Today’s discussion is going to be about prioritizing your reads, and how hard I find it to prioritize some reads, like eARCs.
This mostly happens when I get home from the bookstore and I have bought some new books or the moment a pre-order/new release is in my hands. At those moments what I really want to do is drop everything and read that book. Because there is a reason why I bought it right when it came out or why I pre-ordered it.
But the thing which hold me back from actually picking it up is because I have so many books I could read instead which are catching dust on my shelves or there are eARCs I need to get to.
Whenever I try making a TBR, I always pick books which have been on my shelf for a while and not the new releases I am expecting.
Right now, I am participating in a Readathon and IT is on my TBR, but when I was in the bookstore because I was picking My Plain Jane (The second Lady Janies book) up I also bought Exile (The sequel to The Extinction Trails). And I really, REALLY want to read them. But at the same time I ‘couldn’t’ because I had to read a book for a book club meeting the next Monday.
Probably when I have finished IT, I will move on to My Plain Jane and Exile, because I am so excited to read them.
I think from now on, I will follow my feeling and excitement and read a book when I really want to and not feel guilt for prioritizing it over all the other books I want to read.
Do you have trouble with prioritizing reads or is it just me?