This week’s Musing Mondays asks
Do you have a system as to which books to read from your “requested review pile? What is it? What about when there are too many to read in a certain time frame?
There are a number of contributory factors:
– does it look hugely exciting?
– do I have a personal connection with the publicist/author? (e.g. do I chat to them a lot on Twitter, follow their blog etc)
– is it a paperback? (hardbacks are much harder to carry on public transport)
– is it by an author I already know?
Deadlines sometimes come into it but given that most books have a maturing phase of at least 2 months and in many cases more than a year on my bookshelf, without lots of advance warning, it’s not going to get read before the deadline.
I have to admit that NetGalley review copies tend to languish on my Kindle long past publication dates because I can’t see them – they are not looking at me guiltily from the shelf!