No one said they had to be consecutive days, right?
How Do You Choose Which Book to Read Next and Why Do You Blog About Books?
Choosing a book is a long and time-honored ritual. First, it involves me absolutely obsessing over a book. Usually, this is because the book had not yet been released and I’m cursed (blessed) with too many talented friends and acquaintances.
If the book HAS been released, I consult my bank account and determine if I can spend a another week’s gas allowance on books and get away with it.
Once I’m in the bookstore, I WANDER. I’ll head straight for the target book, cradle it, and proceed to examine its fellows for similarly worthy content.
Then I’ll spend another two hours looking at things before checking out.
Honestly, all of my recommendations lately have come from Twitter. I’ve gotten to talk to dozens of writers I’d never have met otherwise, and some (most) of their books sound amazing. I’ve recently started using GoodReads to keep up with all my wants. My list of books is so long, I often forget what I want. Especially with Barnes and Noble being less awesome about stocking things.
The other day I went in for The Madman’s Daughter and Born of Illusion.
I got Born of Illusion and Something Strange and Deadly because I kept looking at it on the shelf. So far, it’s wonderful.
And hey, I’m not really a book blogger. I blog about my book, my writing process, my life in the Query Trenches, but I don’t spend a lot of time reviewing other people’s books. I’m thinking I should start. I have a lot of super talented and amazing friends who write amazing books. Maybe I’ll make it a monthly thing, a Things I’m Into sort of post.
Is that something you guys would be interested in reading? What’s your book selection process?
Only five days to go!