Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and is a chance for everyone to get to know fellow bloggers and share lists. I love lists. Every week is a different list.
This week is Top Ten Bookish Things I Want to Quit.
I actually found this list very difficult. And it made me think. And it made me realise that I should probably actually quit some of these things... Ooh and check out the post before this one, there's an awesome giveaway!
- Reading Bad Books
I really should just stop when a book is bad, but I hate when I have to DNF.
- Completing a Series
When I start a series, I have to finish. But this has led to a lot of bad books and a series going downhill. I should learn to quite when I'm ahead.
- Buying Books
Now, I don't mean not buying any books at all. I just mean exercising some self-restraint when I go into a bookshop. You know, not coming out with six books because it was 3 for 2 and isn't that a bargain?
Too. Many. Books.My ratio/percentage is something stupid like 46%. There are just so many books and it's so easy to click away requesting everything.
- Being Shy
I'm quietly confident in life, cripplingly quiet online. That's something I need to sort out. Most people have it the other way around. I want to easily jump into all of these bookish conversations on Twitter.
I'm never going to quit it completely, but I do need to stop spending all of my time on there not reading books. I read reviews and status updates and lists and blog posts, but I don't read books!
- Not Planning
What I really mean is that I have to start planning. I'm going to try and gets posts ready at least the day before instead of on the day.
- Not Asking
A lot of book bloggers ask publishers for books or to be put on blogger lists and such, but I don't. I just wait for the publisher/author to contact me. Which means I miss out on all of the good swag. Which sucks a bit.
- Not Travelling
I live waaaaay up North in the wild of Northumberland (ish) and so I miss pretty much every awesome book event in the UK. YALitCon? Too far. London Book Fair? Too far. Every blogger breakfast/brunch/picnic/cocktail party ever? Too far. YA Shot? Too far, but I had a lot of fun taking part in the blog tour. I need to change that and not be afraid to spend eight hours on a coach.
I got Queen of Shadows a couple of days before release (pre-order perk!) and I still haven't read past chapter 8. I'm putting it off. I'm purposely doing everything in my power not to read it. It's been over a month and I haven't read a single page. Because I don't want it to end or to have my sky high expectations dashed.