Hey everyone! How’s your week so far? Weekend is near! 😀
Today I’m gonna talk about reading habits. 🙂 I have gotten into reading for almost one and a half year now. Some of these habits were there from the beginning and some I acquired through time.
One book at a time
Well, this habit started to grow on me back then when I first read Dark Guardian series by Rachel Hawthorne. I borrowed them all from my friend one by one because (1) my school bag was already full of textbooks and notebooks so I tried not to add too much extra weights (2) I got a lot of tests at that time so I couldn’t read much. Apparently, it eventually became a habit and I always try to finish the book I’m reading before starting another. I find it easier to concentrate to just one book than to divide your attention to multiple books at once. Except if the book I’m currently reading isn’t that interesting, sometimes I put it off and read other book instead. Then after I finish it I return to that not-so-interesting book and see if it gets any better. And this is quite related to my next habit:
Try to finish every book I start
I very rarely DNF a book cause I have read books which have terrible beginning but ended up enjoying them anyway. But even if after a lot of putting off and that book hasn’t gotten any better yet, then I’ll have no choice other than to DNF it. So far I’ve only DNFed one book. This was my case with Arclight. It was an eARC so I tried my best to finish it but it was so booooring that I put it off multiple times and managed to read four books before I decided to DNF it. FOUR books, people!
Wrap my paperbacks with plastic
Almost all of my books are in paperback format. The cover tends to get folded easily and to make sure my books stay in good condition, I always wrap them first with plastic (the one which is used for wrapping books of course) before reading them so at least the cover isn’t “damaged” or anything. I don’t need to do it to the few hardcovers I have. But of course I also:
DON’T fold the pages
I’m sure some of you don’t like folding the edge of pages to mark your last reading spot as well. I mean, that’s why there’s a thing called BOOKMARK! Um, no offense to those who like folding pages. 😛 I usually use bookmarks that won’t damage the papers.
DON’T write/highlight anything
I like having my books clean from doodles or scribbling (except if I meet the author then I will gladly ask for an autograph :D) so instead I:
Take notes for nice/important quotes
I mean, who doesn’t 😉 There are just some quotes too good to be missed/forgotten so I usually write them down on a piece of paper and slip it inside the book once I’ve finished reading. Or in my case with Rick Riordan’s books, sometimes he gives clues about what might happen in the next book so I write down those quotes too and try to predict what would happen next.
I think I take care of my books so I don’t lend them to any random people, just my friends who I can trust. 😛 But some of these don’t apply to my school textbooks! xD So that ends my post today. Anyway, I would love to hear your thoughts!! 🙂
What are your reading habits?
Happy Friday! :3