Heyhey, BookNerds! So it’s been a while since I have added to this mini series of posts about random bookish thoughts and habits I have, and hopefully am not alone in, but today I thought I’d continue on with it! So let’s dive into some more bookish things I do, that maybe you do too!
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When all your library holds come in at once. So if you are anything like me then you likely think that the library is THE BEST THING ever, especially the digital library considering our current climate. The library is full of books waiting to be read so naturally I have an enormous library wishlist and an obnoxious amount of holds. Unfortunately, gleefully adding books to your hold list often ends with them all becoming available AT ONCE, and, because I lack any semblance of self-control, I of course accept them all and try to read them within the 2 week borrow period. Why? Well obviously i’m fuelled by choas.. nope that’s a lie i’m not that cool, it’s because who knows when my hold will next be available?!?
Beautiful Emotional Devastation.
When authors break your heart. Lately, I have been reading some beautifully painful books and every time I finish them I wonder why I willfully put myself through this emotional pain. And then I do it again. I will forever pick up books I know will break my heart because that’s what makes them SO GOOD. It is a beautiful book that will hurt you but IT IS TOO BEAUTIFUL to just not read. I am a sucker for books big on angst and tension, for some reason I just love it when authors break my heart.
When books end on a cliffhanger. Speaking of painful emotional reads… want to know what is worse? CLIFFHANGERS. Books that are a part of a series often end with cliffhangers to make you want to continue the series. Is it effective? Yes (or usually anyway). Will that stop me from losing it because I need to know what happens? Nope. No. It will not. I will forever drive myself insane with every single cliffhanger I read because I must know what happens next. I will, however, curse the author for doing this to me… I won’t because I love them all – but I have a love-hate relationship with cliffhangers. and on some occassions I truly do hate them. The worst cliffhangers however, are the ones that end with beloved characters separated or in mortal danger or both and that is just cruel – how dare you hurt us in this way.
Series – Sporadic or Steady.
Read them all at once, or with months in between. So in line with cliffhangers and my need to know personality I will often binge read entire series one after the other – often making me forget what happened per book as the series is now a collective thing like one long movie. However, sometimes (often with bad cliffhangers but not exclusively) I will read a series so very slowly that the books will have weeks or months in between me reading it. On a rare occassion I will leave so long between the books that I have to reread book 1 because I’m forgetful … and then repeat the cycle of not picking up book 2 for months or even years and having to reread book 1 again. A chaotic way to live I know… and yet I still do either one or the other, I have no middle ground when it comes to reading book series!
Reading all the books. Sometimes, not with series but reading in general, I will go into hyperdrive. Every now and then I will be in ‘reading mode’ and this means I will binge read book after book with no chill in between. I get so much reading done when I have these moments and it’s great for the tbr! I get right into the rhythm of reading and immerse myself in world after world – it’s always so sad when I feel the binge-reading coming to an end! I always love the hoidays where I can binge-read to my heart’s content!
So that’s a few more of my bookish habits, do you do any of these? Or do you have any other bookish habits to share? Let me know.