Tell Me Something Tuesday is hosted by Rainy Day Ramblings. Check out her blog for upcoming topics! I saw a post by Jen (Twimom) and thought it was fun and decided to join in. So I’ll be jumping in sporadically 🙂
Bad reading habits I’d like to kick
Last week was good reading habits and I felt like I was really stretching because it was so much easier to think of bad habits I’d like to kick. I don’t have a lot, but the ones I have I REALLY want to get better at.
So my bad reading habits:
- Waiting too long to write reviews. Sometimes, when I’m on a good roll, I write a review basically as soon as I finish reading a book. But most the time, I don’t write a review until I’m thinking about posting it on the blog. And since I only do like 1 review a week (on a good week), that can mean a lot of time goes by without me ever writing the review. I really want to get better at this. I used to be great at it, so I know I can do it.
- Buying books and not keeping track of them. My goodreads shelves are atrocious. I think the only thing correct is the books I have read (at least since I started blogging). I don’t know what I own, virtually or in hard copies. I frequently go to buy a book on Amazon and discover I already own it. I need to really make a plan for the books I buy. As a COYER co-host (hell, COYER creator) this is a sad state of affairs and needs to be remedied.
- Starting series and never going back to them. I think this is why my Can You Read a Series in a Month? Challenge is one of my favorites – it’s one of the only times I actually finish reading a series. Way too often I start one and fully intend to finish it, only to forget about it and start another. And another. And so on.
Okay, so I know it’s only 3 bad habits, but they’re BIG ones that are going to take some doing to fix. I really feel like conquering my Goodreads organization is the secret to fixing the rest. Or at least improving them.