It’s been forever since I did a book tag or award! Today, I am featuring a completely random choice of book tag nomination.
Two of my wonderful blogging buddies, Nic @ Nicolette Elzie and Jesse @ Books at Dawn, tagged me to do the TBR Book Tag. It’s practically ten years ago since I was nominated for this so I’m terribly sorry for doing this just now. But hey, thank you lovelies!
My TBR list is almost empty of books… said no bookworm ever. We practically feed it everyday and it grows further and further. Mine’s actually like an inferno now and yet I still pump it with oxygen. Knowing myself, books I shelf there will most likely be pulled out after a decade so there’s literally no way for me to wipe it out soon.
Onward to the tag!
1. How do you keep track of your TBR pile?
Goodreads does the job for me. It’s the best secretary in the universe!
2. Is your TBR mostly print or e-book?
At 23, I have 20/20 vision and I plan to keep it that way. I cut back on reading e-books because they strain my eyes so they’re completely gone on my TBR. That counts unless I’m given a fantastic e-ARC I couldn’t have the strength to resist.
3. How do you determine which book from your TBR to read next?
It’s mostly based on my mood. My typical style is interchanging fantasy/ sci-fi and contemporary. I want my neurons and emotions to be in a healthy state hence, such reading manner. But sometimes, I feel the urgency of reading a particular book and completely neglecting this mantra when the recommendation for such is intense.
4. A book that has been on your TBR the longest?
I’ve had my Goodreads account for almost 5 years now but I just recently organized my want-to-read list there in 2014. According to my secretary aka Goodreads, Adultery by Paulo Cuelho is the longest occupant.
5. A book you recently added to your TBR?
It’s Kindred by Rainbow Rowell. I totally have no idea she has a new book out! The exciting thing about this is that Kindred is a Star Wars fan-based story. I’m not the biggest fan but that movie’s still fantabulous.
6. A book that’s strictly on your TBR because of the cover?
I have to say my initial reason for putting Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secret of the Universe by Alire Saenz Benjamin is because of the cover that’s a la Grisha trilogy. It’s been making a wrack in the blogosphere lately though and a lot has been saying it’s worth a shot so now, my reason for having it on my list is more than just its external face.
7. A book on your TBR that you never planned on reading
What kind of reader would put a book on his/her TBR he/she never intends on reading?! Not planning on reading soon, yes, that’s totally understandable but this concept is just cray. It defeats the purpose of using a list in the first place.
8. A book on your TBR that everyone has read but you
There’s actually tons if truth be told – Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan, Shatter Me series by Tahereh Mafi, Firebird series by Claudia Gray, etc. As they said, too many books, so little time!
9. A book on your TBR that everyone recommends to you
The Winner’s Kiss trilogy by Marie Rutkoski tops the number of recommendations. I might give that a shot quite soon!
10. A book on your TBR you are dying to read
I’ve been thirsting for Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare. I’m a huge fan of her writings and I’m excited for this. I have a copy of the book now but it’s so thick (like 2-inches thick!) I need longer holidays to devour it. Special books like these call for proper timing!
11. How many books are on your Goodreads TBR?
Right now, it’s 141. Not too many compared to the others, I know, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it will jump to 200 in the next couple of months. The blogosphere has been a humongous bank of wonderful book recommendations.
As usual, I’m using this post to get to know more other people in the blogosphere so I’m tagging five of my
most recent book-blogging followers. It’s nice to meet you!