Top Ten Tuesday [61]

Posted October 6, 2015 by Stephanie in Meme / 0 Comments

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Top Ten Bookish Things I Want To Quit or Have Quit: 

1. Quit Straying From TBR Lists

I desperately need to quit straying from my TBR lists. I mean, there is a reason why I make a TBR list…So, why do I keep straying from them? I know at times I can be a mood reader, but I need to start sticking to at least SOME of my TBR list! Maybe I will start doing a monthly TBR post and maybe it will help. Would you guys like to see a monthly TBR post?

2. Quit Requesting Everything I See On Netgalley

I have gotten A LOT better at not clicking request on practically everything I see. Obviously there is not enough time in the world to read everything. So I need to quit altogether and ONLY request the books that I REALLY want.

3. Quit Straying From My eARCs

I read on my kindle all the time. Yet, I somehow always forget about all the Netgalley eARCs that I have on their. I need to stop passing these over and start dwindling my Netgalley eARCs down and get my percentage up!

4. Quit Buying Books Just For The Sake Of It

Whenever I go to the bookstore, I’m always buying books. That’s fine! I have no problem with buying more books. But it’s the books that I buy that I have never heard of or only bought because of the cover. I mean I bought 2 of John Green books and I know I will NEVER read them. I’ve already given one away. But there are books that I have bought and I look at them now and just ask myself, “Why?”

5. Quit Playing Games On My Phone!

Now, I know this doesn’t sound bookish, but it totally is! I get an hour lunch at work every day and every day I go and sit in my car and play games on my phone. I bring my book out with me, but for some strange reason I always end up playing on my phone until my lunch is over. If I quit playing the games on my phone, that is a WHOLE hour of reading time that I can get back!

6. Quit Forgetting To Return Books/Audiobooks To The Library

For some reason I am always having to pay some kind of fine at the library because I somehow can never remember to bring them back on time. And you want to know what the worst part is? I pass the library every day on my way home from work. What is wrong with me?

7. Quit Checking Out TOO Many Books From The Library

I have gotten a lot better at this! I promise! When I go to the library nowadays I get 3-4 books. Most of the time they go back to the library without having been read. However, a few years ago and all throughout high school, I would check out 10-12 books every time! I’d like to get it down to 1-2 books. I’m getting there!

8. Quit Being Afraid Of The Last Book In A Series!

Seriously, what is wrong with me? There are so many series that I need to finish but am afraid because once I have read it, it’s done. There is no more… I have to finish The Retribution of Mara Dyer but I am so afraid to, because I know there is no more afterwards. But I really want to finish it. And there are so many more series out there that I have on my shelves but have not finished yet. This NEEDS to change!

9. Quit Reading A Book If It Doesn’t Catch Me

I have only DNF’d a book once maybe twice. The only one that I can think of is Grave Mercy and that happened this past July. Yes, I have put down books that I started reading but not because I DNF’d it, but because I got distracted by something else that was shiny and new. But there have been books out there that I completely wish I hadn’t wasted my time finishing it. Because life is short. And there are a lot of books out there and if one is not cutting it for you, you should be able to say, “Hey, we don’t vibe well, I’m going to stop, because there are books out there that can be my next favorite book and you just don’t cut it. Maybe I’ll try again at a later date. But no guarantees.” And guess what?! IT IS TOTALLY FINE if that happens. Not everyone is going to like everything they read and if it is just not gelling, then let it go.

10. Quit Waiting To Review A Book

I’m so bad at reviewing a book fairly recently after I read the book. And by the time I get around to writing the review, I forgot everything that I had to say about the review. So I’d like to shorten the time frame between my reading of the book and the review of the book.

What’s on your top ten this week?

Stephanie
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