It’s been a while, but I’m back this month with this weeks Top Ten Tuesday hosted by the lovely Broke and the Bookish! TTT is a bookish meme in which a topic is chosen every week and bloggers post their top ten picks! This weeks topic is Bookish things I want to quit/have quit. My list is Bookish Habits I Want to Quit! If you have your own bookish habits you’re trying to quit add it in the comments, or add the link to your own TTT.
1. Searching People’s Shelves
This is a rather rude habit I picked up when I was young and just haven’t stopped. Does anyone else search the bookshelves at other people’s houses when visiting? My eyes kinda automatically drift to the titles on a shelf and it feels rather like invading someone’s personal space. It still doesn’t stop me from snooping, but… maybe I should ask first?
2. Leaving Books Everywhere
Oh, sure. I have books in my purse, car and office for those unexpected reading times, but then again I also have one or two in every room in the house for no reason other than that’s probably where I finished reading it last.
3. Book Towers
I wake up at night from kicking an avalanche of books down. My tallest piles just happen to be on my nightstand and on my bookshelf/headboard. There’s also a few stacks against the wall and on top of the normal bookshelves. There’s just never enough space, and I have no more room for new bookshelves!
4. Impulse Buys
Seriously, that Amazon one-click button is my worst enemy. Is anyone else on a first name basis with their FedEx and UPS guys? It’s not as bad as it was before I started the blog and started getting books from publishers, but it’s still pretty bad.
5. Multiple Versions
Augh. Have you seen the new illustrated Harry Potter books?! It has taken every ounce of willpower for me to not buy them. I already HAVE all the Harry Potter books. Then again I have 3 or 4 copies of The Three Musketeers, Sherlock, Shakespeare and a few other favorites, so why not? Because I’m BROKE and I have no ROOM and there’s no REASON for another copy of the SAME book! -_-;
6. Reading MY Books
I’m sure we’ve all got caught up on “hype” books, and I really have this problem. If everyone is reading it I feel the need to read it just so I won’t be left out, even if I know I’m not going to like the book. Hunger Games? Nope. All the pretty, flowing dress cover books? No. I need to drop the hype and start reading the books I know I’d like, even if no one else seems interested. Power to the small fanbase!