Monday, January 23, 2012

Reading Habits

I have a confession to make. I have a weird reading habit. I’m a binge reader. Sometimes I go months without picking up a single book (bring out the whips!) Then, all of a sudden, something clicks in my brain and all I can do is read. I’ll go through five or six books in a week, devouring them in just a few quick sittings. This usually last a couple weeks. My massive to-be-read pile shrinks a bit and then as quick as it started, the urge vanishes and I go back to normal life. I have no idea why I’m like this, or when it started. The only time I don’t follow this pattern is when a major book I’ve been waiting to read releases.

I wonder if I’m alone in this weird habit. Do any of you binge read? Do you have other strange reading habits?


  1. No. I read pretty steady. I just kinda plod along (although I'm always looking for a good read). I find a lot of stinkers that just don't sit right with me.

  2. It's funny how somw people love certain books while others hate them. There are lots of popular books that I don't like at all.

  3. I do this! I go ages sometimes without reading--I get so busy with editing and writing and everything else, and then I have to stop and take a reading break, and I read and read and read...and then I'm done for a while. I always wonder if I should be doing better--you know, being more steady about it. Writers have to read...mine just tends to be more sporadic.