Monday Musings

This week the Monday Musings question from Should Be Reading is the following: Do you have a system as to which books to read from your “requested review pile?  What is it?  What about when there are too many to read in a certain time frame?

I have a pretty basic system which is to read books in approximately the order I receive them. Sometimes a book comes with a deadline and gets bumped up in the queue. On the other hand, a book that’s in the middle of a series may get pushed back since I’ll want to read the series in order. I think the reason such a casual approach works is that I’ve learned to be careful about the number of review requests I accept 🙂

Do accept review books? If so, how do you fit them into your reading schedule?

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  1. Since I read for fun and entertainment, I am very selective of the books I choose for requested reading. I also don’t like the stress of having to have a book read by a certain time. That is one of the reasons I started my own personal library so I’m not under a deadline to get a book read. I also love my local library, but don’t check out many books because again I have to read it by a certain date, I am retired and don’t like stress. ; )

    • That sounds like a very nice way to read. I do get a lot of books from my library and I hate it when I have to return one un-read! Like with reviews though, as long as I limit myself on the books I choose, my system usually works for me 🙂

  2. Cool post! 🙂 I’ll have to check out this feature!

    Alice @ Alice in Readerland

  3. I wish I was more methodical, but I tend to read what I’m in the mood for, paying a little attention to publication month. I’d love to be more ahead (reading November books in October, for example), but I tend to read books in the same month they come out.

    • I agree – it’s always wonderful when you can get ahead! This is probably something I should know from reading your blog, but are most of the books you review new releases? I don’t really pay attention to publication dates, since I mostly get my books from the library 🙂

  4. Love your blog! 🙂 If you accept awards, I just awarded you the Liebster Award: http://aliceinreaderland.wordpress.com/2012/10/17/liebster-award/

    • Wow, thanks! I’m with you – this is also my first award and still something I’m very excited about. Congratulations on your recognition with the award 🙂 I’ll post answers to your questions tomorrow. They look like fun!

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