Top ten bookish habits. So it's Tuesday again, and time for another list of ten random things about me. Or, in my case 8, cause I couldn't come up with more. This week we could pick an old topic so I picked bookish habits. I seem to be pedantic and annoying. As always this meme is hosted by the Broke and the Bookish. Let's go.
1. I don’t read library books.
I really like libraries, and the concept of libraries, I’m becoming a
librarian. I just really hate having to read something in a certain time. It
turns me into a child and I just hand them back unread. I used libraries a lot
when I was a kid though. I mainly use libraries for schoolbooks now. For which
they are brilliant. Schoolbooks are expensive and libraries are cool.
2. I don’t treat my books very well.
a horrible person. I bend the spines and make dogears. I should point out that
I only do this to my own books, I don’t do this to books I borrow. So if I were
to borrow your book I would treat it very well. I like that books look read. It
makes them look more owned and loved I guess. I love my books, a lot, and they
3. I can’t throw away books
struggle with giving away or throwing away books. This obviously means that I have
A LOT of books. If people suggest I throw them out I get a minor panic attack.
I can’t throw them away.
need a perfect system
live in a student flat now. I’m dreaming about the day, seriously dreaming,
when I live somewhere more permanently where I can put up shelves and make the
ultimate system for my books. I’m weird.
5. I hate dust jackets
annoy me more than anything. They fall off, get in the way, oh my GOD.
6. I read in stupid places
tend to read in very weird places, or at weird times. I always have a book with
me. If there isn’t much left of a book I will bring two, because I’m a weirdo.
I read on public transport, which isn’t weird. But not only when I have
somewhere to sit, also when I’m standing, leaning to a wall. I read while
cooking, which leads to me banging into stuff, and smash my fingers in
cupboards. Which is really a sign you should stop, but you know.
have to read the back cover, or wherever there is a little summary.
can’t go in blind, it gives me a little anxiety. I need to know a little bit
about what the book is about, if it’s dark or if it’s about something really
harsh. I need to know what I’m going to, because there’s less chance of me not
8. I feel very bad if I don’t finish books.
sort of feel like I’ve failed at something. It’s my good-girl-disorder. I get
anxieties when I don’t finish books. And instead of admitting defeat I tend to
say I’ll finish it at some point.