Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Tuesday Book Chat | 29th May 2018 | Narelle Atkins



Narelle here. Welcome to our ACW Tuesday Book Chat where we encourage book lovers to answer our bookish question of the week. I look forward to hearing your thoughts.

Please join in the conversation in a comment on this post or in a comment on the blog post shared in our Australasian Christian Writers Facebook Group.  

Do you read books as soon as you receive them?


This is a question I'm pondering today because my new novella, Solo Tu, is releasing today on Amazon Kindle. 

Let's Chat. Do you eagerly await the arrival of new books - via an electronic deposit in your reading device or a parcel in the mail or an in-store print book purchase? 

10 comments:

  1. I buy a lot of Roman history books from academic authors for the research for my Roman website articles. (Confession time: I think I have 100+ now, not counting the ebooks; 11 on Roman Britain alone. Bookaholic-thy name is Ashby.) I get hardcopy whenever I can for research because ebooks are much harder to earmark sections I want to use later. Those I read at least some as soon as I open the package.

    Novels...I might wait a bit. I bought the paperback of Roseanna White's latest Edwardian suspense/thriller at our local Christian bookstore, and I haven't let myself start it until I finish the last of the launch tasks for my newest that comes out today. Ebooks...I have an easier time delaying the start of reading something electronic than print.

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    1. Hi Carol, I prefer to read non-fiction print books. I have a couple of writing craft ebooks and I tend to get frustrated flicking between different sections. Reading as a reward for completing certain tasks definitely works for me. :)

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  2. Congratulations Narelle! I’m so precious about headspace these days that I tend to leave new books until I’ve finished either writing or the latest round of editing of my current project. Then it’s time to splurge on reading a good book!

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    1. Thanks Carolyn! :) I could procrastinate and get zero writing done by catching up on reading my Kindke tbr list, lol. Priorities are important!

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  3. Some books I read very quickly after receiving them, while others stay on my TBR pile for a while. Novels tend to get read a lot sooner.

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    1. Hi Beth, I tend to read the shorter books first, knowing I can read the whole story in only a few hours. It’s the longer novels I tend to put off reading because I don’t have the chunk of time available to read them. :)

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  4. Some but most I don't. I have so many to read and am so far behind.

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    1. Hi Jenny, I live in denial regarding the size of my Kindle tbr list. One day I’ll get around to reading more books more quickly. :)

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  5. I always read books as soon as I got them before I got my Kindle, but now I'm not so reliable. But I'm trying to make a point of reading books I buy when I buy them!

    My longer answer is here: http://www.iolagoulton.com/bookish-question-60/

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    1. Hi Iola, I remember the days when I used to have time to reread books! Now, I dream about having the time to make a dent in my tbr list. Thanks for sharing your short answer and sharing the link to your longer answer. :)

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