I’m not sure if this counts as a reading quirk but I CAN NOT stop reading a book mid-chapter. For instance, if my guy’s like “hey, do you want to go out for ice cream?” and I’m not at the beginning or end of my current chapter I will make him wait until I’m done. Yes, books take priority over everything in my world, even ice cream. I just can’t stand the feeling of something being left unfinished. My inner perfectionist will nag me until I finish what I started. I am capable of stopping mid-sentence if I must in an emergency situation for example but, there’s basically an unspoken rule in our household that my guy is not to interrupt me until I reach a break in my book. If there’s something he needs to tell me, he’ll give me a considerate heads up like “when you’re finished your chapter I need to talk to you”.
To a certain extent, this carries over to finishing novels too. I’ve been blogging for nearly 3 years now and I think I’ve DNF’d (Did Not Finish) a total of 2 books in that time. Even if the story is really horrible, plagued with spelling mistakes and I’d rather be getting a root canal than continue reading for another second… I won’t stop! This is one of the main reasons why I rigorously screen all of the review requests I receive because I know that once I commit to reading a book that I’m in it for the long haul. It’s pretty ridiculous, I know but what can I say? It’s my reading quirk.