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Discussion Post | Books that have been on tbr for * e o n s *

Greetings all my bloggers and the world world world beyond.

It is *night*. And I am *sleepy*. Just finished writing, a 12 page biology project on total utter knowledge. I’m not *reallyyyyy* done with it. I mean, I am, but you know, need to stick in the pictures and stuff WHICH WE SHALL DO TOMORROW. And tomorrow will come. I assure you. Since I am *this* close to the deadline, tomorrow HAS to come.

Anyways, this is my first ever discussion post and ahhhhhhhh, kinda nervously excited.

So basically, I was going through my library and there are SO MANY BOOKS there that I haven’t read! They’re on my shelf from eons and I just let them sit there and never read them! So I got around to thinking-

What do you do when you’ve got books on your shelf that you haven’t read? Are you a person who meticulously reads each and every book? Or do you get new books, even when you know you have those unread ones at the back of your stack?

As for me, I used to be a person who would never dnf, never leave a book unread, which I think was because, for me, getting books was a big deal. I used to go to the library once a week and I just HAD to finish the books in those 7 days.

When I moved, we don’t really have libraries here, which is tragic, so I didn’t have much choice. I would research on google for hours, find a book, convince my parents to let me buy it. After all that effort, I just had to read it. Not reading it would just be a waste.

But then I discovered ebooks, and e-arcs and so many options. I have an ABUNDANCE of books right now, so I only want to read the ones I enjoy. I don’t think any option is bad. It’s fine to read them all, it’s also fine to not read them and focus on what you like.

So? Which reader are you?

Also- any tips on how to pick up those books that have been there for eons?

Let me know in the comments below!

ps- this was my first discussion post. Did I do fine?

37 thoughts on “Discussion Post | Books that have been on tbr for * e o n s *

  1. I have a TON of books on my TBR because whelp…in the US books are CHEAP! I’m not trying to brag, but I am grateful for the resources I have, though I suppose I don’t show it when I have piles of unread books…haha.

    And I still read a bunch of eBooks…can y’all get Kindle Unlimited in India? It’s pretty sweet if you can find a deal on it.

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  2. Lol..
    I have tons of books lined up ans I haven’t even looked at them for now as a matter of fact , as I am “busy” with schoolwork…
    Gotta go
    Utterly useless things to do…

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  3. I can understand. I do have so many unread books on my shelf. I just love buying them.
    It doesn’t mean I don’t want to read them. It’s just when I finished one book, I just kept thinking about it, I do more and more research of the book and every related.
    This made other books lonely as I don’t touch them for months. πŸ˜€

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  4. I went through a phase where I bought a lot of used books (mostly by authors familiar to me), and some of them I never read. I also received some books as unsolicited gifts over the year and never read them. I really should make an effort to read every book on my shelf…

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  5. These days i have tons of book on my nightstand and only read WP posts.. but I plan to really i do.. lol
    Thanks for catching back up with me Sep.. lots going on.
    Happy New Year to you!


  6. I always buy books and then read the first page, decide that going on a YouTube spiral would be better, and then pick them up a few weeks later and read them but without really taking in any information. 🀣 what type of reader is that?πŸ˜ƒπŸ€ 

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  7. Ahh, I am guilty of buying books when I have more than enough on my shelf…
    Heck, I just got new books yesterday…
    And I also just promised my mum that I wouldn’t buy any more books this year… One of the most idiotic things I have ever done… 2022 has just started- T.T
    But I think it will make me read those books on my shelf… I suppose that’s a good thing…

    In conclusion, I have no tips-
    Sorry- o.o

    This was a relatable, Sep! Enjoyed reading!

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  8. Ah, tbr- the never ending blackhole of lists of books. I’m an extremely impulsive and monogamous reader. That’s kind of not a good combination. I self destruct my tbr by:
    Step 1. Reading book reviews
    Step 2. Loving the reviews ( why do book bloggers need to write such good reviews???)
    Step 3. Putting the book on my tbr
    Step 4. Picking up the latest book on my tbr

    Voila I know have a never ending list of books I want to read!!

    So yeah, I have tons of tips how NOT to complete your tbr but none for completing/ shortening tbr.

    Guess we’ll know it along with the knowledge if Yeti exists πŸ˜‚

    Great post! ✨

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    1. damn, such fancy words are the reason I took so long to reply. Your comments, all three of them made me soooooo happy!

      Ahh yes, I doubt I’ve seen a person who’s completed their tbr. If I did I would be like ‘0_0. I worship you’.

      thank you so much!!

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