I’m sure I’ve discussed this before but I always find it such a great topic of discussion! Plus you never know who might read it and comment this time that didn’t last time and methods change.
I change the picking of my next read in a variety of ways on a pretty regular basis. Because I like the illusion that I have myself together when I almost never do.
Most recently my favorite way is to come up with a list of books (or series and then I choose the next book in that series to put on the list) that I want to read. It doesn’t have to be super long but I like round numbers so I went with 10. This was somewhat inspired by COYER’s most recent challenge “The One with the List” in which I failed miserably. In that challenge you chose 30 books to put on your list. I think I got overwhelmed.
I picked 10 to challenge myself this time. I haven’t been completely faithful either. I read ONE book that wasn’t on the list. Ssssssshhhhh don’t tell! BUT I also realized I can’t be that strict with myself. I’m learning that it’s good to have goals but not if I’m not having any fun. Then you find yourself in a big old pile of burnout. And really who needs that in their life?! Not this lady.
I’m almost halfway through my list and I’ve got to say that my heart has been happy. I am thinking more about what I’m reading and I’m not worrying overly much about what gets read and when. It’s taken me longer than I anticipated. For. Sure. But I’m happier. In the end that’s the only thing that really matters. 🙂