If there is a Taggers Anonymous association I might need to go their meetings, because I seem to be addicted to tag posts lately 😀 I recently saw this one on Bookforager’s blog and I decided to give it a spin, so here is my take in this new bookish tag…
How do you keep track on your TBR list?
That’s easy – sort of… I do practically all of my reading in e-book format, so the books I still have to read are stored in a folder on my computer, and from there they are copied on the e-reader when the mood strikes me to read them. After that, they are saved on a dedicated USB drive that also works as a backup for the as-yet-unread books. Neat and dust-free! 😉
I have been thinking lately about listing my TBR books in an excel file, complete with the date they were added, so I can have a better idea of their “age”, but for now it’s still an idea…
Is your TBR mostly print or e-book?
See above. Ebooks all the way!
How do you determine which book from your TBR to read next?
Mood determines what I read next, I have no say in the decision process… 😀
Jokes aside, and unless I have a NetGalley ARC lined up (in which case I have to be mindful of the 54 days expiry date for the book), I take a virtual “stroll” through my stored files and choose the book that most appeals to me in that moment.
Name a book that has been on your TBR the longest.
Iain Banks’ CONSIDER PHLEBAS, his first Culture novel: the date of the file tells me it was saved there in 2013, the year before I started blogging. Shame on me!
Name a book that you recently added to your TBR list.
THE CITY OF BRASS, by S.A. Chakraborty: all of my fellow bloggers who have read the trilogy that starts with this volume speak highly of it, and I thought it was high time for me to see for myself. I have high expectations for this one…
Is there a book that’s on your TBR list strictly because of its beautiful cover?
Not really. A particularly intriguing cover might attract my attention, but it’s the synopsis that really closes the deal for me.
Is there a book on your TBR that you never plan on actually reading?
Well, a wise person taught me that “always” and “never” are words far too binding to be used lightly, so I will admit that, right now, I don’t feel strongly motivated to read GRR Martin’s FIRE AND BLOOD: my disappointment at the way the ASOIAF saga was wrapped up in the tv series, and my lack of faith in Martin’s willingness to conclude the book series have cooled the initial enthusiasm in a considerable way.
Name an unpublished book on your TBR that you’re excited for.
I have no ARCs on my TBR as I’m writing this, but I’m looking with interest at Joe Abercrombie’s THE TROUBLE WITH PEACE, the second volume in his new series The Age of Madness. I enjoyed the first book so much that it finally drove me to read The First Law trilogy.
Is there a book on your TBR that basically everyone has read but you?
THE WAY OF KINGS, by Brandon Sanderson: it would seem that I am the only person on Earth (and probably in the rest of the Solar System as well) who has not read a Sanderson novel. Please don’t shoot me!!!!
Is there a book on your TBR that everyone recommends you read?
Becky Chambers THE LONG WAY TO A SMALL, ANGRY PLANET: all of my fellow bloggers who read it are very enthusiastic about both this book and the others in the series, so I will have to start it one of these days, possibly sooner rather than later.
A book on your TBR you’re very excited to read.
James Islington’s THE SHADOW OF WHAT WAS LOST: other bloggers’ reviews hint at a very layered, very immersive story, and I’m waiting for the right moment to start it – since it’s a very hefty volume, I know I will need a distraction-free moment, so for now I’m biding my time, but still keep looking at this book with great anticipation.
The number of books on your TBR shelf.
Don’t make me count them, please! I might fall into an abyss of despair…