Friday, September 20, 2013

15 Day Book Blogger Challenge Day 10

It's been a while since I did one of these so let's get back to the good stuff!

How do you choose what book to read next?

Answering this prompt would imply that there is a method to my madness. Let me assure you, most of the time, there isn't. My TBR is in the triple digits and I am never without a book to read next. I have a ton of books on my nook not to mention the never ending supply from the library and B&N so sometimes it is hard. Over the last few months, I just started reading books alphabetically that are on my nook. I figure, if it's on my nook, I'm planning on reading it and if I don't have any strong opinions, why not start at the beginning? (This is obvious if you look at the books I have reviewed, most of them start with letters early in the alphabet... )

I also have a weird series hoarding habit that I abide by. What the heck is series hoarding? It is a weird, delayed gratification thing where I don't read all of the books in the series right away. I even go so far as to save them. This may sound weird but do you remember the last series you finished? Any hangover? Did you miss the characters? Were you sad that you would never go on an adventure with Harry, Ron, and Hermione again? Yea. Me too. So in order to extend the enjoyment of a series as long as I can, I try to space the books out. This sometimes causes a problem because I don't fully remember what happened in the last book but I usually survive. The reason I told you this sordid tale is because I choose the next book I read based on how much I am missing a certain cast of characters. I also tend to read currently talked about books or ARCs that I get in a timely manner.  It all comes down to, I read whatever strikes my fancy or is the next book in the alphabet. Very scientific!

1 comment:

  1. I'm definitely the opposite when it comes to series. I've known other readers who like to put off that last book because they're "not ready for it to be over," and I just don't get it!

    I have to read a series, if not back-to-back, at least in quick succession with only a couple books in between. And I'll rarely start a series if it isn't complete. (Well, for those series that have planned endings, that is, not ones that are just ongoing... I have plenty of series like those... and in those cases, each book mostly stands alone anyway, just with recurring characters.)