My Good Reading Habits || Tags & Awards

Hey beautiful people!

Like the Orang-utan Librarian ( … sorry, I actually don’t think I know your first name!), I also feel the need to redeem myself after publishing the My Bad Reading Habits post mid 2018 … it was BRUTAL! So THANK YOU love for allowing me the chance to show I HAVE BEAUTIFUL READING HABITS by tagging me in the My Good Reading Habits tag!

Also … BTW … there’s a reason why the Orang-utan Librarian has a vast number of followers and so many likes … the SITE IS EPIC! Head over … now … like, right now. Then come back please!

The Orang-utan Librarian wrote seven … but I’m sticking with 5 because I prefer lists in increments of 5 or even numbers … don’t ask … I’m just a complete and utter weirdo …

The Rules

  • List some of your good reading habits.
  • Tag the person who tagged you.
  • Pingback to the original post by Ally Writes Things.
  • Nominate some of your blogging friends.

One. Learning to DNF … just let it go …

Like Madam Mim, I also think life’s WAY too short to be reading things you don’t enjoy. I used to force myself to read a book, even though I wanted to burn the thing. Now I’ve learned it’s okay to just let it go … queuing GIF …

Two. Organization is Key!

So … I’m a little OCD with my book collection and tracking everything. My books at home are in alphabetical order by last name and series order, I have a number of different TBR lists on Goodreads to organize things, and I track my current reads and reviews in my Bullet Journal each month. THIS is what happens when a librarian owns a bunch of books and a book blog.

Three. Bookmarks only

Dog ears are a no-no for my books! Not only do they ruin the pages, but you can lose your page easier. Ever since one of my girlfriend’s bought me these magnet bookmarks from Chapters, I’ve never looked back! They’re cute, functional, and don’t ruin the pages!

Four. The Recommendation Queen!

I wouldn’t say I’m a book pusher, since I don’t like it when people try to push things onto me. However, I’m ALWAYS an advocate for reading and I love giving my friends recommendations. If someone reads something or has questions on a book that would suit them, I’ll actually go out and research books to help suggest something that the person will ACTUALLY enjoy — not necessary what I like, but what will suit them.

Five. Donating to spread the joy!

After moving into my condo, I realized that I REALLY don’t have the space for the books I currently own. One of the things I’ve been trying to do now is donate books — I basically donate the ones that I KNOW I’ll never re-read, aren’t pretty enough for decor (because I’m shallow like that — just keepin’ it real), and any that I have multiple copies of. Not only does it help me declutter, but it feels good to share books!

The Nominees

Jordyn Roesler | Tea and Turned Pages | Meghan’s Whimsical Explorations & Reviews | Shalini’s Books & Reviews | Purely Olivia

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16 thoughts on “My Good Reading Habits || Tags & Awards

    1. Lol!!!! I’m sure you’re very organized! It’s probably the librarian in me … most of my friends from the same program are like this as well ha-ha! We can’t help ourselves.

      A book journal is amazing! I don’t have a full on one, it’s a part of my bullet journal. But it’s really nice to have! I actually want to have a dedicated book journal some day … just looking for the right one πŸ˜€ If I get one … I will post about it πŸ˜‰

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  1. Yes, we love a good reading habit queen! πŸ˜‰ These are all such awesome habits, and I personally wish I DNF’d more books haha. I tend to have this odd incentive to finish every book I start, regardless if I like it or not. Hopefully 2019 will be the year that I learn to DNF more lol.

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    1. YAS QUEEN! — yup … I had to lol! The DNF one took me FOREVER to start doing … but after seeing all these wonderful books that I would rather read … it became easier ha-ha! I also don’t have a lot of reading time with work and volunteering and fitness … so it became ever easier to say NO to a book.

      I BELIEVE IN YOU!! πŸ˜‰ ❀

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  2. Thank you for tagging me! πŸ˜€ I need to learn to DNF books, I’m so bad at it! One day!
    I’m a firm believer in bookmarks so that’s probably going to be on my list too! It’s funny, those magnet bookmarks from Chapters… I’ve never actually used them, but I’ve gifted them so many times to people! πŸ˜‚

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    1. Of course, love! And like I said to a few people, it took me a LONG time to learn to DNF … and I still sometimes struggle with that. But it’s become easier with the more books I want to read available now lol!

      Bookmarks are beautiful things! A few book bloggers and I sent Christmas cards to each other Dec 2018 and I sent them all magnet bookmarks as well πŸ˜€ (which we can totally do this year if you want to join in the card exchanging πŸ˜€ )

      I feel as though I now need to gift you one πŸ™‚

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      1. It’s definitely a skill I’m still trying to learn!

        They are and there are so many different kids to choose from, I love bookmarks ❀️Oh! That sounds like so much fun! I’d love to join! πŸ˜€

        Oh haha, you are too kind! πŸ˜„

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  3. I love donating books too! Or giving them to my friends who want them… I really want to make a bullet journal just for my book-reading habits, but never really have the will to do it HAHAHA πŸ™‚

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  4. Wow thank you so much for the lovely shoutout! ❀ I *wish* I was better at DNFing! I love giving recommendations too! I really do like donating books as well πŸ˜€ Gotta admit I am guilty of not always using bookmarks though πŸ˜‰ Awesome answers- I had fun reading this!

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