Book Blogger Confessions is a meme every 1st and 2nd Monday hosted by Karen from For What It’s Worth and the Midnyte Reader.
It’s where book bloggers “confess” and vent about topics that are unique to us.
Feel free to share, vent and offer solutions, and remember to visit For What It’s Worth or the Midnyte Reader for other confessions!
This week’s confession:
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 hasn’t really influenced or changed my reading habits at all. If you’d asked me last year, I would have said ‘I don’t re-read things! I only look for new content!’ but that’s no longer true, because I started Project Animorphs, which is a year-long re-read of my favourite childhood series.
I read what I want to read. The only thing I’d say is that I review absolutely everything I finish. I don’t write reviews for books I don’t manage to finish – at the moment – because too many people get their panties in a knot over it. I might say why I’m unable to finish it, but it won’t be a review and it won’t get a rating. But whatever, I know some people review books they don’t finish, and I’m absolutely fine with that.
I pretty much stick to the genres I know and love. I’m always looking for another 5 star read, that elusive book high that only really happens to me once a year. I know which genres I adore and which ones I’m not interested in, and I tend to stick to them because that’s what I like to read.
I think I haven’t so much been turned off a genre since I started blogging, but I have become hyper-aware of all of the fallacies of the genre. For example, I like paranormal romance in my YA, but it’s hard to find one I rate 5 stars. I’m aware that as a genre it has its weaknesses, and I tend not to like to read about those weaknesses. I guess I’m more aware of what I’m reading, since I started blogging.