Monday, January 30, 2012

Moving From One Book to the Next: Musing Mondays

Another Musing Mondays prompt from Should be Reading:

How far along are you in your current read before you start thinking about what you’ll read next?

According to my Kindle, I'm 76% done with The Royal Sheikh by Katheryn Lane. I have mixed feelings about the percentage complete bar at the bottom of my Kindle reads. I like seeing my progress by looking at the pages on either side of my bookmark, and the percentage bar isn't quite the same. But, it's also less obvious with the Kindle how much reading I still have to do. With bigger books, I find the Kindle less daunting.

But I digress...

Before Kindle, I had books lined up next to my bed in order of how I wanted to read them. This is another way the Kindle is throwing me off. Since I have reading obligations (book club, reviews), I have to now keep a calendar and notes with books to read next.

Except for time management purposes, I am not thinking of the next book I'm going to read until I finish my current read. I like to focus. I have tried, with little success, to read multiple books. I'm too easily distracted, so I'm comfortable knowing I'm a one-book-at-a-time kind of gal.

Now that I rarely go to a bookstore, almost all of the ones near me have closed down (sniff, sniff), I don't tend to get distracted by a new book. I stick with my planned order.

How about you? Do you plan your next book, or grab whatever strikes your fancy?

6 comments:

Leah Marie said...

My books are totally planned. For awhile yet. Not that there aren't interruptions to the plan here and there...

My Musings!

Tia Bach said...

Leah Marie, Glad to meet a fellow planner! ;-) I like the occasional catch-my-fancy interruption.

caite said...

my books are TOTALLY unplanned.
how can I know what I will feel like reading when I finish the present one? I might find a new, must read at one book tomorrow! ;-)

Tia Bach said...

Caite, I love the you trust your reading muse. I would trust mine more if I didn't have so many reading commitments (challenges, reviews, etc). Thanks for stopping by!

Jess said...

Tia,

Really nice of you to stop by my blog Jessy's Bookends @ blogspot. Always thinking on my next book, but I'm thinking about making a calendar. You know, so little time and piles of books to read.

Tia Bach said...

Jess, That's what I need, a book calendar. A great idea!! ;-)