I honestly love these tag games! They're a great inspiration for blogging. And we all know I like to chat away about books. The wonderful Krista over at The Bookish Hedgemom tagged me to participate. Thank you so much! Seriously, go check out her blog!
So What Are the Rules?
Link back to the creator's post. You can see Krista's post here!
List some of your good reading habits
Nominate some of your fellow bloggers
I Set Time Aside to Read
I went through a few years where I struggled to read. I realized that a habit I had grown to love, had started to be cumbersome. I had to take a step back and realize why. I wasn’t setting enough time aside to actually enjoy the books I was reading. That moment when you fully immerse yourself and lose track of time is the best part of reading. Everything falls away, and it’s just you and the scenes playing out in your head.
I still remember the book I sat down with, determined to read it cover to cover without budging. It was Forever by Judy Blume. I can tell you it isn’t my favorite book, but I will always remember the title because it sparked my need to read again. Now every day during the week I sit down at lunch and read because my time is limited during the workweek. Most days on the way to and from work I listen to an audiobook. And I always sneak in 30 minutes before bed. Or an hour…or two...you know how that goes.
I Review Every Book I Read
Despite how time-consuming it can be, I review every book I read. Years ago, I would just throw a star rating on a book and call it a day. But I love to write, and a starred review only goes so far to tell someone about a book. Be honest, if you’re looking at something on Amazon, you filter by star ratings and then read the review, right? Or is it just me?
I also love to talk about books. It’s one of the reasons I became a book blogger. Writing a review is my way of saying my piece about something I read and hoping it sparks a conversation. I also like to throw my support to authors and help them churn up new readers. If people don’t know about a book, how will they ever decide if they want to read it?
I Use My Local Libraries
Yup, libraries plural. Which I didn't even realize was a thing until someone let me in on it. I just never thought of going to another town for books. Sometimes there is a fee, sometimes not, it depends on the library. You can join multiple libraries and connect to them through their reading apps. I love having access to books through the Libby app. I made the switch to eBooks and audiobooks this past year as I realized it’s just easier to transport them. Rest assured; my favorites still have a spot on my bookshelf.
Plus, not only do you support your local library when you borrow books, but you are also helping the authors. Similar to how music streaming services give artists a kickback for people listening to their music, reading books from the library can help authors too. They won’t make as much as if you were to buy the book, but every little bit counts right?
What are your good reading habits? Leave a comment to let me know!
And to my fellow book bloggers tag, you're it!