What about you - how you decide what order
Question ... as somewhat of a newbie when it comes to the process of
reviewing a million books, How do YOU decide in which order to read
and review books?
My philosophy is this -
So I'll let you in on a little secret. I have a small organization problem
when it comes to certain things - and I say certain things because I'd
love to say I am this OCD about all things, but I am not. I am a pig
when it comes to vacuuming and doing dishes, to name a few. I
created an Excel spreadsheet with the following on it - title, author,
publisher and publish date. This tells me, first and foremost, when I
have to read the book by because most publishers would like the
review posted on the publish date. Then I have additional information
like review done or declined and download date - so I know if I am
under the gun - since once downloaded, I only have 50 days to read it.
This whole process I have come up with is great in the sense that it helps
me stay focused when I wake up, bookless and wanting to read
something, but in all honesty I am trying real hard to not put myself in
a box, which I am so good at. I give myself these rules and then I am
mad when I don't want to follow them. Which means, if I don't want to
read something, I don't.
I have a bunch of books in my nightstand that I haven't read and those
are fillers. Most of them have bookmarks already in them as I have
picked them up a few times and read 'til something better comes along.
I also have books on hold at the digital library, which are time sensitive,
so I must read those in 14 days - this puts them at the top of the list
when I am approved to download them. And then of course because
I am lucky enough to work at a bookstore, I can check out hard copies
for free - so when a book like Sookie Stackhouse's next book in the
series comes out - all books, no matter what, are thrown aside to
read that one.
to read and review books?