You’re going to judge me for one of these – I know you are! I’m ok with that. I realize that there are a few of my habits that are weird, quirky, and problematic (eww I can’t believe I just used that word), but it’s what I do and I just deal with it! Your habits might be for comfort, or they might be a weird form of bookworm OCD, but we all have our own quirks when it comes to reading. Here are some of mine:
Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme where I explore different topics. If you are interested in participating I would love to have you! Here is a list of my Upcoming topics in February – please remember to ping back a specific post of mine so I get a notification and I will add you to the participants list!
blankets are necessary
Technically, I can read without a blanket, but I choose not to lol. If I’m outside reading then I don’t need one. Inside is a different story! If I’m sitting on the couch or on my comfy chair, a blanket is always there!
I listen to ASMR….
This is the newest habit i’ve acquired actually. My house is always loud. I’ve got two kids, a husband, and a dog, so there’s always noise. Within the last 6 months I’ve found ASMR and, despite people making fun of it, it’s helped me in more ways than one! I usually listen to rain sounds or something with a gentle background noise (no talking!) just so that my mind has something quiet and consistent to focus on. Tv is a no – i’ll stop reading to watch it. Music is a no – i’ll stop reading to sing lol. ASMR is the perfect way to block out everything and keep me focused!
No dust jackets, you heathen!
I feel like this one is a bit of a cop out but I CAN’T read a book if there’s a dust jacket on it. I just can’t. I’m always adjusting it after it slips and moves, and I’m always afraid it’s going to rip.
Word vomit immediately….
I feel like this is yet another easy one, and a lot of you probably do this to – as soon as I finish a book, I have to write the review immediately and get all my word vomit out of the way. Reviews are far easier for me to write if i’ve just finished reading it and all my thoughts and emotions are fresh.
I read the last sentence first…..
Here we go. You’re screaming at me, right? It’s true. Before I even read the first sentence of the first chapter, I flip to the end and read the last sentence first. Always. Don’t ask me why because I can’t tell you! I don’t know why or how I started doing this either! I just realized one day that that’s what I do every time I pick up a book. I’ve yet to be spoiled – and i’ve been doing this for years. And the last sentence is usually a good predictor of how I’m going to like a book. None of this makes sense, but I do it anyway….
How long is the next chapter?
I know i’m not the only one that does this! Whenever I finish a chapter I always flip through the next chapter and see how long the next chapter is. Knowing how many pages are in the next chapter doesn’t change anything. I’m still going to read it!! But it’s a compulsion – I need to know lol
TOP 5 TUESDAY PARTICIPANTS:
HappyMessHappiness ——— My Year Of Reading Dangerously ——— Lili’s Blissful Pages
The Pine-Scented Chronicles ——— Laughing Listener ——— Robyn Reads Books
Flora’s Musings ——— Clem’s Bookish World ——— We Are Just Stories
Birdie Bookworm ——— The Secret Library ——— Realms Of My Mind
The Book Prescription ——— Bella ——— The Punk Theory
Sophril Reads ——— Rather Be In The Library ——— Books On The Brain
Storeys of Stories ——— Wonderwall ——— Kyera’s Library
Bookwitch Reviews ——— Rae’s Reads And Reviews ——— Tirilu
Synopses By Sarge ——— Comfort Reads ——— Book Blurb
Bookishly Rebecca ——— Hail & Well Read ——— A Multitude of Musings
Elysa Reads It All ——— Eat Travel Read ——— CJR The Brit
Beware Of The Reader ——— Books Are Only The Beginning ——— The Smell Of Ink
If you’re counting, I have a list of 6 habits. Why? Because this is my post and I’ll do what I want lol! A couple of them were too easy so I thought I would throw one more in just to keep things interesting. What habits do you have while reading??
Until next time, happy reading!