Wednesday, May 9, 2012

B&DERM Q&A 1 and 2

Loving Books

I missed Q&A #1, because at the time I was only following Daph and not Bella, and Bella posted that one. Whoops! I am now following both, so I should be on top of any further posts in this challenge. :)

Last week's question was this: How do you tackle your TBR pile? Do you try to read everything before release date (if it’s a proof) or do you just read whatever takes your fancy?

This has definitely changed since started The Towering Pile! I used to just read whatever I felt like. Now I sometimes have review copies, and I'm in a lot of challenges, so that changes things! In any given month, I have one book for the Read Your OWN Library! Challenge and one book for the Random Reads meme. So each month, those two books along with any review copies I have (unless they aren't coming out for a long time) are my priority. If I finish all those, then I can read whatever. I try really hard to get my review copies read before they come out, but a lot of the ones I get on NetGalley don't give you much time, so I don't always make it. (Eg. The Immortal Rules. The review is coming soon, I promise!)

This week's question is: Do you find it difficult to find the time to read and review? Any tips for anyone who's struggling to find time?

When I was in university I didn't have time to read. Now that I'm done, I have no trouble finding time! I have a book with me at all times, so I read on the bus, while waiting in line, on the beach, etc., and of course I read before bed, plus sometimes just in the middle of the day if I have a quiet weekend. Finding time to review is another thing. Actually, I don't know that I really have trouble finding the time; it's more that I get writer's block and then fall behind. And the further I fall behind, the harder it is to write the reviews, because it's been awhile since I read the book... It's a vicious cycle! But my advice for finding the time to review is to have post templates (just a document with your usual html that you can copy), and to schedule posts.

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