The TBR Tag

Yes, yes… another survey post thingy. Blame Brandie. And the fact that I have a book to review (PRO by Katha Pollitt) but I’m still working on it and trying to get all the words the way I want them. You know how that goes.
1. How do you keep track of your TBR pile? Yea… I don’t really have a system. I have an apartment full of books and comics, and an ever-growing list in my head and on Goodreads.

 

2. Is your TBR mostly print or eBook? It’s not really set like that. Ideally, I’d have access to all of my TBR books in both formats. I like paper, but man digital is convenient sometimes. I’ve definitely read a book both on paper and on my Kindle, because reading on the Kindle is so much easier in bed. For comics I usually prefer print, but there are some comics that I like, but don’t feel the need to own physical copies of. And of course, once in a while the comic shop is out of an issue I want to read, so digital services like comiXology come in handy there.

 

3. How do you determine which book from your TBR to read next? Mostly mood, but I try to keep it mixed up and this year I’m really aiming for diversity.

 

4. A book that’s been on your TBR list the longest? I’m not 100% sure, so let’s just go with Mansfield Park by Jane Austen. It’s my last Austen to read, I just haven’t brought myself to do it yet.

 

5. A book you recently added to your TBR?

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This one, The Summer Prince by Alaya Dawn Johnson. It’s fantasy/sci-fi set in a futuristic Brazil.

 

6. A book on your TBR strictly because of it’s beautiful cover. Yeah I don’t think I have one of these right now…

 

7. A book on your TBR that you never plan on reading. Um?

 

8. An unpublished book on your TBR that you’re excited for. The Rebirths of Tao by Wesley Chu. It’s the third in the Tao series, and it comes out in April. I’m SO excited.

 

9. A book on your TBR that basically everyone has read but you. The Fables series by Bill Willingham (and others).  The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell.  The Night Circus by Erin Whats-her-name.

 

10. A book on your TBR that everyone recommends to you. Ummmm… I don’t know off that top of my head. People recommend a lot of books to me.

 

11. A book on your TBR that you’re dying to read. Basically all of them, duh. I really need it to be my full-time job. I really want to read March: Book One by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin right now. I’m tempted to order it on my Kindle now so that I can start it on my lunch.

 

12. How many books are on your Goodreads TBR shelf? 150 or so. And that to the unread books I have at home and my TBR is actually about… a bajillion books.

And as always, I’m not actually going to tag people. If you need something to occupy yourself, please feel free to join in. No judgement.
~Sarah
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8 comments

  1. I don’t even look at my GoodReads list anymore because there are hundreds of them. I used to delete the ones that I had changed my mind on but gave up. I have a couple thousand on my Kindle, mostly free. I have to cut down on my physical books becuase we are planning to move again in two year. I have all my physical and audio books on an excel sheet. Three years ago, I had 420! But I have started to stop to entering so many contests and this year, I am taking the Double Dog Dare and reading only TBR books except those I have to review (prior committments.) So now I have about 299. I say about because I can’t get into my excel file anymore and I have to do it all over again. I think this is the only way but I don’t know how you can do it with you having a blog.

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    1. I hadn’t used Goodreads in YEARS, but I decided I wanted to use it again. I deleted ALL of my books and shelves, and started from scratch. I recommend it, if you’re looking to kind of re-organize or cull but there’s just too much.

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  2. I love that you do these because your answers are always entertaining. 🙂 Night Circus has been on and off my list so many times, but I WILL read it some day. I SO wish I could read as my job.

    All posts should have an Office gif. Love it.

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