I made a “virtual” TBR jar

Initially, to start off 2019, I was going to make an actual TBR jar. If you don’t know what that is, it’s a jar where you put down all the names of your unread books and randomly pick one to read. I realized this would take a lot of time to make. From cutting up the paper to writing the names down, I just don’t have the time to do that since I start school on Monday. So instead I made a “virtual” one, which is a spreadsheet. It was so quick and I love that I know the exact number of unread books on my shelves (it currently stands at 87). To select a book, I’m just going to use a random number generator. It’s not as pretty as a jar would be, but it sure is practical.

A glimpse at my virtual jar

I’m so excited to have created this. I may even edit it later on to add more information like the date I received a book. I think it will be fun to see how this goes this year. Since I read multiple books at a time, my plan is to have one of my currently readings come from this jar.

Have you ever made a TBR jar? How did it go? Let me know in the comments!

xoxo,

Reading update: I’m separated from my TBR!

So I took an early Thanksgiving break and came back home a little early. Now, I’m unexpectedly staying longer than I initially planned to. The issue? I only brought two books with me. And I just finished reading one of them. I just didn’t have the space in my carry ons to bring more books because I had to bring my law books, notebooks, and laptop to study. I had no room. 

Now I’m left with the other book I brought and a book that accidentally got mailed here to my old address. The rest of my 60+ TBR books got left behind. There were some books on there that I really wanted to start reading soon. I also left behind my other currently reading book.  

Now I’m in a dilemma of what to do after I finish these two books. Should I buy more books? Start an e-book? (I’m really terrible at reading those but maybe my desperation can change that) Or just wait until I get back?

Only time will tell! Stay tuned to see how this tragedy ends.