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?
Blogging has definitely changed my reading habits, and that’s a good thing. Blogging brought me back to YA. I went through my YA phase around the end of elementary school and middle school years and then I moved on to adult books and never looked back, except of course for Harry Potter. Little did I know that YA books started to actually become really well written and enjoyable and I’m so glad that blogging brought me that.
Prior to book blogging I completely stayed away from anything even remotely sci-fi. Now I realize that I kind of do like sci-fi. I don’t like all aspects of sci-fi, but it’s no longer an automatic dismissal anymore.
I don’t want to say that I’m turned off by it anymore, but I find that since starting blogging I am much more picky about the chick lit books that I read. Chick lit is my go to genre and has always been my favorite but now that I’ve read so many great books from other genres a lot of the chick lit books don’t work for me like they used to.
One other thing that blogging has impacted is how much better I am at picking out books I know I’ll like. Though there have been some mis-picks *coughs* Beautiful Disaster *coughs* overall I’ve found that very rarely do I ever pick up a book that’s less than 3 stars anymore.