Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly meme, hosted by Rukky @ Eternity Books & Dani @ Literary Lion, where they discuss certain topics, share their opinions, and spread the love by visiting each others’ posts.
NOVEMBER 26: DO YOU KEEP UP WITH NEW RELEASES? (SUGGESTED BY PIPPIN @ THE PIGEON)
Prompts: How current is your reading? Do you tend to read recently published books or pick from the publishing backlog, and why? Is there any particular merit to keeping up with current releases, or is it all hype? How has book blogging changed your habits on this front? And, in the future, are you thinking you want your reading to shift either way?
Welcome to the last week of LTB in November, everyone! It’s almost December, and the snow is probably coming soon (oh boy), but it’s nice to sit down and cozy up and discuss another LTB by the (imaginary) fire. The topic today is great and I’d love to hear how you all keep up with the new releases, if at all!
I’d say my reading is not always that current. I do try and read some new stuff and review it for you all, but often times there’s a lot of good books released that I haven’t got to yet! I would say Andge is usually more caught up, or at least does many more ARCs, so hopefully her posts satisfy those of you who are ahead of the curve.
I think here at DTRH we do have a good mix of both oldies and new releases. I don’t think we particularly pick one or the other to publish about though. I think generally we try and read new stuff to provide a good resource for those who want to read reviews about possible reads. On the other hand, if there are old goodies that we haven’t posted about, then of course we read them and post for you all! We wouldn’t skip books and not come back to them because they aren’t “current” anymore.
There is definitely “hype” around reviewing something that everyone else is reading and reviewing, but I think there’s also merit to having your resource available contemporaneously with other bloggers. I’m sure readers all have blogs and opinions that they trust more—I know there are definitely reviews I trust over others.
Blogging has definitely changed my habits. Before I would just read whatever, whenever. But now that I consider that my review may have an audience, I try not to always post about outdated things that everyone has probably read already. That being said, even if everyone has read it, sometimes it’s just nice to hear a concurring opinion about a book that you liked/disliked.
In the future here at DTRH, I think we will definitely be striving to be a better resource and providing very up-to-date reviews, if possible. That being said, if you all have any suggestions of books you want reviewed here, please let us know! Or if perhaps you enjoy the current mix of current and non-current releases, you can also let us know below. Any suggestions are always welcome, of course!