#AMonthofFaves: This is How I Read


December means it’s time for Tanya’s #AMonthofFaves over at Girlxoxo and this year the event is co-hosted by Estella’s Revenge and Traveling with T.

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!


12 thoughts on “#AMonthofFaves: This is How I Read

  1. This is a nice post, Bina. Have I confessed? I stalk you on Goodreads, because I love your collection there. I so wish to see your real bookshelfs. And you inspire me by visiting your local library. 🙂

    Also, I love your bookish-pictures.

    And, I love ‘Book Riot’ too. They do a great job, don’t they?

    1. Haha, aww thanks! Oh I stalk you on goodreads etc, too 🙂 That’s what fills the tbr so quickly!
      Will have to do more shelfies next year, but what with the double and tripple stacking, it doesn’t show much. Love your new shelf btw!

  2. Great post!!

    I love finding out about other bloggers and their reading habits. This Month of Faves has been great.

    I always start a new book within a day of finishing another book.

    Most of my books are from publishers, and I use the library.

    ENJOY this last week of 2015, and have a great reading week.

    Silver’s Reviews
    My A Month of Faves

  3. Like you I do at least half my reading on my Kindle now; due to galleys, free classics and it being so portable. I do still love a good paperback too though – I pick these up in deals or try to pick some up from my favourite charity bookshop.

    1. Love Scribd! The audiobook credit thing is stupid but unless you need to read the just published books, Scribd is awesome. They even have Lumberjanes 🙂

  4. You go to the library once a month? Oh gosh, I have to limit myself to once a week. And I try really hard to only pick up my holds but I can’t help but browse the shelves while I’m there. I always have too many books checked out. It’s kind of a problem.

    1. Haha I used to be like that when i was living near a good library, I wanted to live in it 🙂 My current one is tiny and basically no budget. But I use Scribd now and check books out there all the time 🙂

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