Friday, August 31, 2012
TGIF at GReads is a feature by the fabulous Ginger, who asks us a fun question to answer every week. It's always a joy to be a part of this, and I think everyone certainly should try it out!
This Friday's Question:
How do you go about choosing what you read next? Do you have a schedule you follow, or do you read whatever makes you happy at the moment?
I'm afflicted with a very mild case of OCD, so I do like to have everything in order and properly planned out whenever I can. I tend to come up with a list of books that I'd like to finish reading during a week, and it's an equal selection of review books and books that I really want to read for fun. Usually, I pick up to a maximum of 10 books and just read whatever book I feel like reading from that list.
I used to try to be stricter about the order that I read the books in, but that caused me unnecessary stress and pressure. These days, the system I mentioned works for me very well, since it's still organized, but it's relaxed at the same time.
Of course, there are days when I just give up on the list and pick out a book that I really feel drawn to or really been dying to read. That happened to me a lot over the summer, and I was usually the better for deviating from my set list of books.