Oodles of Books!

It’s no secret that I read a lot.  With 115 books last year, and 50 for this year, it shouldn’t be a surprise.

So today, I thought I would talk about why I choose the books I do.

Mostly, I go off of my 599-books-long to-read list on goodreads.  More than a few are series, and sometimes I decide to continue with the series.  Sometimes I don’t.  Or sometimes, I decide to finish it, but not right away.

It’s hard to not add books, but I add some to the list every once in a while.  Thankfully, I’ve added most everything to shelves as best I can, so at least I can go to specific shelves if I’m in the mood for American history, or Tudor England or a biography.  But sometimes, I just go straight down the list.

I usually check out the “popular” shelf at the library.  Basically, it has quite a few books that are super-popular, and once in a while, I manage to find something I want to read on it.  I also like to see what books they have on display throughout the library.

But one of my favorite things to do is to pick backs based on the title and/or cover.  It’s fun to do every once in a while, especially when I want to read something that’s not on my TBR pile.  Sometimes I manage to pick up something that is on my TBR list, but mostly, it’s cool to see what catches my eye.

My general thought on reading is that it’s important to read different genres.  There are so many books out there, and I don’t want to limit myself by reading a handful of things.  I do prefer young adult and anything Tudor England, but at the same time, expanding my horizons a little is also really important.  Reading is not only an escape (which is only sometimes) but a way for me to learn something new.  At some point, I’d like to read more classics, more non-fiction and to re-read some of the books on my shelves.

I’m currently reading 4 books, plus a stack of books that I checked out from the library.  And more on the way!  Not many- currently 4, with a bunch that I’m on the waiting list for.

That wraps up the rambling for today, but I’ll be back tomorrow with something random…or not.

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