How to quit ??

This week over at the Broke and the Bookish the Top Ten Tuesday topic for discussion is:

Ten Bookish Things I Want to Quit

  1. Having messy book shelves – needs no explanation
  2. Rushing in and taking on more book reviews than I reasonably have time for.  Foolish and as I don’t like to miss a deadline really not a good idea.
  3. Being unorganised – I need to keep a schedule – but, let’s face it, I’d have to be organised in the first place even to think of having one, or putting it together!
  4. Wanting all the books (see No.2 above)
  5. Buying books the second they come out (yes I will wait until the door is unlocked) and then not reading them for months – why, just why?
  6. Signing up to anything and everything in terms of emails – where they relate to books and bookish things that is – my emails are a mess.  A big mess.  This is bad because when I’m looking for a really important email – yeah, no chance of finding that little sucker.
  7. Letting people loan my books – this is a bad idea.  First, I’m not a library, 2. I don’t keep track and (c) I very rarely see those books again.  ‘goodbye favourite books’ Annoying much.
  8. Putting books before people – yes, you all know what I’m talking about so don’t even bother to raise your eyebrows or judge.  Sometimes, If I’m near the end of the book (or even at the beginning) I’m so caught up that I actually don’t want to be social.
  9. Not savouring the book as much as I’d like.  Again, I don’t think I’m alone.  Sometimes I’m enjoying a book so much that I will stay up to ridiculous-o-clock, all by myself, to finish it.  This isn’t a good idea really because basically it means I’m racing through the story (not skipping anything I hasten to add).  Then, when I reach the end of a book I really loved I feel bereft – why did I rush to the end when I know that’s how I’m going to feel?
  10. Not writing my reviews quickly enough – I don’t like to come back to book reviews after the feelings have gone cold – this is bad for me.  I like to review the book while my emotions are either on a high or in turmoil – or whatever feeling it happens to be – because I want the emotion to come out in the review.

What bad habits do you need to quit???


26 Responses to “How to quit ??”

  1. bookstogetlostin

    Yes to all of them! But especially the messiness… my bookshelves are just horrible at the moment and don’t let me start with my email account…

    • @lynnsbooks

      My emails are shocking – it’s very bad and so time consuming getting on top of them.
      Lynn 😀

  2. rosemawrites

    I relate to no. 10! I have a lot of books that I have not written a review about.
    By the way here’s mine: 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      I hate getting behind with reviews. I prefer to do my review almost immediately.
      Lynn 😀

  3. Wendleberry

    Messy bookshelves is a good one, but the only solution I can think of is more bookshelves!
    And #10 is why I have a strict schedule of reviewing a book within 24 hours of finishing it, and not starting a new book until then.
    My TTT 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      I usually write my reviews straight away but every now and again things go pear shaped and I end up being behind, which I really don’t like. Messy book shelves. Well. I could start be at least having read and unread kept apart, but, too many books….

      • Wendleberry

        I get anxious if i cut my 24 hour deadline too fine.
        And see bookshelf organisation is something i could discuss for a while because yes, read/unread, BUT i also like to keep authors’ works together, whether i’ve read them all yet or not. I also love the idea of colour coordinating bookshelves, but then i’d be looking for a book for aaaaages… So much to think about!

      • @lynnsbooks

        Yep, I’m very anxious about now – been away for a couple of weeks. Done lots of reading but no reviewing so I’m lots behind now!
        Lynn 😦

  4. proxyfish

    Definitely with you on these Lynn! That reviewing one I really need to sort out as I often opt for reading another straight away!

    • @lynnsbooks

      I know – that’s what I think we probably all do. I hate going cold on a book though.
      Lynn 😀

  5. jessicabookworm

    I really need to organise/tidy my bookshelves too 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      Every now and again I give it a go – it’s just so time consuming though.
      Lynn 😀

  6. Carmen

    I relate to all the issues you mentioned, particularly buying a book on impulse and then not reading it for years. Nowadays I wait until Amazon lowers the prices (and most times they do if you are willing to wait enough). What I definitely refuse to do is review a book after my emotions have gone cold. I usually do it immediately after, but depending on my reactions during the reading, I make occasional notes using an app installed on my phone and then I write the review there and share to blogger for further editing and final publishing.

    • @lynnsbooks

      That’s a really good idea. I should definitely do something like that. Sometimes when I’m reading a make a note of people and place names so that I don’t have to keep going back.
      Lynn 😀

  7. Leona

    I couldn’t think of anything I want to quit so I had to pass this Week’s Top 10 Tuesday party. That and I have a book deadline (oh no!)

    Btw I nominated you for a Lovely Blog Award 🙂

  8. thecurioussffreader

    I have the bad habit of not writing my reviews just after I finished a book and so I forget lots of my feelings and thoughts about the book… I actually have two reviews to write right now x)

    • @lynnsbooks

      I much prefer to review straight away – even if the review isn’t due out and I schedule it. Apart from the fact that I just hate being behind I find it too difficult to review once my emotions are not as vivid.
      Lynn 😀

      • thecurioussffreader

        Yes I completely agree, my only problem is that I am so lazy that I just can’t do that… 😉

  9. DJ (@MyLifeMyBooksMyEscape)

    Number 10, writing book reviews, has been getting bad lately for me. I used to write them either later that night, or sometime the next day after I finished, but I sometimes find my self waiting a week to write them now :/

    • @lynnsbooks

      It seems that getting behind with book reviews is on everybody’s minds tbh.
      Lynn 😀

  10. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Wanting to read/buy/have ALL THE BOOKS – now that’s a bad habit I actually DON’T want to quit 😉

    And messy-shelvers unite!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yes – to messy shelves! I wish I could be organised but it just doesn’t seem to happen.
      Lynn 😀

  11. Grace

    I relate to #10 as well, and it stresses me out. I think I’m going to try an experiment where if at the end of the month I have books I’ve read and haven’t written about, they’re getting mini-reviews so they can leave my queue.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I think that’s an excellent idea. I might have to think about something similar to that.
      Lynn 😀

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