Sunday, August 13, 2006

Planning Ahead

Booking Through Thursday

  1. Do you plan ahead for your reading? Work off of a to-be-read pile? A reading list? Or do you wing it, chooe whatever you're in the mood for?

    I have a to be read pile that is actually a bookcase shelf. I aim to read from that, although I can be sidetracked by new things.

  2. If you do plan ahead, how far ahead? Do you have two or three books waiting in queue? Or are you backed up by dozens of volumes waiting their turn?

    I have way too many books I'm trying to read. Since I developed CFS (16 years ago now!) I haven't been able to read with the same ease I used to do. However, I can'thelp myself and still buy books at the same rate. This means I can't keep up and the books keep backing up to the point I'm rather stressed about it.

    So I keep the books I know I really want to read on my TBR shelf and the idea is that I can pick anything I choose from the shelf. When new books turn up I now try to read them pretty much straight away so that I don't get even further behind. Between new books, my goal is to start reducing the number of books on the shelf - then I might be able to add in some rereads as there are lots of things I'd like to read again.

    I try to decide what I'll read next when I start a book, but don't generally make a specific plan beyond that. And this can all be tossed aside at a moment's notice if something comes up I just have to read immediately. Or if I change my mind.

  3. If you do not plan ahead . . . well, never? What about if you're reading a series? Or someone gives you a book for a present?

    As I said above, anything is subject to change.

    If I'm reading a series, I'll usually keep the next one up on the TBR shelf and once I get that read, I add in the one after that and it comes up when I'm ready for it. Then I repeat the process. For example, I have Portrait in Death on the TBR shelf right now. I'll read that when I feel in the right mood for it, and once I finish it, I'll put it back downstairs and put Imitation in Death on the shelf.

1 comment:

Crazee4books said...

Hi Kerry. I'm enjoying your book reviews and using them to chose books to buy and read. I notice that you have Scorch the dragon sitting on top of your bookcase. I have a Scorch too, and he too sits on top of a book case (and a pile of books). You do amazing work with your scrapbooking too. Cheers Judy