Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Book Blogger Challenge Day 10


The Book Blogger Challenge is hosted by April at Good Books & Good Wine. Stop by her blog to sign up for this fun blogging challenge!!

Today's Challenge is: How Do You Choose What to Read Next?

It’s funny that so many of these posts make me see how truly unorganized, chaotic, and probably neurotic I really am.

I have no logical system for choosing what to read next. When I’m done with a book, I rate it, mark it as read on Goodreads before I begin the hunt for the next book to read. That is the one thing that is consistent, I must always have officially finished (or marked DNF) the previous book on Goodreads before starting a new book.

I’ll then go read reviews until something jumps out at me that I MUST read. If I already own it, awesome! If not, I start checking the library, friends, etc to borrow the book. If I can’t borrow it or request it from NetGalley, I’ll buy the ebook. I usually try to have at least 5 or 6 books that I want to read immediately so that if the first one fails to grab me, I have other options. I always have PLENTY of NetGalley books to choose from too.

Sometimes, a book will shout at me while I’m still reading another book and, depending on how much I’m enjoying the book I’m currently reading, I might put it down in favor of the next book. As long as I mark it in some way on Goodreads, I have no other self-imposed reading rules.

There’s not a lot of rhyme and reason to my methodologies. Even the method I described isn’t very consistent. Sometimes it just depends on my mood. Sometimes I will ONLY want to listen to audio books for a week straight. Sometimes I will ONLY want to read books on my Nook. I can be eclectic to the extreme in the way I do anything, which includes reading.

What about you? Do you have a secret book choosing ritual that I should adopt immediately?

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