A couple weeks ago on Three Dollar Bill Emily admitted her problem – addiction to ebooks. She also admitted that she can’t stop buying them regardless of that dreaded TBR pile. It was funny to see how many other “addicts” also admitted their problems with such things.
But that begs the follow up question of how to choose within the depths of your TBR pile. Once your pile starts to creep up and up and up and gets out of control (like so many of us are either proud or ashamed to admit), how do you pick and choose from it?
I know that my ebook pile started with a folder with the books listed in order of being bought which was supposed to translate into the order I read them. But I soon found myself picking and choosing, skipping some that just didn’t strike me as much as another. I wanted to read them all one day (thus the reason for buying) but just not read them that day.
That pile soon became alphabetical when it hit triple digits and then soon came a brand new folder called “To Read First” which I culled out the most interesting and eye catching of the TBR pile to another folder. From that I eventually created yet ANOTHER folder that said “FFS Read Me” which were then the top of the top of the top of the pile.
It’s getting out of control I tell you.
But how do you choose from all those folders, files, and books? What to choose to read and how to pick and choose amongst the pile.
Do you organize by genre or by author?
Do you choose randomly, by title, subject, author?
How do you wittle down your enormous TBR?
I think we need a TBR reading challenge!