Before I started blogging, I didn’t keep close track of new releases. I would get recommendations from friends, or I would troll the local Barnes and Noble for things that looked interesting. When I was looking for a specific genre to read, google was my friend. But I never made a list of upcoming releases, and tracked them.
Last year, I sort of did. I started blogging in July, and as I saw something that looked interesting in a list of upcoming books, I would generally put in on hold at the library immediately, which lead to last year’s ridiculously-long hold lists.
This year, I am more organized, with virtual cork-boards of upcoming releases, and things I don’t want to lose track of.
But last year…last year I was way less organized and…well…some things fell through the cracks.
Most of these, I just wasn’t in the mood for when they became available. Some of them, I completely forgot about. At least one of them is STILL on hold at the library. I still think that I want to read them all, but I’m not sure when…that is the problem with being such a mood reader. I am going to try to keep them all in mind this spring, and maybe I’ll revisit when it’s 2 am, and I just finished something, and I’m wracking my brain for my next great read.
What about you, dear readers? What books did you intend to get to last year but you just…didn’t? I’ll take those confessions in the comments.