Monday, October 15, 2012

Musing Mondays - Reviews

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This week’s musing 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? {apologies to those who don't review}

My answer...

This is a great question and I'm anxious to read everyone's answer to this one. First, I've accepted so many reviews that I'm drowning in them. Now, I'm extremely selective before accepting any reviews at least until I catch up.

My system is basically reviewing those books with deadlines by their deadline date. Usually those are blog tour reviews. After that, I try to review either on a "first come, first served" basis or I try to get as close to a publication date that I can. If it's a short book, I try to squeeze those in the middle.

Once I'm caught up, if that ever happens, I'll have to re-evaluate my system to allow myself tome to read books for pure enjoyment.

What's your system?


  1. Like you, I am buried in "review books" and know if I could just say the word NO until I get caught up, it wouldn't be stressful. But since I am addicted to books, when I read a synopsis and it sounds like something I would enjoy, I can't help myself. I want to read IT!!.

  2. Since I read for fun and entertainment, I am very selective of the books I choose for requested reading. I also don't like the stress of having to have a book read by a certain time. I have my own personal library so I'm not under a deadline to get a book read.

  3. Yes, reading review books can be like a juggling act....and when it stops being fun, I have to say "no" to some books. Your system looks organized.


  4. It's hard saying No sometimes lol. Cathy @ Addicted to Books
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  5. I read those that are due to be released soon and I save the ones that can wait

  6. Good luck with getting a grip on your review books :)

    My MM

  7. I try to meet those deadlines...but I do not always succeed.

  8. Enjoyed reading your answer! :) Here’s mine:

    Alice @ Alice in Readerland

  9. I'm like CMash...if only I could say no!

    I'm buried and have said no but said yes to FIVE just this month grrrr


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