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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

So, I was just wondering…

woman wondering

I went to the library yesterday to return a book and I brought another one home. I didn’t need to get any more but I was proud of myself for only getting one! I can’t resist books. I have so many good ones to choose from it’s driving me crazy.

I have a hard time deciding what to read next. I’m usually itching to start my newest books because they are fresh on my mind but I also have many great ones waiting patiently on my shelves. Some of them are for reviews and some are my own. If they are for reviews I try to read them in the order they were received unless they are for a tour or contest. I do keep track in a notebook and on a calendar. My choices really just depend on what I’m in the mood for. If I’ve read a few murder mysteries it might be time for a comedy. If I’ve just finished part of a series I might jump right into the next one to stay with the story. I never know for sure until it’s in my hands.

So I was just wondering how do you decide what you’re going to be reading next? Do you fly by the seat of your pants like I often do or do you have a schedule? I hope you have a pile of great books waiting for you too. Good luck choosing the next one!


  1. I think I read the same way as you do. I just grab whatever's calling my name unless I have a commitment.

  2. I don't have a schedule, but read whatever grabs my attention at that moment.

  3. I alternate between books I need to review (blog tours, author sent them, etc) and books I really want to read. I usually read about four books at a time, just because I like having options. I'll also give up on a book if I don't like it!

  4. I always do commitments first, but that's pretty easy because I don't accept that many - at most one a month.
    At the beginning of the year I pull the books from my shelves that are for the challenges I've signed up for and they are given a special place in my bookcase right next to the desk. I try to find something I want to read from them (there are 2 shelves full) but sometimes there's a new or library book I just have to read. Don't ya wish you could read from morning til night 5 days a week?!

  5. I try to sneak in as many off the shelf books as I can between commitments. This year I am determined to make more shelf space. After all, it's almost October! You know, when the library has the big clearing out sale at the county auditorium. The more I get rid of, the more I can buy. Heheheheh. Yes, Virginia, there is a method to my madness.

  6. I usually choose what grabs my attention. Unless I have a review I need to do or a book club pick I need to read. But since the reviews are only for things that caught my attention in the first place, it doesn't feel too restricting.

  7. I think we were channeling each other today!! I feel the same way! At times I fly by the seat of my pants but I just recently made a google calendar to list when my books are due back and the order that I want to read them!!

  8. I think I am like you as well- I read my review books in the order that they come unless it is a tour etc. But sometimes I just grab the book that looks best to me at that moment!


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