Monday, January 26, 2015 23:04
Personal | TBR pile tag.
I was tagged by Sana from artsy musings of a bibliophile to do this tag a lot time ago, so you can all laugh at me and my methods to tackle my never-ending, always growing TBR pile. I tried to find the creator from this tag, but I couldn’t find anything.
HOW DO YOU KEEP TRACK OF YOUR TBR?
I use a Goodreads shelf called ‘owned-tbr’ and when I finish a book I move it to my ‘owned’ shelf. Lately I’ve been using my boyfriend’s apartment to stack most of the books from my TBR pile. Here are some of the books I plan to read soon:
IS YOUR TBR MOSTLY PRINT OR EBOOKS?
Print. I don’t like to buy a lot of ebooks, because I always want a print if I love the book and that’s more expensive than buying the print right away. E-books also don't end up on my 'owned' list, because I don't feel I truly own them. Does that make any sense?
HOW DO YOU DETERMINE WHICH BOOK FROM YOUR TBR TO READ NEXT?
That is a very random process. I read several books at the same time. For my TBR pile: I’m a mood reader, so first I decide what genre I want to read (which is most of the times fantasy/fairytales anyway) and then I look at my stacks and pick the book I want to read. For my review TBR pile I try to look at my Excel file, but I don’t always stick to my schedule. Here is a sneak peek for 2015;
A BOOK THAT HAS BEEN ON YOUR TBR THE LONGEST?
According to Goodreads: Joy Preble – Dreaming Anastasia.
A BOOK YOU RECENTLY ADDED TO YOUR TBR?
The Scholastic box set from Harry Potter and Fairest by Marissa Meyer (both are on their way to me)
A BOOK IN YOUR TBR BECAUSE OF ITS BEAUTIFUL COVER?
Amanda Sun – Ink. I really like the soft colors.
A BOOK IN YOUR TBR THAT YOU NEVER PLAN ON READING?
To be honest, there are several books that I never plan to read. I gave a lot of them away already, because my book taste has changed over time. There is one that really surprises me though. I have no idea why I bought it. Phyllis Reynolds Naylor – Incredibly Alice. It’s also book 23 in a series I’ve never heard of? So this one is on my pile for the secondhand bookstore.
AN UNPUBLISHED BOOK IN YOUR TBR THAT YOU’RE EXCITED FOR?
I can’t answer this. Do you know how many books I’m waiting for? I have an Excel file to keep track of all the books I want to add to my physical TBR pile and I pile all the unpublished books in my 'not-published-yet' Goodreads shelf.
A BOOK IN YOUR TBR THAT EVERYONE RECOMMENDS TO YOU?
P.C Cast & Kristin Cast – Marked. HAHA. Just kidding. I’ve heard a lot of good things about These broken stars.
NUMBER OF BOOKS IN MY TBR?According to Goodreads: physical copies: 343. Woops? TBR one day: 2717.
Mel is a microbiology technician who is obsessed with Disney, fairytale retellings and fantasy. If she's not reading or blogging, she's either busy with gaming, hanging out with family or watching a TV show. She loves summer and bright nail polish. One of her dreams is to travel the world. She has found her Prince Charming and they are together for 7+ years.