Top 10 Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in 2010. It’s a fun way for bloggers all over the Internet to connect and post the things they love about books. Today I’m going to explore all things bookish that I want to quit. This will include series I have quit, authors I have quit, habits I have quit, and everything bookish in between. I apologize now for the random assortment of thoughts this post will be.
1. James Patterson
This may be unpopular, but I really don’t like James Patterson. I read his “Witch and Wizard” series when I was in middle school, and even then I wasn’t impressed. His books are full of grammar mistakes and poorly devised plot lines. I may have judged him preemptively, but I hold the belief that if I didn’t like it in middle school, I probably never will.
2. House of Night Series
Were these ever going to end? Like ever? There were like nine of them before I decided I was done.
3. Pretty Little Liars
4. Reading without a bookmark
I used to do what every book lover swears they have never done — dog-ear pages. I know, I know, I’m the worst. BUT I just invested in a really great bookmark that I use all the time. It makes me and my books a much happier person.
5. Reading more than one book at a time
I kid you not, I used to read 3 books at the same time. I would rotate between books and read one chapter and then read another book and then read another book’s chapter. My friend recently told me he would disown me if I did this now. Thankfully, I dropped that habit awhile ago.
6. Reading the same author too much in a row
I find that if I read the same author in a row a bunch of times I get really bored because the characters are always named similarly and they always live in similarly named towns and it just becomes too much of the same thing.
7. Young adult novels
This is one I haven’t quite yet quit, but I feel like I should sometime soon. I’m well into adult life (or at least in my mind I am) and I get strange looks when I wander into the Young Adult section at Barnes and Nobel, but I just can’t seem to quit it. I think the stories are interesting, maybe not the most well written, but definitely interesting to my mind. Maybe one day I’ll quit this one, but for now I’m going to have to put up with the weird stares.
8. Comparing books to movies
They will never, ever be the same. And it’s high time I just accepted that fact and took them both at face value.
9. Judging people’s reading choices
Let people do what they want, say what they want, and read what they want. They aren’t judging you, so why should you judge them?
10. Being ashamed for my reading choices
I used to hide the fact that I read Nicholas Spark’s novels or take the jacket off my young adult novels. Why? That’s a great question. I’ve decided to take pride in what I read and have no shame.
What are some book things you want to quit? Leave a comment below.