How long do you wait after finishing a book before you pick/start another one? How many books do you have planned ahead or do you pick up random books from your tbr pile (if you have one)? Do you review right away or keep reading and come back to it later?
Great questions! I'll answer them in order...
How long do you wait after finishing a book before you pick/start another one? I usually start the next book either the same day or the day after finishing one. Occasionally I'll take a break for a couple of days, but not often. I at least get the next one started.
How many books do you have planned ahead or do you pick up random books from your tbr pile (if you have one)? I usually have at least a month or two worth of books planned ahead since I review for CFBA and FIRST Wild Card. Most of my reads these days come from that, but sometimes I'll throw in a book I couldn't resist. I don't like feeling that I *have* to read a certain book next and I don't really get to choose, so I try to arrange it where I can choose between 2 or 3 books that are at the top of the list, in case I'm not in the mood for the *next* one.
Do you review right away or keep reading and come back to it later? Now this I'm bad about. Or maybe it's good. I don't write my reviews right after I finish the book, and I do that on purpose. I like to let it stew for a while and let my mind think over it again for a few days. I feel that I write a better review if I can mull it over first rather than just jumping in. I remember things from the book later that may not come to mind right after I finish the last page. But sometimes I get behind and I find myself where I *have* to write it *today.*
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I've been wrapped up doing the mom-thing (and love it), but recently came back to one of my first loves -- books. In the past I'd stayed away from Christian fiction, thinking it'd be cheesy. But then my sis-in-law sent me home with one and when I finally read it in Dec 2007, I've been hooked since!
In this blog I post about books I've read and what I thought of them. They're (mostly) Christian fiction and non-fiction, but not all.
I'd love to hear from you. Leave a comment and tell me what you thought of the books, too, even if you don't agree with me! Or recommend a book to me...I'm always in the market for more! (No graphic violence or abundance of profanity, please.)