Book Blogger Confessions is a new Monday meme started by Tiger at Tiger's All-Consuming Books and Karen at For What It's Worth. The purpose of the meme is best stated by Karen here:
"Tiger and I thought it might be time to start a meme to discuss some of the frustrations that are unique to book bloggers. What happens when the hobby you love becomes more of a chore?This meme will appear on the first and third Mondays of the month. Tiger or Karen will give us a question to respond to and a linky for sharing our responses and developing community.
This week's question is: Choosing your next book. How do you decide which book to read next? How do you balance “review” reading with “fun” reading?
I haven't been doing much choosing recently because I have been accepting so many books for review. I schedule them on my calendar to make sure that I can read and review them before their publication dates. In May, for example, I had eleven young adult books to read and review which filled up my YA calendar. I did have a wide open May for my adult blog and got a chance to shop from my TBR mountain.
When I can be, I am a mood reader and look for a book that appeals to me at the moment. It is quite easy to find something in my stack no matter what genre or author I am in the mood for. I try to alternate between adult books and YA books so that I have something for each of my blogs. It also helps to keep me fresh as a reader to alternate.
Here is what I have to choose from currently:
|Adult Hardcovers June 2|
|Adult Mass Market Paperbacks|
And if I am in the mood for something YA, these are what are on the shelf right now.
|YA Shelves May 13|
How do you choose what to read next?