What are your “Reading Quirks”?
I just read this article on Read It Forward and it got me thinking about my reading quirks.
I rarely read book summaries. Most of them give away way too much of the plot and I prefer to go into books blind not knowing anything about the story line or characters.
Since I don’t read summaries I judge books almost on their cover, title and genre.
Before downloading a book from Amazon I almost always use the “Search Customer Reviews” box and search for the word “sex”. I prefer my books on the clean side so I check to see what other readers have said as far as content. This seems to be the easiest way to find out the heat level of a book.
I download books to my kindle that have covers I love. When it is time to start a new book I scan through the books on my kindle and pick a title that appeals to me.
Books must hook me on the first page or two or I pick another book. Harsh I know but if a book doesn’t start off great odds are it’s not going to get much better and my to read list is too long to spend time on subpar books.
I prefer ebooks to print. Terrible I know… but if I have a book in print and ebook I always read the ebook. It is easier to hold my Kindle. I like that I can adjust the text size. It only requires one hand. Turning pages is easier.
I have 6 Kindles and use all of them. I have 2 separate Amazon accounts – a personal account and a blogging account. Each account has 3 Kindles tied to it. A basic kindle, a paperwhite and a Kindle Fire. I most often use the paperwhites. I must know where all 6 Kindles are at all times or I can’t let it go and search for them.
I prefer shorter books. I love novellas. I have trouble stopping in the middle of a good books so novellas allow me to actually get sleep.
I prefer reading to TV and movies. I read a lot. I’m on track to read 250 books this year.
And I must agree with the quirk mentioned in this article, turning down the pages of a book is a definite no-no.
How about you? Do you have any reading quirks?
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