Bookish Things I Need to Quit | Top 10 Tuesday [12]

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This week’s topic is Top 10 Bookish Things I Need to Quit. There are a lot of things I do that are book related that I’m trying so hard to stop. Some things on this list are a work in process, and some I have managed to remedy myself from doing. So without further a do, here is my list:

10. Social Media

This is a big work in progress. Social media sites and apps are such a huge distraction to me and I waste hours upon hours on them. This includes: Twitter, GoodReads, YouTube, Facebook etc.

If I limit my usage on this sites/apps then I would have more time to use wisely. Such as for reading, or working on my blog!

9. Organizing my Bookshelves

I feel like I do this on a weekly basis and it needs to stop. Whether I have a new book to add to my shelf or I’m not happy with that week’s organizational system, there always seems to be a reason to switch things up. So I must put a stop to it… it’s a huge time waster.

8. Watching TV

I have the biggest problem watching TV. I could literally spend all day doing so if I didn’t have bills to pay. Firstly I need to limit my shows done to 10-15, and then I should designate a particular day to watch them. This way I’m not wasting hours everyday catching up instead of reading!

7. Reading on the Bus

I get motion sickness when I read in cars or buses and you would think I’ve learned my lesson by now. But sadly I haven’t. When I’m reading a really good book I just don’t want to put it down. Even on my commute to work. But I am glad to say that over the last week I haven’t cracked open a book in a moving vehicle. (Trains are okay though)

6. Reading Books That Don’t Interest Me

I get asked to review books a lot more now then I used to. Especially because I request them. But that needs to stop. I can’t keep reading books that I don’t find interest in. So as a step towards fixing this problem I have removed myself from NetGalley and other book requesting sites. Sure it’s nice to receive free books in exchange for a review… but it takes out the fun in reading when it is a book that doesn’t interest me.

5. Reviewing Every Book I Read

I have this crazy habit of reviewing absolutely every single book I read. And I don’t understand why. I need to put a stop to this and only review books that I am really passionate about after reading them. Whether they were a 5 star or a 2 star, if there is something I need to say then I will. But I won’t feel obligated to say something about every book!

4. List Making

I make lists for everything in my life. So it’s no surprise that I do so in my blog/book life as well. I make lists of books I want to buy, when books are being released, TBR’s for months in advance, books I own, books I want to own, books I will never buy etc. The list goes on (pun intended). I spend more time making book related lists then I do actually reading and it has to stop now!

3. Speed Reading

I have so many books that I want to read and not so much time to do so. I find myself speed reading a lot and I feel like I miss out on very important details from the books. From now I will read at my own pace and not worry about the other books or other bloggers who seem to be reading more books then me.

2. Looking for New Books

I think I spend at least everyday on GoodReads looking for new books to add to my TBR. Whether they are new books, or old books, or even books that haven’t been released yet. There are just way too many books out there to read and I need to limit myself. I can’t read everything, and I keep reminding myself that.

1. Impulse Buying

I work in a mall with a bookstore. And that means every shift I have I seem to find myself there browsing the bookshelves for just about anything. Sometimes I feel like I work just for books, at least that’s what my wallet keeps telling me. To remedy this bookish problem, I am going to go out and get a library card. Because in the words of our old pal Arthur, “Having fun isn’t hard, when you’ve got a library card.”

Well there you have it! The Top 10 Bookish Things I Need to Quit. Do we share any of the same bookish habits? Let me know what is down below!!

Until next time,

Sig New

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Jesse Nicholas lives in Toronto, Canada. He is an aspiring writer and one day wishes to have a novel published. Along with writing, Jesse enjoys music, travel, trashy TV, and is an avid reader of anything in the Young Adult and Fantasy/Sci-Fi genres. He is currently posts reviews on the novels he reads on his blog, and spends hours upon hours coming up with ideas for a future stories.

29 thoughts on “Bookish Things I Need to Quit | Top 10 Tuesday [12]”

      1. I can usually get my e-books cheaper than what I would find at the bookstore. Especially now with Bookbub. The daily email for deals is slowly stacking up my Kindle. But every once in a while I do buy a paperback.

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  1. WOW Jesse. I’m so impressed that you organize your shelves every week!!! I organize mine about once a year… probably because I’m completely out of shelf space and it’s too big of a headache to even think about how I’m going to fit everything in.

    Reading on the bus is also something I need to quit. I’m able to read on the train but I still can’t really read on the bus without feeling sick. I usually take the train for most of my commute and then switch to bus, so it’s okay. But sometimes I take two buses instead because it’s cheaper. And when I do, it feels strange not to be reading on my commute… so I end up getting sick. It’s terrible 😦

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    1. I have strange OCD when it comes to my shelves and nothing ever makes me satisfied for more than a day HAHA. Motion sickness is the worst. I ruins my whole day to be honest. No more reading on the bus/car! >.<

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      1. I think if I had the shelf space I would probably reorganize my books after every haul or something too. But my shelves are really tall as well and I can’t reach the top two levels without a stepladder so I just can’t be bothered to rearrange.

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  2. Unlike you, I plan to read more faster this time. haha. I feel that I haven’t been reading as much books recently and it’s disappointing me. 😦 I feel that I have some much good books that I haven’t read yet because of how slow I read.

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      1. I know! Chill. :p I just feel like i’m missing out on a lot of good books recenty because of how slow I read. 😦

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  3. Nice list! I totally agree with some of the things on your list, especially the list one. I have my TBR ready until April of next year. Yes, I’m a freak. And I try to review every book I read on paper so I never forget my initial thoughts. Whether I post it somewhere or not depends on how I feel about it and how lazy I am haha

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  4. Great goals! I’m trying to stay off social media as well, so I end up putting on the Do Not Disturb button haha. Totally agree with you on the impulse buying! I feel like every time I go to a bookstore, I HAVE to get a book so I end up buying a book that has horrible reviews or a beautiful cover but bad story /:

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  5. This is such a great list !! I agree with the social media (I love to spend time on instagram and goodreads!)
    And I also watch too many tv shows 😂
    Right now I’m also reviewing every book I read but since my average monthly reads are 5/6 it’s okay

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