Welcome to Musing Mondays, hosted by Should Be Reading.
Every Monday, we ponder various bookish topics:
Describe one of your reading habits. • Tell us what book(s) you recently bought for yourself or someone else, and why you chose that/those book(s). • What book are you currently desperate to get your hands on? Tell us about it! • Tell us what you’re reading right now — what you think of it, so far; why you chose it; what you are (or, aren’t) enjoying it. • Do you have a bookish rant? Something about books or reading (or the industry) that gets your ire up? Share it with us! • Instead of the above questions, maybe you just want to ramble on about something else pertaining to books — let’s hear it, then!
Today I’m going to chat about reading habits. Before blogging, all I did was read and move on.
When I started seriously reviewing books and blogging about them, I decided I needed a blog where I could document my reading/reviewing journey. So Curl up and Read was born.
At that time (October 2009), I had a huge TBR stack of books, just waiting to be read. Around 166, to be precise. I photographed the stacks and posted them on my About page.
I then started tracking books, creating a page for each year on that blog. Recently, I’ve revised the pages to simplify things. Bookshelves 2010 (Books Purchased, Read and Reviewed, Review Books), etc. As I buy a book, I enter it on the appropriate page. When I read and review it, I enter it and link to the review. (Same thing with review books).
My challenges also go on this blog, with the exception of the Cozies Challenge, which is on Chocolate & Mimosas (Guilty Pleasures blog). But I do have an image link in the sidebar at Curl up and Read, taking you to Chocolate & Mimosas.
That is what’s working for me…so far.
What are you musing about today?