Cracked spines, dogeared pages, scribbling and highlighting.
Did that sentence make you wince? You are not alone, book lover! There are some atrocious bad book habits out there (there is a special place in hell reserved for people who write in books, just sayin’), and we are all guilty of at least one!
I will never, ever deface a book, but I do have a few book and reading bad habits I’m not proud of… As I mentioned yesterday, book buying when I already have way more than enough is one. Especially when they end up sitting there, sad and unread, for years, despite how much I just had to buy it right this second! Another bad habit I have is biting my nails when I’m reading. I stopped nail biting a few years ago, and I’ve been doing well so far, except when I pick up a book! It’s like I never stopped! Weird, right?
Today we’re asking:
What is your bad book habit?
Here’s what some of our fellow bookworms had to say!
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Leslie Conzatti www.upstreamwriter.blogspot.com
By far my worst habit is just getting books and being all gung-ho and excited to have them… and then just never getting around to reading them. Case in Point: I have 2 books on my nightstand in particular, The Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks, which I bought at a used book sale at my local library, and Uncommon Type by Tom Hanks, which was given to me by a friend.
I was very excited to have both these books. At the time I received them, I wasn’t actively reading much, so it was a perfect opportunity to tell myself I didn’t have to go to the library until I finished these books I already had in my possession. I got about halfway through both of them… And then I went and placed a bunch of holds on various books, and when I stopped by the library to pick up a few of them, I found other books too that I’d been wanting to read, and so 2 holds became 4 checkouts and then I finished two, but then 2 more holds came in… And those two books are still on the nightstand. And since then I’ve bought a couple more books from the library book sale, and who knows when I’m ever going to get around to reading those…
Not necessarily a vice, I know… but it’s definitely a bad habit to amass a collection of books, especially library books, and essentially hold them hostage until I finally get my act together and read them!
Brandy Potter – www.brandypotterbooks.com
My worst book habit is that I leave them on the table when I am finished. Then my two lovely cats come and sleep on them, or knock them off the table or cough hairballs on them…. Cats and books not such a great combo!
I love them. I really do 🙂
Jo Linsdell at www.JoLinsdell.com
I have a love-hate relationship with my TBR. I get all these amazing books and then they sit there on my shelf for ages before I get round to reading them, and in the meantime I add more.
I get all excited when I get a new book, but then feel guilty about the books already on my TBR that haven’t gotten round to yet. My biggest problem is that I want to read ALL the books but just don’t have enough time to do it.
Another bad book habit I have is to just put my books randomly on my shelves. There is no order to my book shelves. This is something I always say I need to organise but somehow never get round to doing. Sometimes finding the title I’m looking for can be a struggle.
Laura Morningstar http://lauramorningstar.com
My own bad book habit is ignoring the world when I am reading. My phone can ring, partner try and get my attention even the smoke alarm can go off and it doesn’t matter. I am enthralled in my own little world and nothing (outside of the kids) will disturb me. In all honesty I don’t think it is a bad habit but according to everyone else it is.
The bad book habit that I think is the worst in the world and makes me hopping mad, is people who mark their place by turning the corner of the page! Why? Why do that? I think it is rude, impolite and disrespectful to the book. It really really infuriates me. For goodness sake people buy a bookmark, use an old receipt, even a clean bit of tissue but please please stop turning down the corners of books.
See yah next time!