It's the weekend once more. That means it's time for my book blogger hopping....
How do you organize your books for review? Does it work for you or have you had to change it?
I've been trying to decide how to interpret this question. If it's meant in terms of deciding what to read when, I generally follow two guidelines:
1) Is there a due date for the review or an expiry date on the ARC?
2) What am I in the mood to read?
I read a mix of review books and ones I buy myself or receive as gifts for birthday/Xmas etc. I give preference to author requests and NetGalley ARCs, but I slot the others in between as the mood takes me. I like to read a bit of fiction, then some non-fiction, then back to fiction. Other than that, I don't have much to organise per se as I write the reviews straightaway after reading, scheduling them in advance if necessary. My TBR pile generally hovers in the region of 20-30 books, so it's never wildly out of control.
I turn to see Crescentia barreling toward me down the gilded palace hallway, pink silk skirts lifted as she runs and a broad grin spread across her lovely face.
From page 56:
It's the truth, I know it is, but just saying it is enough for me to remember the Theyn's biting into my skin, the Kaiser's cruel eyes on me, reveling in my pain every time he so much as suspected my loyalty to him wasn't bound in iron.
My Current Read
Theodosia was six when
her country was invaded and her mother, the Fire Queen, was murdered. On
that day, the Kaiser took Theodosia's land and her name. Theo was
crowned Ash Princess - a title of shame to bear in her new life as a
For ten years Theo has been a captive in her own
palace. She's endured the relentless abuse and ridicule of the Kaiser
and his court. She is powerless, surviving in her new world only by
burying the girl she was deep inside.
Then, one night, the Kaiser
forces her to do the unthinkable. With blood on her hands and all hope
of reclaiming her throne lost, she realizes that surviving is no longer
enough. But she does have a weapon: her mind is sharper than any sword.
And power isn't always won on the battlefield.
What a fun book beginning. I would love to have someone be so excited to see me. My Friday QuotesReplyDelete
Hi Anne. Thanks for stopping by.Delete
It seems like it could be an interesting story. Enjoy your current read!ReplyDelete
Thanks Breana. Happy Weekend!Delete
Ooooh Ash Princess! I've been seeing it everywhere on blogs lately. Sounds like a good one. :)ReplyDelete
I'm about 1/4 in and mostly enjoying it so far.Delete
It is a great book beginning! Another great cover, too! Here is mine: bit.ly/briguella1ReplyDelete
Have a lovely weekend x We're having a heatwave here!
Yes, the cover is pretty, isn't it?Delete
Not my usual read, but now I am fascinated by the intense events. Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “LET ME LIE”ReplyDelete
Hi Laurel. Happy Reading!Delete
The BB is so happy compared to the dark 56! And my reviews choices change all the time. It depends on when I received them, when they're due, all sorts of reasons. I'd love for you and your readers to check out THE UNINVITED CORPSE . . . https://www.facebook.com/elleryadamswritesmysteries/ReplyDelete
Hi Lisa. Thanks for stopping by.Delete
I enjoyed Ash Princess. I read my review books in order of publication date. I don't usually accept review requests from authors and try to confine myself to NetGalley and Edelweiss which helps keep me organized. This week I have a thriller - What You Want to See by Kristen Lepionka. Happy reading!ReplyDelete
Thanks Kathy. I am liking it well enough so far, though I'm praying it's not going to hit a cliched love triangle soon.Delete
I like those snippets, I'm intrigued... and I love that cover! Happy weekend!ReplyDelete
Thanks. Same to you!Delete
Oh, Ash Princess looks really good, just looking at the cover! I'm probably going to have to read that one.ReplyDelete
Have a great weekend. - Katie
I enjoyed it. Worth a read!Delete
I just read a review of this one. Hope you are enjoying! Happy weekend.ReplyDelete
Yes, overall, I liked it.Delete
It's amazing that your TBR isn't out of control. I find that when I read others' blogs, I tend to add more books to my TBR and it becomes a bit nuts. Happy reading!ReplyDelete
eli @ the (book) supplier
My Blogger Hop Answer
It's a hard-won discipline. :)Delete
I am completely the same when it comes to my own way of organising books! With requested reviews, I try to make sure that I have them all plotted out on a spreadsheet so that I can see if they have deadlines and, if so, when the deadline is. This lets me make sure that I'm able to read and review the book in time, but then I'm also able to read whatever I want when I'm not reading requested books. Generally, I like being able to have the flexibility of choosing what I want to read because I also like to switch between fiction and non-fiction and different genres.ReplyDelete
Feel free to check out my Book Blogger Hop answer if you wish! :)
- Charlotte (InkBlottings)
Hi Charlotte. Thanks for the visit. Sounds like we are two peas in a pod!Delete
Sounds like you have everything nicely organized.ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing.
Hi Elizabeth. Thanks for the visit.Delete
I can't wait to try this one!ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing!
Lauren @ Always Me
It was an enjoyable read. Hope you like it too.Delete
Great answer I am the same way as well, thank you so much for stopping by my blog hop last week Nicki.ReplyDelete