Happy Thursday! Talkative Thursdays is a new segment on Camillea Reads where I combine different memes and personal discussions. Actually, it’s less formal than a book discussion, this segment is more like a chit-chat session rather. It’s my goal to get to know my readers better, not just as my blog followers but as friends. With that in mind I decided to experiment with a segment which, as the name suggests, allows us to talk about anything and everything under the sun. My goal is to provide you with a relaxing atmosphere and something cheery to look forward to in the middle of a busy week.
At the end of the discussion, I’ll ask some bookish and non-bookish questions to get a conversation going!
This week’s discussion is in answer to Rainy Day Rambling’s Tell Me Something Tuesday. She asked, How often do you actually start reading a hot new release the day it hits shelves?
I don’t read books immediately on the day of their release. It’s not that I’m not excited about the book, it’s just that I’m not usually in the mood to read that book right then. Even if it’s a highly anticipated one!
Rather than pre-ordering the book I…
STAY UPDATED ON EVERY BOOK PLATFORM
Call me a little bit obsessed but I pretty much add the book to every wish list I have just in case there might be a sale going on! Besides that I also join giveaway after giveaway after giveaway for the book.
So maybe, I’m a bit more than just obsessed but when you’ve got a book that’s burned the rest of your TBR to nothingness, this is as close to begging as I can go.
Don’t imagine me weeping in torrents. At most I get envious of the book bloggers who got the ARCs or those who have the book on pre-order. I even dodge reviews of said book out fear for spoilers!
For those who have libraries in their towns, I know you would wait anxiously for book’s availability but I don’t have such a cool library nearby. If I really want the book, then yes, I save up for a while to afford it. However, mostly I wait for the hype to die, wait for my trusted bloggers to post their reviews – this is the stage when I have a serious debate whether I really want to read the book or was it the hype – and then, if I want it, I buy a cheaper paperback or the Kindle version of the book.
Do you overextend yourself with too many reviews because you can’t pass up a book in hopes you will get them all done or do you carefully plan and be sure you can fulfill the deadlines for all the promised reviews? (submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver’s Reviews)
This is a tough question. I do try to limit the number of review copies to four or five a month but sometimes the pixies in my tummy make me go click crazy on NetGalley. Here’s the thing with me, I don’t post a review for every ARC I receive. If I love the book enough to recommend it or problematic enough to discuss it, it goes on the blog. Otherwise I leave a review on Goodreads and Amazon.
I’ve begun to treat my blog as something more than a hobby, so I’ve kept myself to a schedule and organization. It changes, of course. Sometimes I book that isn’t a review copy ends up on the blog if it has impacted. In that way, I don’t keep stringent rules.
Regarding review copies my (NEW) rules are simple: try to read the review copies a month before the release, and if I don’t like a review copy I should DNF.
This post is a link up to Tell Me Something Tuesday hosted by Rainy Day Ramblings and The Book Blogger Hop hosted by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer
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