While it has not been as long between posts, I still apologize for the delay. This time finals and graduating college are to blame, so it's as good an excuse as any I suppose. Now that higher education is no longer taking up so much of my time, I should be fairly regular in posting.
That being said, let's step away from the reviews for a moment and focus on something that many of us book fiends face: the ever-daunting reading list. Maybe it's just me, but it never seems as if I can make a dent in my reading list. If anything, it seems to grow exponentially longer every time I look at it.
While some people may think it's ridiculous, my opinion is that it is a continuous goal, a challenge I can keep pursuing as long as new and engaging titles are hitting the shelves, (and let's face it, that's always going to be the case). So what's a bookworm to do? It doesn't matter what pace you go at, how few or how many books are on that list, what matters is how satisfied you are with the amount and range of reading you're doing. Some readers are more selective about what they want to spend their time on, while others, like me, read quite the varied range.
Some organizational tips, while not the most thrilling topic, can be very useful. I generally keep a running note on my phone of titles I may see or hear about, and type in there for future reference until I have access to my full list. With the majority of the population having smartphones, this is such an easy thing to do. Another hint I might suggest? Keeping your list in alphabetical order by author's last name. It keeps series together, and makes it easy to prevent having the same title multiple times on a list. It's pretty simple.
On a final note, my current choice of book is the Coal Harbour series by Polly Horvath. They're quick and simple reads, but there's nothing wrong with revisiting childhood and the YA section we all loved (and maybe secretly still do).