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Old 06-09-2016   #11
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Re: Worst Habits as a Reader?

Consuming more than 1 short story per day. Loss of savour.
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Re: Worst Habits as a Reader?

Buying in bulk. I recently bought The Complete Greek Tragedies (4 volumes and all hardcover) since the price was good. Now I have to rearrange my cabinets

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Re: Worst Habits as a Reader?

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Buying in bulk. I recently bought The Complete Greek Tragedies (4 volumes and all hardcover) since the price was good. Now I have to rearrange my cabinets
Since it's a multivolume work buying in bulk is probably better than buying it piecemeal. You never know when the other volumes can get scarce!

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Re: Worst Habits as a Reader?

Spending any time near my bookshelves, other than just grabbing one book is becoming a bad habit, of late. Whenever I'm browsing what I still have yet to read, I tend to start making small piles of books that are 'definitely next' to be read. Then, the next time I'm back there, the pile gets added to, subtracted from, lastly abandoned, only to begin another fresh pile of 'definitely nexts'.
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Re: Worst Habits as a Reader?

Watching Netflix.

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Re: Worst Habits as a Reader?

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Since it's a multivolume work buying in bulk is probably better than buying it piecemeal. You never know when the other volumes can get scarce!
That's true. These collections also become highly priced as the years go by.

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Spending any time near my bookshelves, other than just grabbing one book is becoming a bad habit, of late. Whenever I'm browsing what I still have yet to read, I tend to start making small piles of books that are 'definitely next' to be read. Then, the next time I'm back there, the pile gets added to, subtracted from, lastly abandoned, only to begin another fresh pile of 'definitely nexts'.
This habit is the next level of making book lists.

On the topic of purchasing book (again), I have a giant volume of Mathematics: From The Birth of Numbers I haven't touched for 5 years. I bought it on a whim, thinking I will explore this unknown field someday for fun! Since I am not lacking in fun, it remains to be read in the foreseeable future.

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Re: Worst Habits as a Reader?

I have a habit lately of reading an author's best work first, so I'm left reading either their sketchy early attempts at tackling the same themes or their later lesser attempts at recapturing former glories.

I'm also guilty of Kindle binge buying before I then exclusively read free works from Gutenberg on my device for the following week whilst living without luxuries because I pointlessly blew my cash.

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Re: Worst Habits as a Reader?

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I have a habit lately of reading an author's best work first, so I'm left reading either their sketchy early attempts at tackling the same themes or their later lesser attempts at recapturing former glories.

I'm also guilty of Kindle binge buying before I then exclusively read free works from Gutenberg on my device for the following week whilst living without luxuries because I pointlessly blew my cash.
Reading the end of the story right when I get to the middle part. Sometimes I have questions that need to be answered so I can't help but take that little devastating peek to see if my theories are correct or if I'm in for a really sick twist.

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Re: Worst Habits as a Reader?

Falling asleep.

I tend to read at night in bed, and, when I get sleepy, I understand each of the words on their own, but not in the context in which they are used; the meaning of what I am reading gets lost and my brain forgets what I had just read. It is kind of like experiencing the world while being drunk, since you understand what is happening with your body but can't control it.

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Re: Worst Habits as a Reader?

Quote Originally Posted by Prince James Zaleski View Post
I have a habit lately of reading an author's best work first, so I'm left reading either their sketchy early attempts at tackling the same themes or their later lesser attempts at recapturing former glories.

I'm also guilty of Kindle binge buying before I then exclusively read free works from Gutenberg on my device for the following week whilst living without luxuries because I pointlessly blew my cash.
I possess the same habit(s).
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