Tuesday 19 November 2019

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Changes in my Reading Life

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

I love this week's topic, especially since my reading has changed a TON over the past few years...

1. I have more time to read now. This is a bit of a given but I definitely have more time to read since moving to Denver. For the first 2 years I couldn't work here and then I had a much shorter commute as well so I just have much more time to read. 

2. I have access to an amazing library now so I borrow more library books both in physical form and through apps like Overdrive, Hoopla and RB Digital. 

3. I read much More YA. I think it took me a while to settle down to the fact that YA contemporary romance is my thing. I just didn't have time to research and pick the right books before and now I would say that a much bigger chunk of my reading is YA. 

4. I go to less book events now. Being near London before was amazing for book events and I said yes to most of them. You can tell when I've been back to visit home because I have a ton of book event write ups and vlogs over on my channel. Whilst Denver does have some good authors come to visit, there isn't something every week for me like there used to be. 

5. I go to bookcon/book expo now. This is the kind of antidote to there being less book events in Denver. The past 2 years I have attended book expo and bookcon in New York at the end of May, something which I could never have done when living in the UK-how would I have got all the books home?

6. I read more nonfiction than I used to. I have always been a big fan of nonfiction and loved a nonfiction audiobook on my commute but I read way more nonfiction now because I'm much more aware of nonfiction releases coming up. 

7. I read less ebooks. I think because I have such an excellent library and because publishers are sending out much more attractive proof copies of books, I read maybe one or two ebooks a month now whereas before it was the majority of what I was reading. 

8. I read poetry now. 

9. I read graphic novels now. 

10. I still love reading everything and discovering new things and I will always be behind on my blog posts and reviews-some things never change!

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