Do the books you buy keep getting pushed to the back of the queue?
Or is it just me?
I keep buying books (sorry, not sorry) and I am not getting the time to read them at the moment – Yes I’m looking at you The Priory of the Orange Tree.
I’ve suffered from #bookblogger excitement. I’ve said YES to lots of fantastic book tours AND I’ve requested lots of brilliant looking books – I hear you asking so what is the problem exactly?
Books. Are. Great.
And I agree. Books are great.
I am a book blogger and that does in my case = I love books.
Well, all the book and tours are in the same month. April. And quite a few of the books I’ve requested have publication dates in, April.
As in this April. Coming very soon.
Which means between now and the end of April, I am predominately reading to review. Again, not necessarily a big problem, but I have so many other books I also want to be reading and before I can I have to prioritise the books I have committed too.
I’m also very much a mood reader.
From May onwards I am going to slow down on blog tours (I will try to at least) and I am going to step back from NetGalley (Until I have caught up). I will get a review rate over 40%. I will. I will.
I love reading what I am in the mood for. And I love the freedom to read older books or even recent releases, but ones I’ve also bought.
I can’t wait to get round to lots of great books that I have sat waiting for me.
How do you find the balance? Do you try? Does reading for review ever start to feel too much?
I think my problem was lack of organisation. I now have an excel spreadsheet filled with dates and deadlines to keep me on track and not saying yes to everything due in the same week.
I also completely understand that having too many great books to read is not that big a problem and I am very lucky.
Anyway – I must get back to reading!
Have a great day 😀