There’s an important decision that you’ve either made or will make soon. You probably don’t realize it, probably haven’t even given it much thought, but its a decision that has the potential to have long reaching consequences. I’m talking about the first book you read (and finish!) after a book conference*.
All of us walk away with plenty of new reads to lavish attention upon. Whether its a new book in a favorite series or the hotly anticipate debut, they’re all so PRETTY and make you want to read them now now now. But what do you choose? How can you say yes to one without making the others feel less important? Is it better to stay with a known favorite author or strike out into new territory? Read something coming out now or something due out in 9 months?
Hey I get you, don’t worry I feel that way too. Its a thrilling and terrifying moment of truth that few consciously understand or can even explain adequately. The rush and anticipation, the thrill of cracking open that new ARC and knowing you’re one of only a few hundred (at most) who have it in their hands. Its the best feeling for a book nerd. That’s why its interesting to chart a person’s reading habits. I’ve done it to myself the last several book conferences and well the data is a bit eye opening when I consider what I THINK I do and what I actually do.