Friday, August 31, 2012

TGIF - What's Next?

Happy Friday everyone! It's been a log week for me, so I'm looking forward to a three day weekend. Even if it's going to rain all weekend...

Choose Your Next Read: How do you go about choosing what you read next? Do you have a schedule you follow, or do you read whatever makes you happy at the moment?

It's kind of complicated. I have a list of ARCs, with the approximate date that I want to post a review. So I make sure I get those read before that date. But I also have a stack of 4 or 5 books on my desk that are from my TBR. Usually this stack contains a variety of genres. So, when I have a "break" from ARCs, I usually grab one of those -- and I grab the one I'm in the mood for. I need to mix up my genres. Too many contemps in a row, and I'm bound to not like the book. Same with dystopians, fantasies, romances, etc. I have to keep it fresh. Thankfully, I enjoy a wide variety of genres. I also have to throw in an adult book every once in a while too.

The stack on my desk is constantly in flux. I will randomly go change the books in the pile. Even if I'm not ready to read one off the pile. I just enjoy the process of planning my next read!

I'm sure that only makes sense to me. But, suffice it to say, I have to vary the genres and read what I'm in the mood for -- at least sometimes.

I want to thank Ginger from GReads! for hosting this meme. TGIF is going on hiatus for a while.  I've really enjoyed participating and I'll look forward to it's return.

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you come back soon. I'll be looking forward to reading about your crazy methods for choosing your next book!

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  1. Mixing genres always works for me, since it helps distinguish the books I'm reading!

  2. my tbr list is always in a constant state of flux! Even if I plan for a book to be my next read, when it comes time to read it I will probably end up changing my mind. I, of course, don't have as many ARCs to read as you do! The only ARC I have received is David Levithan's Every Day, but since he personalized it I don't want to read it because I don't want to wrinkle it or bend it or for any harm whatsoever to come to it!

    On another note, can I email you sometime about how you came to be a librarian? I have recently been thinking about going back to school and this is a field I'm interested in. I looked on your blog but didn't see an email address for you, mine is


    1. My email is in my Review Policy. I guess I need to put it in my "about me." I'll email you...

  3. I just choose one from the stack.

  4. I completely agree about mixing up the genres! I have to go with my gut feeling because like you, if I read too many of one genre I am bound to dislike a book JUST because it's from that genre. I'll be missing these posts too!



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