This week's topic...
How I Plan To Read It All...!
It's incredibly difficult to manage a reading/blogging/social life at the same time when working or going to school. We read for our passions, and we review for the people so we can either recommend or not recommend a book. It's simple as that. But then again, it's not so simple when thinking about how can we plan to read every book in our shelves.
As a lot of us do, we receive books in exchange for review. Getting books in the mail is such a pleasure for me—it's unbelievably amazing. Once those review reads begin to pile up with the amount of books that we purchased or were gifted, it all mixes in and the craziness and unmanageable thoughts begin to kick in. So really, as I ask myself this everyday: How is it possible to read it all? How do I plan to read it all, adding the hours of homework and studying in between?
Because I am a crazy neat-freak and organized person, I MAKE LISTSSSSSSS. Either on my computer or hand-written, every month I write/type out the books that I ASAP need to read that coming month, for publishers or because I WANT TO SO BADLY.
But do you seriously think that I can get to it all?
I sometimes even miss deadlines for when I need to read a book and then I'm left reading it at the last minute. Well, that's how it used to be.
But I'm finding that I beginning to get the whole time management thing straight. Especially that I'm now in high school (add 100x more homework to the average Elementary school thing), time-management is key to success. *sounds like an old granny*
So I never really answered the question, right?
How do I plan to read it all? Surviving. Surviving the crazy amount of homework, and just to chill and relax. Organization is key with this, but I really think that you'll need to just go out and realize that reading is a passion, and therefore there'll be no need for stressing over it. Most of us are here for the passion part of it, right?
I have so many e-ARCs to catch up on, it's not even funny anymore and I'm literally embarrassed to death to even speak of the number that I have waiting to be read on my Kindle. So I was originally planning on reading 1 regular book and then 1 ARC, but it hasn't gone that way... yet. For now, I'm just reading what I feel like, and in those terms, ARCs are definitely part of that. Go with the flow, I guess?
But I guess those are my way of doing things. So go ahead and read the way you want to using your strategies. Make a list, go with the flow, randomize it. Basically, we all know that there're too many books, and too little time.
Hmmph. I wish there were 50 hours in a day. :'D
So tell me—how do you, wonderful person, plan on
reading it all?