Picking up where we left off, here’s day ten in the 15 Day Blogger challenge. It’s hosted by “Good Books, Good Wine,” if you’d like to check it out.
A few factors weigh in when it’s time for me to pick a new book, most relating back to earlier posts I’ve made in this challenge. This list is pretty much my the steps (in order) in my thought process:
– I’m a series reader, so unless I’m bored with a series, I tend to move through them until no books are left.
– Once I finish/get up-to-date with a series, I go to my TBR (to be read) shelves, which are heavily stocked through recommendations and friend/blogger reviews. From my TBR I ask:
1st – Do I have any NetGalleys/ARCs to read? If yes and there is only one, go to 8th question. If yes and there are several, go to 5th question. If no, go to 2nd question.
2nd – Are there any series that have new releases coming soon, but not so soon that I won’t be ready when the book comes out? I’m behind on most series, but I try to jump in and enjoy the hype a new book in a favorite series inspires when I can. If yes go to 3rd question. If no, go to 4th question.
3rd – Do I own any copies or can I easily get copies of the books in those series from the library? If yes for only one series, go to 8th question. If yes for multiple series, go to 5th question.
4th – Which of my free Kindle books/series have been sitting unread the longest? Pick 5 and go to 5th question.
5th – Is one of the books/series written by a favorite author (or read by a favorite narrator)? If yes, go to 8th question. If no go to 6th question.
6th – Is one of the series more highly recommended than the others? If yes, go to 8th question. If no go to 7th question.
7th – Which story appeals to me most? Pick it and go to 8th question.
8th – This is the book/series you’ve selected. Are you excited to read it? If yes, stop and start reading! If no, start questions over without this book or series in consideration.
I get in reading moods and if I find myself reading a book that doesn’t fit it, I can easily get into a real slump. To avoid that as much as possible I get a little neurotic picking out my next read.