books, Rambles, September
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Picky Reader Tendencies

I don’t know about you, but I can sometimes be a picky reader. And it’s not necessarily with genres, but with what form I read or hear a book. Sometimes it’s with a particular book or author. Believe me, that one’s ANNOYING. I will get a book on my kindle. I’ll start it and have a hard time with the story. And then I’ll by a hard copy of it and breeze through it. I think I have multiple copies of the same book in different formats. 

1. Least Picky ~ Hard copies of books


Give me all the books. I will read them. I will carry them in my book bag to work even though I know I won’t be able to read them. But just give them to me. 

2. Moderately Picky ~ e-readers

I have ton of books on my kindle paperwhite, many of which I’ve read. I’ve also started reading many of them, and have just set them down because they aren’t holding my interest. Yet I’ve gotten those same books in hardcopy and breeze through them. Case in point: Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover. In fact, anything Colleen Hoover. For whatever reason, I have a hard time reading her books on my e-reader.
 3. Super Picky ~ Audiobooks

I am super picky with audiobooks. I can’t even begin to tell you. The reader cannot have a monotone voice, ideally there will be a full cast, and be able to put emotion into the characters. And it can’t be a sad story! I tried listening to If I Stay on audiobook, and got a couple chapters into and thought NOPE. CAN’T DO THIS.

A lot of time, I will end up getting an audiobook that I have read before, since I usually listen to them when I am going to bed. Don’t want to listen to a story where I have no idea what happens next! I usually end up listening to the same small collection of stories over and over. Some of the stories that I listen to a lot are the Mrs. Pollifax books by Dorothy Gilman and narrated by Barbara Rosenblat. She is one of my favorite narrators.

Is anyone else super picky about their books? In what way?



  1. I am kind of the same way when it comes to Kindle vs. Hard copies. I’ve had Kindle versions of some books for awhile but haven’t even wanted to try them. They’ll sit on my Kindle forever. Then I get the hard copy, and BOOM, I’m totally reading it right away.

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  2. I’m the same way with audiobooks. I’ve listened to a lot of this year, but there have been so many that I had to stop listening to because I just couldn’t take the narrator’s voice. If you have a bad sounding narrator, it’s so hard to stay focused on the book itself.

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