Thursday, May 15, 2014

Reading Rambles {3}: Are You A Reading Procrastinator?


Reading Rambles is a sporadic feature in which I ramble about all things bookish and ask you to join in on the discussion.

Today's Ramble:

After nearly two weeks of putting off reading Days of Blood & Starlight by Laini Taylor, despite the fact that I was dying to know what would happen next, I've discovered something about myself: I am a horrible reading procrastinator. It's a real problem! As much as I want to read this book, I just keep finding excuses to put it off. The more I thought about it, the more I realized that I do this more often than I originally thought. I'm curious to see if this is just me, or if you all struggle with reading procrastination too. 

Not sure if you're a reading procrastinator? Here's a short list to help you figure it out.
  • Do you ever get to a point in a book when you know something horrible is going to happen and you're just not mentally or emotionally prepared to deal with it, so you have to stop, put the book down, and take a breather (which can last anywhere from a few days to a few months)?


  • Do you put off reading a series of books until you have time to read them all in one go (even though this will probably never happen)?

  • Do you tell yourself you'll read before bed but then end up going right to sleep because you're either too exhausted or know that if you start reading now you'll be up until the break of dawn with the phrase "Just one more chapter..." repeating in your head like a mantra?

  • Do you ever feel like your TBR pile is staring at you? Do you find excuses to ignore it, such as, "Oh, my room is a mess! I can't possibly start reading until I've cleaned it up a bit!" Or, "Now feels like a good time to check the 50+ unread e-mails in my inbox." Or, "I think I'll go change the layout of my blog for the hundredth time this month."


  • Do you find yourself reading reviews, watching YouTube videos, or scrolling through Pinterest and Tumblr looking for posts about the very book you're not reading, when you could be spending that time actually reading it?


  • Have you ever checked out and/or bought books despite your already overflowing TBR pile?


If you said yes to any of the above, you, my friend, may be a reading procrastinator. But don't worry, I'm sure you'll get around to reading all those books.

Eventually.

3 comments

  1. Oh boy I definitely am a reading procrastinator. I don't procrastinator too badly but I definitely do feel like holding back reading if I love the book too much or if I know something's going to happen but I don't want to get to it. But the procrastination doesn't last too long haha. On the other hand, my TBR? Hmmm, let's just say I blame the library entirely :P

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  2. Love the new blog and design! Fun and simple!
    I have been procrastinating with my blog tours and ARCs - but I normally love to get my hands on the ones I am excited for ASAP!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

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    1. Thanks! :D
      Oh, I can definitely relate to procrastinating with ARCs. Such a bad habit!

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