Today you guys are going to learn how to conquer your TBR. It’s a very mountainous trek. We’ll need lots of chocolate along the way.
Step 1: find your TBR.
Well, okay, it’s not my WHOLE pile. Those are just the ones I want to read soon-ish. But for simplicity we’ll just say this is my whole TBR (you’ll find out very soon that this isn’t the case).
Step 2: organise a rainbow book stack. That will help you with making it more organised.
Step 3: create a book tower. This way you know precisely how many books you need to read.
On second thoughts you may not be able to put ALL your TBR books in a stack – mine toppled over a few times so I had to take some out. And actually, this just makes me more panicked about HOW MANY BOOKS I SHOULD BE READING. Okay, maybe skip this step.
Step 4: balance some of these books on your head. You might absorb the stories through your brain.
Absorbing…absorbing…hmm. This isn’t working as well as I thought.
Step 5: get slightly worried because they’re beginning to tip.
That right there, ladies and gentlemen, is my Face of Terror. See that arm, flung out by my side? That’s my Panic Arm. Nothing worse than books about to fall.
Step 6: THEY’RE FALLING. HOLY MACARONI, NOT THE BOOKS.
(and apparently you should close your eyes when this happens, so that you don’t have to see the HORROR of this accident. Also, don’t balance books on your head if you have zero co-ordination skills. It’s just not a good idea)
Step 7: apologise to your books for dropping them. Apply bandages where necessary.
*Not many books were harmed in the making of this post. But they did look quite sad afterwards.
Step 8: spread some of your books out on the floor. Maybe you can choose which ones to read next and put them in some kind of order.
My precioussssss books…which seem to all be upside down. Oh well, use your imagination. You’re readers, you should have one.
Step 9: make some book marriages. For example…
This one reads: How to Convince a Boy to Kiss You – Side Effects May Vary. You see? They go WELL together!
This one says Rebel Butter. I’m not sure how butter can be rebellious but I would totally read that book.
This one is Unspoken Letters to the Dead. Oh, and by the way, Cait from Notebook Sisters got me Love Letters to the Dead for my birthday – HOW NICE IS THAT? Thanks, Cait ❤
Step 10: just read the things, for goodness’ sakes.
(Why is my hand a pterodactyl claw? Do I normally read like that? I’m now questioning my entire existence. Also, this book is very good so far. )
So there you are, everyone! How to conquer your TBR in 10 easy steps. If you guys are really dedicated you could take photos of your own books/trying to balance them, because that would be kind of awesome…but no pressure!
Also, you would not believe how long it took me to get halfway-decent photos of book-balancing. I am VERY bad at it. My poor books.
How do you tackle your TBR?