August 15, 2010

Slapdash Sunday Topic: Review Books

Am very, very late posting today.  My laptop went on strike....guess I am overworking Lily Laptop but hubby came to the rescue.    Hope everyone is having a great weekend.  My plans for today is to catch up on all my computer to-dos and then hoping to finish my current read.  What are your plans for this fabulous Sunday.  Be on the look out...more giveaways will be posted within the next couple of days.  And don't forget to enter for AH-CHOO,  cold and flu season is just a few months away to this would be a great reference book for the coming months.


Hosted by Kayla at The Eclectic Element
Slapdash Sunday is a day for your proverbial week 'leftovers.' Is there something you wanted to say, but just forgot? Is there something you want to write about, but isn't worth a whole page? Do you have a random thought, funny or otherwise that needs to be written down?
That is what Slapdash Sunday is for!
Today's topic:  Requested Review Books:
As I slowly work my way through all my requested review books, I was wondering.....
Do you have a review policy?  Do you read your requested books according to your schedule or the schedule of the person requesting a review?  

According to my review policy, I read my requested reviews in the order that I receive them.  As soon as I receive a book, a post-it is attached, the next number in sequence is noted, who the request is from and any other information for that book.  I also, add it to my TBR Reading Schedule located on my blog so that agents/authors can see where their book is in relation to my reading schedule. 

How do you decide which books you read from your requested review book pile?  Do you have a schedule as to how you read books that are requested?  How do you keep track of all your books?  How do you manage your requested review books?
  Would love to hear!!  Let's have a Slapdash Discussion!!


bermudaonion said...

I keep a spreadsheet with all of my books. Unless I've promised to read them by a certain date, I generally just pick what interests me the most in the moment.

Aisle B said...

How do I keep track??? Well more to the effect of how do I keep from hyperventilating when I see the pile grow... Someone get me a paper bag to breath in.. nice and slow... breath in... breath out.. breath in.. breath out... going to pass out...

OK all kidding aside: I just take a look for the release date of publication (ARC) and get them out for that month. Other review books that have been already out for some time (3 months plus) will be reviewed once I've seen their publication date. Voila.. sound easy.. so tell me why am I still HYPERVENTILATING??? ;P

Julie P said...

I don't get enough review books to really worry about that.....

Anonymous said...

Hey is this the right time to say I love your "books icon" pointer thingy? Having a lazy Sunday and just poke my head in to see what's up. Glad you got your computer working again - you'd be missed. Smiles


Darlyn said...

I don't get review many review books but I review what come first too. =)

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

And you think I am organized..... I am looking over this post about your review policy and think "I have a lot of work to do!" :)

I do have a policy and think it is SOOOO important and has been helpful in many situations where I am contacted to read something out of my genre area or an e book which my policy clear;y states that at this time I do not read E books.

I try to get my books on a Google calendar for reviews but tend to get behind on this. This is where I need to work on getting these books from the mail to the TBR in a better, timelier, manner.