October 15, 2012 by Alice in Readerland
Musing Mondays are hosted by Should Be Reading
This Monday’s Question: 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?
My Simple Answer: I read whatever I’m in the mood for first so I know that I’m in the right mind frame to enjoy it. For instance, if I’ve been rereading Sherlock Holmes and I request/get requested to read a mystery novel, I’m going to be reaching for that first. As for too many reads within a certain time frame, I don’t have a problem with that very often because I’m kind of exceptionally picky, so not many reads catch my interest. Figuring out how to schedule book reviews and author interviews and weekly features? That’s a whole other topic.
My Not-So-Simple Answer: Most of the time, what I read first isn’t what I review first. If I receive ARCs, I usually review them by publishing date. Then I try to vary the order of my reviews; I don’t want to have a bunch of 2 star reviews in a row or bunch of 5 star reviews in a row so my new readers won’t think I’m too critical or like everything. So I’ll review a book I liked, then a book I didn’t like, and then a book I liked again.
What about you?