Feature Follow Friday (May 8)

Alison Can Read Feature & FollowIt is the Friday Feature Follow!

This is a weekly blog meme hosted by Parajunkee’s View and Alison Can Read.

Here are the general rules to Follow Friday:
1. Follow the Follow My Book Blog Friday Hosts (links above) and any one else you want to follow on the list
2. Follow our Featured Bloggers
3. Put your Blog name & URL in the Linky thing.
4. Grab the button up there and place it in a post, this post is for people to find a place to say hi in your comments
5. Follow Follow Follow as many as you can
6. If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the Love…and the followers
7. If you want to show the link list, just follow the link below the entries and copy and paste it within your post!
8. If your new to the follow Friday hop, comment and let me know, so I can stop by and check out your blog!

The Question:

How do you decide what books to read? – So Many Books, So Little Time

My Answer: 

Honestly, it’s usually a revolving door of review tour books. 

But last year I stopped accepting books for review through the blog. I was just so behind (and I still am), and I feel it’s made all the difference. I now have the freedom to snatch up a crime novel, or an illustrated children’s book, or a great steampunk read. I feel better about my reading now, and even though I feel bad because I feel obligated to review the books I received…well, I’ll get to them. Eventually. 

Last year after reading Enough Rope by P.L. Doss, I wanted to go on a crime novel reading spree, which I kinda did. What I decided to do was dedicated each month to a specific genre, with guest posts on topics related to that genre and a boatload of reviews within that genre. Unfortunately, I think my best month was September (September Sizzlers) for romance reads. I read a few crimes in October, only one diverse book in November, a bunch of Christmas reads in December, a handful of historical reads in January, a few chicklit books in February, and a TON of children’s and MG books in March and April.

I did not enjoy this as much as I thought I would, nor do I think it was very successful. From now on, it’s whatever catches my eye! And I think I’m going to try mood reading. I know several of y’all out there read based on this methodology, so I think I’m going to give in to it.

How do you decide what to read? Leave a comment with your response and your Friday Follow. 

8 thoughts on “Feature Follow Friday (May 8)

  1. Nice! I am sort of a whimsy reader, but I still have review books. But I do try to limit what I request and accept. But it’s usually books from my release list that I want to read anyway. But then it’s just becomes harrowing when I have so many at once and need to get read in a timely matter. I’m almost caught up though. So I’m looking forward to returning to my TBR Mountain of Doom! LOL!

    Here’s my Follow Friday

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower 🙂

  2. Dedicating a month to a specific genre sounds like a really great idea, but I understand why it didn’t work out. I pick books that catch my eye too, it’s usually a very spur of the moment thing! Hope you have a great weekend!
    New Bloglovin follower 🙂
    Here’s my FF!

  3. Luckily, I haven’t had too much of a problem with getting behind on ARCs and books from authors for review. I just started my blog not that long ago, so I don’t have much of a backlog. I can see having too much that you’re obligated to read would really cut into your enjoyment though! Too much pressure!

    My FF!

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