TBR Jar :: Introductions

Yo, buttercups. Happy Thursday night! Whoop, whoop! 

((I have a short story I need to get typed up to share with Y. O. U. and (like the weak fool I am) I went on and decided to do a December 6 Word Story challenge.))

However, before I dive into either of those duties on my night owl to-do list- I want to introduce you to my firstborn. 

Before I got Hagan (for those of you who don’t know, he’s my almost 2 year old chocolate lab) I had this little guy:

Meet my TBR Jar. Cute, tiny thing isn’t he? I mentioned to you guys a couple days ago how I wanted to start sharing more book reviews but I really wasn’t sure how I was going to get that ball rolling. There are literally HUNDREDS of bookstagrammers and booktubers out there and the really good ones have their own vibe. They let their personality show and the nerdiness which ensues is just plain adorable. They take a book or a character or an author and they chat about/review and all us book addicts get together and sing kumbayah. (No, really, sometimes we do.) The question I’ve had of late is: how can I do book reviews in a unique, “Brianna” way? 

I just introduced you to my solution. 

TBR = to be read. For some people out there, it’s a quick list of ebooks they’ll purchase at leisurely levels or a short stack on their coffee table. For others, a TBR pile is as tall as they are or dominate an entire closet. (I’m the latter.) 

I opted to start the jar awhile back since A. I am terrible at making decisions and B. I loved the spontaneity of it. 

Here’s how it works: I write down book titles on a scrap piece of paper which I want to read, toss them in the jar, then when I need a new book to start on? I draw! 

This is where you all come in. 

From here on out, I’ll review every book I draw out of the jar. This includes classics, new YA purchases, ebooks (very rarely), smutty morsels, mysteries – on and on. The list of possibilities is endless. Well. It’s as big as the jar will hold. You get my point. 

I will title each post with a “TBR Jar” tag, a rating (on a scale yet to be determined), favorite quotes, pictures of the book itself, etc. 

The only thing I love more than connecting through writing, is connecting through reading. 

So – if book reviews don’t interest you one bit, stay away from these posts. HOWEVER – if you dig some bibliographic porn, come join me! 

Love, Brianna


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