Part of “reading deliberately” seems to be ceasing to accept review books, or becoming much more selective about the books we’ll accept. I started to cut back on review books several months ago, and haven’t regretted it – especially when I look at the row of still-unread review copies on my shelf! Aside from entering LibraryThing’s Early Reviewers book raffles and hosting some blog tours for my friends at TLC Book Tours, I don’t plan to step up my acceptance of review books from other sources in the coming year. While one of the perks of review books is the “conversation” angle – when you’re not the only one reading something at a given time, chances are better that you might get some comments about it – I guess I’ll just have to take my chances that people will be interested in talking about my books with me anyway.
The Book Bloggers’ Top 10 Voting Booth is open, and will remain so until December 29 – go and make your preferences known! The candidates for book bloggers’ favorite books of 2009 were collected from Weekly Geeks participants, but voting is open to all!
When it comes to e-book readers, Jenn probably won’t be recommending Sony’s any more (if this seems familiar, it’s probably because I also included this link in the Weekend Review post on Friday)
Here’s a book you’ll only put on your TBR list if you absolutely have to
As my Google Reader overflows with book-bloggers’ challenge-signup posts, some will choose to refuse. Speaking of refusal: does not wanting to read Christmas-themed books make you a Grinch? Then again, some families have a holiday-reading tradition
I’m a LibraryThing loyalist, but it’s still good to see this about the growth of GoodReads
I’ll be posting a special edition of Bookkeeping: The Reading Status Report later this week, in connection with my “Books of the Year” picks, so please check back for that! But if you haven’t seem my “Books of the Decade” yet – I posted those on Thursday – I’d love to get your take on those.