Saturday, September 27, 2014
A lot of us who've been blogging for years groan at the idea of tag posts, but I think the TBR Tag is actually kind of fun. Sabrina @ I Heart YA Fiction is the one who tagged me, and this tag was created by Rachel @ A Perfection Called Books and Dana @ Dana Square. It's a fun way to get a peek at other readers' TBR piles and what exactly is on them!
Here goes... get ready for a peek into my crazy...
How Do You Keep Track of Your TBR?
So believe it or not, I have multiple TBR piles. First, my review pile, which is actually a running list, complete with coffee stains:
It's a word document listing all my review books in order of publication. Italics are for physical ARCs and regular text means it's an e-book on my kindle. If I need to post my review on Edelweiss or Netgalley, I put that in yellow to remind me. I cross the book out when I've read it and delete it from the list after I've reviewed it. When the list gets too messy (like now!) I reprint it.
Then, there is my Kindle TBR. It looks like this:
Making these Kindle folders has been SO helpful to me. When I download a review copy, I put it into the folder and then after I've read an e-ARC, I move it into the Netgalley/Edelweiss folder. At a glance I can see what e-books I need to review each month. It really helps keep me sane.
Then there's my Goodreads TBR, which is more spontaneous -- when I see something that might interest me, I put it on the list. I may never read all these. Not even sure what's on there. Whatever!
Finally, there is the black hole. I'm kidding. Kind of. It is dark down there... This is a shelf under my night stand where I stack books that I intend to get to. As soon as I can. Someday. Maybe?
Is my TBR mostly print or e-book?
Hmmm. Interesting question and the answer varies. Right now my review list is 28 e-books and 19 physical ARCs. The black hole is all physical copies. I have two non-review TBR e-books on my Kindle right now.
How do I determine which book to read next?
I read review books pretty much in order. I feel that if I request a review book, I'm obligated to at least give it a try in a timely fashion. I do regularly squeeze in non-review books just for fun.
What book has been on my TBR the longest?
There are some non-YA books I've been meaning to read forever: Villette by Charlotte Bronte. The Shipping News by E. Annie Proulx. The book that has been in the Black Hole the longest might by Tiger Lily by Jodi Lyn Anderson. But whatever the opposite of a hoarder is, that's me. Every year I clean out the Black Hole and donate a bunch of the books in there.
A book I've recently added?
Mr. Kiss and Tell by Rob Thomas, the second Veronica Mars book. But I'm doing that on audio!
A book on my TBR because of the cover?
The Secrets We Keep by Trisha Leaver. If you read my post on YA head covers, you will know why...
A book you never plan on reading?
I'm pretty open-minded. I don't have a never-will-I-ever shelf on Goodreads, though an author who is publicly rude to reviewers or fans will get pushed waaay to the bottom of my pile.
Unpublished books on the TBR?
Tons. I just set up my 2015 shelves on Goodreads. And I have 2016 too :)
Book on my TBR that everyone recommends?
Hmm. If everyone is recommending something I usually read it right away. But I still haven't read Tiger Lily by Jodi Lyn Anderson. And my friend Steph @ The Fake Steph Dot Com has been nagging me forever to read the Secret Society Girl books.
Number of Books on my TBR:
422 on Goodreads + 47 review books + about 25 in the black hole. Totally do-able!