Thursday, August 27, 2020

Have your reading habits changed? -Magdalena Scott

Photo by César Viteri on Unsplash

While working at our library's used bookstore a couple of years ago, I had a conversation with a customer who has kept a list of every book he's read for his entire life. He told me the total at the time, but not being a numbers person, I immediately forgot it. I can just tell you that it was a lot. More than I'm likely to read in my lifetime. But that's okay because reading, at least as adults, is not a competition.

For my own enjoyment, I have kept a haphazard list of books read this year. I didn't realize I'd be reading more than usual when I began the list, which begins with The Flareshare by Beth O'Leary. My current read is Marry Me at Willoughby Close, by Kate Hewitt. 

I've devoured historical sweet romances this summer, including mail order bride stories. These books were a departure from my usual fare, as was the 500-page historical fiction, A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles.

As usual, I've read some books by my fellow Sweet Romance Reads authors. You can find their new releases here.

Like most of you, I read plenty of non-fiction during the day, including news. This is why, when I curl up with a good book at bedtime, it is required to have a happy ending and no tragedy on the way there. Although I can stand a little angst in the books I read, it's less acceptable than before. 

What about you? Have your reading habits changed this year? 


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