All These Books And Buying More: 2021 Edition

Every reader knows of this problem. They even probably refer to it as THAT problem. No one has to mention it and everyone knows it immediately. I am speaking of the problem where one has simply to many books in their TBR pile but for some reason, they just keep buying more to add it to the pile. The pile simply never shrinks but only grow.

Last year, the one that shall not be named, my pile grew. I usually like to keep my TBR pile at 4 books the most. However, since I did very little reading, my buying habits soared past it and expanded the pile exactly four time its size. I am talking about 16 books. I have been looking at this pile wondering how I am going to overcome it with the intentions of reading each and every single book while having that thought every reader knows all too well: Buying more books.

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My 2021 Most Anticipated Reads

As I may be a little late into the month with this post, there is no way I am starting the year off without listing some of my most anticipated reads of 2021. As much as I don’t want to think about adding more books to the pile that I have (due to not reading much and buying more instead) sitting on my shelf, I am still going to add more regardless. The troubles of a reader. I do have plan on how I may approach new books this year, but thats for another topic. Anyhow, here are my most anticipated reads of 2021, in no particular order;

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The Year That Shall Not Be Named and 2021: A Reflection

Last year, I expected things were going to be different as I have gone through new changes that were happening at the time. However, I am afraid that I was very, very wrong about it. So wrong, as as a matter of fact.

Normally, at the end of every year, I take a look at all the books I have read and gather it up all in post where I talk about my favorites, my goals, and hopes for the next year. As much as I would rather not look back, there is a need in order to move forward. At the beginning of the year, I have aimed for 50 books as my goal. Needlessly to say, that was not accomplished.

The Never Tilting World by Rin Chupeco Infinity Son by Adam Silvera The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black The Gravity of Us by Phil Stamper
Dragon Fire by Lisa McMann Only Mostly Devastated by Sophie Gonzales The Music of What Happens by Bill Konigsberg The Shadow of Kyoshi by F.C. Yee

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I’m Joining The Pondathon!

Pondathon: The Quiet Pond's story-driven readathon. Image: Two swords with vines wrapped around it frame the words 'Pondathon', with three little forest sprites sitting on top. One forest sprite has a leaf on its head, the middle has twigs for horns, and the right has a mushroom on its head.

I wasn’t really planning on joining the Pondathon, but after seeing everyone joining and designing a completely adorable character, I decided to join after all. The Pondathon is a readathon that I know that I can do and it seems to be a lot of fun to do as well! Not to mention, there’s a whole community doing it! It is going to be fun doing this with a lot of friends and following along the story of the Pondathon as it goes on.

Note: All art on this post is from CW, who is hosting this awesome readathon!

What is the Pondathon?

The Pondathon is a co-operative and story-driven readathon hosted and run by CW from The Quiet Pond. The aim of the Pondathon is to read books and collect points to protect the friends over at The Quiet Pond from the encroaching malevolent forces that threaten our friends in the forest.

Have fun participating in the Pondathon readathon by joining one of five teams, each with a unique way to collect points and signing up! You can also follow the story of the Pondathon as it unfolds, and participants can also complete ‘side quests’ during the readathon to collect extra points. The readathon takes place from January 24th 2020 to March 7th 2020. More information about the readathon can be found here.
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The TBR Jar: Update & Something New

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It is Update Time!

Over a year ago, I posted that I had made a TBR Jar to help with me with my never-ending TBR pile that was mostly in my Kindle. Now that it has been some time, I wondered how much the jar helped tackle that pile we’re all guilty of making. So, did the jar really help?

Do I still have a TBR Pile? Yes. Am I guilty of adding more books to the pile, therefore the jar? Yes. Again I ask, did the jar really help? Definitely. Unfortunately, I never had the thought to keep track of what was being put in and put out and all the details. However, I  have read a whole lot more books than I would have than I would have imagined reading. I would have never been able to choose which book I would like to read and the jar was a huge help with that.

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Upcoming Releases: December 2019

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Do You Think I Can Get These Upcoming Releases as Gifts This Year?

This is going to be the last “Upcoming Releases” post that covers for 2019 before the posts will start covering upcoming releases for 2020 releases. Can you believe that? This December, many more amazing books are going to be released as a gift for us all. There are so many books to choose from, but maybe some of these are the books we can all ask to have wrapped up this year. (I know it’s not Thanksgiving yet, but we’re talking December here!)

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To Track or Not To Track? – Progress While Reading

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When it comes to keeping track of your reading’s progress, I am always on it. I put down what page I left on and figure out how many pages I read at the time. I have been doing this for seven years while using GoodReads. It was a steady and useful habit I had until October came around.

I had started a brand new book right when October started. The previous book I finished was right at the end of September. I forgot the change the status of the book to “Currently Reading,” but I figured I would just change it on a later date. I even forgot to change the status and mark down what page I was on before I left my weeklong trip. Ever since I my return, I still haven’t updated it.

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Upcoming Releases: October 2019

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You know what’s really scary? An Endless TBR Pile.

It has been a few months now since I have done an Upcoming Releases post and I figured now would be the time to start doing them. Yes, I know we’re at the end of the month, but better late than never, right? There are a lot of books coming out next book and the list was long and I have to keep my list short and just pick a few. Just know that I couldn’t fit them all, even though I wanted to!

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The Bloggers in the Attic: Reading Slumps

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The Bloggers in the Attic is a bi-monthly discussion chain created by Camilla @ Reader in the Attic where a group bloggers take turns discussing a chosen topic throughout a month. If this sounds like something you’re interested in, be sure to contact Camilla to join!

June’s Theme

This month’s theme is the one thing all readers hate; reading slumps. We all hate them.

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Upcoming Releases: June 2019

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Here I am, once again, making your TBR even larger.

I was told that my posts about upcoming books are really effective and making readers add more books to their everlasting TBR Piles. Well, there’s no way to avoid it forever. I’m here with more books, this time for June!

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I usually like to stay around with 5 books to keep it short, but since these posts are so effective, I’m just going to list 7 books instead. More the merrier, right?

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