10 good (and bad) reading habits I have

Hi friends! As a long-time reader, I have adopted some reading habits that are, well…. sort of shaped me into the reader I am today.

These will certainly change, years from now and certainly haven’t been like that, years earlier, either. I mean, ask 12-year-old Marie and she would tell you she’s not reading and consuming books the way Marie is, now.

Why am I writing like that? ANYWAY.

Today I’m going to be sharing my reading habits I currently have, right now. This post was inspired by Kelly’s lovely post first, then my wonderful friend Macey tagged me into this lovely tag called The Good Reading Habits. I’m putting my own spin on this and sharing both good, and bad reading habits I have because well…why not? Let’s get started!

๐Ÿ“šMy good reading habits

  • I rarely buy a ton of books at the same time.

I think one of the habits I’m the most proud of, when it comes to books, is that: I kind of have my book-buying habits under control (??).

Being an international book blogger, I don’t have a library I can get books from and 98% of the books I get, I get them from ordering online. (Okay, Marie, but what about the 2% left? 1% is for the incredible luck I have every now and then to receive digital or physical ARCs, the other 1% is for when I get to travel and go in bookshops, where I proceed to make piles of books I can’t afford to get).

That being said, I kind of don’t buy A LOT of books at the same time. I don’t do giant book hauls, like you can spot on some booktubers channels, like… ever. I think my biggest haul is maybe…. 5 books.

Wanna know why? Let’s head to my good habit nยฐ2…

  • I don’t like to leave books unread.

I don’t have a gigantic physical, or digital TBR for that very reason. I’d say that lately, my physical TBR has been at its biggest with an incredible amount of maybe 10-12 books unread. Now, physical and digital TBR included, I think I’m maybe at like, 8 or something.

The thing is, I can’t actually relate to bookworms having 200+ unread books on their shelves. Thinking about having choices with the books I’m going to read next feels good, but having TOO many choices? I don’t know, it stresses me out and… it also makes me sad, you know. Seeing these books on my shelves unread.

  • I always use a bookmark.

Confession time : I dog-earred books before. It has happened to me, yes, but… well, not that often. I then went to a phase where I used random things as bookmarks, like train tickets, receipts, subway tickets and such.

Like this above: old travelcard from London, travelcard from Amsterdam, bookmark, a minion. Don’t ask.

Now, I’m using bookmarks and I’m happy about it. I also might have like 20 bookmarks and always end up using my Always Never Yours bookmark. Try and figure that one out, would you.

  • I rarely -ever- DNF books.

I can’t recall the last time I did not finish reading a book… I don’t have anything against people not finishing books, on the contrary: if something’s bothering you, give it up and pick up something you’re more excited to read.

Yet, I haven’t felt compelled to DNF a book in years. Even if a book takes time to kick off, I find something to make me hold on, whether it’s the characters, the intrigue or just my stupid obstination. I think this also comes from the fact that…

  • I know the kind of books I’ll love.

I’ve been a reader almost my entire life and, in this long time, I’ve been trying out a whole lot of different books. I’ve been into fantasy a whole lot when I was younger, now I’m more of a contemporary kind of reader, even if I do appreciate a good fantasy, dystopia or science-fiction read every now and then.

I feel like I really know, now, the kind of books I will enjoy and this really helps me in my book-buying.

๐Ÿ“š My bad reading habits

  • I still let myself get influenced by the hype a little too much, sometimes.

Hear me out: I’m trying to be better at this and… I think I’m making progress. Yet, when there are some big titles everyone is anticipating and screaming about, I can’t help but get curious, feel that need to add the book to my TBR and, in my worst times, even want to buy the book myself to see what it’s all about.

Only to realize later on what I knew all along: this book might be great for some readers, but it’s just not my thing.

Related: Do I really want to read this book, or does the hype make me want to?

  • I judge books by their covers.

Okay…. let’s be honest though: who doesn’t?

  • I don’t re-read books (enough!).

I can’t recall the last time I re-read a book. It’s a vicious circle, really: I get my eyes set on the new releases, on the current books everyone’s talking about, on my little TBR, and I don’t think about re-reading books.

Even books that are my ultimate favorites and that I’d love to revisit.

I think part of me is also terrified that these books won’t be as good the second time around.

  • I forget to take notes while reading… and don’t know how the hell to write my reviews afterwards.

Being a reader and a book blogger is complicated. It made my reading experience different. It makes me think of reviewing while I read and, in order to review a book well, it makes me want to takes notes.

Something I never, ever did before I started book blogging.

If I now usually have a small notebook around everywhere with my book, sometimes… I just don’t take notes. I get too engrossed into my book and just forget everything (The Electric Heir), I read the book while I’m traveling and just, don’t (Permanent Record), I just am slacking and lazy and I really don’t know why I didn’t take any notes because I had things to say (this happens A LOT) but well, sometimes I’m just like this okay:

Once reviewing time comes, I regret everything because I forgot about half the plot and was there a twist and wait who was this character’s name I loved that isn’t mentioned in the book’s synopsis?

  • I take time to rate my books on goodreads – and in my mind, too.

Last one for the road, still connected to my reading habits… and my blogging habits, too. Sometimes, it takes me a little bit of time to rate my books.

It has happened that I only updated my goodreads status of book 1 while I was already done with book 2.

Sometimes, I rate a book right away because I just know what it’s going to be. I adored it, I hated it, I will scream at you to read this every 0,5 seconds.

Sometimes, I just need 6 business days to decide between a 3 and a 4 stars.

Feelings. They’re complicated, okay.

Can you relate to some of my good reading habits? Do you always use a bookmark? Do you know the kind of books you’d love?

What are some of your worst reading habits? Do you ever re-read? Tell me everything in comments!





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99 thoughts on “10 good (and bad) reading habits I have

  1. Enjoyed your post and the thing I want to chime in with is the bending pages vs using bookmarks! When the books are mine – I bend away – if they are my husbandโ€™s – he prefers I use a book mark – and anything goes for that- oh and like that minion one of yours – ha!

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  2. I have not reread yet this year. I’ve read almost 20 books so far this year and I’m proud that not one of them is Harry Potter for the millionth time. I’ve been trying not to buy too many books. There’s actually only about ten books I want to buy this year. Bills and rent kind of changes, but yet again I did just buy a Kindle even though I have a Nook and a Kobo.

    I love e-books and e-readers.

    E-books are more feasible with apartment living.

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    1. AH wow that’s so great, you’ve read SO much already!!
      I hope you’ll get to maintain your bookish budget this year, then! And I agree, ebooks can be really practical at times ๐Ÿ˜€
      Thank you so much for your comment ๐Ÿ˜€

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      1. Thank you!! I have Kindle Unlimited and a library card so those do help a lot. And Netgalley too. I know not everybody is lucky though. I try to get free ebooks too.

        I feel like I do better with book buying every year, but I spent $65 at Book Outlet on 13 books and then I bought a few ebooks for vacation in February. And one or two I wanted this month I think.

        So maybe I’m not doing as well as I think I am?

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      2. Yes! I’ve only DNF one book so far this year but I probably put myself on a curse with saying that. And the first book I read was a terrible start.

        I’ve actually been reading the books I buy almost right away though instead of just letting them sit like you say you you did. It used to sometimes take me awhile to get to them.

        And you are welcome! ๐Ÿ˜€

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  3. I relate to some of the good but some of the bad habits as well. I am a sucker for the hype and sometimes they are not to my liking as for the good ones ๐Ÿ™‚ … I see myself in those bookmarks ๐Ÿ™‚ such a beautiful post xxx

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  4. I loved this post, Marie! I never pegged you for a person who used to dog-ear pages, but to each their own. I will not declare whether you using bookmarks is an improvement or not (but it totally is!). As for your book-buying-control, I am so in awe of that!! I don’t have 200 books but I definitely have around 30 unread ones and it’s … a lot.
    But I wouldn’t say that not re-reading a book is a bad habit. I never re-read. It’s like a principal of mine and I feel zero guilt about it haha

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    1. Ahh thank you, Kat, I’m glad you liked it ๐Ÿ™‚
      I know ahah, I used to do it every now and then, but it was so long ago! I can’t imagine not using a bookmark now, especially with the pretty ones I got now ๐Ÿ˜€
      Yeah, I didn’t know whether or not to put it in the bad column…. it feels bad, for me, because I feel like I’m neglecting old favorites, in a way? But also, re-reading can be disappointing sometimes ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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      1. Ahah yes I get that. It took me a while to switch from my random papers to other kind of prettier bookmarks, I don’t know, I grew attached to the old ones haha ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. It’s so frustrating, when I don’t have that much notes and struggle for my reviews, I always blame past-me for not being attentive enough haha.
      I hope you can gain control of your TBR, you can do this! ๐Ÿ˜€


  5. I don’t buy lots and lots of books as well but I have many of those free ebooks and some unread eARCs on my kindle so I’m 50/50 on that. On one hand, at least my wallet and shelf space are somehow still not in the worst condition — on the other, I still have so much unread stuff.

    “I know the kind of books Iโ€™ll love”
    Oh, me too! I used to be so put down by having so many 4 & 5 stared reads because I thought I wasn’t critical enough but I just tend to pick up books I know I’ll enjoy? I don’t hate-read things and I rarely pick up books I know I won’t enjoy. From time to time I’ll try to venture out of my comfort zone but then I always come back more careful with what I pick up.

    I have the awful habit of not taking enough notes while reading too, though. I try to write down my bullet points right after I finish the book but I feel like I miss many things still. Especially things like content warnings and the exact rep, which I would love to include in my review but by the time I finish the book I’m often not quite sure if I remember those well enough.

    Great post!

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    1. I feel like us bookworms will always have books to read no matter what, it can get a bit stressful when there are too much, but on the other hand…. well, so many books to read so yaaay! ahah ๐Ÿ™‚

      I’m so glad I’m not the only one! I felt a little nervous about always rating books quite high, but then I just realized I know what I love and, it’s a good thing!

      I completely understand what you mean. I’ve been trying to be more careful especially with trigger warnings and rep, but I sometimes miss out on things or am too into the book and forget to write it altogether ahah. We’re doing our best! โค

      Thank you so, so much, so happy you liked it โค

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  6. I have a few bookmarks, but I usually just use random slips of paper! I also rarely dnf books though. There are only two that I can think of that Iโ€™ve stopped reading in the last few years. I do reread books a lot. If I really like a book, Iโ€™ll probably end up reading 3 or 4 times. Anyways, this was a really interesting post to read!

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    1. Ahhh I get that ahah the random slips of papers are just… well, useful sometimes ahah ๐Ÿ™‚
      Ahh that’s amazing. I really would love to make more time to re-read some of my favorites, I should!
      Thank you so, so much for your comment ๐Ÿ™‚

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  7. Great list!
    I’m very lucky to live in a non-english speaking country, but the library has a great collection of English books!
    Just like you I hate leaving books unread, so my unread book pile is very tiny ๐Ÿ™‚ Which I’m quite proud off!
    I also definitely get influenced by the hype, too often..


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    1. Ahh you’re so lucky, that’s amazing! And I’m glad I’m not the only one with a small pile of unread books. Books need to be read, it makes me so sad otherwise ahaha ๐Ÿ™‚
      Thank you so much! โค

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  8. You don’t leave books unread?! 10 – 12 books?! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ You, ma’am, are clearly a sorceress of the highest echelon, and you need to teach me your waaaaays! I can’t even imagine being that on top of things lol.

    I fall for the Hype Monster all too often, too. Even if it’s a book I wouldn’t normally pick up or think I might not enjoy, I still want to read it, because everyone else is talking about and enjoying it. And then I end up not really liking it … just like I figured. xD Happens almost every time. I’m a slow learner, what can I say?

    I take notes … and I still can’t always write reviews when it comes down to it lol.

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    1. I… don’t know if I am a sorceress of any kind ๐Ÿ˜‚ you’re so sweet! I just really don’t like having a big pile of unread books ahah.

      Right? This happens to me too, I feel like I want to read the book, but in the end, it’s just because everyone is excited about it all around me, and some of that excitment somehow rub off on me… even if it’s not my kind of book ๐Ÿ˜‚

      Ahh, don’t say that, I’m certain that you can โค writing reviews can be so frustrating and complicated at times. I'm sure you can do this and maybe you just haven't found your style just yet ๐Ÿ™‚

      Thank you so, so much for your comment Sammie ๐Ÿ™‚

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  9. After reading books and then forgetting everything about them when it came time to write a review, I’ve come to the solid habit of making sure to take notes on the ones I want to write about. If I don’t think I want to put out a blog post on it, then I just won’t take any notes since that was never a normal thing for me before book blogging :’)
    I love using random bits as bookmarks too!! Since I’m only just starting to use bookmarks here & there, it’s fun when I’m out of town & I have the receipt for a purchase made there, and I use that in the book I took with me on the trip. Then, when I use it again after being home, it’s a nice reminder of the time I got to spend there!
    I admire your use of Goodreads. I log on maybe once a day to track my reading progress and scroll through my feed a little :’) But that’s better than when I had it and forgot to use it for months haha!

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    1. Ahh yes that’s a good strategy! Sometimes I’m not sure whether or not I want to talk about a book though and if I end up wanting to, I have no notes at all and it’s so frustrating ahah.
      Right? This always feels nice, opening your book and your bookmark being a reminder or a trip or something. this always makes me happy ๐Ÿ™‚
      Ah there’s nothing to admire me for, really, haha I barely ever look at goodreads and just update my books read, I could do a whole lot more with it I guess ahahha ๐Ÿ™‚
      Thank you so much!! โค

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  10. Great post! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘ I love needing โ€œ6 business daysโ€ to decide between a 3 or 4!!! ๐Ÿ˜‚ I do find that allowing the book to settle and allowing time for the review to percolate is helpful at times!

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  11. Great post! ๐Ÿ˜€ You know, I used to be so diligent and make notes as soon as I finished a book that way when it came time to writing the review (which was usually the next day ha!) I had pretty much all my thoughts there I just had to type them up in sentence form and maybe use a thesaurus! Now, I don’t do that anymore because I’m l-a-z-y! And now it takes me days to write a review. I see the book sitting on my shelf and I go, I know I gotta write it but I just don’t feel it… I’m telling you some days it’s a push to get a review out of me, but the proudness I feel once I’ve done it, unexplainable feeling! โ˜บ๏ธ
    I love all the things you’ve used as a bookmark, I think we’ve all been there at some point or another. I’m crazy and I have different bookmarks for different books, like all my library books have one bookmark, my own books have another, then I have a dedicated one for my Stephen King… yeah I’m crazy ๐Ÿ˜…

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    1. Thank you so much!! ๐Ÿ™‚ WOW I admire that so much ahah. It always takes me a bit of time to gather my thoughts and yeees sometimes I’m just too lazy to be bothered hahaha.
      AH but this is great! I don’t read more than a book at a time and often end up with the same bookmark, but it’s just like mugs, a dedicated bookmark for some books ๐Ÿ˜€

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      1. These days, it takes me a while too… I wish I could become the old me and write everything down again. I must get back in that habit!
        Oh haha, I have 3 on the go ๐Ÿ˜…I’ll always have a King book and it took me years to find the perfect one, so I’m pretty happy with it!
        Haha, I love how you brought it back to mugs! ๐Ÿ˜‚So true, clearly I like dedicating things! ๐Ÿ˜›

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  12. oof CALLED OUT. i donโ€™t think iโ€™ve reread a book since eragon in middle school tbh. as for taking notes? i get so caught up in reading i forget i wanted to take notes. if itโ€™s a physical book iโ€™ll sometimes dog ear a page that a had quote i loved and i want to share it in a review, but then i completely forgot i marked it in the first place! the kindle app saves me a bit on this though. iโ€™m really happy its highlight feature automatically marks things as notes i can easily reference again if needed.

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    1. it’s been ages since I re-read a book as well and…I’m a little sad about it. I want to make more time for it, but also, so many new books to read!
      ahh that’s great! I don’t have a kindle, I guess my ereader has some way to do that as well, but I’ll have to figure out how… and remember to check back when I write my review๐Ÿ˜‚
      thank you so, so much for your comment โค โค

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  13. I love this post, Marie! ๐Ÿ™‚ So fun looking at your good and bad reading habits. I remember I had a bad habit of buying ALL THE BOOKS but have slowed down quite a bit with buying books. I donโ€™t really re-read books very often. Thereโ€™s just way too many books that I want to read to spend too much time rereading, sadly.

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    1. Ahh thank you! Ah that’s so great. It’s hard to resist at times, but the huge, daunting pile of books to read afterwards prevents me from going overboard ahah ๐Ÿ™‚
      Same… there are so many books I want to read that I haven’t read, yet, I don’t make time to reread :/

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  14. I don’t use bookmarks nearly enough lol! I also hate to DNF a book (the feeling of failure ugh) and hardly EVER reread although I am dying to reread ACOMAF lately! Great post Marie ๐Ÿ™‚

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  15. Wait–you have a physical TBR of less than 10 books??? Damn, that’s goals! I mean, I think I do too, but my ebook TBR is at about 85 ๐Ÿ˜… Here I thought I had a small number of books on my TBR with less than a hundred. You are truly killing the game!
    And, ahhh, I never use bookmarks! But not in the way you think! I rarely have use for them anyway because I almost always read ebooks. But when I read physically, I also don’t use one because I don’t need to ๐Ÿ˜‚ somehow i can always remember which page or at least, vague area of the book I left off on. it’s such a weird skill and tbh, the only talent i have ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž
    Great post, Marie!! I’m glad I could relate to most of it (one my goals this year is to reread more books ๐Ÿ˜ญ)!

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    1. It’s so easy with ebooks though, they’re hidden in your e-reader and not as daunting as a physical TBR ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…
      Wow, really? I am amazed that you can remember at what page you left of, that’s so great. I’m too lazy to remember ahah ๐Ÿ˜…
      Thank you so, so much Caitlin! I hope we can re read more books this year, we can do this!! โค

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  16. Dog-earing pages?! You monster ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Honestly, I donยดt write notes either. Itยดs just not my kind of thing. I will write the book review right after I finished the book to get my first thoughts down, and then go back later to tweak it here and there. And yes, we all judge a book by its cover! ๐Ÿ˜€

    I totally get not having a big physical TBR pile! It stresses me out too. I do have a library nearby that has some translated books that I want to borrow, and that already stresses me out. And Iยดm with you on DNFยดing books. I always give the book a chance and usually Iยดm already halfway through and then I think: might as well just finish it.

    You have some great reading habits! And I loved reading this โค

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    1. I knoooow I’m ashamed at my past-self ahahah ๐Ÿ™‚
      I’m glad I’m not the only one! There’s something about having a whole damn lot of books waiting that stresses me out a little bit ahah.
      Thank you so, so much, so happy you enjoyed this โค


  17. I’m don’t usually DNF books either – I can only recall abandoning 2 book in my entire life! But I think that’s a reflection of how stubborn I am more than anything ๐Ÿ˜‚ Also it’s so funny that you mention not re-reading books as a bad habit, bc Nish considers the fact that she re-reads TOO MUCH as a bad habit! She reckons she should spend more time checking out new releases ๐Ÿ˜‚

    Don’t beat yourself up about judging books by their covers – I bet you even bibliophile purists can’t ignore the appeal of an aesthetic cover! ๐Ÿ˜›

    ๐Ÿ’› Ngoc

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    1. Ahhh I get that, I’m stubborn about books that way, too ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
      OH NO! Well honestly, I don’t think it’s really bad, one or the other, as long as we’re happy about what we do ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m a little frustrated at myself for not making enough time for new releases, so it’s bad for me ๐Ÿ˜‚
      thank you so, so much!! โค โค

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    1. Ahh no I’m so sorry to hear that! I hope that the slumps will go away soon and… well, there’s some good about having tons of awesome books waiting for you when you’re ready ๐Ÿ˜€
      Thank you so, so much, Kal โค


  18. I definitely think having your buying habits under control is great!! I like to keep my physical TBR down as well, otherwise it stresses me out. I tend to get a lot of my books for Christmas and birthday and being quite close together it can mean I have a few at the start but I try to control it the rest of the year!! ๐Ÿ˜‚

    I really struggle to DNF as well and I rarely feel the need to. I think it has only happened twice and I did push through but it is rare!!

    The hype can be very dangerous, I’m with you there ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
    And I know the feeling of not knowing what to rate a book so I have to think about it for a while!!

    Great post, as always ๐Ÿ’•

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    1. Ahah I get that, I’m glad you manage to control it all the other times! I feel like too many books on my physical TBR feels..; daunting, at times, somehow haha.
      Thank you so, so much, Sophie, so happy you enjoyed this!! โค

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  19. Interesting. I see DNFing as a good thing. I will not punish myself and push through a book I am not enjoying. I like to think I am good at picking books I know will work for me, but sometimes, I am misled. I also judge books by their covers, but I can usually gauge quite a few things about the book from the cover, so, not a bad thing for me either.

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    1. Oh yes you’re so right about that!! I feel like I should get better with DNF-ing and just not hold on to books I’m not too interested in, but sometimes I’m way too obstinated haha.
      Thank you, Sam!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  20. Oh gosh … I HAVE gotten better at not buying a TON of books at once — hence why i never have book haul posts ha-ha! Though there are the random binge times where I can’t help myself …

    BOOKMARKS! I’m a HUGE advocate of bookmarks! I DNF at times — but I don’t think it’s a bad thing to DNF (like you said). I used to force myself to, but I honestly can’t do that anymore with the little reading time I have ha-ha!

    I’ve started to learn the kind of books i love too, though I’ve realized I’m rather picky on writing style. I’m still trying to discover what kind of writing style I like. I agree though — I used to be a HUGE fantasy reader. I still love those, but my reading is MAINLY contemporary.

    Oh … I’m good about not going with the hype. I’ve been burned TOO MANY TIMES! So I finally learned my lesson ha-ha. Okay … what reader DOESN’T judge books by their covers?!?!?! (That Rachel meme!). Honestly, this is a PRO, since it makes me borrow from the library more ha-ha!

    There are a handful of books I re-read, but not a lot. If anything, that’s a PRO — you get time to read more!

    I used to write notes — I still kind of do, but there very minimal. This is why I tend to write my reviews (or at least the overview) RIGHT after reading. And Pooh Bear!! he’s so cute!

    I absolutely LOVED this post! So much fun!

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    1. Ahh I am AMAZED by the fact that you manage to write your reviews right away. I ALWAYS procrastinate them a whole damn lot, until I forgot everything about the books, I’m terrible hahaha.

      I hope you’ll find the writing style that fits you the most! I feel like there are so many different kind of styles I end up appreciating, but…. I think I have to be in the mood for them, too ๐Ÿ™‚

      thank you so, so much, Jenna!! โค

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  21. Haha I love this! I barely buy books unless I’ve already read (& loved) it or love the author. I’ve started using these cute Harry Potter bookmarks my friend got me, and I also have been tracking my books on Reader Voracious’s spreadsheet. My biggest bad habit is probably reading books for hype instead of reading books that really, truly matter and are impactful. I also tend to “miss” chunks of text. I swear my brain just goes to sleep and the words don’t register, and I miss something ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†

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    1. ahh thank you, happy you liked it! OH that’s so strange does it happen often or just with particular books? I feel like this happens to me, too, but it’s when my mind just can’t focus haha ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. I feel like it only happens with fantasy books?? Which doesn’t really make sense, but maybe because there’s more details and descriptions and just concepts that aren’t in the real world? *shrugs* It’s honestly kind of crazy XD

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      2. BUT YES I CAN RELATE to that! This happened to me today actually, I’m loving my current read, but it’s fantasy and sometimes I just trail off and it’s so strange haha.


  22. I relate to so many of these… especially the bad habits. ๐Ÿ™ˆ The hype can really influence me and so can book covers – I’m way more likely to read a book I find pretty than one I consider unappealing which is obviously unfair to books. ๐Ÿ™ˆ I think this is pretty weird coming from a book blogger, but I’ve never taken notes while reading – I might bookmark some of the quotes I want to use for a review, but real notes? No. To be fair, I’ve rarely been reviewing recently but even when I was reviewing a lot of books I still never took notes, haha. It’s just so much work, and I’m lazy. ๐Ÿ™ˆ Great post! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Right? Same here, I find it so unfair, but I will instantly be more attracted to a pretty cover than another one I don’t really love ahah.
      Thank you so much, Veronika, so happy you liked it ๐Ÿ™‚

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  23. It’s so great that you’re so in tune with what books you like to read!! I usually don’t DNF books either, and omgg I am wayyy too susceptible to the hype train ๐Ÿ˜… I just feel like I need to see what the hypes about, especially if a blogger I trust mentions it.

    I also used to dog-ear books! I don’t know when I decided that it was bad and started using bookmarks, but I’ve been using only bookmarks for at least the past 8 years. Ugggh, overthinking about reviews is the worst! I try to decide my rating right after I finish a book because I know that if I deliberate I will second guess myself so much ๐Ÿ˜‚ Great post Marie!! ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•

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    1. We’re way too sensitive to the hype,really, but I feel like as bloggers we’re even more influenced by it all somehow and feel like we need to be on top of things. it’s haard ๐Ÿ˜…

      I really should do that, but… I ALWAYS doubt a lot๐Ÿ˜… thank you!! โค


  24. I definitely relate to a lot of these! I don’t often DNF books, and I dont reread anywhere near as much as I would like.
    I am kind of out of control with my book buying though! I don’t often buy physical books unless I have a voucher, but in terms of kindle books, I have so many that I bought because they were on offer and I haven’t read! I really should start trying to get through them before I buy any more, but I just love a bargain! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  25. I loved reading your answers, Marie ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ’•! Rarely DNFing AND knowing what you like to read are such great habits to have! Thereโ€™s too many good books to be wasting our time on the ones that are meh ๐Ÿ™…๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ haha. AND oh my gosh could I relate to not taking notes while reading ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ. Sometimes the book is just so good that I canโ€™t bother putting it down for even 30 seconds to jot a sentence down, and those books are easier to review because I have so many feelings!! But, when the books are just okay, and I still donโ€™t take notes lol, thatโ€™s when it bites me in the butt ๐Ÿ˜…. Also, I chuckled at your 6 business days conundrum ๐Ÿ˜‚.

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    1. Ahh thank you, Belle! So happy you liked it ๐Ÿ™‚
      Ahh yes that’s exactly it. Some books, I just have SO many feelings about them, the review writes itself, but some other books… it’s more complicated ๐Ÿ˜…

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  26. I definitely used to think I had really good/bad habits, but now they all just fall in the category of …habits? Like I don’t really put them into a category. I think to some people some of my habits might be considered good/bad, but in reality, I’ve really loosened up in terms of being strict with my habits. I definitely think my worst habit is not finishing certain books. It used to really irk me, and I HAD to finish it, but after reading so many books and wanting to read an infinite amount more, I feel like if I really don’t enjoy a book, I should stop and pick up something else. I’m way more likely to drop a book if I didn’t pay for it, like a free Kindle/Ibook book. Great post ! xxx

    Melina | http://www.melinaelisa.com

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    1. I get what you mean and I think that’s so great! There are no bad habits,really,it’s just the way we perceive them, but some “bad” habits for us might be great for others, too!
      I think it’s so great that you’re able to drop books you’re not interested in like that. I’m still a little too obstinated, but I’m trying to be better with it ahah ๐Ÿ™‚
      thank you so much Melina! โค


  27. Loved this post Marie! It’s fun to read about your reading habits and they’re not that different from mine ๐Ÿ˜‚
    I do re-read books but not as often as I’d like. But trust me, sometimes they are even better the second time around! Also the advantage of reading mostly on my e-reader (which I started to do like 2.5 years ago) is that I can highlight or add notes to some parts, wich makes it easier to reference later. But sometimes I’m just overwhelmed and don’t know what to think ๐Ÿ˜‚

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    1. Ahh thank you so much, I’m so happy you enjoyed it โค
      I'm certain I'd still love some books the second time around, but;… I don't know, I'm so nervous to get to them for some reason?? aha. I hope I will do that a little more though ๐Ÿ™‚

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  28. This was great!! I’m so happy for your good reading habits, and relieved I can finally relate to someone! ๐Ÿ˜› Everyone I see is buying books like crazy and having 100+ on their TBR piles, I could never! The most I get at once is around 5 as well, and it’s probably my birthday or something. I hate seeing even 15 books on my TBR shelf, because that number gets me anxious already sometimes, so I can’t even begin to imagine what 100+ feels like …

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  29. Ah, I can relate to most of your bad habits lol. I definitely judge books by their cover & I never take notes, either. I also need a couple days before I rate a book on Goodreads, too.

    Your random “bookmarks” are so cute, by the way! I love them. Thanks for sharing such a fun post, Marie! โ™ก

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