So, I just saw the BBAW topic for today is how book blogging has changed your reading habits, and even though I’m not going to be blogging all the topics, this one intrigued me.
Running the Lesbrary has completely transformed my reading habits. I’m not sure if I started the Lesbrary because I was reading more lesbian books, or I started reading more lesbian books because of the Lesbrary, but either way, it’s been a huge increase. I used pick up lesbian books whenever I could, but the vast majority of my books and the books I read were straight. Now I have a whole bookcase of unread lesbian books (that are slowly spilling onto the floor), a stack of lesbian books by my bed to review (I’ll get to them, I promise!), and an ereader packed with them.
That’s another thing! I hadn’t read any ebooks or self-published books before the Lesbrary. In fact, I bought my ereader specifically in order to read the ebooks the Lesbrary is sent. And I read self-published books and ebooks frequently.
I’m back at school now, and as an English major, I’m sticking to just course reading at the moment, but outside of school I now hardly read any nonqueer books! Ideally, I’d like it to be about 50/50, but I have so many to review that I feel like I can’t justify reading a straight book. It’s definitely been a huge change for me.
Have you noticed a change in your reading since following book blogs? (Especially queer ones?)