Current reading stats
How I choose the next book to read often depends on how many books are on my To Read list. The fewer I have available, the more time I have before they are due back (if they are checked out of the library) and I will often just pick the one I’m most looking forward to. The more I have on that list, with some getting close to their due date for return, I will pick up the one with the closest due date.
After finishing a book the other day, I went to look at all the books I had checked out and on my To Read list to decide which one I wanted to start next. I had quite a few on that list and was really torn because the bottom couple just weren’t books I was all that excited about starting because I wasn’t thrilled by the previous book in the series. I ended up just going with one that I was way more excited about, thinking I had a bit more time to get to the others before I had to return them.
After doing this a few times and looking at my Coming Soon list of books that are getting released in the next month, I realized that Michelle Sagara’s next House War book, Oracle, was due out on May 5th. It has been a bit since the last release in this series and I thought it might be a good idea to do some re-reading. IF I could get my To Read list under control enough that I’d be able to have time to do that.
Unfortunately, I had a ton of books on that list and a whole crapton on my hold list that would be coming available at random times along the way. I finally decided that if I kept skipping over those bottom list books, then maybe I should just not bother with them all right now. I ended up returning a bunch of books to the library so I could focus on the ones I was actually really excited about. If I get really bored, then I’ll consider checking them out again at some point in the future. Then again, I may not. Seems I’m having difficulty finding the time to read all the ones I’d really like to at the moment, so why waste that time with the ones I’m just not all that jazzed about?
Besides, a Michelle Sagara book will ALWAYS take precedence over any other book. Well, unless it is an Anne Bishop book. I honestly don’t have a clue what I’d do if those two authors ever released a book at the same time. Fingers crossed that I’m never quite that lucky.
Even after pairing it down, I still seem to have too many on that list. If I truly want to have the time to re-read all the connected books from the House War series (that is an awful lot of reading because it connects with both the Sacred Hunt books and the Sun Sword series), I’m going to have to pair it down quite a bit more. I may have to settle for re-reading just the House War books for now.
No matter what I choose, there is going to be a lot of reading in my future. As if that is any different than any other day. 😉