So you guys. Since early 2012 I’ve been working on this post I wanted to do about the differences between myself as a reader before I was a blogger and after I became a blogger because my habits have changed SO MUCH. I kept putting it off because of wedding plans. I wanted to make this cute graphic that was a list but, when I finally started to work on it this year, it was just looking TOO crowded with about 30 different things and overwhelming and not AT ALL what I had in mind. Then I decided…why not make it a series? The more I thought about it — it would lend to a better discussion if I just give you one at a time. I’m kind of glad my original idea didn’t work out because I’m liking this better. Check the end of the post for previous Before & After’s.
I literally never knew when new books were coming out. I only knew they were NEW if I saw them on a New Release table or shelf at a bookshop. I never had anticipated reads for upcoming seasons. Even if I had a favorite author I never knew when they had new books coming out. I just didn’t follow or even know WHERE to find that information. Even when I got into Goodreads, I really didn’t seek out new releases. I just would track what I was reading and then see what other people were reading.
Now I could tell you books coming out a year from now and have my Catalog Creepin’ posts to indulge in this obsession. I have a whole slew of anticipated reads that I’m excited about. I know about new books from my favorite authors pretty much right when a deal is announced. It’s like this never ending stream of new books to be excited about that it’s almost overwhelming. I do like being in the know though but I will say that I miss not be surprised by what is on the new release shelves in the store.
Let’s Talk: If you are a blogger — were you really aware of books coming out or was I the only one that only knew which was new by the new release shelves at the bookshops? If you were aware of them previous to blogging, how did you find out about them? Do you ever feel overwhelmed with talking about releases a year from now? If you aren’t a blogger, I’m curious if you feel like you are really aware of what is coming out and have huge lists of anticipated releases sometimes a year out? How do you find out about them? Book blogs (I totally didn’t know that this existed)? Newsletters? Following publishers? I’m so curious!
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