The Book Blogger Hop is a meme hosted by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer. Each week, a new book-themed question is posted, and this week’s question is…
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?
Ugh, okay, so I just recently started getting contacted for reviews and book tours and all that jazz, and let me tell you guys, I’m no good at deadlines when it comes to reading. For me, reading is a fun activity I like to do in my spare time. It’s not my job. I turned down one offer to be involved in a book tour because of the deadline. I take a very leisurely approach when it comes to reading. I don’t try and finish books by a certain date because what’s the fun in rushing?
I will say I love doing reviews when they’re not attached to deadlines, though. I mentioned before that I’m currently (slowly) reading Terminal Core, and a big part of why I agreed to reviewing this for the author was that there was no deadline. Of course, I’m still putting a priority on it because I’m not a total jerk, but I’m going to take my time with it because I enjoy books more that way. If I rush to meet a deadline, sure, I’ll meet it, I’ll get the review up in time, but I’ll probably enjoy the book a lot less because I’d be more focused on the deadline than the story.
So, as of now, I’m still accepting review requests, but I only plan to accept requests for book I genuinely think will interest me, books that I think I’ll be able to read and review in a decent amount of time.