Fae Friday

Fae Friday – Pandemic Reading Habits

Fae Friday is an awesome new weekly post created by Kristy at Caffeinated Fae. I’m super excited to participate in this (and to have been an avid supporter of it from the beginning)! A topic is provided each week, and Kristy is so welcoming to ideas from others. If you have any ideas for topics, reach out to her through her blog or on Twitter (@caffeinatedfae).

Here’s how it works:

  • Link back to this page on Caffeinated Fae.
  • If the prompt idea comes from another blog, link to that blog as well.
  • Use #FaeFriday when posting to social media so we can all find each other!
  • Participate when you can and have fun with the prompt!

It’s been a tough year and a half which is why the prompt this week is: How has your reading changed since the pandemic?

The first thing I noticed was that I was reading more. Like a LOT more than usual. While our lockdown didn’t last too long, I was staying in the house a lot because I’m immune compromised and I wanted to minimize my risk. Between that and the stress of what was going on in the outside world, books became the perfect escape.

Initially, I had to read a lot more ebooks, although I generally prefer hard copies. I get a lot of my hard copies from the library, which closed for a few months. So once I got through the books I had taken out before they shut down, I went through a lot of ebook loans from the library.

Another thing that changed for me was that I started reading audiobooks. In the past, I struggled with being able to focus on audiobooks. While I still have difficulty at times, I have found that listening to an audiobook while I’m doing mindless tasks, like chores or cooking, keeps me engaged and prevents things from getting boring.

Has the pandemic changed your reading habits?

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