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Good Reading Habits Tag

A short while back, Ally created a Good Reading Habits Tag, and tagged me in it. It sounds amusing, even if I can think of more bad reading habits than good ones…


  • Pingback to Ally!
  • List some of your good reading habits, the things you think you do well
  • Nominate some of your blogging friends

I’m not afraid to DNF

I do consider this to be a good habit. If you’re not enjoying something, you shouldn’t feel obligated to finish it, right? I do also think that I give a book a reasonable chance before I DNF it, and in most cases a DNF doesn’t have to be forever. I know that some people have trouble setting aside a book that’s not working for them, but I don’t. In the past I’ve noticed that when I’m open to DNFing books I have fewer reading slumps.

I use books as a springboard for research

If I don’t know what something is that I’m reading about (and I’m interested in it), I will research it to learn more. Reading helps me improve and maintain my vocabulary, improve my scientific knowledge of things (since I read non-fiction as well), and learn about different cultures. I know some people will skim over things the read and don’t understand, but that’s not me.

(If I want to) I can read anywhere (except moving cars)

Usually I see this as a bad habit, because I have a tendency to read while I’m supposed to be doing other things. For example, I can (and do) cook many dinners with a book in one hand, I read while walking around the house doing chores, while waiting for things to load on my computer, etc. etc. etc. So while it can be a bad habit (say, reading at work) it can also add a bunch of reading time where reading time normally isn’t.


Here are my tags! Though of course, no pressure if you don’t have the time or can’t decide what to include. I know I wasn’t sure I’d be able to come up with any good reading habits.

This was a fun tag, thanks Ally! And thank you for making me think about the good reading habits I have. I’m not sure I would have come up with any without this prompt…

13 thoughts on “Good Reading Habits Tag

  1. Ahh thank you so much for doing the tag! 💕💕

    Reading anywhere is such a good one! I’m trying to get better at reading when I’m bored rather than just aimlessly scrolling through instagram

    1. Well, it’s still “easier” to scroll through social media than read. Social media doesn’t require any brainpower if you don’t want to use any. Books do, even the easy reads.

  2. Thanks for the tag! I will do it the next days 🙂

    Woah, reading while cooking? 😀 I’d burn my dinner! I can read & watch TV at the same time but anything that requires me to move around.. nope, I will probably only hurt myself 😀

  3. This is such a cool idea for a tag! I think that’s fantastic that you’re not afraid to DNF- I wish I was like that!! And that you use books as a springboard for research- gotta confess that I skim in those cases 😉 And I’m impressed you can read in moving vehicles- I definitely can’t do that- those are some mad skills 😉 Awesome answers!

    1. I decided a while back that there were too many books I wanted to read for me to *not* DNF books that weren’t working for me. 🙂 Everyone has to make their own decision on that, though. It’s not for everyone.

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