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Top 5 (reading accessories) Tuesday

Yes, it’s not Tuesday, but I haven’t been feeling well for the past week or so (standard cold, no Covid) so blog posts haven’t been done! And I wanted to have a ton of posts out this month so I guess next month will be the one πŸ™ˆ

Meeghan @ Meeghan Reads gave us this prompt and I intend to fulfil it! Go here to see what she sees as reading accessories!


A good blanket/quilt – my quilt’s back in South Africa so I can’t show you it but there’s cats and books and quotes on it 😁. It lies permanently over the couch that I sit on all the time and is used as soon as the temperature starts dropping. But also my quilt is small and not all that warm so sometimes I’ll go for a bigger, warmer blanket.

Bookmarks. And by bookmarks I mean anything that works as a bookmark will be used as one. Yes, I do have actual bookmarks but there’s just something about using a remote or a scrap piece of paper as a bookmark πŸ˜‚

While I’m terrible at doing them right away, I think reading spreadsheets or reading journals are great ways to keep track of your reading and I suppose they count as reading accessories? I’m hopeless at creating spreadsheets and setting up the graphs so I use others! Kal @ Reader Voracious has an absolutely fantastic spreadsheet – it does focus quite a bit on the book blogger aspect but Kal is a fellow book blogger so it makes sense πŸ˜„. I love this spreadsheet because it features a lot for book bloggers and I have yet to use everything on the sheet!

I also use Book Roast’s spreadsheet – which will be familiar if you’ve heard of the CAWPILE rating system. I like it and of course there’s a lot of graphs that I can look at which I don’t have to set up – major perk. Plus these graphs have shown me that I’ve read as many adult books as young adult books this year!

Annotations – I’ve only recently started using them – sticky notes, highlighters and good old writing in the book! I’m a big believer in marking up my books (emphasis on my books)!

I don’t know if this counts but I’ll say it counts – having more books – like as in having a book right by you when you finish one, being able to move between books if you’re tired of one – if I have 2 books on my currently reading shelf there’s something wrong with me. Will I explain why I count them as reading accessories? Nope! You’ll just have to take my word for it πŸ˜‰


What about you? What do you consider as reading accessories? The same as mine or are you more put together than me? Tell me down below!

5 responses to “Top 5 (reading accessories) Tuesday”

  1. Hi β€” so sorry it’s taken me this long to find your post!! It’s been a disaster couple of weeks!! You have reminded me what I was going to use my freebie week on: more bookish accessories, so thank you!! It was the annotations section that reminded me πŸ˜‚ Thank you for always participating πŸ’•


    1. No worries! Annotations are really fun!

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  3. Thank you for linking to my reader spreadsheet!! ❀

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    1. My pleasure! It’s a fave of mine!


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Hi! I’m DB and I really like reading! I mean, of course I do – otherwise this wouldn’t be a book blog. It would be full of pictures of my cat. But come and look at whatever I’ve got on this blog!
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May 2022

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