This is an unashamedly nosy post. I want to know more about everyone’s book habits.
How do you prefer your books? Are you a traditional paper and ink type of person, do you go nowhere without your kindle, or do you get your fiction fix listening to an audiobook?
Are you a serial reader? Do you make your way through your books one by one or do you end up reading a couple at the same time?
Don’t be shy! Share your reading habits in the comments below!
The first two thirds of 2016 I went through a phase of barely reading anything but listening to an awful lot of audiobooks. I discovered a couple of great series, the Inspector McLean novels by James Oswald, and the Rivers of London books by Ben Aaronovitch to name a couple, that were so well narrated and brought to live I was almost a bit nervous to actually read the book rather than listen to it when the next one came out. Fortunately I wasn’t disappointed when I did.
Towards the end of last year I drifted back towards reading physical books again, I’ve already read four since Christmas but I’ve never been the biggest fan of eBooks, I’m not sure if it’s just that I miss the physical feel of paper, if my eyes struggle more reading from a screen after using a computer all day at work or simply the weight of my device, I have the kindle app on my iPad rather than an actual kindle but I find it far easier to put down a story I’m reading on my iPad than I do an actual book.
I have a stack of books on my shelf to read, however if I end up with a stack of books by my bed filled with makeshift bookmarks it doesn’t bode well. I’m definitely a serial reader, part of it might be that often I read quite similar books so I worry if I start another I’ll get the characters confused, but I think more often once I get into a book I just don’t want to put it down so there’s no chance for me to read anything else simultaneously. If a book’s been put to the side then something about it just hasn’t grabbed me and screamed don’t stop, just read one more chapter…
I look forward to hearing more about your reading habits below. Also I’d love to know how you record all the books you want to read. This year with me having the blog for the first year I’ve created my books of 2017 post to record the new releases I want to get hold of through the year, I’ve also got a hidden wish list on Amazon just so they’re all in one place, what about everyone else’s? Do you just use your blogs, or do you have notepads filled with your must haves for the year?