Monday, February 18, 2013
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Question: How has blogging and reviewing changed your reading habits? Do you read a genre now that you wouldn't have tried prior? Or have you been turned off by a genre you used to love?
Answer: Since I started blogging and reviewing my habits have a changed a lot.
On the positive side, I'm reading a lot more, I'm reading books that I may never have tried. I don't think I would have gotten into YA as much as I have. Also, I'm being exposed to books and authors that I may never have heard of. Blogging is like a HUGE resource for books. You know when Dorothy opened the door to OZ and was like Holy Crap...that's kind of how I feel. Picture when she opens the door it's all books piled on top of each other, spilling off the beautiful scenery and growing off the plants.
On the negative side, I'm a bit ashamed to "confess" that sometimes I feel like I've restricted myself. I used to read a lot of Fantasy - like King Arthur and Fairy mythology...that has fallen by the wayside a bit. I kind of want to focus my blog on the spooky (even though other stuff sneaks in sometimes) and I've not been reading books that may not serve the blog 100%. I know I can read these books and not review them, but I read so slow as it is, I feel like every book I finish needs to go up on my blog or I won't have content. I also feel like if I read them and don't write about them...what's the point? I love discussing books and sharing my thoughts. I know it sounds like I'm reading to blog and not reading to read and that's not good. I need to read what I think I'll enjoy.
Also, I've been going to a lot more different conventions, signings and readings and I want to read books by the authors attending. So I've been focusing on that as well. This counts as positive because I'm finding awesome new authors and books and I love being able to understand what the authors are talking about. However, this counts as negative too because again...the other books that I do want to read are falling farther and farther down my TBR list.
I think the problem is this: There are just too many books out there that I want to read. Therein lies all the problems of readers.