My ereader is still pretty new; it was an early Christmas present to myself.
I signed up for NetGalley, carefully filled out my profile, and included my review policy of not reviewing every book I request.
I requested a few titles; one of them was reviewed here, The Kitchen Counter Cooking School.
Here is my current dilemma, and I’m open to all suggestions, advice, etc.
I requested other titles; got approved; but for several reasons didn’t get around to reading them. (Holidays, catching up on the Morris shortlist because I’d read only one, etc.)
Right now? I’m semi-paralyzed about what to request next. My TBR pile is about 20-odd high, between the Edgar, Andre Norton and LA Times nominees, then Kelly at Stacked recommended five 2012 titles and I requested them so now want to read them, plus a few other specific titles I requested, not to mention some committee reading I have to do for my state library association.
Ideally, I should be using NetGalley for some of those books I request, I know that. But what I found, back in December, was that without the physical book or ARC in a pile, looking at me like a cat waiting for its dinner, it was easy for me to ignore.
As I was writing this, I realized that it’s not solely about NetGalley. I have purchased a bunch of ebooks, but when it comes to reading, the physical book or ARC is what I pick up.
So, here is what I’m looking for. I’m sure if I just get the proper routine with using my ereader, if I’m just organized the proper way, I can make the best use of what I purchase as an ebook or request in egalley format and mix that reading in with my paper books. My usual method (this is so old school!) is actual piles of books in my work space. That doesn’t work with ebooks.
So, in short…. HELP!