Friday, April 6, 2018

Book Blogger Hop April 6th - April 12th: If I Live Another 200 Years After This April 9th, I Will Be 249 Years Old

Jen at Crazy for Books restarted her weekly Book Blogger Hop to help book bloggers connect with one another, but then couldn't continue, so she handed the hosting responsibilities off to Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer. The only requirements to participate in the Hop are to write and link a post answering the weekly question and then visit other blogs that are also participating to see if you like their blog and would like to follow them.

This week Billy asks: Do you overextend yourself with too many reviews because you can't pass up a book in hopes you will get them all done or do you carefully plan and be sure you can fulfill the deadlines for all the promised reviews?

I am terrible at meeting deadlines for book reviews. I find it impossible to read on a set schedule, and as a result I am unable to write reviews on a set schedule either. This doesn't stop me from accepting books for review, I just don't accept any books that have a deadline attached to them. I don't do blog tours for just this reason. If an author or a publisher approaches me with an offer of a book for review, but they want it reviewed by a particular date, I will simply pass on that book. I know that I am disorganized enough that I will probably not meet any deadline, so I don't put myself in a position where that is an issue to begin with. It also just isn't fair to the author or publisher to accept a book they are giving while knowing that I probably won't read and review their book on the timetable they are expecting.

Subsequent Book Blogger Hop: Diophantus Wrote Arithmetica in 250 A.D.

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