Grab some coffee, pull up a chair, let’s talk about some stuff!
Ahh. October, the perfect time of year. It’s also a great time to buy more books,hehe! Any who, there are a couple of things that I wanted to talk to you guys about today, and get your opinions on. Plus, I want to show you something super cool that I hinted at the last time I posted a “Let’s Chat” segment!
First things first, I want to know your guys’ tips for organizing your books. By this, I mean, how do you decide which books you are going to read that month, how do you decide which order you are going to read your books in, and also how do you catalog your read books vs your TBR books? I am notoriously bad at picking out books to read with in a month- as you can see I read A LOT of books, so I kind of just go by a couple of different things, when choosing what to read.
First, if it is an ARC or a e-galley book, I look at when the book is going to be published, or the date of which it is going to be archived on the website (like Netgalley). The sooner the date, the sooner I read the book. Of course, I also have books that get sent to me from publishers, which are on a monthly basis-so I make sure I read those before the month is up. It doesn’t always work out this way, because sometimes I go to the library and find books- or there is a book that I really want to read so I grab that one first. But, what do you do in cases like this? What if there is a book that you have been given to review and you aren’t that excited about it? Do you read more than one book at once? Tell me any tips and tricks that you have!
Okay, next question! What do you do when you don’t like a book? Do you review it anyway, or do you stop reading and pretend that you never saw the book? Here’s what I do. If it’s just a book I got from the library or a book that I have at home, and I don’t enjoy it. I will put it down, take it back, or just shelf it for a while. If it’s a book that I am meant to review, I will keep reading, because I feel like one of two things will happen. Either I will have more constructive criticisms to help the author, or I will start to enjoy the book. Neither one of those is bad, and I also will understand more about what it is that I like to read, and why.
And the last thing I want to talk about before I show you the cool thing, is this. I have been watching youtube videos by a girl who is obsessed with books as I am, for a couple of months now. I loved that she was as into books as me, and she has a book tube channel. I was really excited because I would be able to get some recommendations, and hear some good bookish stuff. Well, I realized after a few books that I absolutely hate the recommendations that she gives her viewers. I probably read 3 or 4 books that she recommended, and they were all terrible to me. It sucks, because I really wanted to support her channel, but now I don’t know if I want to continue to watch it, because I honestly get no good book recs from it. Hers is not the only channel I’m regularly watching, so I feel like I’m kind of wasting my time. What do you guys do in situations like this? I followed her journey because I really enjoyed watching her book collection grow and she’s funny etc. but her books are just not for me. Tell me what you think in the comments!
I wanted to show you guys something really really freakin awesome. If you follow me on twitter (If you don’t you should: @comfyreading) you have already seen this, but I just wanted to throw it out there again, because honestly IT’S SO COOL.
I reviewed this book a couple months back:
I thought that it was SUCH a good book, so I followed the author Amy Avanzino on Facebook and on Twitter, and we kind of just kept up chit-chatting here and there. Well, she wanted to send me a signed copy of her book. Which I was all too excited about:
This was absolutely awesome to me. It was the 2nd book that I have ever gotten signed (First was a couple weeks before I got this one, and it was Stephanie Kepke’s Goddess of Suburbia) both books are really good. But, not only did I get a signed copy of Wake-up Call but dun dun dun…:
THE AUTHOR ENDORSED HER BOOK WITH A QUOTE FROM MY BLOG!!! (And there is a super awesome bookmark too lol) Seriously, I feel so accomplished as a blogger, and I feel so grateful that I’ve been able to meet such amazing people in my short amount of time as a book blogger. You guys have no idea how much THIS means to me, and how much this blog means to me, and how much you all mean to me. So thank you. Thank you Amy for the sweet surprise, and thank you all for reading my ramblings about books!