How I Read – #BookBlogWriMo

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What is #BookBlogWriMo?

Basically, it’s a lax version of NaNoWriMo for book bloggers. I created prompts for each day, discussing different topics around books, blogging, and books + blogging.

 

I read anything that holds still long enough. Most of my books come from the library. I definitely can’t afford to buy all the books that I read.

When I do buy books, I read them on the Kindle app on my iPad. I like instant gratification. The only problem with that is then you can’t read them in the bathtub.

I don’t plan what I’m going to read. I just read what I feel like reading. I have a TBR list that I refer to for ideas but I don’t stick to it. I just browse the library. I check out what looks good and if I change my mind when I bring it home, I don’t worry about it. I probably return 25% of my books unread. Sorry if that makes the planners out there cringe.

Do I have rituals?  Not many.  One thing I absolutely have to know is the date it was published.  I don’t know how that started.  I think it helps me put the books in time.  If it is contemporary but written in 1990 then I treat it mentally as a historical instead of getting twitchy about old technology and wondering why they don’t just call people’s cell phones if they can’t find them.

Bookmarks?  I use anything that is close at hand.  My favorites are folded up paper napkins rings from the Mexican restaurant near my office.  I don’t have actually pretty bookmarks because I would lose them.  You can track my reading through the house by following the trail of abandoned receipts where I set them down and then got up and walked away from them while still reading.