as I can remember. Books were everywhere, around the house, and in my room. Over time, I realized that I found myself some reading habits. Outside or inside, it doesn’t really matter, but I know I prefer when it’s calm, so I can completely focus on the content of my book. However, when it’s a really, really amazing book, I sometimes find myself caught inside of the story, no matter what surrounds me. Afterwards, it surely takes some time for me to get out of it. When someone talks to me in these moments, I can take up to maybe a minute, to realize what is happening. I think, that’s the power of a book. It takes me completely in another world, for a little while. I love it.
Yes, there are more and more books coming out in digital form. (Btw, I am still frustated some books are coming out ONLY in that form. Like, why are you doing this to me?!). My place is still filled with books everywhere: one of my bookish habits, that probably cost me a lot of money, is that I ALWAYS have physical copies of my books. This is probably one of my little quirks: I love holding books, smelling books, I just love the feeling of holding a book in my hands, and the billion words, and worlds, it holds.
I don’t force myself into reading books I know I won’t enjoy.
I don’t really have a reading routine, though. I read what I feel like reading in the moment: contemporary, or dystopia, it mainly depends on my feelings at the time. I do want to read more diversity, and I’m trying to improve my reading on that. However, I’m not the kind of person who wants to read different books, just to, read them. I choose books that will make me happy, I don’t force myself into reading books I know I won’t enjoy, just for the sake of it.
A reading setting? We always see beautiful pictures of people reading outside, on the beach, on their porch… I don’t really have a special place to read, I pick up my book whether it’s at home or at a café. Something I do love, is getting a cup of tea and a snack, and getting to read. This is, for me, a perfect reading moment.
I’m kind of a weirdo, I will admit it. Yes, I smell my books. I love it. I’m always hesitant when it comes to letting people borrow my books: I’m always scared for them. My books always have to be neat, and everything, and people tend to wreck them. Or not give them back. I’ve had some bad experiences, and, I know it’s bad, but I’m very reluctant to lending a book, especially one I absolutely loved. My books mean a lot to me, that’s all.
Share your thoughts with me ! When did you start reading? Tell me about it! Do you prefer your physical copies, or your digital ones? Do you have to keep all of your books neat? Are you, like me, reluctant to share your books?
Can you think of special quirks you have, towards reading?
Picture by Drizzle and Hurricane Books, book featured: Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour, Morgan Matson