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My [Kinda] Good Reading Habits!


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Thank you Isabelle @ Bookwyrmbites for the tag! So, I’m overall an incredibly unhealthy person bahaha, but, I’ll give you all what I can!

Reading a physical book at bedtime instead of my Kindle Fire (does not apply to my keyboard kindle)

I don’t always do this but I try to, why? Well, my kindle fire is just like a phone screen, the light can be bad for my eyes and sometimes I get a headache from staring too long at a screen. So! I try to keep to my older kindle which has no backlight or physical books. Also when I read my kindle fire it just keeps me up so late because I can’t judge as easily how much is left when I’m not looking at physically how far I’ve gone/actually have left.

Kindle App on my phone

This keeps me from ever being left without something to read. Sometimes I don’t want to take a book or kindle on the train with me, especially if I’m going to a rehearsal and then coming straight back. Not to mention my Kindle(s) and the app will sync and so I never have to worry about remembering my place either! A lot of times though I’ll pick a book to have on my app that is just for times like that so it’ll be a slow burn read but I don’t mind that too much.


A TBR Stack that I’ve already decided to donate

Oh, that’s right, I have a whole stack of books not on my bookshelf but next to it. These books are ones I’m curious about but unless I find myself completely floored and unable to ever part from it, it’s going straight to donation. They are things that aren’t my usual genre, ones where the synopsis has left me with ‘eh sounds okay.’ I received a shit ton of books recently this is why this pile exists. Usually what happens is I’ll buy one or two things from the Charity Shops with the intent of reading and returning. I just find that for me it’s just best to get rid of things I won’t reread again or didn’t love otherwise those books will take up space on my shelves where I could be putting things that have rocked my world. Like my husband. Jk. He’s not on a shelf.


Having a little journal for the purpose of keeping notes on eArcs/free reader copies

I also use this journal to keep up with lists of what I’m reading/what I want to read but it’s mostly for notes. This really helps me when I go to write a review. A lot of times my notes are harsher than the review, but I try not to judge a book for something that’s just personal preference unless I feel it’s something that might ruin it for others. In other words, all my Slytherin-ness is contained in this lovely cosmic covered journal. It really helps though with taking a step back and analyzing my thoughts and see how they might have changed from the start to the finish of the book (for better or worse bahah).

There we go! My [kinda] good reading habits! What are yours?
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By TheCaffeinatedReader

A Caffeinated Reader and Musician, destined to write lacklustre book reviews with the over-ample amount of free time.

25 replies on “My [Kinda] Good Reading Habits!”

Wow, donating books! That’s great and such a bold, brave move. No matter how much I force myself to do that I know I will chicken out at the last moment.
Also, I only read physical books, it’s expensive -yes, but somehow e-books just don’t do it for me. *sigh*
Great Post! xx

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Oh, wow, I have lived in one place all my life though I have been to various schools, even a boarding school (It was out of the city, so does that count as moving?) but wow, I get why you did that and I mean, you’re never going to get to it, so what is the point?


Yay! We have the same kind of good habits. I loved when I discovered my kindle app that I could use on my phone. I usually have a kindle with me and I also usually have a physical book with me. But when on the underground it is just so convenient to be able to whip out my phone! I don’t always read a physical book before my notes. Oh man… I should learn from you. I also have my phone notes for notes!

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I also love the Kindle app on my phone, I do all my reading in bed after a certain time on my old smartphone (aka no service so no scrolling through twitter unless I connect to wifi!) and it works really well for me.

I also donate a lot of books after reading them, I only keep the ones I loved, have sentimental value, or plan on re-reading.

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I have a little reading binder but I haven’t used it lmaooo!! I also use Mercari to sell some older books that I don’t want anymore, so idk if that counts as a good habit lol.

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Thoses are pretty great !
I haven’t really thought about the paperback before bed one, though I do have an old kobo.. but I do agree with you XD sometimes it had said “30mins left in the book” and wanna know how much it took for me to finish it? TWO. HOURS. 😒

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Great post! Also, wow maybe I should start taking notes for my reviews. I always find myself browsing back through a book like, where was this scene? or this happened right? xD also, great on not reading on a screen at night. i was recently told i should stop bc it’s not helping me get to bed at a decent hour Orz

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Oooooo in regards to the Kindle Fire, there may be a bluelight filter app, which is what I use for my phone when I read at night. I’d check into that and see if that helps you out! The one I have has been immensely helpful since I can set up a timer and set the intensity of the filter (why some of my Discord screenshots are super dark and dim). That’s probably unhealthy, though, LOL.

I have a Kindle App on my phone as well (lol now I’m being repetitive)! And like you said, sometimes I don’t want to carry around another device or a physical copy of the book – plus, with a phone, I can pretend I’m looking at an article so no one talks to me. 😉

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