Today’s topic is all about how we read, what we do after we finish and how we choose our next book.
How do you read?
I love reading actual books, preferably paperbacks. Sadly, I have a small budget and a badly-stocked library, so that doesn’t usually work out, so now I read around half my books on the Kindle or on my tablet via Scribd. This year, I also started listening to audiobooks, they are wonderful for long journeys and before bedtime.
How do you pick your next book?
That’s a tough one. I sort of have a tbr on Goodreads, where I always add titles I come across, and so I often browse my ‘to-read’ shelf. I also love looking through older posts from my favorite blogs for inspiration. Often there are a couple of can’t-wait-to-read books, so the choice is easy. And sometimes I’m just in a mood for something very specific and Book Riot often delivers on my strangest search terms!
What do you do after you’ve finished reading a book?
I usually go on Goodreads to mark the book finished (as I’m totally the person to read the book one month later wondering why it all sounds so familiar, if I don’t do this) and put down a rating. I do end up reviewing many books on my blogs, but it might take
ages a while.
Sometimes, I immediately start the hunt for the next read or have one to read next. But often I have a book hangover and really don’t want to dive into another world just yet.
Where do you get your books from?
A lot of the physical books I read were gifts or I bought them with a voucher. I usually order them from the Book Depository or order them from a local store if they can get a copy. Every month I go to the library to return books and then just brose through the shelves, in the eternal hope I come across a new, interesting title. And these days, most of my books come from the Scribd online library or audible.
Now you know about me. How do you read? Let me know in the comments!