This weeks topic is ‘How have your reading habits changed over time’!
A couple of years ago I only read sometimes before bed, and sometimes during the day in the weekend. And I read a lot during vacations! I always read, but not that much!
I then discovered Goodreads and Booktube, and I made reading more of a habit. I started reading before bed every day. I also started listening to audiobooks, and I always had a book with me. So my reading increased by a lot! In this time audiobooks still took me quite a while to listen to, since I listen at 1x speed, and I didn’t really know when to listen!
Then 2,5 years ago I decided to start my book blog! And then I started to read even more! Partly because at this time a had a long commute every day, so of course that really helped as well! But once I started my blog I got even more aware of all the books releasing, and I wanted to read them all! Also my audiobook listening had increased, I now mainly listen at 2x speed, and I listen all the time!
The last year, when I was living in Sweden, I also read so much! I think this was mainly since this was the first time I truly lived alone, before I lived with my family or roommates. So I would often end up talking to them or doing something with them. But when I was alone I could just read undisturbed very often haha!
I’m writing this post a bit in advance. Between me writing this post and me posting this post, I will have started a job. And I have a feeling my reading will go down haha. Obviously I will be at work 5 days a week, but I also think that after work I might be to tired to read! Especially in the beginning, when I have to get used to working again!
As for the types of books that I’ve read over the years.. It has both changed and stayed the same haha! I still read mostly fantasy! But because of booktube and book blogs I’ve been branching out more! I now also read a contemporary once in a while, I try to pick up some non-fictions sometimes, and I also discovered I really enjoy mystery/thrillers!
Before discovering the book world I wasn’t very aware of new releases. I just went to the bookstore and picked up a book that looked interesting. And then I would often read the entire series I if liked it! Now.. I read so many new releases, so I can’t binge series since sequels aren’t out yet.. And then when I read a sequel a year later, I forgot everything that happened in the previous one! Over the last couple of months I’ve been trying to read some ‘older’ books, because I feel like I’ve missed out on some, and those also sound amazing!
So I would really say that discovering this big bookish world has changed my reading habits!