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This weeks question:
How have you learned to keep your TBR pile in check, or how would you like to control your pile?
Before blogging I didn’t have a big list of books to read. I keep track of my list on a word document, but once I started blogging and following bloggers, I made a Goodreads Profile. Now back then (2012) I was adding everything that sounded interesting and if it was a series I’d add the entire series to my To-Read-Pile. I have to say my TBR pile got out of control. Last year (2018) I started a new feature called Culling The Heard of Books on my blog.
- My goal with this feature is to eliminate all the books in a series on my TBR. I just wanted to have the first book or which ever number of book in the series I am currently on, on my To-Read-List.
- Another goal is to eliminate books that are no longer in publication. I’ve found a few.
- Another is to remove those that no longer interest me.
- And Last, my goal is to eliminate the duplicated books. What that means is I have 2 or more of the same book on my TBR pile. They are two different types of editions or formats, but they are their and I’ve found a few like that.
I’ve done a great job Culling My TBR. It started at around 1275 back in 2018 and now I’m down to 856 in 2019, that’s about 419 books removed. Not too bad for my Goodreads-To-Read-Shelf. Though I have added a few more books to the To-Read-Pile and I’m still working on culling out the heard of books, but I think it’s getting more manageable and cleaner.
In the now; I’m being more selective on what I add to my TBR and I’ve also cut back on requesting review books and accepting any review copies.
Next week’s TMST:
March 5th: Spring Picks for 2019