My Bookish Quirks

You should already know by now that I love books and reading, but what you don't know is that I'm a little bit quirky about both of those things. 

Today I'm going to share my bookish quirks with you:

1. I can only stop reading at the end of the page and that page has to end with a full stop. The thought of stopping halfway down the page, or even at the end of a page mid-sentence, makes me cringe - I just couldn't do it.

My Bookish Quirks

2. My bookshelves have to be in alphabetical order according to the author's surname, it makes it so much easier for me to find the books I'm looking for.

My Bookish Quirks

3. I can't start a new book until I've finished the one I'm reading. I know lots of people who have two or more books on the go at the same time but I just couldn't do that. I like to become completely absorbed in whichever world my current book has taken me to and, for me, that can only be achieved if I concentrate on one book at a time.

4. I always use a bookmark, I could never ever fold the corner of a page to mark where I'm up to in the book. It might sound a bit dramatic but whenever I discover a previously folded corner (usually when I've borrowed one of my mum's books because she's a serial page-folder) my heart breaks a little. 

My Bookish Quirks

5. Speaking of bookmarks, I'm quite particular with those too! I keep them in a pile and put the one I've just used at the bottom of the pile and take the top bookmark for my next read. Each one is important to me for different reasons so alternating them like this means I get to use all of them.  

The two bookmarks on the right were handmade for me by T and N so they're extra special.

My Bookish Quirks

Do you share any of my bookish quirks or do you have any of your own to add? I'd love to hear about them.

Jera's Jamboree/Talk of the Town

Comments

  1. Loved reading about your bookish quirks Kate.

    I have to finish a reading session at the end of a chapter (and then look at the next chapter but get hooked and have to carry on) which can lead to nights when I'm still awake after midnight.

    I love bookmarks, have loads, but don't often use them. I'm not a corner folder though.

    The only time I might have two books on the go is if one is non-fiction (always a fiction book on the go).

    I have to take notes while I'm reading as sometimes I don't get to write my review until a couple of weeks after finishing. My notes take me right back in to the story though. Vital :)

    Thanks again for sharing Kate. x

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    1. Oh I've had quite a few of those past midnight reading sessions, always leaves me with a terrible 'book hangover' haha.

      I think bookmarks probably haven't been used as much since the arrival of ebooks! Still love them though :)

      Thank you for your comment x

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  2. I love this list, Kate! I am pretty much the same with all of them, especially the not being able to stop reading until you finish a page. I read a book a few months back that never finished the page with a full stop - it drove me crazy! I do sometimes have a few books on the go at the same time. I don't particularity like this, but it just happens :-). #TalkoftheTown

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    1. Oh no full stops at the end of a page would've driven me crazy too! Thank you for sharing your bookish quirks x

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