The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee of Parajunkee’s View and Alison of Alison Can Read.
This week's Question:
Question of the Week: How have your reading habits changed in the past few years? Did you get interested in a new genre? Do you read more? Less? Why do you think your habits changed, if they did.
This is my first F&FF in SO long!
The answer to this is my reading habits have changed completely in the past few years. Not only did they change once, they have changed multiple times.
I started primarily reading YA about five years ago. Before that, I was mainly reading magazines, and sometimes re-reading books I had loved from years ago. I was in a reading slump for years.
The last couple of years I saw a huge increase in the amount of books I was reading. I was also reading a greater variety of genres. I got a Nook, and then a Kindle, so e-books became something I read. I also started reading some self-pub books.
Last fall and until today my reading habits completely changed again. While pregnant, I found it really hard to stay awake long enough to do much reading. Not only was I not able to stay awake, I found I had no patience for books and really didn't like anything I read. Once I had my baby in November, and really until the last couple of weeks, I have done very little reading. What reading I have done has been on my Kindle. Something portable that I can hold and not worry about dropping on the baby. I have also been limiting my reading to things I really hope I'll love. And of course I'm reading a ton of picture books.
Why I'm not reading as much (exception picture books)