This is my second attempt at making a TBR jar; the first one was a catastrophic failure as I put in ALL the books that were on my Goodreads TBR, which, if you’ve read my post about how my Goodreads TBR is outrageous, you’d know that was a lofty and highly unattainable goal. Once I realized that was hopeless (and got over my intense and misplaced hatred towards for the TBR jar not magically making my TBR pile smaller) I decided to shoot for smaller goals: the books already on my bookshelf.
My main issue with the TBR Jar is with myself, actually. I lack follow through when it comes to these things because really, what’s stopping me from putting what I picked back and pretending it never happened? NOTHING, I TELL YOU. I guess it’s hard for me to wrap my mind around the concept because I’m not being FORCED to do it. No one is going to kick me in the shins if I don’t read what I picked.
But so far, it’s going pretty well. I drew Black City for my first read and Hex Hall for my second, with my reviews posting soon. Then I decided to read the sequel to Hex Hall, which also happens to be on my shelves, so two birds with one stone and all that. So far I haven’t put anything I drew back so yay, follow through.
Another thing I was really worried about that I’ve touched on in other discussion posts was if anyone would want to read reviews of older books, since that is what is mostly on my shelves. In my survey about on people prefer book reviews, most said they didn’t mind, so in hopes of balancing things out, I’m going to try and mix up review copies with my shelved books.
And I do have to admit that it’s kind of fun pulling out a slip and not knowing what you will be reading next. I’m not too much of a mood reader so this isn’t an issue but I imagine if you pulled a contemporary book and you were in the mood for fantasy it would kind of put a damper on things. I can’t deny it’s a good feeling to finally read the books that have been collecting dust.