So what is a TBR JAR? Well, TBR means 'to be read' and if you are a bookwhore like me you definitely know what this jar is for but for those who does not, a TBR JAR is a jar that aids in deciding what book to read next. For some, it’s so easy to decide what book they’re going to read next but for someone like me who is soooooo fickle and my TBR list in Goodreads is sooooooooooo freakin long (I have like, 3,000 books in that list alone) this jar is really helpful plus it’s fun to make and to look at. ;)
I learned about the TBR Jar days ago in one of the book blogs I follow—- (click HERE!) and I was amazed. See, I am not an artsy person so I don’t have any ideas for DIY (Do It Yourself) projects so when I read about this jar I find it very helpful and easy to make then at that moment, I decided imma do my own TBR Jar. YAY! :D
Obviously you are going to need a jar, it really depends on your taste what kind of jar to use or maybe not a jar, maybe something else. It’s really up to you. And then, colored papers. I personally prefer bright colored papers or note pads. I used Post-its because I have a lot and I like looking at colorful bright things. I also cut the part where the sticky part is in. So what’s in my TBR Jar? Here goes…
- 1st book in a series
I did not include ARCs (Advanced Reader Copies) because that usually involves a deadline so every time I get one, it is usually a top priority read and imma change the rules for my TBR Jar, I am going to use the jar every time I am in state as I’d like to call it a "Reader’s Block". Hihihihihi You know, a time when you just stare at your TBR List and have no idea what to read next? Yeah, that state. Like, I said I am fickle and one minute I decide imma do this and then the next it’s a different thing so I am going to treat the jar as a rule, deadline or something, in that way it will help me in setting a pace for my reading pleasure. But in any instance where I picked a book that I don’t feel like reading, imma put it back and choose another. It’s my own so I can definitely bend some rules. :D
So there goes my TBR Jar. I am still finishing it up before I start using it. I need more colorful Post-its, I run out of neon pink and yellow Post-its so hopefully imma finish it this week. It’s easy to make so why not give a shot and make your own. It doesn’t necessarily mean you have to make a TBR Jar even if you’re not into books (that’s crazy!), maybe a jar for other things? IDK, whatever floats your boat. This is just an idea for booklovers out there but you can definitely make your own version for something. Let me know.
And yeah, I will post my first pick.. soon I hope. :)