Blogging and reviewing have definitely changed my reading habits! Before discovering the blogosphere, I had a hard time finding recommendations for new authors and it was hit or miss for me when buying new books.
I rarely agreed with the "professionals" on what was a must-read, and book-of-the-month clubs didn't work for me either. But now, thanks to my fellow bloggers, I have mountains of books on my TBR pile and another mountain of titles on my wishlist! Who knew that there were so many awesome writers out there, just waiting for me to discover them?
Thanks to blogging, I've fallen in love with YA (a genre I doubt I would have tried on my own). I've read books and tried genres that I know I wouldn't have touched with a 10 foot pole before blogging, so can truthfully say that it has encouraged me to stretch my horizons.
Don't think I've been turned off by any genres. I do sometimes get in a genre-rut and need to take a break every now and again, but I always come back!
Curious to see if blogging has changed anyone else's reading habits or helped them in any way. Have you discovered an author you wouldn't have found on your own? Got turned on to a genre you'd never heard of before? Inquiring minds want to know!