Bloggiesta this time around. But, I liked the mini challenge hosted by Jenn's Bookshelves about organizing your books.
I don't know that I'm super organized. I always schedule reviews that have set dates. I just create a draft post in blogger on the date the review is to be published. When I finish the book, I add the review and it's ready. If a book has an open date, I still schedule the reviews. Ideally, I like one post/review a week day. Sometimes it's less. But, I don't like doing multiple posts in a day. I will sometimes have reviews scheduled for weeks out.
I should let people know when I receive books, but I don't. I do try to let publicists know when reviews are posted.
I always note in the review where I got the book, whether it's mine, the library's or from a publicist/author. I've gone back through old posts and added that information.
When I first started reviewing and was offered books, I took everything. I quickly figured out that wasn't a realistic thing to do. I read quickly, but it's very easy to get overwhelmed with review books. I realized very early on that if I had to force myself to read a book, chances are I wasn't going to like it. Because of that, I've learned that if I think I might not like a book, I don't take it. I don't relish writing negative reviews or doing DNF posts. So, sometimes if I don't like a book or simply cannot finish it, I'll do a preview post with an "about the book" and an "about the author" instead, rather than doing a negative or DNF. I do, however, believe in being honest and I like knowing when someone doesn't like a book and why.
I have all of my review books in a stack on the end table by my bed. They stay in one place unless I'm currently reading one of them. I can tell, at a glance, how many are actual review books. I also have a category in Goodreads called, "In My Reading Basket" and those are the books I have in my possession that need to be read.
What about you? Do you have an organizing system?
I am having vision issues which are terrifying to someone whose work and interests lie in reading and writing. Because of this, I am falling behind in some of my reviewing commitments and ask for your support and patience.