Truthful Tuesday — Reading During the Pandemic

Frank, aka PCGuy, has published another one of his Truthful Tuesday posts, and this week Frank wants to know…

What impact, if any, has the pandemic, and specifically last year’s lock-down, had on your reading habits?

I’ll jump to the bottom line first: the pandemic has had no real impact on my reading habits. At least not my book reading habits. Now that you have the answer to Frank’s question, you can stop reading. Or you can take a minute to read on for more details.

I retired at the end of 2016 and I planned to spend a lot of time writing. Yes, my goal was to pen the great American novel, which would be a best seller, of course.

That didn’t happened. But my retirement did afford me the opportunity to read more books, and I did so in that first year. Well, a few more books, anyway.

But I became, after the election of Donald Trump in November 2016, obsessed with reading and watching the news. So my book reading actually diminished and it has not picked back up in the year and a half since the pandemic began. I still read the newspaper and my newsfeeds and I still watch the news on TV, but I have spent more time since the pandemic began on WordPress, reading other bloggers’ posts and creating my own.

And also binge-watching TV shows.

11 thoughts on “Truthful Tuesday — Reading During the Pandemic

  1. Sadje August 17, 2021 / 8:22 am

    Whenever I feel I should read, I open my WP app and start reading blogs.

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  2. Nope, Not Pam August 17, 2021 / 1:19 pm

    I read a lot, 3-4 hours a day, and this year I’ve focused on reading authors I’ve never read before. It’s been intersting

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  3. JT Twissel August 17, 2021 / 2:51 pm

    The pandemic, global warming, the Trumpdemic …. ugh. I have read more than usual and written less than usual.

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  4. Lolsy's Library August 18, 2021 / 2:34 am

    I ended up reading a lot of books that I’ve purchased, but never read, lol

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  5. Carol anne August 19, 2021 / 9:32 pm

    Well, reading blogs counts! And hey, binge watching shows isnt too bad either! 😀

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  6. leigha66 September 3, 2021 / 2:47 pm

    I read blogs a lot… between reading, writing and general life there is not a lot of hours where my fatigue doesn’t make reading impossible.

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