Six For Sunday – Getting To Know You: Six Bookish Habits

Another Sunday! We’ve already reached the final one of January which means from next week there’s a whole new set of prompts coming your way from Steph, when we start sharing the love! But first one final getting to know you prompt! Today I’m sharing my bookish habits!

Six for Sunday is a weekly meme hosted by the lovely Steph at ALITTLEBUTALOT. You can find a list of prompts for January, February and March here

Six Bookish Habits

Buying all the books and then not reading them!

To say I am guilty of this would probably be an understatement. According to Goodreads I have 266 books either physically on my shelves or sitting on my Kindle waiting to be read. I’m worried that’s not even an accurate number as there is bound to be books I bought before I finished Uni that are still in my childhood bedroom at my mum’s that I haven’t read yet…

Binge reading

I am a bit of a binge reader… I always mean to read a bit everyday but I very rarely actually do… what I tend to do is reach the weekend and then read two or three books across the couple of days…

Late night reading

See above comment about binge reading, I have a habit of picking up at least one of these books in the evening and if I get hooked I’ll read right through, even if that means I’m not finishing until well after midnight!

Not using proper bookmarks

Despite getting some lovely bookmarks in my book boxes over the past year or so I’m so bad at actually remembering to bring them with me whenever I take a book out, as such more often than not you’ll find me marking my place in a book with an old receipt or a train ticket, whatever I can find at the bottom of my handbag! I got a couple of lovely bookmarks in my secret Santa parcel though, including Nessie which you can see in the photo. So I must get better at actually having them with me when I need them!


I love my Audible subscription. I’ve actually discovered some fantastic books because I’ve risked a credit on one, or picked it up for free during a promotion. There are in fact three series I’m far more likely to consume via audiobook rather than picking up a physical or eBook: James Oswald’s Inspector McLean; Ben Aaronovitch’s Rivers Of London and Alex Gray’s Inspector Lorimer series.

Matching covers

I’m not sure if this is a habit or a bugbear… if I’m reading a series I like all of my covers to match. I have been know to re-buy earlier books in the series so they match. I’m currently annoyed that my Cormoran Strike books don’t match as they changed the cover style for Lethal White. I think I’ll have to wait for the series to be finished or I’ll end up having to re-buy them multiple times knowing my luck!

They were my #SixforSunday! If you’ve taken part leave a link to your post below and I’ll be sure to check it out!

11 thoughts on “Six For Sunday – Getting To Know You: Six Bookish Habits

  1. bookishluna

    Oh I binge read on the weekend a lot of the time as well. I have less distractions and things I need to take care of. I have so many beautiful bookmarks and I rarely use them myself, I always just grab the first thing that can fit inside the book and use that.

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    1. Sarah - SWB

      I’m definitely a person who prefers to sit down and get properly stuck into a book and read as much as possible in one sitting, I think that’s why the weekend works so well for me, there’s just not the time to do that in the week

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    1. Sarah - SWB

      Right! It’s something I keep saying I’ll do better I come up with all these ideas, I need to read two books I own before I buy one, total book buying bans… None of it sticks!


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