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The Blog Squad: A Blogger Collaboration - Part XXXI


We are a group of three book bloggers situated on different continents but brought together by our love for books and a penchant for talking about them. We’ve joined our forces to create a collaborative series of posts about book blogging and we hope you’ll enjoy the discussions.

BOOK REVIEWS BY DI - Di Hewlett




Do you re-read books?


Uma says...
Oh course! I’ve reread Harry Potter many many times but sometimes they’re not full rereads. Sometimes I go straight to a part or chapter I love and read it! Generally I reread favorites when I’m in a slump. Harry Potter and LOTR have a way of getting me out of slumps.

I also reread when I’m not in the best mood. When I’m not in a good mood I rarely start new books because I worry my bad mood will seep into my feelings for the book so I go to the books that I know I will love for sure!

Amy says...
I rarely re-read a whole book, but I will re-read sections of it. For example, I often re-read bits of books I don't like - which seems to miss the point of re-reading - because I love the guilty pleasure of relaxing with a cringy scene or a pathetic romance. It makes no sense, I admit, but it's fun.

I also do re-read parts of books I love as well ;)


Do you have any bad reading habits?



Uma says...
I sure do :P I skip some parts at times. Like when I book seems to be dragging I just skim through. WHAT??? Life’s too short!!

And like my squad members, I take a peek ahead too. This seems like a common bad reading habit though! I just can be like really impatient. But These bad habits hardly come into play with books I enjoy. It’s only when things get boring or draggy that my evil side comes out to play!

Amy says...
I have to agree with Di! I've also been known to peek ahead in a book for a hint of what’s to come. I don't do it so often anymore, but I used to.

I also read very fast. And if I'm enjoying a book, then I read very fast. I'm ashamed to admit that in those cases I probably miss some words and part of the story. *cowers in shame*


Do you have any reading traditions?



Uma says...
Tradition? Well these days, I never start reading without having something to crunch on at arm’s length! Other than that, I doubt I have any particular routine or tradition!

Amy says...
I don't know if it's a tradition, per se, but whenever I'm about to read a new book I always read through everything else in the book before I start the actual story. That means the acknowledgements, the About The Author, etc etc.
I guess it's more of a routine? Anyway, it's what I do. To “savour the moment” I guess.


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