Top Ten Tuesday is a bookish meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s topic is Ten Bookish Things I Want to Quit. I could not think of ten bookish things that I want to quit , because even though I may say I want to quit them, I really don’t. So, I’m putting my own spin on this week’s theme and instead I’m doing: Ten Bookish Things I Should Quit (But Probably Won’t!). Let’s begin!
Aren’t we all guilty of this one? I know I sure am! But seriously, this is a habit I really SHOULD quit. Lately, I have been waking up late for school or I will find it hard to stay awake in my classes and that is not good. But it’s so hard to quit because I’m such an insomniac and reading makes the night go faster. *UGH, INTERNAL STRUGGLE!*
I read during class, ALL THE TIME! I will sit there with my phone during a lecture and just read away. I do not recommend this to anyone, unless you are really good at multitasking. I have been doing this for a little bit over a year and while I my grades have not suffered because of this habit, it is kind of rude to be reading while my professor is teaching. But sometimes, this is the only way to keep me awake during class so I can pay attention.
This is a more recent habit that I started doing. I mostly do this when I’m out shopping with my parents. My mom takes forever in stores. She has to walk up and down each aisle and that can take hours. To make the time go by, I read. My sister thinks I have a problem (maybe she has a point?), but hey, I knocking more books off my TBR, so YAY for me!
Illness has become a major theme throughout books today. Everything will be all sunshine and rainbows, and then BAM, a character is diagnosed with cancer or some other type of terminal illness. I can’t read anymore books with cancer patients because my little heart can handle the feels. I read a book a few months ago where the plot twist was that a character was terminally ill and had a few months left to live and I was so distraught, I could not control myself. I did not see that twist coming at all, it was just too much, but I’m pretty sure I’m still gonna read these types of book.
So when I get P.O.’ed while reading a book, it can get a bit crazy. I have been known, on some occasions, to throw a book or my E-reader either on the floor or across the room. Sometimes characters just do the stupidest things and I’m like, “WHY, WHY?!” I really should quit this because I’m probably going to break my E-reader if I keep this up, but it’s so hard to do…
Another habit that we are all guilty of! I go to school in the city and there are a number of great bookstores near my school and sometimes you walk by and a book just catches your eye…and the next thing you know, I’ve got a handful of books and no more bus money #brokelifeofacollegestudent. I have been getting a little better at restraining myself, but I still slip up. It doesn’t help that I’m also running out of room on my library!
Sometimes, I just want to know if the ending is worth it. I usually do this when I’m reading a book that I’m having trouble getting into to. I just flip through the last couple of pages to see if the book is worth continuing. Sometimes, I do it because I just can’t wait to see how a plot twist plays out. Clearly, I have a problem.
If I have nothing to do, I usually go on Goodreads and add books to my “to-read” list. I click the little “recommendations” tab and go through the books. Most of the time, I do this for my new adult books because I’m not really picky when it comes to that genre. I usually end up adding a ton of books, all usually being a part of a series (because who writes standalones anymore?) and I’m like why am I making these commitments? But I’m NEVER going to stop because I want to read ALL THE BOOKS!
I do this on a daily basis. I always tell myself that I’m going to do my homework or study for an exam as soon as I get home, but I somehow always find myself reading instead. Then when I check the time, it’s like 9 p.m. and I have yet to start my homework. Procrastination at its finest!
Last, but not least, the love triangles. Seriously, I have not read a book where there was not some type of love triangle or other shape relationship present. Majority of the time, they are completely pointless because we already know who is going to end up with who. Why go through all the heartbreak when you know who you want to be with? But I’m not going to stop reading these books because their my guilty pleasure and I just like to read about characters making stupid decisions because it’s entertaining. I’m a bit of a sucker for a redemption story so that doesn’t help.
That’s my Top Ten Tuesday and all the bookish things I should quit (should being the operative word). What bookish habits are you trying to quit? Let me know down below!