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This week’s topic is Top 10 Bookish Things I Need to Quit. There are a lot of things I do that are book related that I’m trying so hard to stop. Some things on this list are a work in process, and some I have managed to remedy myself from doing. So without further a do, here is my list:
10. Social Media
This is a big work in progress. Social media sites and apps are such a huge distraction to me and I waste hours upon hours on them. This includes: Twitter, GoodReads, YouTube, Facebook etc.
If I limit my usage on this sites/apps then I would have more time to use wisely. Such as for reading, or working on my blog!
9. Organizing my Bookshelves
I feel like I do this on a weekly basis and it needs to stop. Whether I have a new book to add to my shelf or I’m not happy with that week’s organizational system, there always seems to be a reason to switch things up. So I must put a stop to it… it’s a huge time waster.
8. Watching TV
I have the biggest problem watching TV. I could literally spend all day doing so if I didn’t have bills to pay. Firstly I need to limit my shows done to 10-15, and then I should designate a particular day to watch them. This way I’m not wasting hours everyday catching up instead of reading!
7. Reading on the Bus
I get motion sickness when I read in cars or buses and you would think I’ve learned my lesson by now. But sadly I haven’t. When I’m reading a really good book I just don’t want to put it down. Even on my commute to work. But I am glad to say that over the last week I haven’t cracked open a book in a moving vehicle. (Trains are okay though)
6. Reading Books That Don’t Interest Me
I get asked to review books a lot more now then I used to. Especially because I request them. But that needs to stop. I can’t keep reading books that I don’t find interest in. So as a step towards fixing this problem I have removed myself from NetGalley and other book requesting sites. Sure it’s nice to receive free books in exchange for a review… but it takes out the fun in reading when it is a book that doesn’t interest me.
5. Reviewing Every Book I Read
I have this crazy habit of reviewing absolutely every single book I read. And I don’t understand why. I need to put a stop to this and only review books that I am really passionate about after reading them. Whether they were a 5 star or a 2 star, if there is something I need to say then I will. But I won’t feel obligated to say something about every book!
4. List Making
I make lists for everything in my life. So it’s no surprise that I do so in my blog/book life as well. I make lists of books I want to buy, when books are being released, TBR’s for months in advance, books I own, books I want to own, books I will never buy etc. The list goes on (pun intended). I spend more time making book related lists then I do actually reading and it has to stop now!
3. Speed Reading
I have so many books that I want to read and not so much time to do so. I find myself speed reading a lot and I feel like I miss out on very important details from the books. From now I will read at my own pace and not worry about the other books or other bloggers who seem to be reading more books then me.
2. Looking for New Books
I think I spend at least everyday on GoodReads looking for new books to add to my TBR. Whether they are new books, or old books, or even books that haven’t been released yet. There are just way too many books out there to read and I need to limit myself. I can’t read everything, and I keep reminding myself that.
1. Impulse Buying
I work in a mall with a bookstore. And that means every shift I have I seem to find myself there browsing the bookshelves for just about anything. Sometimes I feel like I work just for books, at least that’s what my wallet keeps telling me. To remedy this bookish problem, I am going to go out and get a library card. Because in the words of our old pal Arthur, “Having fun isn’t hard, when you’ve got a library card.”
Well there you have it! The Top 10 Bookish Things I Need to Quit. Do we share any of the same bookish habits? Let me know what is down below!!
Until next time,