Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten… Bad Bookish Habits

Top Ten TuesdayWelcome to Top Ten Tuesday – a weekly feature hosted by those lovely bookworms over at The Broke and the Bookish. Expect a new top ten list every week!

| Top Ten… Bad Bookish Habits |

A love of books and reading does not come without its down sides. This week’s top ten looks at those bad bookish habits which seem to be a recurring feature in my reading life.

| 1. |

I won’t buy any new books until… ooooh a sale!

Severe restraint required. You will buy books you neither want nor will read any time soon. Stay away!


| 2. |

I won’t buy any new books until… ooooh shiny!

There’s nothing like a brand new shiny book staring at you from amongst its shelf-friends to make you want to take it away and give it a new home. Even if you don’t need it and have far too much to read already.

| 3. |

Bought in brand new hardback, read five years later

Shiny shiny hardbacks may be pretty but they’re damn expensive! Especially when you don’t read them for the next five years to come.

| 4. |

Organised bookshelves? You’re living the dream!

Bookshelves that are three rows deep and so over-packed that when one book is pulled out an entire row tumbles out in its wake is not congruous with a liking for pristine and unbent books.


| 5. |

Floorshelves are not the next big thing

Having stacks (and stacks and stacks) of books lying around on the floor is not cool and makes you look like a crazy hoarder. Add more bookshelves to shopping list.


| 6. |

Reading is not a priority

Reading really shouldn’t come before work, studying, friends and family but damn, it’s a really good book!


| 7. |

Currently reading: Everything!

Just because a book is looking at you doesn’t mean you need to pick it up and start reading it. Especially when you’re currently reading five other books!


| 8. |

Schedule? What schedule?

Posts done in advance?! That’s crazy talk! But would go some way to bringing a bit of organisation to book blogging.


| 9. |

I love my shiny hardback and… ooooh coffee!

Incredibly clumsy? Pristine books and coffee are not a match made in heaven.


| 10. |

Thou shalt not judge a book by its cover

But it’s just sooo pretty!


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32 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten… Bad Bookish Habits

  1. This post is spot-on! I’m guilty of almost everything here, especially buying books on sale and reading whilst drinking coffee. But who can resist coffee and reading when it’s raining outside, right? Sheeesh. lol

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  2. Haha I love it. Yes oh shinny. I have first came out books I bought 6 years ago and haven’t picked up yet. They are never intended to sit for so long it just happens. Work in progress. I too also need to get new shelves…but I need more space for said shelves…I will say mine might be full but all visible and orderly in their own way, kind of like tetras book version. My Top Ten

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    1. That’s exactly how it is – organised chaos! Just don’t touch them or, like in #4, they all end up on the floor! And then that messes up my crazy hoarder floorshelf 😦


  3. This is a great list. LOL I think the only one that we don’t have in common is the schedule one. If I don’t schedule, no posts go up. I used to be able to fly by the seat of my pants, but all that changed for me four years ago.

    Your #3 is especially true for me–even if it’s an e-book or a paperback. I buy it with every intention of reading it right away, but then it sits there. Someone once told me that it’s just a case of letting a book marinate for awhile, so it will be even better when we do get around to reading it. 😉

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    1. Oh that’s beautiful. Yes, I like that! I’ve set entire shelves of books to marinate. And I definitely have all intentions of scheduling but my schedule for scheduling always goes out of the window xD Ah, such is life!


  4. Oh my… I am guilty of so many of these too!!!! The worst is the buying new hardcovers. I don’t mind buying paperbacks, or sale, or used books and not reading them for a while – but when I see those hardcover I bought years and years ago, sitting on the shelf, with that $25 tag!, I cringe.

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  5. Great list! I totally suffer from #6, especially with studying but sometimes with going out as well. I’m not going to cancel any program for reading but sometimes I really do need a free day that I can spend reading.

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  6. lol #1 I had a book buying ban going on at the start of this year (it was meant to last until the end of the year). That didn’t go very well, because sales, really.

    Also #4, what is this organisation you speak of? *scratches head*

    Great list, it made me chuckle 🙂

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