My Reading Habits

MY READING HABITS

I’m doing this tag after reading Zuky’s post.  I thought it would be a fun post to do… And I’d love to know your habits as well!

EARLY BIRD

As I already said in another post, I mostly read on the train. But my favorite time to read is Saturday and Sunday mornings. I can’t read at night. At all. I can’t even watch movies or tv shows, as I will probably fall asleep. No matter how much I love the book, sleep will win. I need to do something more active like talking or playing a board game.

BOOKMARKS

I love bookmarks. When I was younger, I didn’t use them and I could quickly remember where I was (?), and now I can’t possibly understand it. Was I smarter when I was a kid? Oh, and I lose way too many bookmarks so I’m always looking for more. They’re a great gift 😉

BEGINNINGS & ENDS

Beginnings are my favorite part (and of course, brilliant endings). but I struggle with the middle and it’s usually when I know if a book will become one of my favorites or not. I want to read a story that captivates me no matter what, and that’s why I love mysteries and thrillers, as they usually hold my interest all the way through.

SKIMMING

I had never done this before, but since I started blogging, I’ve had to skim-read sometimes. If I’m around 50% and I’m not enjoying the book as much as I hoped, or it feels slow-paced, I will skip some pages and see if it gets better.  I don’t feel bad, I can’t love them all, but I still want to know what happens. #sorrynotsorry

DNF

If I’m not feeling a book by the time I reach 20%, I will abandon it and move on to another. It has happened frequently this year, but I don’t have the time to read something that I’m not enjoying at all. Sometimes I feel like I would’ve liked the book had I read it in another moment, that it’s just not the right time.

KINDLE & PHYSICAL

On the train, I usually read with my Kindle, mainly because physical books are heavier and take up more space. So I might be reading a different book at home than the one I carry with me to work. HOWEVER, sometimes I’m so addicted that I’m unable to leave it at home.

What about you?

 

 

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18 thoughts on “My Reading Habits

  1. Richard says:

    I don’t DNF books often, since I have started blogging I have only DNFed 2 books- American Sniper, and, Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn- I tend to plough on through books I don’t like, but for these 2 I just couldn’t bring myself to finish them…

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  2. Renee (Itsbooktalk) says:

    You know I have no problem not finishing a book I’m not into😂There’s barely enough time to get to all the ones that might blow us away, that for me I can’t spend my time reading something I’m not interested in. If I do get to the 50% mark and realize I don’t really love the book, I’ll skim until the end to find out what happened and be able to write a review. I agree about the middle…if a book can hold my interest through that it’s usually a winner for me. I’m a total night reader so we’re the opposite on that:) I hardly ever read in the mornings but I read every night no matter what, even if it’s just 5 pages. I prefer to stay up late and read after hours:) I read about 90% on my kindle as well. Fun post!!

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  3. Jo says:

    I have the same 20% cut off for not finishing a book, although I do try to persevere when it’s one I’ve been sent for review. And I can’t read in bed – I’m asleep within 10 pages!

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  4. Susie | Novel Visits says:

    I like reading in the afternoons on days I don’t work. Work days I can only read in the late afternoons or evenings. Like you, once it gets very late, I tend to fall asleep. I often read while on the elliptical and I listen to books in the car.

    I’m all about DNFing books that don’t work. No sense wasting time. I usually try to give a book 20-25% first.

    Skimming I don’t do much of, but should consider it more often. I’ve usually quit if I want to skim.

    I love my Kindle. I’d say 95% of my reading is electronic. I actually find real books a little annoying in that you can’t adjust fonts and they get heavy. (But, I still love to look at them and have them around.)

    Thanks for sharing!

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    • Annie says:

      I’ve never listened to an audiobook, I think I’d get nervous because I read super fast haha But I need to try at least once, maybe with a shorter book. About skimming, sometimes I do want to finish them , they’re just boring in the middle haha And I agree that the Kindle is comfortable and my font is like for blind people and I love it 😛

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  5. Inge | The Belgian Reviewer says:

    You’ll have to wait for my answers but this sounds cool to answer and I liked discovering how you tackle your (hard) reads! It’s funny because we are similar in three points and different in the other three :-). I’ve only started listening to an audiobook once but like you I can’t just listen and do nothing so it’s not something for me because once I start doing something I don’t listen very carefully. It seems this is a woman who can’t do two things at the same time lol.

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  6. Diana says:

    Great post. You mentioned before about not being a night-time reader. Interestingly, the only thing I don’t do at night is watch movies. I usually fall asleep like 20 minutes into the movie and wake up at credits. However, reading I can do. I like how you get to read on the train though.

    I have never DNFed an ARC but I do DNF non-ARCs sometimes at the first chapter. However, I skim through ARCs that I don’t enjoy.

    I enjoyed reading this post 🙂

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  7. Zuky the BookBum says:

    Great post Annie!! I wish I gave up books I’m not enjoying after 20%, I always try to get further through them – just wastes my time!! I’m with you on reading at night, I always get heavy eyes, unfortunately I don’t get the train in anymore, and I’m not an early riser on the weekends so I have to do most of my reading in the evening after work 😦

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