I love organising things. I love to make lists and sort things in colour-coded, alphabetical sections. So when I read my friend Liz’s post on Gant Charts I knew I wanted one. It’s OK – I know I’m a little peculiar. At first, I couldn’t think what I would organise with my chart and the idea languished. Then I was invited to participate in my first blog tour.
This will be the first book I’ve received for review that comes with a deadline (the tour is running during the first week of April) and I realised I needed a way of keeping all my review books in mind. Usually I read them in the order of receipt but that’s not going to work any more. And my Gant Chart swung into motion.
My chart is a little more colourful than Liz’s and it already has two books in the ‘Red – Overdue’ category. They’re not really overdue as they came to me without deadlines but I’ve set myself the goal of reading review titles within a month of receipt or, for ARCs, before their release date.
The chart pointed out that reading Plastic: A Toxic Love Story really isn’t the most sensible use of my time right now. It won’t be released until the middle of April while The Sacred Journey (Ancient Practices) came out in December and has been hanging around Mt TBR since November. So I’ve set aside Plastic and picked up The Sacred Journey last night.
I’m feeling virtuous, efficient and professional. And so relieved to have finally hit on a way to organise my books that actually works!