I just finished this, like, 30 minutes ago. I wasn’t even sure I’d get one together at all. Totally ironic considering the topic, haha. I almost quit this topic. I didn’t have an easy time putting this together this week, but here it is!
Things I Have Quit
Pre-ordering ALL The New Releases – There was one year where I pre-ordered SO many new releases I couldn’t even look at my bank statement without breaking a sweat. NO MORE! That was also a time where I was fresh to reading again and fresh to the Young Adult genre, so I was very excited about all the books. I feel like I know what and who I like now, so it’s not as bad for my money anymore.
Buying Complete Sets of Series I’ve Yet To Read – I mean… why did I have to buy the complete set of a series IN HARDCOVER when I’ve yet to read the first book. Ugh. I had terrible book buying habits.
Holding On To Physical Books I KNOW I’ll Never Read – So as a result of buying ALL the books years ago, I had a lot of unread books on my shelves. And it was books I’d never buy today because my tastes have changed and I now know what I like best. I donated A TON of them this year.
Requesting Physical ARCs – It is RAAAARE nowadays. Most of the ARCs I get now are from conventions or were unsolicited. I definitely opt for egalleys, which was SO not the case a couple of years ago.
Things I’ve Nearly Quit
Paranormal Reads – When I do read them it’s mostly about angels. If I do read a vampire or werewolf book it’s most likely a series I’ve already been reading for years.
Urban Fantasy Reads – I used to DEVOUR this genre, and it’s not as almost cut-off as Paranormal, but I don’t read many of them anymore. One I’m still following is the Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs. It’s a total winner!
Reading Books On My iPad – It hurt my eyes and it was kinda heavy! I recently got a Kindle Voyage and I’ve been loving it SO much. But if there’s an egalley that’s a pdf, I’ll opt to read it on my iPad’s Bluefire Reader app because they are so much better to read on that app. The formatting gets really screwy when reading a pdf on Kindles.
Things I Should Quit
Waiting So Long After Reading Books To Write The Reviews – Because let me tell you! When you get behind on reviews, it’s really hard to get caught up. At least for me it is.
Requesting/Downloading Too Many eGalleys – Probably one of the main reasons I don’t request physical ARCs anymore is because I never know what to do with them when I’m done, but with egalleys that problem doesn’t exist! But it can get out of control REAL FAST. Which is what my current situation is like, lol.
Buying So Many Ebooks – DAMN THOSE SALES! I’m a weak, weak person, ok! I can’t say no to a cheap ebook.
What are some bookish things you have/nearly/should quit??