The TBR Tag

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I got this tag from The Book Nut, she was tagged by Kaitlin, but the tag was created by Rachel and Dana. Now onto the prompts!

How do you keep track of your TBR pile?

I use Goodreads (link)  for a lot of it, but I do have stacks of books in my house that aren’t on there. So when looking for a book to read next I’ll go to Goodreads first, but if that doesn’t work I’ll go to my book stacks.

Is your TBR mostly print or ebooks?

I would say it’s fairly 50/50. Every couple of months I’ll cruise Amazon(link) for free ebooks, or head to the library for inspiration.

A Book That’s Been on Your TBR the Longest

Goodreads tells me that I have six vying for that title, but the one I want to read the most is Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy (Amazon).

A Book You Recently Added to Your TBR list

The last book I added to my Goodreads list was in Oct 2019 (compared to the oldest which was Oct 2011!), was The Order War by LE Modesitt Jr (Amazon).

A Book in Your TBR Strictly Because of It’s Beautiful Cover

Honestly, I don’t add books to my TBR list unless I physically (or digitally?) have the book. So for this one I’ll just pick the one on my list that fits this prompt: Active Patience: A Simple Guide to Productive Writing by N. C. Harley (Amazon).

A Book on Your TBR That you Never Plan on Reading

Honestly, there really isn’t a book on my TBR that I don’t plan on reading at some point. Having said that, I do have a coloring book on my TBR list, and a person doesn’t typically read a coloring book. It’s this one: Amazing Animals 2: Meditation, Relaxation, and Stress Relief with Unique 34 Amazing Animals (Amazon).

An Unpublished Book on Your TBR That You’re Excited For

I really do not have a book for this. All of them are published, and I’m not that person that I’ll go add one real quick just to answer a question. Sorry, not sorry.

A Book on Your TBR That Basically Everyone’s Read But You

I think a good answer to this one is Percy Jackson and the Olympians Boxed Set by Rick Riordan (Amazon). Even the movies have been out for awhile.

A Book on Your TBR That Everyone Recommends to You

I don’t really have a specific book, but the last book that I even talked about with someone was Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (Amazon), but only because of the movie that’s either coming soon or out already (and there was a Friends reference). Also, this isn’t technically on my TBR because I read it in 2014.

A Book on Your TBR That You’re Dying to Read

The first one that comes to mind is the Wrinkle in Time Trilogy by Madeleine L’Engel (Amazon). I remember reading the first book in grade school and not really getting it, but liking it anyway. Now I have the Barnes & Nobles collectors edition that is beautiful to look at. I can’t wait until I decide its the right time to read it.

 How many books are in your Goodreads TBR list?

At the moment of writing this post I have a very even and pleasing 500. See for yourself.

It is traditional to tag others at the end of a tag post so feel free to consider yourself tagged and leave a link in the comments if you do this tag. I’d love to see others answer the prompts.

Keep reading little book worms!

Barnes & Noble Black Friday Sale

I’m late posting this, but you all seem to like my book hauls, so here it is anyway!

I was at Barnes & Noble the Saturday after Black Friday, but the sale was continuing over the weekend so I got some good deals anyway! One of the deals I’m sure you’ll figure out is that the B&N Classics were half off, and they have so many good titles.

You’re also probably wondering why I bought an Oz book when I’ve already read all the eBooks. Well, I actually already had the first two books, and finally found the third one, so I had to complete my set. At any rate, I’m excited about all of my purchases!


A Wrinkle In Time Trilogy by Madeleine L’Engle

Fifty years ago, Madeleine L’Engle introduced the world to A Wrinkle in Time and the wonderful and unforgettable characters Meg and Charles Wallace Murry, and their friend Calvin O’Keefe. Now their first three adventures are together in one volume. In the Newbery Award winner A Wrinkle in Time, the children learn that Mr. Murry has been captured by the Dark Thing, and they must time travel to Camazotz to save him. In A Wind in the Door, Meg, Calvin and Mr. Jenkins (their grade school principal) must travel inside C.W. and battle to save Charles’s life—as well as the balance of the universe. And in A Swiftly Tilting Planet, Meg’s brother Charles Wallace has twenty-four hours to stop the tragedy of nuclear war from occurring. Read the iconic novels that continue to inspire millions of fans around the world.This edition of the first three novels in the Wrinkle in Time series is a distinguished new addition to Barnes & Noble’s Collectible Editions classics. Each volume features an elegant bonded-leather binding, distinctive gilt edging, decorative endpapers, and a colorful satin-ribbon bookmark. Collectible and durable, these volumes should be the cornerstones of every home library.


The Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice

In 1976, nearly 80 years after Bram Stoker published Dracula, Anne Rice’s bestselling first novel, Interview with the Vampire, breathed new life into the vampire myth.

Now, in one chilling volume, here are the first three classic novels of The Vampire Chronicles; Interview with the Vampire, The Vampire Lestat, and Queen of the Damned.

All amazing stories in themselves, together this huge volume presents a classic work bound together into one attractively designed edition.

Pocket Book of Poetry  by Various

The sixty poems selected for Pocket Book of Poetry span more than four centuries and some rank among the greatest works of literature in the English language. Many are popular favorites and several represent the best works written by their authors, among them William Shakespeare’s sonnets, Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s “Kubla Khan,” John Keats’ “Ode on a Grecian Urn,” William Butler Yeats’ “The Second Coming,” and Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken.”

Although some of these poems share themes and verse forms, each is a unique work unto itself. All suggest a world much greater than can be encompassed in their words, and the way in which they transport the reader to that realm is a large part of the pleasure that they offer.

Pocket Book of Poetry is one of Barnes & Noble’s Collectible Editions classics. Each volume features authoritative texts by the world’s greatest authors in an exquisitely designed bonded-leather binding, with distinctive gilt edging.

Where the Sidewalk Ends/Everything On It: Poems and Drawings by Shel Silverstein

Where the Sidewalk Ends/Every Thing On It brings together two masterful collections of poems and drawing by Shel Silverstein that are at once outrageously funny and profound.

In Where the Sideswalk Ends, you’ll discover that where the sidewalk ends Shel Silverstein’s world begins. You’ll meet a by who turns into a TV set, and a girl who eats a whale. The Unicorn and the Bloath live there, and so does Sara Sylvia Stout who will not take the garbage out. It is a place where you wash your shadow and plant diamond gardens, a place where shoes fly, sisters are auctioned off, and crocodiles go to the dentist.

Every Thing On It is a book with . . .well, everything on it. It’s an amazing collection of never-before-published poems and drawings from Shel Silverstein. You will say Hi-ho for the toilet troll, get tongue-tied with Stick-a-Tongue-Out-Sid, play a highly unusual horn, and experience the joys of growing down.

Where the Sidewalk Ends/Every Thing On It is one of Barnes & Noble’s Collectible Editions classics. Each volume features authoritative texts by the world’s greatest authors in an exquisitely designed bonded-leather binding, with distinctive gilt edging and a silk-ribbon bookmark. Decorative, durable, and collectible, these books offer hours of pleasure to readers young and old and are an indispensable cornerstone for every home library.

The Magic of Oz: Books Eleven Through Fifteen of the Oz Series by L. Frank Baum

The third collection in the Fall River Press Oz series, featuring Books 11 through 15 of the legendary Oz novels by L. Frank Baum, illustrated by John R. Neill. Contains the entire text of the Oz books: 11. the Lost Princess of Oz, 12. the Tin Woodman of Oz, 13. the Magic of Oz, 14. Glinda of Oz, 15. Little Wizard Stories of Oz. This volume comprises the last of the canonical Oz books written by the original Oz author, L. Frank Baum, collected into a single hardcover edition.

Did you find any Black Friday deals? What was your favorite purchase?

Keep reading little book worms!