let’s talk bookish: changes in reading habits

JULY 24: HOW HAVE YOUR READING HABITS CHANGED OVER TIME? (Lydia @ Lydia Scoch)

Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly meme created by Rukky @ Eternity Books. It is hosted by Rukky @ Eternity Books and Dani @ Literary Lion. It is where different bookish topics are discussed, explained and ruminated. Different opinions are shared and blog hopping is encouraged too.

I joined this book meme because a topic could lead to different answers. It helps me share my thoughts while being educated by others posts too. Aside from this, I get to reflect on topics which interest me. Some people would not agree with my answers but that is okay, each to his own.

In the Philippines, physical books are expensive. New hardbound books could reach up as much as 1000 pesos or more. There are secondhand bookstores but the selection is composed of various books. It is the best place to get books from different authors. My love for reading was cultivated by my grandmother. She buys books for me and we sometimes discuss them. Now, that she is around 80 years old, I buy her books for enjoyment. She loves reading romance regency and historical books. I’m glad that I have someone to share books in my family.

I grew up with Harry Potter, Naruto and Artemis Fowl. This three were the characters that accompanied me in my childhood. I got to identify myself with some characters in their story. Growing up with these characters made me a happy child. As I grew older, I read more manga than books. I found that there are various kinds of manga like shojou and shounen. I love both kinds because they are very different from each other. Now, I am not only reading books and manga but also webtoons, manhua and manhwa. My reading has become more diverse and it makes me happy. In general, I enjoy reading as long as the story makes me feel something, the kind does not matter.

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In regards to blogging, my buying of books has been affected. I buy lots then read them with the pace of a snail. As for the reading, it has motivated me more to read diverse books. From classics to modern romance, I am reminded not to snob any book. I have found some good reads because I have pushed my boundaries and not read the usual books I gravitate to. An example is Little Women by Luisa May Alcott. I would not have read it, but I did because of my want to know the book before the movie. As for the bookish blogging community, it has broaden my horizons. I love reading other opinions even if I don’t agree with some. Sharing and reading different opinions is a good way to learn. The coin has two sides and knowing both sides would make the picture clearer.

Reading makes me live different lives and go to different places without paying. It is the best way to learn.

Question: What are your reading habits?

Thank you for reading!

-R


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