The name of this title comes from another blogger who wrote a similar post. Unfortunately, in my complete incompetence, I did not write down the blogger’s name, the blog post, etc. So please, if you are the author of this idea for a blog topic, please let me know so I can credit you.
So to start with, YES blogging has changed how I read. Absolutely. So much so, that I barely read this year at all, because I just didn’t want to read any of the books in my blogging to be read pile. I’m barely blogging because I’m not inspired to read anything, and what am I reading, I’ve read 2 or 3 times before & reviewed 2 or 3 times before. I don’t have anything new to say about the Hunger Games series the 3rd time I’ve read it.
Blogging has affected my reading life so much, that I am planning on blogging a whole lot differently in 2018. I’m still going to participate in tours, but I’m going to try to only do a few of them a month. I’m still going to do review book tours – but I’m going to try really hard to only do one book a month. I’ll even still take on individual author review requests – but again I want to try to take on ONE a month. If I do one blog tour a month & one author request a month, that leaves six or so books I want to read a month. I want to really concentrate on reading for me again – even if it is reading Harry Potter for the 15th time. I need to find my joy again. Looking back on the books I actually finished for this year – I really didn’t read a whole heck of a lot of books for the blog, compared to past years.
On a positive note- I’ve discovered amazing authors I wouldn’t have without my blog. I discovered zombie books – and the Walking Dead on TV – because of an author who sent me a review request through this book.