Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Top Ten Bookish Things I Want to Quit or Have Quit

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme started over at The Broke and The Bookish. Each week they have a specific topic for a top ten list. Link up, visit some new blogs and add to your ever growing TBR list! This week's topic is:

Top Ten Bookish Things I Want to Quit or Have Quit

Five Bookish Habits I Should Quit

  • Buying more books than I can read - This is definitely number one. I have a bit of an addiction to buying books, I really can't help myself. But my shelves are bursting with books I still haven't read!
  • Questioning my review of a book because it differs from popular opinion - This one is more blogging related, and it's one I struggle with. I always have a moment of worry when posting a review that so differs from most everyone else. I get a little self-conscious, I guess. But it's silly and I need to quit it.
  • Pushing through books I hate because I feel guilty to DNF a book - This I really should quit, because as discussed in point one, I have too many books to read without wasting more time. There's just no saving some books and I need to accept that.
  • Never finishing series' - This. So much this. I never seem to finish a series and it's so very bad. 
  • Getting frustrated and skipping to the end to check how things work out to stop my frustration - I know, I know. THE HORROR! I don't do this a lot, but doing it at all is terrible. I always complained to my brother that I was bored but he'd always respond that it wasn't about boredom, it was my being impatient and being unable to handle the suspense and waiting. He was right. Bloody brothers.

Five Things That Frustrate Me and Make Me Want to Quit Reading a Book

  • Love triangles - And even worse, more than two love interests for one character! Urgh. I'm so over this.
  • Mentioning instincts and then ignoring them - This bugs me because it's a huge flashing neon light that the character's first instinct was correct and some shocking twist will be coming...but it won't actually be shocking because of the aforementioned instinct! Plus, it just makes the character look dumb. 
  • Insta-love - NO! No more! Development is awesome! It is sweet, and swoon-worthy, and can totally sizzle, so give me actual romantic development! 
  • Special Snowflake Syndrome - You know what I mean. The character is painfully ordinary, but wait, apparently they're the only person in all of existence that can do the thing or save the world, or whatever. 
  • A character is faced with a life and death situation, the end of the world, a huge revolution, so on and so on, but still spends an inordinate amount of time wondering if such and such actually likes them - Need I actually go on?

Do you agree with any of these? Or disagree?? Tell me what bookish things you want to or have actually quit.

12 comments:

  1. I know I have WAY more books than I can ever read. Well... maybe I can read them all if I start DNFing books I don't like. I always question my opinions of book if it's different than others', especially if they loved it. Great list!

    My TTT

    Lizzie @ Big Books and Grande Lattes

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    1. I think pretty much all of us feel overwhelmed by our TBRs. I just have to learn to stop adding to it until I get a chunk read, haha! Likely though, it'll never happen. But yes, if I could DNF those I obviously don't like, it'd be a start. I have the most trouble posting low ratings for books that are really loved too. I'm kind of glad to hear I'm not alone in all these, though I'm sorry they cause you trouble too, Lizzie. :-) Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Those things make me want to give up too!

    Check out my TTT.

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    1. Yay! I'm glad I'm not alone! ;-) Thanks so much, Lauren.

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  3. I like your list. Yes I need. Stand by your thoughts, your thoughts on a book are yours and no one can tell you how to feel about a book just what they think. Diverse opinions/reviews help other readers make up their mind. My Top Ten

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    1. Exactly right, Eve. I always tell myself the same thing every time I hesitate. :-) I've never actually not gone through with posting my thoughts, thankfully. Thanks so much.

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  4. I have too may books to read to be wasting time with bad book, but I have trouble DNFing also. I hate the love triangles, I'm so over them already. I love your list! Don't ever feel bad about your reviews, that's like apologizing for your thoughts and your thoughts are yours, you're entitled to them just as much as anybody else is entitled to theirs. Here's my TTT. Happy reading!

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    1. I just feel so very guilty about DNFing, especially if it's one I'm meant to write a review about. I've only done it once this year. But sometimes it's really obvious the book isn't going to get better for me, so if I could just get over the guilt, I'd probably get even more reading done! Yes, big ICK to love triangles. I hesitate to read books with obvious love triangles now, and if one comes out of nowhere I get very unhappy. ;-) Thank you, Kim. I always tell myself the same thing, which is why I never actually change my opinion or not post my review. But still, I just worry sometimes. It's a flaw, haha! Happy reading to you too!

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  5. love triangles frustrate me too! My TTT

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    1. I think there's a few of us in this club, yay! Nothing annoys me more these days. Thanks, Carrie.

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  6. I agree with so many of these!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2015/10/06/top-ten-tuesday-25/

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    1. That makes me happy, haha! I'm glad to hear I'm not alone. :-D Thanks for stopping by!

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