Melody

Would you say that you read about the same amount now as when you were younger? More? Less? Why?

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I would say I have definitely read more books as compared to when I was younger. During my school days, I relied a lot on the school library, and even if I could afford to rent a book at a used bookstore, I could only allow myself to borrow one, or at most two books because I was not given too much allowances (as long as it kept my stomach full).

And now that schooling is out of my league and I have a full-time job, money is not much of an issue as compared to during my school days! (Although I do tell myself not to overspend on books but sometimes it is hard not to do so.) And then there are always some good recommendations from my fellow book-bloggie friends, not to mention those addicting reading challenges that prompt me to read even more.

8 Responses
  1. Hi, Melody! I really don't know if I read more or less when I was younger. I only started keeping track four years ago and so far my totals at the end of the year has so many ups and down, there's no pattern. I certainly have a much larger TBR collection than I did back then--thanks in part to you and other bloggers. :-)


  2. Melody Says:

    Hi Wendy! I didn't even keep track of the books I read until I started my blog, hehe. And it's always a joy to me to see my TBR pile is piling up! :D


  3. Rhinoa Says:

    Hey Melody, the reading challenges are really good for pushing you to read more. I have overspent on books so much over the last few years that for the next couple I am going to limit my buying and try to tackle my TBR room!


  4. pussreboots Says:

    My reading as a child was like yours: divided between school assignments and the library. Now that I'm older I am reading mostly a combination of books I bought used when I was a teen but didn't have time to read and books I've gotten through BookCrossing. I am also trying to add new books into the mix because I feel like I'm missing out on so many of the recently published books.

    Happy BTT.


  5. The reading challenges are my doom. I can't seem to cope up!

    Buying is no problem. Reading is..


  6. Alice Teh Says:

    Same here, Melody! I'm trying hard not to overspend on books BUT it's SOOOO hard. LOL. I've just bought some more books...


  7. Melody I completely agree about the amount of new books found through the blogs, and don't even mention the challenges!


  8. Melody Says:

    Hi Rhinoa! I agree with you about those reading challenges, they are soooo addictive! I think I have overspent on books too, but I try not to think about it too much, LOL!

    Hi Pussreboots! I'm with you on your last sentence. There are so many books out there...I wish I have all the time to 'devour' them!!! ;)

    Hi Gautami! I'm with you on this! LOL.

    Hey Alice! YAY about buying more books! I can tell that your pile is piling up nicely, hehe.

    Hi A.Book.In.The.Life! Reading is my passion, so the more books the merrier! (same as reading challenges, hehe.)