I know. Mondays are always hard to go through. So to brighten up this new work week, I thought a tag might be the right post to write.
I’ve seen a lot of tags, and I’m always looking for more. But I love finding a new one. They’re refreshing. Last year, Ally, from Ally Writes Things, created this clever one. And I saw it on Kaleena’s blog, Reader Voracious. Before you get to my post, show these lovely bloggers some love, won’t you?
Enjoy the read!
- Pingback to the creator’s post!
- List some of your good reading habits, the things you think you do well
- Nominate some of your blogging friends
When Finding a New Read, I Don’t Always Trust in the Book Hype
Book hype is a tricky beast to understand. Sometimes, the hype is real. Other times, I feel I’ve wasted my time, and I wish I never read or bought the book. So I don’t always read or buy a book quickly. I’ll wait for the hype to die down.
I Set a Reasonable Timeline for Reading
With romance books, I know I’ll read them before seven days. However, with other titles, I typically give myself about a week to finish it so I have at least one new book review on my blog.
I Rely on Bloggers I Trust Before Solely Following Goodreads Ratings
Ratings are difficult to trust. Some reviewers may give a 5-star rating when they haven’t read the book at all. Others will leave a 1-star rating. So when you’re in a make-or-break decision before reading, I want to read reviews from bloggers I trust.
I Typically Read New Titles Once I Get Them, Not Wait
I’m a firm believer of reading from my physical TBR pile. And as I write this post, the books on my shelves are cackling at me. But I give priority to new releases. I have a long list of anticipated reads, and I hate when I wait longer to get to them.
I Don’t Feel Guilty for DNFing Books, even ARCs
I shouldn’t feel guilty, right? Sure. For years, I did feel it though. I hated not finishing a novel. But I can’t force myself to drag myself through a story that’s not entertaining me. I’ve wasted too much time finishing books I shouldn’t have.
So who’s up for another tag? If you are, link back to my post. If you’re not, don’t feel pressured in doing so. I hope you all have fun.