Book Blogger Hop 004

Book Blogger Hop 004

So I totally spaced on doing this yesterday, but oh well. At least I’m doing it now, right?

The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer @ Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer’s permission, Billy from Coffee Addicted Writer relaunched the hop on February 15, 2013. Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end the following Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog.

Book Blogger Hop @ Coffee Addicted Writer is a weekly writing prompt for you to answer on your own blog. Prompts are posted well in advance. This week’s question from Elizabeth @ Silver’s Reviews is:

How do you choose the next book to read?

I’m seriously the worst at picking books intentionally? Like, I feel like I’m a huge mood reader, and of course I have so many books to pick from that at this point I just feel like I close my eyes and randomly pick something. It’s terrible. I have no system. Don’t ask me what I plan on reading because I don’t plan on anything. It’s that bad.

What about you guys? Teach me your ways!

25 thoughts on “Book Blogger Hop 004

  1. I used to have a list ready for the month but honestly, I am just winging it at the moment, haha. I have a lot of books from the library because my mood changes constantly.

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  2. Haha I can relate to this so much, I rarely really know for sure what I’m reading next (unless it’s a long-awaited time-sensitive library book or something) moreover if I tell myself “YOU’RE READING THAT BOOK NOW, KITTY.” I get tempted to read something altogether different lol.

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  3. I just wing it! I try to prioritize ARCs and get them out of the way with enough time to write reviews, but other than that, it’s basically whatever I feel like. xD Although, sometimes a hold comes through from the library and I have to get to that before I risk getting stuck back on the wait list.

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  4. Same! Lately, I’ve been just picking my ARCs at random but usually I don’t even have a list to pick from. I just either pick up a book and start reading or wonder what I’m in a mood to read for hours… I need a better system, I guess, but it is how it is *shrug*

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    1. See, total mood reader here. And then when I check my scheduled posts for what’s coming up next ARC wise (for blog tours mostly, I try to set them up early so I can make sure I’m not double booked), I’ll be like “oh no I have three days to finish! Not that much time, but I try to get them done as quickly as possible.

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  5. For a few months I was doing REALLY well with monthly TBRs but I think that only really works for me when my life is more calm. Lately I’ve been mood reading and just reaching for whatever feels like it’ll be a good/fun read. Thankfully, planning what to read next isn’t too common of a trait in bibliophiles so we’re not alone in our lack of organization!

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    1. I still don’t know how you could do monthly TBRs but it makes sense that it’s easier to use them when life is more calm. I don’t know how to like purposely follow my own list anymore lol. Sometimes I feel like mood reading can be fun and get you in a better mindset to read again, at least for me.

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      1. My most successful monthly TBRs are when I don’t go too overboard. I usually try to set them up with a handful of books that I know I NEED to read that month. Like, if I have any reading challenges, buddy reads, required school reading, etc., I put those on the TBR and make sure that no matter what, I read those! Then, if I have time for other reads throughout the month, I mood read! That way I followed my TBR but also got to be the sporadic mood reader that I am, lol.

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          1. Even if it just gives you a small TBR to complete, it can be super helpful! I’d also recommend checking out Kal’s 2019 spreadsheet because you can download it and use to keep track of what books you currently have to read (whether they are borrowed, bought, gifted, ARCs, etc) and it can really help you have a visual of what you can read next!!

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  6. The way I choose my books, is that I just choose one that I just want to read and go from there. I have a lot of books my shelves so it makes it easier for me to pick something up that I generally want to read, instead of really forcing myself (unless it’s overdue, and I’ll have to force myself). It’s been working for me at least, even though sometimes it gets hard choosing a book over the other if both of them are what I want to read in that current moment.

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  7. Prompts are a fun way to pick books- even for mood readers! I’m a huge mood reader. I go a lot by publication dates too- but sometimes I’m just in the mood for a specific back list book and I gotta read it regardless of what’s coming up. That’s why I’m really picky about the ARCs I request.

    My problem is that I have like 5 authors I might read all year long if I didn’t force myself out of my mood reading habits.

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    1. Oh gosh I never even thought to do prompts! I need to take a look at some challenges and (not join them) but help me narrow down what to read next ❤ That's good to be picky! I like that. I think I'm changing my policy to only do the ARCs that I'm going to be on a blog tour for, but I'm still debating on that.

      Oh which five authors?

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      1. Stephen King, Bernard Cornwell, Joe Hill, and Ada Palmer. So four I guess. Lol.

        The problem is, the first three authors have so much backlist between them they could easily keep me occupied for at least the next two years. I read about 100 books a year- though I’m lagging a little behind this year.

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