Weekly Geeks has an interesting topic this week. One I have tap danced with talking about myself for about a year because I’ve been asked this question before. So while I’m prepping Part II of my Star Trek Original Series Season highlights, I’ll go ahead and post this.
This week’s topic wants us to talk about how we pick the books that we read next.
Do you have a plan of what you’re going to read the rest of the year? Have you had a master plan all along? If so, have you stuck to it? What helps you to decide what you’re going to read next? Challenges? Book groups? Or do you have the luxury of closing your eyes and picking any book off your shelf?
I know some of you have spreadsheets and other devices to help you keep track of your books and challenges. (I even succumbed to using a spreadsheet this year after teasing my friends relentlessly about theirs.) If you have online spreadsheets, such as Google, can you give us a peek at them with a link or a screen shot?
Spreadsheets? No. Do I have a plan for what I read? Not really. Like life, I am pretty much making it up as I go along. Some of my books are picked by topic or author, some by friend recommendations, some by reading reviews on Amazon.com in a genre I enjoy. When I find books I enjoy, I add them to my Amazon wish list and check to see if it’s on paperbackswap.com. If it is, it’ll either go in my Wish List or Reminder List over there too. I’ll then print off some of these lists and take them to Chamblin Bookmine here in Jax to see if I can get them there. This is how I acquire 99% of my books.