TTT: Changes In My Reading Life

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November 19: Changes In My Reading Life


Royal Assassin

I actually read fiction books.

For the six years (and a good while after) I was studying, I just didn’t have the time or energy for reading fiction novels. I read a lot of non-fiction and an awful lot of fanfiction, but missed out on actual books. I’ve still got plenty to catch up on and discover!


House of Glass

I listen to a lot of audiobooks.

Partly this is because of how convenient they are for fitting in as much reading time as possible (out walking, driving etc.) and part is that I listen to and edit material for visually impaired people at work, so I’ve become pretty comfortable taking in spoken information at higher speeds.



I use my local public library.

Since I moved last year I’ve gotten really into using my local library. Our last one was dismal, but I love the selection and passion in out local area now. They have great SFF and inclusive YA sections. I’ve even joined the monthly book club, something I never thought I’d do.

Read about my book club experience here.


15 thoughts on “TTT: Changes In My Reading Life”

  1. Great list! I want to get better at using my library next year (even though it has a rubbish Fantasy selection, which makes me very sad) and I love listening to audiobooks. I’m not listening to them as often now because I’m not driving to work anymore, but I love listening to them when I’m in my car. 🙂


  2. I’ve never yet been able to listen to an audiobook at anything other than normal speed. I’ve tried, but the flow of the words feels wrong to me. I guess if I want to read something fast, I’ll read it for myself, but if I want to listen to an audiobook I need to accept that I’ll be listening more slowly. It does mean I get different things out of re-reads than if I was going at my own pace all the time.

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    1. I think that’s completely valid. I listen pretty fast because it feels ‘off’ to me to listen more slowly, but even then I know that different books work for me at different speeds. Sometimes the atmosphere is more important than the narration, I think? It’s a mix. It’s good you can mix and match though.


  3. “I read a lot of non-fiction and an awful lot of fanfiction, but missed out on actual books.” me in high school lol :c
    I started listening to audiobooks last year and it’s such a blessing!! Especially when you don’t have much time/energy!! 🙂

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  4. I’ve listened to a few audiobooks this year. I’m more visual, so it’s hard for my mind not to drift off when I just listening, but if I’m driving or cleaning, then I can usually concentrate better. 😉

    Here’s my TTT for this week!

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