Thoughtful Thursday: Favorite Change in the Book World

Thoughtful Thursday
It is time for Thoughtful Thursday and the bookish questions that pop up while I am reading. Please share your thoughts on the bookish question of the week. I am curious to hear what you have to say! There are no wrong answers. Questions about Thoughtful Thursday or future Thoughtful Thursday posts? Check out my Thoughtful Thursday section. Alright, on to the question!

What is one of the best changes in the literary/book world that you have noticed, since you have begun reading? What makes this change so great for you?

I must be honest. When I read this question the first thought that went through my head was what on Earth was I thinking when I wrote this question? I still have no idea what inspired this question; however, I have an answer. Okay, I have two answers, but they kind of go together. 

I am so glad for the Internet. The Internet has made reading so much better. Let me explain. After I graduated from sixth grade, I no longer got Scholastic and Troll book catalogs. The Internet wasn't a thing back then (my family didn't get Internet until I was in 8th grade). With no book catalogs, I had nowhere to go for book recommendations. When I went to the bookstore, I would pick up random books that looked good. As you can imagine, this meant that my selections were pretty hit or miss. With the advent of the Internet, I suddenly have access to so many choices and reviews. I am able to make more informed reading decisions. I feel that I rarely DNF books nowadays, because I make better informed choices nowadays. Thank goodness for the Internet.

I am also happy to see more book SF&F books with female protagonists. Maybe there were a lot when I was a kid, but I didn't find too many of them (no Internet!). Most SF&F books I read when I was younger had male protagonists. I am so happy to find so many books with female characters who are interesting and unique. To me, it feels like there are more SF&F books with leading ladies. This might just be anecdotal, but I think it is true. I wish I could be a teenager nowadays, so I could swim in the sea of YA SF&F books with female protagonists.

Now it is your turn! What is one of the best changes in the literary/book world that you have noticed, since you have begun reading?

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