Miscellaneous is the tagline to store random posts that don’t really belong elsewhere. They may involve tags, awards, challenges, and other book blogging nonsense.
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The TBR Book Tag
Let’s revive an old tag that has been sitting in my folder for half a year, shall we? I was tagged by my sister from another mister (I confirmed on Google that this is a thing), Rachel “Rx” @ Confessions of a Book Geek. Onward.
How do you keep track of your TBR pile?
I don’t really keep track of it. If it grows it grows but it’s mostly a mental note than anything. Like, I don’t really optimize Goodreads shelving and mark books as “to be read”. If I see something that I know I want to be I’ll be like “oh yeah, this thing!” and hope it goes somewhere in long term memory. If I remember it: cool, if not, then that’s okay. It’ll come back when the time’s right for it.
Is your TBR mostly print or eBook?
The most logical answer is neither as TBRs are based on what you do want to read and it surely eclipses anything you’d own in print or digital. But in terms of my actual piles, my physical backlist is what I need to read. I only purchase eBooks that I know I’ll read immediately because I do not own an eReader (which I’ve been telling myself to get—and many of you have already vouched for its necessity).
How do you determine which book from your TBR to read next?
Brain: Hey, what should we rea—
Arm-hand-limb-thing: THE HEART GOES THIS WAY!!!
— a day in the life of TBR choosing from yours truly. (No, but seriously, that’s probably 90% true. Fucking Moody is a bitch.)
A book that’s been on your TBR list the longest?
Ha…haha…HAHAHAHAA. What a funny question…I plead the Fifth Amendment.
A book you recently added to your TBR?
I wouldn’t be able to tell you the “most recent” but what I can say is that Leigh Bardugo’s Six of Crows has moved from “k i’ll tbr this” to “I will instabuy you”-level of need. Look: I haven’t read her Grisha series but this new book sounds promising and comes at perhaps a phase of recent superhero fiction THAT HASN’T LET ME DOWN THIS YEAR. It’s obviously a sign.
A book on your TBR strictly because of its beautiful cover?
I don’t cover-lust that much. It helps…but the blurb is more important. But if I’m being honest, it’s probably Claudia Gray’s Firebird series. Like, whoever the fuck came up with the designs…TAKE MY MONEY. ALL OF IT.
A book on your TBR that you never plan on reading?
Joyce Carol Oates’ Two or Three Things I Forgot To Tell You. It was a super cheap purchase so I’m not sad at all if I don’t read it but it’s totally just chilling on my shelf (and by shelf, I mean my desk with all 12973217128 of my other books…). It also doesn’t help that the ratings are super garbage LOL. Actually, I feel like I only bought it because it was the most interesting out of the limited selection of a bargain sale at Indigo/Chapters and I needed another book to qualify for the 50%-off total purchase (and pricing was different per book).
An unpublished book on your TBR that you’re excited for?
I GUESS I COULD SAY NESS…BUT I WON’T. NOPE. YOU CAN’T MAKE ME.
Rick Yancey’s The Last Star? (Because The Infinite Sea was a shit show for me…)
Alexandra Bracken’s Passenger? (It’s another “hello book cover!” moment…)
Brandon Sanderon’s Calamity? (Probably my most needed book in 2016 atm. I too did not know the cover was released…)
A book on your TBR that everyone has read but you?
A book on your TBR that everyone recommends to you?
Probably Throne of Glass…but humour me a bit—which book/series do you think I ought to read?
A book on your TBR that you’re dying to read?
How many books are on your Goodreads TBR shelf?
Too fucking many.
…and you if you would like to do it (it’s a pretty solid schedulable-post!)
This isn’t even the oldest tag/award I’ve yet to complete LOL. I don’t even know how doing 1/week isn’t even considered tackling these posts. SO MANY (BUT KEEP THEM COMING!)
GO FORTH AND HAVE A SUPER DAY!