Friday, March 21, 2014

Follow Friday - A Professor's Cube Has 150 Squares

It's Friday again, and this means it's time for Follow Friday. There has been a slight change to the format, as now there are two Follow Friday hosts blogs and two Follow Friday Features Bloggers each week. To join the fun and make now book blogger friends, just follow these simple rules:
  1. Follow both of the Follow My Book Blog Friday Hosts (Parajunkee and Alison Can Read) and any one else you want to follow on the list.
  2. Follow the two Featured Bloggers of the week - Fathomless Reveries and My Midnight Fantasies.
  3. Put your Blog name and URL in the Linky thing.
  4. Grab the button up there and place it in a post, this post is for people to find a place to say hi in your comments.
  5. Follow, follow, follow as many as you can, as many as you want, or just follow a few. The whole point is to make new friends and find new blogs. Also, don't just follow, comment and say hi. Another blogger might not know you are a new follower if you don't say "Hi".
  6. If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the love . . . and the followers.
  7. If you want to show the link list, just follow the link below the entries and copy and paste it within your post!
  8. If you're new to the Follow Friday Hop, comment and let me know, so I can stop by and check out your blog!
And now for the Follow Friday Question: How have your reading habits changed in the past few years? Did you get interested in a new genre? Do you read more? Less? Why do you think your habits changed, if they did.

I seem to read a lot slower than I did a couple of years ago. Actually, I need more recovery time in between books. I used to be able to set one book down when I finished it and pick a new one up seconds later and start plowing through the new book's pages. Now I need some time to digest what I just read, maybe a day or two. I also take more time to write reviews, which results in my reading slowing down as well, because I try to avoid building up a backlog of books that I have read but not yet written reviews for.

A practice that I have adopted in the last year or so is writing reviews of collections of short fiction as I read, writing about each piece of short fiction immediately as I finish it rather than reading through the entire volume and then trying to write everything at the end. This serves (yet again) to slow down my reading, but I believe that this makes my reviews of the individual stories much better, and since so much genre fiction is written in the short forms, this seems to me to be the choice to make.

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  1. I guess not reading a book right away after just finishing one is good too because it gives you time to think about the book and what you feel about it. :)

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    Our FF

    1. @Kimi Barra: I have found that these days I suffer from book hangover much more often than I did a couple of years ago. I'm not sure if this is a good thing or a bad thing.