I was tagged by Ally in this a couple weeks ago and have seen a few others do it as well. I love this tag because it’s so positive! It’s easy to think of the things we want to do, but it’s also important to think of the things that we already do!
- Pingback to this post or me!
- List some of your good reading habits, the things you think you do well
- Nominate some of your blogging friends
Not buying new books
I know this is one of the biggest things I see other book lovers shaming themselves for, but I’ve been really good about not buying new books for a couple years now! I’ve started loosening the reins a bit, but still have a pretty strict criteria for what I buy. And yet, I still can’t seem to stop buying takeout.
Keeping a book journal
My book journal is literally the only way I can blog. I write down my thoughts on the book, possible triggers I come across, and any quotes I like. It’s fun because I can see what books I was reading at the same time, as well as how long it took me to get through each. It’s also the only way to keep my reviews in order, because I wouldn’t remember anything about the book otherwise.
Using the library
I’ll probably make a more detailed stats-of-the-year post sometime soon, but according to the spreadsheet I use, a whopping 40% of the books I’ve read so far this year have come from the library! I’ve borrowed physical books, ebooks, AND digital audiobooks from them and I’m so grateful that my library has such a good selection!