Have you ever noticed your reading habits change with each book you read?
I have. I noticed it last week. I went from a YA series to a more literary novel and… BAM! Where and how I was reading my book changed.
I read the YA snuggled up in bed, my comfy armchair – generally anywhere that was indoors.
Now I’m reading a literary novel, I find myself holed up in coffee shops, reading on the train – generally anywhere that is outdoors.
Am I ashamed to take my YA’s out?
Am I showing off only books that look impressive?
Have I become a book snob?!
I was hurt and ashamed. I had to take action.
I took a long hard look at myself and thought it through rationally – or, at least as rationally as I get.
And I realised. I don’t change my reading habits for just literary books, I do it for all genres. Each has its own effect on me and, thus, on how I read.
And it’s not just me! Everyone I’ve spoken to about this have, after some consideration, come to the same conclusion:
We read different books in different ways.
…Sounds pretty obvious, really.