To read or drink coffee...that is the question!
I have a "to read" file. When I get a journal in the mail, I review the contents page. If I like the title, I put a sticky note on the page number, and drop it in my file.
Each month I book 1 1/2 hour at a coffee shop. I take my backpackbriefcasethingy and inside it I have a green action file, a yellow reference file and a red recycle/shred file.
No phone, no computer, no interruptions. The 90 mins is at the very end of the day, but at the coffee shop it is so relaxing! I rip out the article with the contact name of the author I want to call, and put it in my green action file. When I get back to the office, I empty the action folder into the appropriate context folders (phone calls, someone to delegate this action), file the reference material and shred/recycle.
This system has been working for me ever since I emptied a giant pile of "TO READ" over a 12 hour flight. Believe me, I will not ever get THAT behind again.
By the time I am done with my TO READ file, the next months journals arrive and I feel a relief that I have space in my drawer for the new stuff.
BUT......how does one read the BOOKS?????