Some of the things I do to manage my reading backlog:
- I switch back and forth between fiction and non-fiction reading. This help me to balance academic reading and pleasure reading.
- I've started to alternate print media and e-books. My thoroughly enjoying my Kobo, but still like to use the local library for print media.
- I've picked a couple of journals which I read each issue of (or at minimum browse). My personal picks are The American Archivist, The Public Historian, and Archivaria. I also read Canada's History Magazine on a routine basis.
- When I see an interesting article or become interested in a specific topic, I try to read that material relatively soon. I know my personal habits - if I don't read it within a day or two is bound to end up permanently sitting unread and bookmarked.
- Reading lit reviews, recommendations of colleagues and friends helps weed out thing that might not be such a great read.
- I use Good Reads to keep track of what I've read and what I want to read in the future.
How do you prioritize your reading material?
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