Top Ten Tuesday: Do old reading habits die hard?

I used to think so, but in my mellowing (call it maturing if you like) reader life, I’ve found tendencies evolve over time. I’ve dropped old habits with ease. Below are the major reading changes I’ve experienced in the last 7-8 years.

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*Audio books. I wouldn’t get half the reading done I do without them.

*Out of my comfort zone reads. I don’t cling to the security of the same few authors and genres the way I used to as a young adult. As a result, my selections are varied, non-guaranteed and occasionally risky. But nothing ventured, nothing gained.

*The older I get, the more I’ve evolved into an ardent non-fiction reader. About one-third of my reading is composed of memoir, history, investigations, essays, etc. True stories can be as powerful as fiction and often inspire my life in more meaningful ways. A few favorites above.

How have your reading habits changed over time?

*update: I attempted inserting a collage which was unviewable, replaced with photo galleries instead, oy!

11 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Do old reading habits die hard?

  1. I do enjoy non-fiction but I have to be in the right mood for it. Sometimes the real world has me wanting to just be lost in a fictional world. 😉

    My TTT


  2. No more chick lit. That was a staple of my 20s, some of them quite good, but many of them awful. But otherwise, I read the same things I have all my life – often quite literally the exact. same. books. Can’t tell you how many times I’ve read, say, Pet Semetary.


    1. Aha, never been too into it, once I got over my Danielle Steele phase. Horror was sorta my 20s chick lit which is why I rarely pick it up now. Ypu know I’m no re-reader by any means, especially horror/thrillers once the plot has been revealed, but I would like to revisit more comforting/beautiful reads more often.
      Re: Pet Semetary. I knew that bookmark went to the right home. Speaking of-how’s the homestead coming along? All snugged in for Christmas??


      1. So snugged, I haven’t been able to return this message in a timely manner, clearly. ;/ We actually had my dad’s family over for dinner the other evening, which gave us a hard and fast timeline to have a lot of things unpacked, or at least moved off into the places it will eventually live, but yeesh, it’s been a slog AND somehow a sprint. I’m tired and just want to be lugged around like Baby Yoda (thoughts on The Mandalorian? Have you seen it? Do you care? I didn’t, but BY is pretty charming.)


  3. I also find myself reading more non-fiction. Non fiction, these days, is so much more accessible with the different styles, such as narrative and oral history. Also memoirs of not just the ‘famous’ and ‘important’ but of those that have important stories to tell has helped broaden the range of this non fiction genre.
    I still love my mysteries/detective fiction and I can’t see this ever changing! LOL


    1. Well said, non-fiction can be so fascinating and powerful. I like to read at least 1 for every 2 fiction books. There are multitudes of stories out there that need to be read.
      It’s important to have escapist fiction to go to as well in these stressful times.


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