Stop & ChatHappy Sunday my lovelies!!! As always I’m happy to have you all back for another Stop & Chat discussion. This week I wanted to go over something that has remained elusive to me…..

Reading Schedules!

I live by what I call organized chaos. My desk, my room, my purse even my car all, at first glance, look like these horrible monstrous messes. Yet if you asked for a pen, or paper clip or specific piece of paper I would be able to find it in seconds. So it’s no wonder that RSR is the same. I mean, look at my “post” calendar. The entire month of October is full of completed TTT, WoW, reviews, tours, discussions and other random post. To be perfectly honest 90% of the time I’m not really sure how this came to be but.. c’est le vie I suppose. Any who, something I can never….NEVER plan is what I read. I tried a TBR schedule and failed. I tried the TBR jar and failed again. Tried to let my readers pick and didn’t fail as hard.  I’m sure your can see the pattern here right?

Glee Awkward

Obviously planning what I read just doesn’t work for me. I’m a mood reader, plain in simple. And I’m a rebel, which is ridiculous since I’m only rebelling against myself. O__O Seriously! Shelly and I tried making TBR videos and I had all these PLANS but I would only read 1 or 2 from the listen and 4+ that I didn’t even plan on and my mind-set was always “I read what I want so there!”….

Miley Very Dramatic

Don’t get me wrong, the mood will strike and I’ll fly through a few ARCs that HAVE to be read by a certain point but most of the time I just pick up a random book and jump in. For instance, I’m in this HUGE NA mood lately. I have a ton of beautiful books here I could be reading but I just want to drown in NA feels. I don’t think this is wrong but it seriously destroys any “planned” reading I may have had. Which brings me to today’s questions! Do you have a reading schedule? How do you stick to it? How do you keep it fun if you do have a schedule? As always leave your comments below!

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20 thoughts on “Stop & Chat ~Reading Schedules~”

  1. I’m a list person, or at least I want to be a list person. I make lists for everything, including what I should read next but… I’m a rebel too and also a mood reader. I never complete ANY list I make. It’s ridiculous. Why do I keep making them if I don’t follow them? I’ll never know. lol
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  2. Because the act of making a list feels good! I’m the exact same way and I’m going to go about this a new way soon. Instead of making a list of the books I WANT to read for the month, I’m going to start making a list of books I DID read. That way my list impulse is satisfied but I also don’t feel as guilty about what I didn’t get to read! 😀
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  3. I have a reading schedule. I make a list of things I need to read by a certain date. But I also throw in books that I want to read. I also listen to books while at work to break up the reading schedule.
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  4. I never thought of audio books as something that could break up a schedule! I’m still really new to the world of audio books so I may have to try this one day.
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  5. YOU AND ME BOTH GIRL, you and me both. I used to have a little calendar book and would write down which books were releasing when. If it was something that I got from EW and it expires, I would write that book down in a different color. I would make a TO-READ list in the “notes” column beside each month. I would list them in order of importance. And sadly, I STILL couldn’t keep up with it. Some books that I promised myself I would read by a certain time made me want to read them less. It was a very UGHH KJSDFJDL type thing when I saw that my time was dwindling down and I saw all these other pretty books on my bookshelf that I wanted to read more than that book. The silly thing is that 90% of the time the books I kept putting off were ones I really wanted to read but since I put a deadline on them, I wanted to do anything but. Now I can say with complete confidence that I am a mood reader and will never be anything else. I’ve tried and failed and I am okay with that!

    PS-I live a very organized chaos life too!
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  6. I absolutely cannot follow a reading schedule either. Like you, I’m a huge mood reader, and I never know what my mood will be. And I can’t read something I’m not in the mood for. I don’t even try, really, although I do keep track of the release dates to any ARCs I have to attempt to get to them before their releases.
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  7. Oh, believe me, I’m exactly the same! I plan to read a book then at the last minute, I change my mind an dread another one. Sometimes, I even leave the book I’m reading halfway through just because I’m not in the mood for that and start another one (I go back to the previous one in a couple of days though :P) Managing TBR list is the most stressful thing a reader has to go through, isn’t it?
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  8. Yep yep! I totally deleted my TBR list earlier this year (as well as my goodreads account). I no longer follow any sort of list or plan when I read/chose books. My new system is to just go to the library and browse the shelves, until something interesting jumps out at me 🙂 I’ve discovered so many amazing books this way, ones that I wouldn’t have given a chance if I had still been following a TBR list/reading schedule. Love how I read now and I don’t foresee myself every going back.

    Mood readers rock 😀
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  9. I’m a mood reader as well. I try to plan to read certain books soon, but then I end up picking up another one anyway, because I’m not in the mood for the first book for some reason. If I do force myself to read a book I’m supposed to be reading, I automatically don’t enjoy it as much. Still, it has to be done. But those TBR lists? If I list 10 books and give myself, say, a season, I’ll only have read two or so.
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  10. I never ever could follow a reading schedule. (Or any type of schedule for that matter.) I’m a mood reader and if I have to read something I have no desire to at the moment or have to read for a deadline, it easily becomes a chore and the most important factor – the enjoyment – goes away. I do book blogging because I love it. What’s the point in losing my passion for reading because of it?

  11. I’m a fairly organised person and I love having schedules and lists, etc. but for some reason writing a reading schedule doesn’t work for me. At all. It’s like whatever books I put on the schedule, when the time comes, I’m just not in the mood to read them! Now I just read whatever I feel like reading and that works for me 🙂
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