BTT asked: Have your reading habits changed since you were a child? (I mean, I’m assuming you have less time to read now, but …) Did you devour and absorb books when you were 10 and only just lightly read them now? Did you re-read frequently as a child but now only read new books? How about types of books? Do you find yourself still attracted to the kinds of books you read when you were a kid?
My answer: I remember reading a lot and really devouring books as a kid. I didn’t know much about books and authors and what I liked as far as my reading style, I just grabbed books or read what I got from the library.
Now I have a better idea of the books I enjoy and am able to find similar authors through blogs or other sites like Goodreads. I don’t know if I read more or less as I never kept track of books when I was a kid and I do read about 100 books a year now which is quite a lot.
When I was younger I also read a lot of children’s books and I remember reading picture books which I don’t even pick up now. I would like to go back and read some of the children’s books I missed when I was younger though.
Overall I think my reading habits have evolved as I’ve changed as a person and learned what I like to read. Even in the past year my reading habits have been really changing because I’ve been experiencing a lot of personal growth and the things that used to draw me in no longer do. So it’s constantly shifting and I’m perfectly fine with that because there are so many great books to read that I’m sure I’ll never be bored and always have something to read.
What about you? How have your reading habits changed from childhood to becoming an adult? Have your reading habits as an adult changed over the years? If so, how?