Hello again, happy readers. Welcome to another little listicle, this time it centers around reading habit changes, something we all probably go through.
I have very few changes, at least in terms of what I could think of (likely in part because I put these together last minute – someday I will get my blog life organized…!). But with some difficulty, I still came up with five (I know) things that work (sort of) for this list. Or at least I make them work for the list because, well, sometimes you just have to make something fits in the neat box.
Without further ado, here we go with this week’s super short list.
The Good & Bad – and Helpful!? -[Reading Habit Changes]
1: Branching out in Genre
I’m not sure when it was, but for a long while now, I started, and continue to read some secular fiction which I cannot remember ever doing until I picked up a book called The Selection. Since then I’ve discovered some really fun (Geek Girl, The Runaway Princess, anything by Kasie West) to the not-so-good (sorry, fans, but I didn’t care for One Day in December) titles. What genre have you “branched out” to read?
2: Keeping to a Routine
Silly as this may sound, I find I get in the most reading when I have a kind of reading “routine” or habit. Reading should always be fun, so this is certainly something that won’t appeal to or work for everyone (because it’s a kind of “structure”), but for my habits, this is what seems to help keep my reading pace intact.
3: Knowing What I Like
Over the years, one thing I’ve found to be most instrumental to my reading habits (in a good way), and maybe THE most important is to know what I like. When I read from the genres, publishers or authors who I best like, I find I’m at my happiest reader self.
4: Length of Reading Time
Once upon a time, I feel like I could sit for long periods of time and just read. I can’t do this anymore. Much as I love to read, I have my little slot of reading time in the morning (but give me more than an hour and a half, and that’s pushing it) plus some nights before bed, and that’s good. Beyond this, I don’t focus, and I just begin to feel like I need to do something.
5: Reading at the Pace of a Turtle
I feel like I read so much slower as an adult. Or maybe it’s because, along with the reader, books tend to “grow up” (the page length). Where once I read a boatload of American Girl stories, now I read full-length novels…!! Because of this, I’m wondering if it’s more my perception of what a book used to be over actual speed.
*no Top Ten Tuesday video this week; channel linked above
That Artsy Reader Girl | November 19: Changes In My Reading Life (Maybe you like different genres or topics, maybe you read faster than you used to, maybe you only like standalones now) *Linking up with That Artsy Reader Girl.
Have you experienced any reading habit changes? If so, tell me how or why. I’d love to chat with you about all the changes or genre preferences, and all the reading “jazz”! Comment down below with all the bookish thoughts. If you have a blog or joined in the Top Ten Tuesday meme, leave your links below. It may take me an entire week, but I’d love to come by and visit your bookish spaces.The Good & Bad (and Helpful!) Changes in my Reading Habits. How have YOURS changed? #BookLove #BookNerd Click To Tweet
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