Top 5 Tuesday

Top 5 Things a Bookworm Would Never Do

Hello! Today I have another Top 5 Tuesday. Top 5 Tuesday was created by Shanah at Bionic Book Worm, but now it is hosted by Meeghan at Meeghan Reads.

Today we are talking about things a book worm would never do. Originally, I was going to talk about all of the things I hate doing to my books, like breaking the spine or dog earring the pages, but I feel like I have spoken about that before in the The Book Snob Book Tag. So I thought I would go a different take on it this time!

Never say that Audiobooks don’t count as reading

This narrative has been going on for a long, long time. To me, it is the most ridiculous narrative. Of course listening to an audiobook is reading. It is the same story, no matter what format it is consumed in. Sometimes, I prefer the audiobook over the physical format or the e-book format. There are times where the narrator is so great in their ability to bring the book to life that the audiobook is better than the other formats.

But all formats class as reading.

Never say categorise genres into ‘proper’ and not

I saw a tweet the other day (that I now cannot find) that spoke about how the person had witnessed a father in a library tell his son that he could check out a graphic novel, but only if he checked out a ‘proper’ book too. It has stuck with me, because I think it is so silly. All books are proper books, so there cannot be a ‘not’. And, it is even more important to not force this one a child. Reading should be celebrated and when someone finds a genre that they enjoy, then they should not be deferred from it.

Never waste time reading

I am a big DNfer… If I am not enjoying that book, I will put it down. Sometimes, it is so that I can return to it when I am more in the mood for it and sometimes it is because I am not enjoying it. It is why I think my ratings are always so high, because if I am not enjoying a book, I will simply stop wasting my time and move onto a book I will hopefully enjoy more.

Never stop collecting books

I don’t think I could do this one even if I tried! My book collection is forever expanding and growing and I think this will always continue, which I love because it means that I will always be surrounded by books!

Never think I should be reading more of a genre

What I mean by this one is to never force myself to read something I don’t want to, and to not think less of myself for doing so. I have this conversation within friendship groups a lot. They think they should be reading non-fiction or true crime or classic literature; and can be overwhelmed by guilt if they read a fantasy novel or a romance one. Reading should not be classified into ‘lesser’ genres and it is one of those things that constantly bugs me. I will forever read what genres I like whilst also knowing that I am still smart, even when I pick up a romance book.

That is all today! Let me know what are the things that you would never do as a bookworm.

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6 thoughts on “Top 5 Things a Bookworm Would Never Do

  1. I can’t believe people still talk of « proper books » and audiobook not count as reading in 2022, come on guys! 🤦🏽‍♀️
    But yess!! I do have to work on DNFing more, it’s still quite hard for me to take the decision of just chucking it and get something else … on the same vein, I did tried pushing into reading more poetry- but that doesn’t speak to me at all. I just 🤷🏽‍♀️ it doesn’t particularly sparks anything in my head, so I stopped pushing.

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    1. Yes!! I completely agree! It is a very silly way of thinking!
      Sometimes a genre just doesn’t work for you and that is okay! True crime and mystery are ones for me that just don’t work out

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