And that's where you come in, readers! What I'm going to do is each time I begin a GGK book (or thereabouts, roughly, kinda-sorta speaking) I'll choose two options for the next thing I read, which will then appear in a poll over in the sidebar -- it's right near the top, just below the link to The Promised King. Readers will vote, and whichever book gets the most votes will be the one I read after the current GGK tome. (I may keep doing this after I get all the way through GGK, picking my own books and then polling results for the alternating books, depending on how this experiment goes.)
If the books are tied when the poll closes (I think it's set up for a week), I'll flip a coin between the two books. Now, what kinds of books will I offer as options? Well, sometimes I'll choose literary works; other times I'll choose graphic novels, or works of classic SF, or just about anything I can think of. For the inaugural Make Me Read! poll, the choices are:
The Bell Jar, by Sylvia Plath
Why did I choose these two? No particular reason. I just have copies on hand neither of which I've read yet. So I leave it up to you all! Which one do I read after I finish The Fionavar Tapestry later this week? Vote in the sidebar!
(I should point out that I'll only be doing this for my fiction reading; I tend to be all over the map with my nonfic, and I may need to set aside the poll winner for a bit if review novels come in that need to be kicked out of the way. I do need some wiggle room, but this should work.)