Sunday, 27 November 2011
Sunday Salon: How Far Ahead Do You Plan Your Reading?
One thing I've noticed since starting this blog is that I am a very unorganised reader. When I finish a book, I have no idea what I'll be reading next or even no clear idea of what books I actually own. I have a goodreads account (add me!) but I'm only about a fifth of the way through adding my physical books and I've not even made a dent in adding my kindle library. I buy books on a whim at different times, put them in all different places and forget I have them until a few months later. This means a lot of them just don't get read and my TBR is out of control, to say the least.
I know other people are not like this. It's the time of the year when sign-up posts for challenges start appearing and I've noticed that some bloggers are very organised with their reading plans to the extent that they know which books they will be reading and in which month. I don't know what I'm reading next, let alone what I am reading in 2012. I also don't have a dedicated TBR pile of books that I want to read soon, all of my books are mixed in together.
I think the reason I am like this is that my inner rebel doesn't like having a schedule or time deadline for reading, I like to just read on a whim based on whatever takes my fancy that day. I like that I have such a stock of unread books, because I have an available book for any genre or mood. I like rediscovering books that I have forgotten I bought and I like the feeling of finally reading a book that I have owned for many years, because the time and my mood are right.
How about you? What are your reading plans and how far ahead can you list what you will be reading? Are you unorganised like me, or strictly organised?