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  1. Yesha
    March 30, 2024 @ 6:54 pm

    Great post! Last one made me smile 😃 I used to be good at managing TBR but that’s in the past, now I’m mood reader.

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  2. Ambica Gulati
    March 31, 2024 @ 9:18 am

    You are so organised with your #TBR list as well. I have a whole pile, haven’t even counted and I look at it and keep thinking which one to begin with. This year, I have also decided to read what I like, rather than have random stuff for reviews. A few good books and quality reads, that’s what I did in my younger days. In this mature phase of life, I want to go back to my good habits. I have new book anxiety, but I controlled it. Books take time to absorb and I must enjoy the experience.

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  3. Felicia
    April 2, 2024 @ 12:02 am

    Sometimes, you just gotta go with your gut, right? Mood reading is where it’s at. If a book catches your eye or you’re just feeling a certain vibe, why not dive in? Life’s too short to stress about picking the “perfect” book every time. And hey, there’s no shame in a little inky pinky ponky to help make the decision either! We all do it!

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  4. Janaki
    April 3, 2024 @ 9:27 am

    This year has been very bad as far as books are concerned. But I’m determined to finish my unread pile, at least clear the long pending ones. Must get a spreadsheet, I guess. Thanks for letting us know your way of tackling the TBR; it’s quite helpful.

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  5. Neha Sharma
    April 3, 2024 @ 5:49 pm

    I can totally relate to the struggle of managing a massive TBR pile. There was a time when I never maintained a TBR list; I would simply pick up any book at the bookstore that piqued my interest. Then, I became quite particular about maintaining my TBR list. However, after a while, I realized that it’s a difficult task. Now, I’m in a zone where I have a TBR list, but I’m not particularly strict about picking a book from it. I read whatever I feel like reading.

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  6. Preeti Chauhan
    April 3, 2024 @ 8:04 pm

    I get my TBR ideas from blog chatter prompts and when I come across a highly recommended read on Bookish League. Sometimes Goodreads too but that’s rare. Then again there are some books that I get to read only because of book reviews to be done.

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  7. Samata
    April 3, 2024 @ 9:47 pm

    Ritu in my case I dont love much book to pile up and I also dont buy books in huge lots or take for reviews in large numbers at a time. I prefer to buy when I really OK to have time to read them. By pressurizing me which generally authors do to review, is not going to help them. I will read them when I want and wish to review. I buy books which really interests me and after checking reviews of fellow reviewer friends as at my house I really dont have a full room to dedicate for book library at this moment to pile up, perhaps I may have one day. So I am sorted person in regards to TBR management. Right now I have 4 books in hand to read and review which I will cover in April.

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    • Kaveri Chhetri
      April 6, 2024 @ 12:07 pm

      Oh Boy Ritu… your discipline is commendable. For a person like me this is a thing I’ll probably carry out in my agle janam. As of now I am totally a mood reader but I do pick up a few of your recommendations.
      Inky pinky ponky… Hahaha. I visualised u doing that.

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  8. Neeta Kadam
    April 4, 2024 @ 10:46 pm

    You are very well organised on TBR. When we love to read every time we are on mode which one should start? I am slowly getting back to my reading and I want to enjoy the book. I wonder how book blogger finish 7 books in one week.
    May be..
    There could be many reasons and I don’t want to judge anyone. I like the way you tackle your TBR list. Post is helpful.

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  9. Anjali Tripathi Upadhyay
    April 6, 2024 @ 12:03 pm

    Whenever I visit India, I love picking up books that you all recommend. Unfortunately, my busy schedule leaves me with little time to focus on reading like I used to, which is something I really miss.

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  10. Priya Singh
    April 7, 2024 @ 9:51 am

    Even though Im a mood reader but my moods are fleeting. There will be days when Im so charged up that I would finish the book and then there are days when I cant get past the first few pages.

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  11. Sivaranjini Anandan
    April 7, 2024 @ 10:16 pm

    That is 200 percent true. It is not about racing
    but reading the process should be a happy and that is a big gift to read a lot of books with patience.

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  12. Manali
    April 8, 2024 @ 4:38 am

    I’ve compartmentalized my reading into priority/project based reading and leisure reading. Sometimes the two overlap when a priority/project read is so good that it ends up being a leisure read too and then I either push the next on my leisure read to next month. This was purely to make my own life easier, especially the latter part where I learned to push leisure reading to ‘later’. I loved your method/suggestion of adding a few palate cleansers. Will try that one now.

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  13. Harjeet Kaur
    April 8, 2024 @ 10:16 am

    Hahaha..I still use the inky pinky wonky method but for dresses or accessories. What childhood memories have you made me conjure up? All the best for your TBR..you are a pro now and you will ace it every time.

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  14. Raghav
    April 8, 2024 @ 11:08 am

    These are great advises. I always have a lull period after I finish a book because I can’t figure out the next steps. I’ll use this framework in future.

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  15. Sadvika Kylash
    April 9, 2024 @ 3:19 pm

    I tried so hard to keep up with the TBR list but have a hard time dealing with.

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  16. Swati Mathur
    April 10, 2024 @ 8:00 pm

    Your are a very organized and deciplined reader probably that’s the reason you are so consistence in your reading. Well on one hand I feel being a book reviewer helps me to be consistent but on other hand it doesn’t allow me to pick what I really want to read. As you said Reading is all about enjoying the process and I want to feel that everytime I read a book.

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  17. Sindhu
    April 11, 2024 @ 12:36 am

    I absolutely loved the detailed way of how you pick from the TBR. This was very insightful and a great wày to pick. I’m sure I will be referring this sooner

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  18. Ishieta
    April 12, 2024 @ 4:23 pm

    I love the ‘Inky pinky ponky’ way!! what a fun way and you’d always end up with anything and it could be such an adventure! I love your different methods, i too have different ways to pick books on different days, not to mention i am usually reading 2-3 books at the same time!
    choosing our new read is a legit hobby on its own, I say!

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