Welcome to a nearly late Top 5 Wednesday Post! Top 5 Wednesday is hosted via GoodReads and YouTube by GingerReadsLainey, and charges readers with picking their top 5 _____ every week. This week, we’re talking about bookish habits, which I thought was an interesting prompt. I originally came up with ten, and decided to go for the ones that I didn’t end up humming to the tune of “We Can’t Stop” (because I didn’t want that song stuck in my head). So I rephrased and rechose what to share.
These are not in ranked order.
1. I weigh down paperbacks so the cover won’t bend/curl.
2. I don’t lend books. End of discussion.
Most times, though, I got it back. And most of those times, I got it back in decent condition. BUt the times I didn’t… they started to add together; frustration mixed with anger mixed with sadness and confusion over why they would let this happen to my babies. Water damaged paperbacks, the front cover and several pages ripped off from a vacuum cleaner… Just… Why?
Basically, these few people ruined it for everyone.
As a sidenote, Novels and Nonsense did a wonderful video on the matter of lending books. You can find that here~. It’s a little dramatic, but it’s fun to watch because of that 😀
3. I binge read sporadically.
5. I start series and often don’t finish them.
I just haven’t finished them. I have finished a handful of series that memory permits, but for the most part it’s been at least 4 years since I have, in part because I tend to seek out long series. I don’t often pick up trilogies, which were or still are so popular. I don’t necessarily want to stop reading these series, I just somehow don’t get around to it. I’ll read the first book in the series, maybe the sequel, and won’t go any further for some reason.
I don’t know. I just don’t.
Maybe it’s that I also don’t have a ton of time to read, because school and all, but that’s not quite as relevant.
What are your top 5 bookish habits?
Do any of these ring a bell for you?