Thursday, May 23, 2013

Booking Through Thursday: Childhood vs. Adult

Have your reading habits changed since you were a child? (I mean, I’m assuming you have less time to read now, but …) Did you devour and absorb books when you were 10 and only just lightly read them now? Did you re-read frequently as a child but now only read new books? How about types of books? Do you find yourself still attracted to the kinds of books you read when you were a kid?

I'm definitely still attracted to the type of books I enjoyed as a kid—mystery, fantasy, fairy tale—and I suppose as an adult now, with renewed intensity. Although I didn't do much re-readings, I did revisit some of my old favorites such as Alice in Wonderland, Cinderella, and more.

Now I branch out to adding Italian to my list of to-reads. So, in terms of habit, it has changed to include more despite having less time due to many other commitments and interests. I must admit, though, that I'm not as ferocious a reader as I used to be. I read less but when I do read, I devour and absorb them because every word counts. I jot down my thoughts—sometimes in my little notebook, sometimes right there inside the books or along the margins, and of course, in this blog.

How about you? Please lead me to your post as I'd love to read your thoughts on this!