The To-Be-Read Tag


Kelly at The Well-Read Redhead posted this fun little questionnaire the other day. Apparently bloggers are tagging other bloggers to answer the questions, but since no one has tagged poor, lonely moi, I’m just going to be a crazy SWF and answer them anyway…

1. How do you keep track of your TBR pile?

Your first mistake is assuming that there is just one TBR pile. I’ve got my official one on Goodreads, of course, but there’s also the one on my library’s website, the one on my library’s eBook website, and then there’s the one at The Free Library of Philadelphia’s eBook website, to which I hold a membership. It ‘s a sickness, really.

2. Is your TBR list mostly print or eBook?

I personally prefer reading on my Kindle Paperwhite and seek out eBooks as often as possible (haters don’t hate!). Almost all of the books I read are from either my online libraries or the local library, so I do read a few in print; just not many.

3. How do you determine which book from your TBR list to read next?

I really just play it by ear. It depends on what ARCs are due for review, or what’s available from the library, or what Kindle deals I might have come across on Amazon.

4. What book has been on your TBR the longest?

According to Goodreads, I added Lies My Teacher Told Me by James W. Loewen on August 23, 2012. There are others I’ve wanted to read for longer, but I don’t have a record of them, so we’ll go with the official record.

5. A book you recently added to your TBR?

Welcome to Braggsville by T. Geronimo Johnson

6. A book on your TBR strictly because of its beautiful cover.

I don’t have any currently on the TBR because of their cover; that’s not something that usually draws me to a novel. But the last time I read a book for its cover, it was Loteria by Mario Alberto Zambrano, and it happened to be just as amazing on the inside as well.

7. A book on your TBR that you never plan on reading.

First Frost by Sarah Addison Allen. I was supposed to review the ARC, but just couldn’t bring myself to read it. Not my sort of thing. Come to think of it, I should probably go remove it from my list…

8. An unpublished book on your TBR that you’re excited for.

God Help the Child by Toni Morrison. It’s gonna be a killer, I can feel it in my bones.

9. A book on your TBR that basically everyone has read but you.

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon – no question. I think I’m the last person on earth who hasn’t read it.

10. A book on your TBR that everyone recommends to you.

Outlander would be the winner of this one, as well. As we bibliophiles well know, when we find a novel we love, we want the whole world to love it, too.

11. A book on your TBR that you’re dying to read.

Above the Waterfall by Ron Rash. I adore him. So far he has not written a single word I have not worshipped.

12. How many books are on your Goodreads TBR shelf?

A measly total of 416. I recently went through it and weeded out most of the books that I knew I would never read. But trust me – this is just the puny little tip of the iceberg; see question #1 for more details.

Well, folks, that about does it for this particular Reader. Feel free to complete and share this little questionnaire yourself, if you haven’t already.

What about your TBR pile? share in the comments below!



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4 thoughts on “The To-Be-Read Tag

  1. Catie says:

    416!?! That’s just crazy. 😛 (now that I say that, I wonder how many are on *my* TBR list..)

    I’ve gone back and forth with starting Outlander, too.

    How cool that you have a TBR list on your library’s website! I wish ours had that!

    • Pathologically Literate says:

      Catie, if I were to combine all of my TBR lists, the total would be well over 1,000! As I said, it is a sickness… I see what other people are reading and I have Book Envy – that’s a big part of the problem right there. Ah, c’est la vie!

  2. Kelly says:

    Well I’m glad I wasn’t the only SWF who filled it out without being tagged…haha.

    I find Outlander so intimidating. So long! So much hype! Maybe this year I’ll finally read it…

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