My Dangerously Bad Reading Habits


I have mentioned before some of my bad habits as a reader. I realize now that I have many more of these. Do you have these habits too? We’ll see.

1. Judging a book by its cover. Very, very common reading mistake. I know in my heart that a book with a boring cover could be just as fun as a book with a pretty cover, but my brain thinks otherwise. It’s hard to defy your brain, you know.

2. Reading too many books at the same time. This is dangerous. As a result of this habit, Rebel by Amy Tintera and Matched by Ally Condie are on hold right now. I am in the middle of them both but can’t continue because I keep finding more books to read and start them as soon as I can get my hands on them. Which, if I try, is pretty fast.

3. Skimming over some sentences that I don’t understand. I tend to do this sometimes when I try a new author, which I do a lot. All authors have a different way of writing and it’s confusing when you can’t understand what they mean. I also tend to skim over parts that I don’t have interest in- politics, boring character talking, etc. I try not to, but it’s a habit.

4. Trying books in only tested-and-tried genres. I know, I know. I should go out and try it. But that’s the problem. I can’t get myself to pick up a book that is not contemporary, young adult or horror. And it took time for me to accept the horror books. I always like the visuals better.

5. Speaking in the voice of the character, to get a better understanding. Now, this isn’t really a bad habit but it’s one I’ve been trying to break. I feel that I can understand a character’s voice and way of speaking better if I try it out.

6. Skipping to the end of the book and/or chapter. Oh, this is a VERY bad one. I have spoiled so many books for myself this way. So many plot twists and sudden appearances have become useless.

If you read the title properly, you’re probably wondering how any of this is dangerous’. It is. All of these habits make me prone to insta-death. Yes, I die when I make stupid mistakes like turning the page and getting to know that William Herondale has a ***SPOILER***very nice heart. ***SPOILER*** It hurts to know that you missed it coming in the first place, and also destroyed the suspense. There are similar reasons for all them, but if I started discussing those too, we’d be here for a long time.

What are YOUR bad reading habits? Are they worse than mine? Tell me in the comments below.

– The Enchanted Book

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Reboot by Amy Tintera


Couldn’t wait to get my hands on this one. I left ‘Breaking Dawn’ by Stephenie Meyer half-read just to read this. The result? A fast-paced ‘zombie’ action story with just the perfect amount of romance. Just a little less to be cheesy and a little more than scanty.

I feel bad now that I have finished it. The sequel to this novel, ‘Rebel’ is the conclusion to the series. And as I write now, I am taking in little paragraphs from it just so I can quench my ‘Wren-Callum’ thirst.(I still haven’t decided on a ship name.) I’m going with Calluren- cal-uh-ren.

It wasn’t at all hard to get into the book at first, but I found myself at times reading some sentences over and over to get a better view of things. Now, I understand I lack some ability to comprehend action scenes properly but in this novel, they sort of blurred by. Great if you don’t really like to focus there.

The main overview- Wren, better known by her Reboot number, One-seventy-eight, is a kick-ass, unemotional ‘zombie’ who loves chasing humans before she imprisons them and hands them over to HARC. HARC is an organization formed by humans that want to ‘protect’ the remaining part of Texas from KDH, the virus that started making Reboots out of humans.

Now, Reboots are not entirely zombies. Yes, they have resurrected after their death because of the virus but they are still humans. Their feelings and emotions supposedly decrease the longer they are dead before Reboot-ing. Wren thinks of herself to have no emotions at all and while that is true towards most humans, it changes when Callum enters the scene.

A goofy, ever-smiling, happy-go-lucky boy has entered her life. Wren does not know why but she picks Callum to be her trainee this time. This is odd since she has only chosen the highest numbers. Callum, Twenty-two, is a human. This sweet guy even refuses to kill anybody, landing both him and Wren into trouble. And there starts the roller-coaster, plunging deep and soaring high.

Their love is hinted from the start but towards the middle of the book, I think it overdoes itself a tiny bit. Of course, I did not mind that at all. Not when there was Callum.

Every character from Leb to Officer Mayer was transparent. By that, I mean you could read the part and know the character. You could know their nature, but not enough to let the novel be spoiled.

I loved this book and I think it was worth ignoring ‘Breaking Dawn’ just to get to know Calluren. After all, everybody deserves a break from molten-gold-eyed Edward.

9.99/10

Just joking, 10/10 🙂

Bonuses:

1 ★ for sweet Callum!

1 ★ for the kickass girl protagonist! Yeah, Wren!

1 ★ for Wren’s oh-so-girly emotions!

1 ★ for Calluren! Not forgetting it..

REBOOT