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5 ways I WON’T be reducing my TBR pile

A couple days ago I wrote about my shamefully long TBR list. As I said there, books are pack animals and breed like beautiful, shiny-covered rabbits. I have a lot of them.

Since then, I’ve been thinking:

How specifically (besides reading what I own, obviously) can I effectively reduce my TBR pile?

I did lots of searching and reading tip posts on other people’s blogs. There were plenty of helpful ideas, but there were also a lot of “yeah right…” tips. Without further ado, here are…

The 5 reducing-your-TBR suggestions I WON’T be following:

 

1. One blog suggested going through your TBR so vigilantly that you reduce it down to 10 books. 10 FREAKING BOOKS. 

Upon reading that, this was my reaction:

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It’s Monday! What are you reading? July 17

It’s Monday! What are you reading? is a place to share what you’ve been reading and what’s coming up next. And to add books to your own TBR pile, of course! (This awesome challenge is from Emma at Emma’s Bookish Corner, who found it from Kathryn at Book Date.)

It's Monday! What are you reading? @ Chocolate and Chapters

Here’s what I’ve been up to:

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Surprise, surprise: My TBR is shamefully long…

I have had a New Year’s Resolution for the past two years that I have failed miserably at. I’m strong for a little while, but in a moment of weakness, I ruin it.

Every year.

It’s this: Don’t buy any more books until I read all the books I own.

We all know books are pack animals. And letting me into a bookstore is like letting a redneck into a gun shop. Or a sugar-rabid child into a candy store.

This comic = ME

spending money

So this is basically an accountability post… Which is what I need. Shame and accountability.

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The importance of a beautiful title

I love beautiful, poetic book titles.

I think that titles can not only give the reader a hint of what a book is about, but in just a few words, can portray the emotion of a book.

This can be both positive or negative. Let me explain.

Without looking at the book’s cover, what would you think a book titled, “Secrets of a Charmed Life” is about?

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Best Books I’ve Read in 2017

I’ll start this post by confessing something: I spend almost as much time reading book reviews as I do actually reading books.

If a book has a rating of 3.7 or lower on Goodreads, I don’t even bother. Which is probably insane because I’m sure I’m missing out on some books that would be 5 stars for me, but aren’t for others.

So basically, I read a lot of good, highly-rated books. There are a lot of good books I’ve read, but I’ll tell you just my favorites today.

These are my star ratings for the 32 books I’ve read so far this year:

The 5, 4, and 3 star reviews are exactly even, which I definitely didn’t plan.

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Movies/TV shows you’ll wish were books

Very often, Hollywood big wigs adapt a story from a book and turn it into a movie. Sometimes they’re great, sometimes they’re not.

But even more often, I feel like you can feel the emotions of a story so much deeper if you’re immersed in the story through a book. So I’m here to suggest some movies/TV shows to be turned into books. I would expect names and probably characters to be changed, of course. Authors, get those idea notepads out!

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It’s Monday! What are you reading? June 19

I found this neat little weekly challenge from Emma at Emma’s Bookish Corner, who found it from Kathryn at Book Date. I doubt I’ll do it every Monday, but I still plan to do it often. I love this idea because as Kathryn says, “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and about to be reading over the week.  It’s a great post to organise yourself. It’s an opportunity to visit and comment, and er… add to that ever growing TBR pile!”

Here we go!

it's monday what are you reading

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