Tuesday, July 24

Tell me Something Tuesday: Reading Habits

Tell Me Something Tuesday is a weekly discussion post on Rainy Day Ramblings where Rainy discuss a wide range of topics from books to blogging. Weigh in and join the conversation by adding your thoughts in the comments. If you want to do your own post, grab the question and answer it on your blog.

How have your reading habits changed since you started blogging?

I started blogging years and years ago now so it is hard to remember how my habits were before…but I think overall my habits have changed especially in the last couple of years. 
I may not read as much, but I read more constantly. I have a more consistent reading habit. In my youth I would usually read for hours and hours nonstop and get a couple of books done at a time and take a couple days off. Oooo the free time I had! Now, I have to really make time for it. During lunches, breaks, waiting in line, listening to audiobooks, walking, before bed, when I wake up, and random down times throughout the day. 

I also have been more “caught up” with newer books. Since I started blogging I am able to read the newest books because 1) I have an adult job and I can buy whatever I want and 2) Sites like Netgalley exist and I get asked once in a while by publishers/authors. It is fun, but it does take away focus from my TBR list sometimes. 

Overall, I think my habits have changed because of blogging. 

Ooo Mamyia


Blodeuedd said...

Weird, I can not open this over other windows. I had to close everything else

Carole Rae said...

Weird indeed!

Carole said...

My reading habits haven't changed that much - I think this is because I don't accept review requests. One thing that has changed is that I will leave a book unfinished much more now. I don't do negative reviews so if the book i'm reading isn't grabbing me I just abandon it whereas in days gone past I would keep on slogging through. Cheers from Carole's Chatter

Anna (herding cats-burning soup) said...

I think I'm more organized with my reading now (though I've taken a break from that this year to just "free" read). Gah on being grown and having to fit reading in between all the other stuff that has to get done. lol

Carole Rae said...

Carole, I have gotten better myself with DNFing books.

Anna, I do free reading periodically throughout the year.

Carol said...

Like you, I've been blogging for a while and don't really remember if/how it originally changed my reading habits. This year though, blogging has definitely encouraged me to read more classics and not-fiction, thanks to challenges I've joined.

Carole Rae said...

Carol, blogging has opened my eyes to new genres and more books.