We readers can be very ritualistic. We all have little things that get us excited and make us want to read a book. I know that some of us also have some weird habits when it comes to choosing books. These are our habits.
MariTo be honest, I've become less ritualistic now but I used to have one that you may find interesting.
- Go to the library and pick up all the books.
- Spread all the books cover first.
- Rank in order of most intriguing / favourite cover.
- Turn the books over and read their synopsis'.
- Rank in order of interest.
- Read the first one.
In case of a series, then I usually read the sequel before I read a new book. I didn't always stick to the list and I sure as heck didn't always finish all the books I had.
Now, it simply scouring the internet until I find a book that really interests me. Stalk some reviews and then hunt the book down. This methods has severely cut down on my reading as I've become a really moody reader and the book has to be exactly what I want at that specific time. Hence, I often find myself on google searching up "books about----".
P.E.I have two different rituals.
- Go to teen fiction section and order books based on date published.
- Goodreads a book. If it's below an average 3.7 rating, I probably won't read the book. I usually like books to have a 3.8 rating or higher. Maybe I'll also briefly skim the first few reviews.
- Download books to Kobo.
- With ebooks, Kobo will show a few of them on the main screen. I'll just read the biggest one, and go on from that.
- Acquire them (through the library, borrow them, buy, anything).
- I rank them in order of interest.
- I read in reverse order from least interesting to most interesting. This motivates me to get through slow books so I can read that one amazing book at the end.
When I was younger, I used to put all my books on the ground and do eenie meenie miney mo and make a large pile that I would leave near my bed. When I finished a book, it would go on the "finished pile" and I would just pick the next book from my large tower of books to read. I don't read as much as I used to, so I don't do that anymore.