Last Week’s Discussion:
I have this nasty habit of never getting around to reading books I’ve owned for a while. Why? Because they’re too long! I know that book will take me 2+ weeks, a time-frame where I could read 2-3 other, shorter books. Does it make me crazy to only read short books? Let’s ask the discussioners!
“I usually choose books in alphabetical order. When that fails, then I start skipping to the classics I always wanted to read…still in alphabetical order.”
“I’ve never though about picking books on their length before, I pick the books I read depending on the mood I’m in.”
“I prefer books that are shorter as well. When books are longer than 400 pages, I am a bit hesitant to read them, because I am worried that the pace wouldn’t be fast enough to keep me engaged. In general, for me, it is more about pacing than about length.”
“Sometimes I choose my next book if it is a standalone. Length doesn’t affect me unless it is Les Mis long, haha. I would much rather get in to a story I can finish all at once than a story I have to wait for more from.”
“Your statement, “I also am never in the ‘mood’ for a certain book,” is exact opposite of me. Sometimes I have a book picked out. I carry it to my chair and see another one and decide I’m more in the mood for the other. This has happened where I drop the new book I was excited to read for one that has been lying around the house for years….”
“I am saving a couple of shorter, quicker reads for once school starts when I’ll have less time, and trying to get some of the massive books on my tbr out of the way while I’m able to devote 2+ hours to reading every day. But most of the time it doesn’t make a difference to me.”
“As far as how I pick books, it’s mostly random. Sometimes I want to read something particular, other times I want something short. If I start a series, I try to make sure I read the rest right away.”
“I have literally a stack of 6 books on the top of one of my bookshelves that is my TBR pile. I try to alternate books I book 4 years ago with new books and the books I got from Uppercase so eventually, I will get through everything.”
Whelp. Guess I really am crazy as no one else seems to pick their books based on length. Hahaha! But of course, I am not surprised. It would seem most people pick what book to read based on what they want to read.
Check out this week’s discussion on Thursday at 10am EST: