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.