Monday, December 8, 2008

Musing Monday

This week's Musing Monday prompt:

How long do you wait after finishing a book before you pick/start another one? How many books do you have planned ahead or do you pick up random books from your tbr pile (if you have one)? Do you review right away or keep reading and come back to it later?

I usually have a book waiting in the wings as soon as I finish a book. But, the first thing I do is write a review of the book I just completed. I have a book review blog, plus I do reviews for my local newspaper and public library. I have to sort my reviews into three categories: new books I've reviewed from the library go on the MCPLib blog; book reviews for the paper are electronically transmitted to the newspaper editor; and book reviews I do just for myself on Bobbi's Book Nook.

Although I have a huge TBR pile - at least 50+ books waiting - I sometimes will choose something else if the mood strikes me. This happens when I read a book that is first in a long standing series. If this happens and I enjoy the book, I have to go ahead and read the rest of the books in the series. I'm anal that way!!!

5 comments:

Nicole said...

I'm like that as well. I have to choose to read something that I don't have to read for any reason every once in a while or I would go crazy.

Beth F said...

I like to pick books based on my mood of the moment.

Bluestocking said...

I don't stick to a particular order of reading either.

Sunny said...

That's great you review for all three places. I also like to continue a series right away if I really liked the first book.

My Two Blessings said...

Hi Bobbi. I don't feel so bad now. Your TBR pile is bigger than mine. Although I try to stick to reading the oldest books obtained first, occasionally there is the new one that strikes my fancy.

My post is up now.

Robin of mytwoblessings