Hosted by April of Books & Wine, here’s a chance for me to answer some questions about blogging and try to get inspired and excited again about why book bloggers blog about books!
So today’s prompt is:
How Do You Choose What Book to Read Next?
Sometimes it’s as easy as “Okay! I’ll take that book of my TBR list!” but usually it can be the most dreadfully longest process of book reading for me. Why? Because when you 297082q98-8 books on your TBR where the heck do you start?!? The one that’s been on the list longest? The one you’ve swore that you’d read it soon? The one that everyone else is reading!?! But than what about that one being released tomorrow?!
If I’m lucky, there’s that special book that I know I have to read now! It’s the one I’ve been thinking of day and night, the one that I’ve just been waiting for months and months and nothing is going to stop me from reading it. But most of the time, it’s an algorithm of process of elimination, math, reading of the tea leaves and the star alignment. Just kidding…but only sorta.
It really just depends on what I need to review for what deadlines, what kind of mood I’m in for what genre and what sort of time I have available. Nothing worse than starting a book you know you’ll try to read in one sitting when you know you don’t have that kind of luxury ):
So in short; I usually pick the one that fits my mood off my TBR list. It can also depend on the previous book I just finished. Say it was a wonderful fantasy novel (like Dark Triumph!) I might be more incline to keep up with my fantasy novels, where as a book that puts me off, I might try to change up the genre/style a bit.
Sometimes I’ll obsessively compulsively read reviews/ recommendations until I find one that catches my eye. The one that clicks, like when you’re craving sometime, but you don’t know what kind of food yet so you just have to get slogging through until you find the one haha, Other times, I might just pick a nice short novella or re-read and oldie but gold-y to get to my out of my rut.
a bum OT, procrastinator. reader. eater. sleeper. music listen-er. movie go-er. Loves food too much.