A while ago, last year sometime, I think I said something about doing book-tag posts, did one, and then stopped. Oops. As part of my new and improved posting schedule, my plan is to do one a month. Not because I’ve been tagged by another, but because I quite like them.
It seems a good place to begin, at the beginning, and reading begins with the To Be Read pile. Which book to read next…?
Introducing my To Be Read pile:
1. How do you keep track of your TBR pile?
Physically, I have a small pile of books by my bed, and I have an encyclopaedic knowledge of my books, bookshelves, and which I’ve already read. Otherwise, I have a very long list of titles spanning several dozen pages of those I’d like to read.
2. Is your TBR mostly print or e-book?
Print. My Kindle has been neglected for…oh, pretty much since I got it. It has its moments, but I prefer print books.
3. How do you determine which book from your TBR to read next?
Does it need to go back to the library soon? If there are no library books in the pile, how am I feeling? Which looks the most interesting or entertaining?
4. Book that has been on your TBR the longest?
I can’t remember the title – something like Under the Sky, can’t remember the author (Harris, maybe? Barry?) – but I was given it for my birthday as a teenager, and I still haven’t read it…I can picture both the cover and where it is on my shelf, and I know it has something to do with WWII.
5. A book you recently added to your TBR?
To the pile: The Secret of Magic, by Deborah Johnson.
To the list: Black City Saint, by Richard A. Kraal.
6. A book on your TBR strictly because of its beautiful cover?
The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry, in the Waterstones edition. So pretty! I read The Watchmaker of Filigree Street because of its cover too, and enjoyed it. Sometimes, you can judge a book by its cover…
7. A book on your TBR that you never plan on reading?
The rest of Trollope’s Barchester Chronicles. I read the first, doubt I’ll read the rest. And I doubt I’ll ever read the above-mentioned war book…
8. An unpublished book on your TBR that you’re excited for?
Probably the next Cormoran Strike novel, although that isn’t specifically on my list. I don’t know which on my list are unpublished.
9. A book on your TBR that everyone recommends to you?
The Elements of Style by Strunk and White’s pops up quite frequently, although it no longer counts: I’ve just finished reading it. I’ve had a lack of recommendations recently, though, and I don’t keep up with current bestsellers – see below.
10. A book on your TBR that everyone has read but you?
Probably most of the current bestsellers. I haven’t yet read the Peculiar Orphanage series – Ransom Riggs, is it?
11. A book on your TBR that you’re dying to read?
Can’t think of one – such an emotion about a book only really occurs with series, and I’m not currently in the middle of one. Unless you count the Strike novels? And I can wait for that one.
12. How many books are in your Goodreads TBR shelf?
No idea. My Goodreads bookshelf, like my Kindle, has been neglected since shortly after opening the account… I know, I’m terrible with technology.
If you feel inclined to answer the above questions yourself, consider yourself tagged.