I don’t do tag games for the most part because… I don’t feel like I can make them entertaining? I’m not generally drawn into them? I’m not tagged so don’t feel any strong pressure to do it? But the TBR tag is pretty cool and book specific, which I like, and Bec of Readers In Wonderland tagged me so now I HAVE TO DO IT.
How do you keep track of your TBR Pile?
Goodreads! And physical piles kind of, but mostly Goodreads. I have shelves for each month of the year to keep review books/books I’m reading the second they come out organized by pub date (for example, here is November’s) though I’ve started including books that I want to request on the 2015 list so this could break down at any moment. I also have an Own to Read shelf that I rarely update where I try to keep a handle on which books I bought with the intention to read and are somewhere on my shelves >.>.
Is your TBR pile mostly print or ebooks?
So I don’t actually know how many ebooks I have, but I don’t really buy ebooks, so they are mostly eARCs and if I miss the pub date for them, then I don’t worry too much about getting back to them. I do have a Have Ecopy shelf since if I get excited about starting a series, for example, I would prefer to just get back to the eARC I missed than buy a new copy until I’m sure I want to commit to the series. There are 33 books on that shelf, but we all know that that is a lie >.>. I’m going to go with mostly print because I actually have every intention of reading all the print books I have!
How do you determine which book from your TBR to read next?
These days I’ve been going with a mix of pub date and excitement level, but mostly ARC/review books. I do also listen to audiobooks though and those I buy with credits when I am getting close to the end of the current. I use that to get to backlist titles that I really really want to read. But for what to read next, it is a magical process of eyeballing my physical review copies pile, checking the review copies list for that month on Goodreads to see about eARCs, and grabbing one I’m excited about.
What’s been on your TBR the longest?
*goes to do that order by date added thing on Goodreads*. Right, so I deleted my Goodreads back during the drama and was never able to import my previously exported library because they have inconsistent formatting requirements (WTF), so my oldest TBR book is from 2013 and hasn’t even been published yet (wtf former self??): Mindwalker by A.J. Steiger. I distinctly remember stalking people’s unpublished wishlists and adding everything remotely interesting to my wishlist when I first started using Goodreads again, so that’s where that is coming from. The oldest book on my shelf?? Yeah, no idea. Perhaps the Dresden Files because my parents gave me all they had after I read the first two but I never got back to them.
A book you recently added to your TBR
*goes to do the reverse sorting thing on Goodreads*. This one is much easier since I’ve become much more obsessive about adding everything to GR ;-). I got invited to download an eARC of Wildalone and while the cover didn’t convince me, a friend having previously squeed her excitement plus the mention of witches instead of vampires has me intrigued. I’m just so confused how Twilight can be combined with the other books in the blurb….
A book that’s on your TBR strictly because of it’s beautiful cover
Oh man, I’m such a cover luster (I was going to say cover whore, but don’t really like that phrase for hopefully obvious reasons). However, I’ve also gotten much better about reading blurbs and trying to decide if I would actually really like the book. Therefore, I just added The Sin Eater’s Daughter to my TBR so that I could include it here >.>. I’m not convinced by the blurb and waiting to see what you all think of it but man is it pretty.
A book on your TBR that you never plan on reading
This is tough since I really need to make new exclusive shelves instead of treating TBR as a catch-all for books owned that I’m planning to giveaway as well as books I just want to keep on my radar. But, I think that Control fits the bill since I did at one point really want to read it and own a physical copy, and it is really unlikely to ever happen at this point.
An unpublished book on your TBR that you’re excited for
All of them? I have a separate list for this called my ARC Wishlist :D. I am again horrible and keeping it up to date in terms of things that come out and therefore are silly to be on that list still, but this is where I keep the unpublished books that I would love to get for review consideration. But, I will take every excuse to gush about LION HEART OMG GIVE IT TO ME NAO!
A book on your TBR that basically everyone has read but you
Confession time: I haven’t read any Tamora Pierce (that I can remember, maybe my alternative self has?) and I sometimes smile and nod when people talk about the awesomeness and even dressed as the Goddess to a Pierce-themed ball (because my friend made me and made me a dress, apparently I look like how she thought the Goddess should look?). I will work on this, I promise.
A book on your TBR that everyone recommends to you
Are we counting muggles in the everyone category? I feel like there isn’t one book that everyone of my blogging friends recommends because we all squee about so many different books all the time. But, muggles (being non-blogosphere aware people >.>) are frequently horrified that I haven’t devoured the Dresden Files, Grave Peril being the next in the series for me.
A book on your TBR that you’re dying to read
ALL OF THEM! Seriously, I am constantly tortured by choice when it comes to my TBR list because I seriously just want to read them all immediately but it is really hard to hold so many books at once >.>. Octopus arms! Each sucker can hold a book :D. *ahem* I’m going to go with The Accidental Highwayman because Tabitha just sent it to me and it looks sooooooooooooo coooooooooooool. *drools*
How many books on your Goodreads TBR shelf?
423! I rock! I also haven’t culled in a long while and remember some of those are actually giveaway books that I haven’t created a separate exclusive shelf for. I also possibly haven’t updated it with the latest incoming books, but there are probably way more non-TBR books in that count than books that I need to add ;-).
Tag some people
I cannot help but notice that my dear Tabitha and company of Not Yet Read have not done this yet…. I would never presume to force anyone to do fun things buuuuuuuuuuuut *locks her in a room with a computer*. Otherwise, I feel like I’m pretty late to the party on this one and most of you have done it already, so if you haven’t but want to, consider yourself TAGGED!
How would you answer any of these questions? Do you find yourself with piles of books everywhere or is that just me? >.>
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