Tell Me Something Tuesday is hosted by Heidi @ Rainy Day Ramblings. There is a new discussion question each week. You can find all the details on her page. Hope you all decide to join!
This weeks question: How do you choose what books to review?
If I was asked this question a year ago, I would have said “I pick books that sound good.” Now, it’s a little different. Of course one criteria still is that it sounds good, but I’ve had to be a lot more picky the last few months. I made the decision to make blogging less stressful and read more non-review books, so I’ve cut way back.
One of the main things that will make me choose a review book, is if it is part of a series I love. That’s just a no brainer. There’s no thinking it over when it comes to series like The Weird Girls and Pushing the Limits. I will always make time for them.
If a book isn’t part of a series I’ve already started, then it has to really grab me. Not only does it need to sound good, it needs to get me excited to read it. Even then, I may not pick it up, because it has to fit the right time frame since I’m not a fast reader. If I know I won’t be able to read by 2 weeks after the release date, then I use self-control and move on. I don’t want to get behind on reviews like I used to.
Also, I don’t accept review requests anymore, except from a handful of authors that I ♥ dearly, including Misty Provencher, Trisha Wolfe, and Rhiannon Frater. When they tell me they have a new book coming out, then I make time.
Even though I’ve become more strict and try my hardest to be certain I’ll like the book, I’ve still had bombs.
How about you?