Want to play? Yes, you do. Here’s how:
- If you’re on Goodreads enable sorting to your to-read shelf (you should see numbers next to each book now).
- Go to Random.org and type in the Min as 1 and the Max as how many ever books are on your to-read shelf.
- Scroll down to the book matching the number Random.org picks.
- Link up to your Random Reads post (below).
- Read and be merry.
If you’re not on Goodreads just pick a random book from your list in whatever way you want to do it. You can use the method I used above or even just close your eyes and point randomly at a book on your bookshelf if you want (spin the bottle style).
The idea is beautifully simple but perfect for me because I am horrendously easily distracted by new shiny books and led astray by positive reviews of books that I then must read as soon as possible. I have shelves upstairs with books I’ve owned for years but never read. I have eBooks that I uploaded when I first got it and haven’t got round to reading it. I could do with suppressing my inclination toward those books dancing in front of my face and abandoning myself to the whims of Random.org.