Since I’ve been blogging for almost a year now, I’ve noticed that my reading habits have changed. Before I started blogging, I would just go to the library and wander through the shelves until I found some books I thought I would like. I didn’t use goodreads that often to find books. It was more of a record keeping site for me. When I was browsing the shelves, I didn’t look-up the goodreads rating, any reviews, or even if it was published recently. I usually just read the description on the book and decided based on that whether to add it to my pile or not. I’ve come to realize now that a lot of those books were “older” books. Not old, like antique books, but books that weren’t published within the last year or two.
Fast forward to my first year as a book blogger and I see new books and soon to be released books everywhere I go. Whether it’s through book reviews, book tours, or waiting on Wednesdays, I see new books way more often than when I was just a reader. Sometimes it can drive me a bit crazy when I’m aware of books that are coming out in more than a year from now. Torture!
It’s as if I don’t even have time for the “older” books now because I’m so consumed and obsessed with all the shiny new books that are coming out. It’s often a struggle for me to choose between picking up a new book I’ve really been waiting for or an interesting older book. I do still go to the library and browse through the shelves, but it is much less often. I almost always put the books on hold at the library that I’m waiting for and just pick them up when they come out. I used to have no idea what I wanted to read next and now I’ve got a tbr list that will last me for a long time to come. So I’m curious as to what type of books you read more often. Do you still make time for the “older” books or are you more focused on what has been recently released? There are just so many books and so little time… ;)
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