Ever think that blogging ruins your reading? Like, you have so many books to read before a release date or before the movie or even before the next one in the series, and because you have to read them fast and in quick succession, do you really get the change to enjoy them?
I'm beginning to feel like that. I'm not necessarily saying it's a bad thing but considering I know I read slower than most of my blogger friends, I have no idea how you lot manage when I'm feeling overwhelmed!
I almost can't remember how I read before blogging. Hell, before university even! In the last few years I've had book after book to read, for study or because I had a toppling TBR pile. And maybe it's just me, but I feel like because I've barely stopped, I haven't had a chance to really enjoy them. And right now, I'm trying to decide whether that's a good or bad thing.
One major problem with this intense reading marathon is that we often suffer from reading slumps. Mostly, and luckily, they won't last very long and are reasonably easy to shrug off. But, thinking about it, the reason we get these slumps so often is probably because we read so relentlessly! Don't get me wrong, I am not complaining, but as I write, I am making all these links to blogger woes. Obviously they stem from reading so much and so quickly!
Of course, if you're anything like me, you'll ignore pretty much everything I've just said because the pros of blogging definitely outweigh the cons. Blogging means we get the opportunity to read so many different sort of books that we might not otherwise have picked up. I almost certainly wouldn't have read Vivian Versus the Apocalypse by Katie Coyle if Hot Key hadn't offered it to me. Or have plucked up the courage to read The Drowning by Rachel Ward if Chicken House hadn't sent it to me.
I'm not entirely sure what the point of this post was (other than I needed something to post!). It seemed a lot more logically structured in my head but what I'm trying to say is, do you think that reading so quickly is good for you? Don't get me wrong, I am not complaining about blogging, or reading such a great variety of books, but I do sometimes feel so overwhelmed by the amount of books I have to read that I almost wish I went back to before, when I re-read favourites all the time and relaxed into a book for days.
So, what do you guys think? Has blogging and reviewing and owning toppling TBR piles ruined your reading habits? Do you even remember your reading habits from before you blogged? Ever wish you didn't have such a ridiculous amount of books still to read and had time to re-visit old favourites - because I certainly do after the week I've had! Let me know what you think, or if I'm just talking even more gibberish than I normally do!