Posted April 15, 2015 by Lory in tags / 7 Comments

Here’s a fun tag that I saw simultaenously on The Well-Read Redhead and What Me Read. If you want to join in, please do!

1. How do you keep track of your TBR pile?
I keep track of my physical pile by putting it in my bedroom where I see it every night before I go to sleep. My virtual pile is tracked in Goodreads.

2. Is your TR mostly print or e-book?
I use the library for most of my books, so when I want to read a book the format depends partly on what the library has and whether I can make it to the actual library (it’s a 45 minute drive so I can’t go every week, especially in winter). I don’t buy e-books so my stack of purchased books waiting to be read is print only.

3. How do you determine which book from your TBR to read?
Mood of the moment. Since starting blogging, I’ve had to become a bit more organized, though, because of participating in challenges and events, and wanting to coordinate with the publication date of review copies. So I schedule those in and then fill in the gaps around them.

4. A book that’s been on your TBR the longest? 
Hard to say, but maybe Studies in Words by C.S. Lewis. I think I bought it not long after college. I’m trying to read it this year, by only taking on one chapter per month, but I’m already behind schedule.

5. A book you recently added to your TBR? 
February House by Sherill Tippins (recommended by my choir director).

6. A TBR on your list strictly because of its beautiful cover?
I find an attractive cover very tempting, but I wouldn’t put a book on my list unless the contents sounded appealing too.

7. A book on your TBR that you never plan on reading? 
I’m not sure if I’ll ever get to some of them because they are too hard to find and I don’t want to spend a lot of money on them. The Winged Girl of Knossos is an example, although I really want to read it.

8. An unpublished book on your TBR that you’re excited about?
The Fellowship: The Literary Lives of the Inklings

9. A book on your TBR that basically everyone has read but you? 

10. A book on your TBR list that everyone recommends to you?
Everyone? I don’t know about that, but a lot of people have recommended The Boys in the Boat.

11. A book on your TBR that you’re dying to read? 
The Valley of Song by Elizabeth Goudge. This review at Charlotte’s Library made it sound so fascinating, and though it’s rare and generally expensive I managed to snag a copy as part of a bundle of books on eBay that no one seemed to want. It will be perfect for Elizabeth Goudge Reading Week!

12. How many books are on your TBR shelf at Goodreads?
200 today. It will be more tomorrow.

Do you want to play TBR Tag? Please join in and link your post in the comments!



7 responses to “TBR Tag

  1. This is a really fun tag! One of these days I'll get around to doing my tags – I'm horrible about them for some reason, even though I really enjoy reading them. I;m so sad for you that your library is 45 minutes away – mine is only five, so I really take advantage of it!!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

    • It is sad; I used to live 10 minutes away from a great library. I was never an e-book fan, but instant online e-book downloads have saved my life.