My reading habits have changed a lot over the years. When I was a kid, I read All. The. Time. Every chance I got, I had my nose in a book. After I grew up and moved away from home, I still read quite a bit, but not to the extent I did as a kid.
I seem to go through phases where I read a lot and then I don’t read at all. Right now, it’s like NOTHING holds my attention. Or I just cannot get interested in a book. They ALL bore me! Craziness!
Another thing about reading habits… As a kid I read everything I could get my hands on. If it had adult content, all the better. I looked at mature subjects as a mystery or a puzzle. In my mind, if I could just figure out that puzzle, I would have the mysteries of life solved!
I was reading Poe and Shakespeare as a little kid. I didn’t really understand a lot of Shakespeare, but that didn’t stop me from trying! I kept a dictionary close by and would look up every word I didn’t understand. Which was a lot!
But that meant I was learning! No matter what I was reading, I was learning.
As a young girl I pretty much gushed poetry. I know many of my female followers will understand this. Being female, I think it’s just part of our makeup to be “mushy”. 🙂 I wrote a lot of bad poetry and read a lot of poetry as a child.
The author didn’t matter to me. If they were unfamiliar, all the better. I would pour over those heartfelt mushy verses, trying to understand the language. I hoped to unlock the mystery of adulthood. (I was quite anxious to grow up.)
I follow a lot of bloggers on WP and do not have the time or the energy to read everything that is in my Reader Feed. I wish I did! I do love seeing the different poetry styles and Flash Fiction is a way for me to get a quick reading fix.
What do you read away from WordPress? Poetry? Novels? Short Stories? I’d like to know. Leave me a comment!
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