(side note: I just realized this is my blog's 300th post!)
EDIT: CONTEST CLOSED!!!
This month's Countdown Contest is a simple one, inspired by an email conversation I had last week with my crit partner, Nancy. I couldn't decide on which book from my massive TBR pile was next for consumption. So many choices, so little time, and I didn't know what I was in the mood for.
She emails me back: start from the left and count over five books. Read the sixth.
To which I promptly replied: which shelf? There are three.
Her answer: Third shelf (damn woman!)
Usually, it doesn't take three emails for me to pick a book. If I just bought something new I've been waiting for, it gets read. If I'm in the mood for a particular type of story (romance, werewolves, vamps, other...), I pick one of those.
What does this have to do with the contest? The contest is a simple drawing from the comments section. In order to enter, please Comment and tell me how you usually decide what to read next. Do you keep all new purchases in order and read them that way? Do you close your eyes and pluck a book off the shelf?
How do you choose?
The prizes for this contest are two books releasing this week that I'm eager to read:
DESTINED FOR AN EARLY GRAVE, Jeaniene Frost (okay, so eager isn't quite a powerful enough word for how much I want to read this)
THE THORN QUEEN, Richelle Mead (2nd Dark Swan book)
Contest is open until Wednesday 7/29, Noon EST.