Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Batting Out of Order
When I came back from ALA, I carefully sorted all of the galleys I received by publication date and told myself that I would read them in order of publication date.
I lied. Like my plans ever hash out.
I batted out of order. I'm currently reading a sequel that doesn't come out until November when I have several very exciting September releases, a couple of galleys for books that have already been published, three Bluestems sitting on my table, and of course, like always, review books. This time a middle grade fiction, three series non-fiction books about different musics styles, including Hip-Hop because I'm so street, and an audiobook about recovering from drug addiction. An 8 CD long audiobook about recovering from drug addiction.
Can you see why I batted out of order?
Has this ever happened to you? Maybe you have books for a book club, or even assignments. Or you are trying something ridiculous like reading biographies of all the presidents (I actually know someone who did that) and you just need a break! Personally, I've been jumping from Bluestems to New Adult which is quite the subject change! I desperately needed something in the middle and this sequel was just right.
What's on your to-read list? Anything worth skipping or moving up to the front of the line? Anyone else planning the perfect read line-up only to bat out of order? Let me know! I don't want to feel like a total reading failure!