Do You Put Off Books You Want to Read?

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Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly series hosted by Rukky at Eternity Books and Danie at Literary Lion. The full list of April topics can be found here.

This week’s topic is Putting Off Books You Actually Want to Read.

There were a few questions provided with this prompt, some of which are below.

Do you ever put off the books you actually want to be reading? Why?

I have done this on a number of occasions. It is usually due to a matter of timing. I typically won’t start a highly anticipated read unless I know I will be able to devote some time to it and really savor it. For example, if I’m going to have a busy week, I may save a particular book for the weekend.

What do you end up reading instead?

This question is a little odd. I would never put off a book I want to read and instead read something I “don’t” want to read. I’m not even sure that makes sense. I DNF books constantly so I am never reading a book that I actively dislike. I would hate to put myself through that, especially since this is a hobby and not something I am paid to do. Life is too short!

Do you treat reading books you’re excited for a reward?

I do this frequently. For example, I held off on reading Stone Cold Heart (Tracers #13) by Laura Griffin until the last week of March because I knew that would be a stressful week for me and I wanted to have a really good book to look forward to.

What are your thoughts on putting off books you really want to read? Tell me in the comments!

6 thoughts on “Do You Put Off Books You Want to Read?

  1. I do this a lot, typically when I’ve read a book by an author that I really loved, I then get quite nervous and feel the pressure to read their other books. I’m always worried that I won’t enjoy it as much and will ruin their writing for myself, so to avoid that I just put off reading the book!

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