This week’s musing — courtesy of http://cmashlovestoread.com — asks…
Do you have a system as to which books to read from your “requested review pile? What is it? What about when there are too many to read in a certain time frame?
Oh, if only...
I am not the most organized of people and although I have tried various methods, none really work of me. I had calendars, I made notes of my Library Thing book list of publication dates and tries to use that as a guide, I marked the books with little tabs with their dates. Bottom line, I am too lazy, too disorganized to really keep up with any methods. And once you let it lapse a bit, the whole thing falls apart.
So I have gone totally low tech.
I keep a pile, an actual TBR pile and when I am picking a book to read I attempt to pick one that is coming out soon.
But...I has received many books that are already out when I get them. Should they move to the top them? That does not seem fair.
Then there is the issue of the Library Thing Early Reviewer books I have received. I will admit I have been very lucky for the last year or so with those and when I get one, it does right to the top of the pile. I have to read it, get my review on Library Thing and keep my chances up!
Same thing with Amazon Vine. If you pick only books, you could get up to 4 books a month from Vine and you have to have 80% reviewed to be eligible to pick something next month. Meanwhile other books get neglected.
Bottom line, I just do the best I can.
Sometimes I ignore the pile because I have a non-requested book I just want to read.
Because bottom line, reading must be fun!!
Speaking of fun, I will be gone from BlogLand for the next two week.
If the posts I scheduled post, you might not notice. Hopefully I will get the chance to fire up the iPad and check things from time to time. But I will be flying out this afternoon to Italy, so I may be distracted.
I am leaving Larry in charge here at home. The Niece will be visiting him every day, to fill the feeding bowl and kiss his little kitty head.
I just warn you, he may be mad, so if you see anything really odd posted...blame Larry!!