Before I started blogging and reviewing books, I would sometimes get the urge to binge read. Usually it was the urge to read an entire series (or all the books currently out at that time in said series). But sometimes it was just an “I want to read author X.” And I’d read 4-6 or more books in a row, all by one author.
I don’t do that anymore. Mostly because I feel it would get pretty boring for people reading my blog. “Oh look, there’s a review for book 4 in series X. Book 3 was reviewed a few days ago, I bet we’re going to see book 5 in that series next.”
Or, “Oh look. It’s another review for a book by author X. The last 5 books she’s reviewed have all been from that author.”
The most I binge read now is 2 books at a time from the same author. And only then if I have enough reviews scheduled that I can separate the reviews by at least 2 weeks. I still get the urge to read a whole series some days, but I just don’t have the time to actually let myself do it anymore.
Now that I have a full time job again, some weeks I’m writing posts the night before they’re due to go live. But, shhhh! don’t tell anyone!
So what about you? Do you binge read? If you binge read and blog, how do you handle reviewing the books? Or DO you review all the books? If you don’t blog, how many books was the most you read (in a series or just by the same author) one right after another?