I was quite excited to see this tag as I’ve been trying to get back into reading lately! I never stopped reading, but throughout college and postgraduate life, I was so caught up with classes and work that I didn’t read as often as I wanted to. For the past year or so, however, I have been allocating more of my free time to reading! I’m still not where I would like to be, but I do have some good habits to share!
Anyways, for this tag, all you have to do is discuss your good reading habits, tag back to the original creator, and tag a few friends!
I normally read multiple books at a time. One on my Kindle, one fiction book, and one non-fiction book. I try not to read more than that, but sometimes it happens. It’s relatively easy for me to keep the content of each book seperate in my head though, especially since each story belongs to a different genre!
Reading a variety
I tend to read books from a variety of genres. Fantasy, mystery, romance, nonfiction, comics, classics, poetry, young adult-I switch between them all. I’m fairly good at selecting books I enjoy too. I suppose I’m not that picky when it comes to books, but there have been a few that I stopped reading because I could not get into them.
Keeping track of what I read
I have a section in my bullet journal for the books I read (both yearly and monthly). I also keep up with books on Goodreads. This way, I have a better idea of how much I am reading and what types of books I have been reaching for. I like to set reading goals every year as well, so keeping track of the books I read helps me document my progress!
Using the library
Books can be expensive, and since I’m currently searching for a job, I’m trying to limit my purchases as much as I can. Fortunately, the library gives me access to so many books that I can check out and read for free! I also like browsing their ‘recommended/favorites’ and ‘new’ sections for some new reads! I still need to check out Overdrive though-apparently it allows you to borrow books online on your phone/tablet if you have a library account!
I also like to browse smaller, locally owned bookstores and thrift stores when I do want to add books to my collection! They’re usually cheaper and I love supporting small businesses when I can!
Never run out of bookmarks
I hardly ever purchase bookmarks, but I receive them as gifts quite often! I’ve never been a fan of dog-earring pages, so these bookmarks certainly come in handy. I love looking at all of the designs too! I have quite a few cat, cactus, and Harry Potter-themed bookmarks, and my most used has a seahorse design.