Wednesday, May 23, 2012

B&DERM Q&A 4: Deciding What Books to Read

It's time for the fourth Q&A with our lovely bloggers! Every week, 5 fellow bloggers and Bella and I answer a reading and/or reviewing related question. Check out Q&A 1, Q&A 2 and Q&A 3 by clicking on their linkies! This week:

How do you decide what to read? With so much choice, it can be difficult to not want to read everything! 

Amber from Books of Amber
Review books come first, and I usually pick either whatever takes my fancy or what is coming out the soonest. If it's from my own TBR, then I just stare at my bookshelf for a while and see if anything jumps out at me. I like what Daph does, though, with the whole "Pick a random" on Twitter! :D

Ashley from What's Your Story?
This one is a hard one. I always allow myself a ‘free read’, meaning a non-review book that I have no obligation to read. Those are the most difficult to choose, because there’s so much selection! Sometimes I just close my eyes and pick something randomly. Other times I’m in the mood for a particular kind of book. It all depends.

Bella from Cheezyfeet Books
I have monthly TBR piles! I make a short list of everything I'd like to read in whichever month, and then try and stick within that. I don't have an ordered list though - I tried that and it just doesn't work at all! However, I quite often stray from these piles and slot in one or two of my own books to read, because they are seriously neglected, sadly :(

Carina from Fictional Distraction
I’m still trying to find the answer to that question. I want to read EVERYTHING. But in the end, my time (or lack thereof) helps me decide what to read and what to put on my wishful-thinking-tbr-list.

Sara from Just Another Story
I read what I want to read. If sometimes sounds good I'll read it. Sometimes I have a hard time finding the time to read everything I want. Some books will sit on my TBR for years. I have to be in the mood for a certain book, before I can read it.

Stacey from Pretty Books
I tend to follow my pub schedule. The majority of books I'll read in a month will be review copies, and then I'll sometimes choose one that I've bought (because book bloggers tend to not get to read books they've actually purchased!), and then a classic because I've set myself a goal of reading 12 classics in 2012.

Daph from Loving Books (c'est moi!)
I usually randomly pick what books I read. Ha! I've gotten a bit more structured and now keep track of which review books come out, so I try to read those along with whatever I want. For me personally, it's important that I don't only read books the books I *need* to read, because I'm a bit scared that would temper my love for reading. I still want to read every single book, but I just pick out what catches my attention at that moment.


That's it for this week's Q&A! Make sure to check out Bella's blog for the fifth and final Q&A post next week! Also, we'd love to hear your answers to this week's question, so leave them in the comments below! :)

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