I’ve I don’t really participate in this particular meme very often but a) needed something to post today and b) I’m having some issues with this very issue!
Today’s question is: How do you determine what book you’ll read next?
Well, here is my formula for determining what I’ll read next:
First, I look at the time of the year. Is it summer? Perhaps I’ll read that light, easy read. Is it Halloween-time? Ooh, a scary book! Different times of the year call for different reads.
Then, I’ll look at what books have deadlines. Is this one due back at the library and I can’t renew it? It gets shoved to the top of the list. Can I renew this book at the library at the very last minute and get another 3 weeks on it? Yes? Then it’s not a priority read. Does this one need to be returned to someone? Okay, you get to go right after the library book that can’t be renewed.
I then gaze fondly at the books I spent money on and give them a little wave before I dive into library books, borrowed books, and ARCs/Blog Tour books.
Once I finish my library books, I return them and pay the late fee because let’s face it: I’m always late returning books. Then I try to make it through whatever other deadline books, while staring fondly at my new stack of books that I checked out at the library because let’s face it: I can’t enter a library without exiting with at least 5 new books.
I then will tell myself “Stop checking out books! Stop buying new ones! READ WHAT YOU HAVE FIRST!”
And then I throw all of these things out the window and pick up whatever book is pretty. 🙂