Today, and over the last couple of weeks actually, I've been stressing about what books to read. I have separate TBR Piles for review books and personal books. I haven't touched the personal book pile in months. My focus has been entirely on review books and I feel out of balance. I'm not sure what to do.
I have obligations to a couple of companies, such as ReaderView Kids and Teens Read Too. I try to review those books first because they depend on me to reviews the books I receive. If an author or publisher sends me a book, I don't feel as bad waiting longer to review it because they aren't dependent on me and my one review. They're getting reviews from other places.
What I'm basically trying to say is: how do you balance your personal and review reads? Is it 1 for 1, 1 personal for every 1 review? It's not that I don't enjoy review copies, because I do, but my personal pile is completely ridiculous. It's honestly quadrupled since I started blogging. There's a lot of books in there that I really want to read, but I feel bad neglecting my review books. Should I? Those who send me review copies understand that I have a life and can't focus only on reading. I'm torn. Any words of advice or book balancing tips?