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My nook is full of books. My kindle is less full but still has plenty to keep me busy. I read pretty fast so this isn't a big deal but trying to choose what to read next is crucial to me. I put a lot of pressure on myself to pick the right book. Not sure why, not like I have a boss or anything. Books are important to me. If I was a Disney princess, pretty sure I would be Belle. Minus the bestiality. (He's technically human so that doesn't really count, does it?)
How do you choose what to read next?
What have I promised to read?
I like to think that my word is good so when I make a promise to read and review a title, I want to get it done. I try to tailor this around my moods so I am into what I am reading. I don't want my out of it mood to color the review. I want to start it with a positive attitude. Netgalley books and any others I receive from other avenues are kept in a separate place so I can get to them sooner than the books I have just for me. I look through this pile first.
|Still waiting on this, Hades.|
What am I in the mood for?
I go through phases. I will want to read contemporary but after a few books I will switch it up to paranormal. I might get stuck on cowboys for a while, or werewolves, or millionaires. Recently, I was reading several motorcycle club books and books with tattooed heroes. My mood has been known to change mid-book. I will pause and try something else. I don't want to slog through something that I am not enjoying. I always try to come back to the book. If I just cannot get into it, then I admit it is a DNF for me and move on. Life is
too short to waste on a book you are not enjoying.
|Alternative Prince Adam and Belle|
What have I been waiting for?
The book or author that I have been waiting to be released? They might be read sooner than others. This has also been true of new authors. I hear good things, lots of recommendations, or I just liked the description could get it bumped into my preferred pile.
So there you have it. How I choose which book to read next. Do you have a system?