15 Day Book Blogger Challenge: Day 10, “How Do You Choose What Book to Read Next?”

15-day-challengeGood question.

If I have an ARC that’s either about to expire or about to publish, I’ll try to knock that out. I’m usually good about staying ahead, or at least caught up on those, so I have a little more freedom. Sometimes it’s about genre: I’ll have just read three “literary fiction” titles in a row, and I’ll want a nice YA-Paranormal to blow through, sort of like literary sorbet to cleanse the palate. Other times, I’ll have read consecutive non-fiction titles, and I’ll look for something fictional. Many times, it has to do with length. If I want a book I can plow through, I’ll find a shorter title in my reader. Sometimes, if nothing’s pressing me, I’ll break out a nice fat biography–I have Gerald Clarke’s biography of Truman Capote ready for a rainy weekend.

So basically, there’s neither rhyme nor reason. I just look in the reader, pick a title, and go.


About tom

B.A. in Literature, Minor in Film Theory and Criticism, thus meaning all I’m trained is to write blog posts here. Neptune is my favorite planet–it vents methane into the solar system like my brother does. I think Chicken McNuggets look like Pennsylvania, Illinois, and Indiana. There are times when I’m medicated, which is why I wrote about McNuggets. Buy some today and tell me I’m wrong! Anyway, Beyond that: mammal, Floridian, biped.Good Night, and Good Luck. Besos, tom
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1 Response to 15 Day Book Blogger Challenge: Day 10, “How Do You Choose What Book to Read Next?”

  1. stevebetz says:

    I have about 70 books in my to-read list on Goodreads, but looking over it the other day, there are some that have been there for a couple years now. Am I going to read them? I don’t know. Seemed good when they went on the list, but they keep getting picked over for some other bright shiny object that gets published it seems.


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