Saturday 22 March 2014
Follow Friday # 62
Well, mine definitely have: a couple of years ago, I used to read a lot more than I do now.
The main reason is my current workplace has a later finish time and is busier and more stressful than previous jobs. I therefore have less time in the evenings to read than I used to, especially when you add in time for social media, blogging and pursuing my other hobbies as well (which have also increased in number the last few years).
Further to all that, I have started doing MOOCs, too, adding more restraints on my time. Not to mention trying to fit in my own writing. But I still do my best to read at least 100 books a year. I'm a little behind schedule so far this year, but am hoping to catch up again soon.
Genre-wise, not much has changed. I still focus mainly on literary fiction and paranormal, but also read a little in most other genres, excepting chick lit and crime.
To keep my foreign languages up, I keep meaning to read more books in other languages. Lack of time is proving a factor there, since I read slower in other languages than in English, but I am still keeping that as a goal for 2014.