Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
First of all, I would really like to apologise for my absence these past couple of weeks. I moved to England for uni and had a very busy first week there, and now I’m really ill and I can barely bring myself to do anything… I hope you guys forgive me, I’ll try to get my reading and blogging back on track as soon as I can!! But for now, let’s have a look at some bookish things I want to or have quit. I can’t promise it will be 10, but I’ll try my best!
1. Making sure my books always look like new
I’ve discussed this in a previous post, but yeah, I don’t do that anymore. They’re my books, I love them, and to me, they don’t have to look like they’re brand new. Deal with it.
2. YA Romance Novels
I think I don’t really have any more of these on my TBR, apart from a few disguised as Fantasy or Sci-Fi (*cough* Obsidian *cough*) and after reading some terrible, terrible examples of this genre, I want to stay away from them for a while. Just to clarify, I don’t mean all YA Contemporary or anything, I mean the books that are literally only about the love story.
3. Buying more books
I really have to stop doing that… I have enough books already and I don’t need anymore, especially since my reading is soooo slow at the moment.
4. Impulse buys when I don’t even know anything about the book
That’s what happens when I watch booktube or read blogs. I will want to have ALL THE BOOKS and once I buy them, I often realise I’m not even that interested in them. I need to actually sit down and read the synopsis first.
5. Getting stressed out because I’m not reading enough
My life is really, really stressful right now, and I just don’t have the time to read. Still, I make myself feel bad about that and I really shouldn’t. It’s not my fault and I’ll get back to it once I can.
6. Skim reading
Yeah, I’ll admit, I do this quite a lot. Whenever a passage in a book bores me, I just sort of half skip it. Not good. Makes me feel bad. But I can’t help it. Btw, did you know the scenes I skip the most are actually action scenes? Like sorry, but I find fighting in books reaaaally boring. Am I weird?
7. Putting a book in my bag even though I know I’m not going to have time to read
It hurts my shoulders. But I just can’t leave the house without a book. You guys get me, right?
That’s it for now, I’m afraid. I have work to go to. *cries* I also couldn’t really come up with more things, apologies for that. Let me know what bookish things you guys want to or have quit!