Choosing which book to read next | how do you do it?

You know that feeling when you have just finished reading a book you really enjoyed? Sitting there closing the back cover or an audio version swiping done?

Well, I have that feeling right now – sitting here all smug because I have managed to reduce my reading pile by one, then that excitiement to choose another … did I say excitement?…. DONT YOU MEAN UTTER INDECISION?!!

Its more like a weird mixture of smug flailing really,

“this one”


“this one”


” how about this one then?”


and it goes on…..

Do I choose one off my groaning shelves, Do I try and reduce the size of the kindle stashΒ  or go and and listen to an audio, or do i listen and read .. decisions…decisions…. i need to put the kettle on, I always find that I make the best decisions over a pot of the good stuff πŸ™‚

How do you choose your next read?

  • are you methodical
  • are you random
  • is it a case of eenie meenie miniemo
  • blinfolded and fumble around until you touch one
  • play spin the bottle and see which it points to
  • draw up a pie chart
  • or one i am sooo gulity of is buy a COMPLETELY NEW BOOK!

Sometimes, I do imagine my books talking amongst themselves, when I am not in the room or gone to sleep

“I have been sitting here patiently for months, I am so stiff, I think I have Arthritis in my spine and my pages have dropped southwards”

I know the feeling book, everything droops southwards eventually…damn that gravity!


Joking aside, no matter how I choose my next adventure, I would’nt be without them, I cannot think of a time I was bookless or I had my face squarely implanted in one. They are my friends, and have been with me thorough thick and thin and have allowed myself to drift away into a world that is not my own for a time, where I can be free and dance with the stars.

Thanks buddies… love you all !!

now………. where is my blindfold…….







4 thoughts on “Choosing which book to read next | how do you do it?

  1. I have no real system when it comes to choosing my next book. Usually I just pick up my pile of TBRs and flick through them while thinking about my schedule and how each book’s blurb makes me feel. Can I handle being sad this week? Is this book short enough and also substantial enough that I can read it while on the plane and in the airport? Do I really want to start a thriller when I need to get more sleep this week and these things tend to keep me awake wanting to know what happens next? Its not the most sophisticated of decision making matrices but I always have a book in hand at the end of it!

    1. Thank you for sharing your thoguths, the yare indeed quite methodical ones, I strangely cannot read at an airport, there is just too much going on aroud me to settle and am always afraid that I will miss my prompt to go to the gate and miss my plane.
      And as you say its all about having a book in your hand at the end of the day:)

  2. My gosh your blog top banner is nice! Was it hand-drawn maybe? First visit πŸ™‚

    As for what to read next, well. It’s like I have this huge pressing TBR πŸ˜€ so it’s mostly by “which NetGalley title is crying the most” πŸ˜€ haha. I bet you know the feels, I see you have a lot of NG badges there πŸ˜€

    That said though, I am a total mood reader. I can just drop my list (usually happens!) and go pick something completely out of the way. Or something mom brings back from the library. Or just something I spotted, oh my gosh. Especially if it’s a completely new one, #guilttrip

    Anyway. Nice to meet you!
    Evelina recently posted…Rogue mages, steampunk spells and secrecy – Brother’s Ruin by Emma NewmanMy Profile

    1. Thank you so much! yes, the banner is a watercolour.
      Pleased to meet you too Evelina, thank you for taking the time to pop along to my blog and comment:)
      I am a mood reader too really and am guilty of having several books on the go too, I always have an audiobook going too, I adore my audiobooks:)
      It is a pleasure indeed to meet your aqauntience indeed:)

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