OCD and me: my strange reading habits
I am the first person to admit that some of my reading habits are… a little bit odd? Strange even? I could blame my OCD (and part of it can be attributed to that) but mostly I just think I have odd habits I’ve developed over the years!
I hate it when book covers do not match: this drives me mental: I especially hate it when they change covers partway through a series – it is rage-inducing!
I hate it when people fold down corners of books: these people are monsters – monsters I tell you (j/k – well kinda!) Honestly though, this is definitely a pet peeve of mine.
I hate it when people write in books: even if I have been guilty of that with textbooks at Uni – it was in pencil though so it totally could have been rubbed back out!
I have a problem reading library books: I just cannot help thinking where they could have been (people reading on the loo etc.) – it just grosses me out.
I have a problem with audiobooks: I just cannot get into them – I much prefer the written word. I have always struggled with audiobooks.
I freak out when I crease a book’s spine: I prefer books to look as pristine as possible. This is definitely an OCD thing with me!
I am compelled to finish a book series even if it has deteriorated in quality and/or I am no longer enjoying it: I really wish I had it in me to DNF a book. It would save me a lot of grief.
I have to stop reading at a chapter break: I cannot stop part-way through a page or section. I think this is the completionist in me!
I have been known to re-read my favourite parts in books (swoony romantic stuff, exciting parts – you name it): I love to relive certain moments in books!
I have a serious book-buying addiction – my bookshelves are straining with the weight and I have no room to put anything – still, I just keep on buying!