Good morning, good afternoon, or goodnight friends, how are you? I hope you had a wonderful week. I’m mildly stressed out, I will admit it, because well, erm, my diploma relies on whether or not I do this little something right next week, so… fingers crossed for me? To take my mind off things a bit, I think today will be one of these days where I tackle a very important issue, in all of our bookworms lives: THE TBR PROBLEM, and everything that goes with it.
For those of you unfamiliar with that term, or new to the book blogging scene, TBR stands for, To Be Read, a.k.a ALL of those books you keep putting on your shelves, buying while you have absolutely NO NEED for new books, and adding to your Goodreads shelves because “oh, that one looks pretty good”. As bookworms, we are ALL faced with that problem, even MORE with book blogging. Because talking to people about books means finding out about new books, and, once again, adding MORE books to our TBR. Like we need it (We don’t. But let’s pretend we do. We can’t resist). We’re all going to die happily crushed under a pile of books after all, right?
But hey, what are we doing with those books we used to love? Those books we were anxiously waiting the sequel for and wanted to re-read, before actually getting into that final installment (and because we kind of read a gazillion books in between and have no idea what happened before) ? WHAT DO WE DO THEN?
If there’s ONE HUGE STRUGGLE we bookworms have to encounter, it’s that one. On one side, there’s this old love, this book you want to re-read because it made us feel incredible/was unforgettable, or just because you can’t remember a thing about it and just bought the sequel. On the other side, there are these thousands of new books you just added to your TBR because a friend recommended it / the hype is too strong / the cover is gorgeous / you just WANT to read it. So…HOW CAN WE CHOOSE? Which call is the strongest? That old childhood love you can’t help but come back to, or that new hot guy or girl in town that you can’t help but swoon at like you’re really going to have an epic romance with that book? This problem remains unsolved, and the struggle is real.