Sunday, November 18, 2018

Should I Bring Back TBR Posts Here On Ali's Bookshelf





You know the drill by now, but for those that haven't been around the blog long enough, Ali Talks is a post where I get to chat about the things that are on my mind or chat about book related topics. Sometimes it's even blog related topics.
Today's topic is mainly a question that I've been thinking about for a few weeks. Should I start posting TBR posts again. At the beginning of the year I stated that I would no longer be posting TBR posts. My main reason for doing so was that I'm a mood reader and posting TBR (To be read) posts really weren't benificial to me. I never ended up reading all the books. When I was posting them I might have read one or two books on the list and then the rest I didn't. So today we are going to be talking about the pros and cons of said list. 




In the past couple of weeks, like I said above, this topic has been on my mind. I read a blog post about TBR's and why this blogger had continued to post them. Bookmark Lit is where I read the post, and I loved how she talked about being a mood reader, even though she is a mood reader she still chose to post her TBR posts. Now keep in mind that this post is a year old, she did go on to say that even though she only read a few books on the list, she still enjoyed posting and sharing what she might read. Her blog post really got me thinking and that's why I'm writing this post now.

When I posted my To Be Read posts I felt pressure to read said books, but maybe there shouldn't be said pressure. Maybe if my readers knew that I more than likely wasn't going to read the whole list that maybe I could have some fun making the posts again. But at the same time I'm wondering if that pressure to actually keep to said list would still be there. As a mood reader it's hard to say what I'm going to read and what I'm not. Lately, I've been reading so many books at once because I'm such a mood reader. One day I loving this book and then the next I'm just not in the mood for said book. So I pick up another because I really want to read something. 

I've also been wondering if maybe I just got burnt out on posting TBR's. I mean I posted them from the beginning, as soon as I started blogging I was posting TBR posts. Makes me wonder if I had just needed a break from them. But then again I posted a TBR for a challenge this year and I didn't finish said books. So I'm so torn on this subject. I don't know what to really do. I mean I could try it out, post a TBR post and see if I actually read the books, also to see if the pressure is there or not. 
I've also looked at a few of my favorite blogs and a few of them only posts seasonal To Be Read posts, I've never tried that and I'm thinking maybe if I did that and limit the number of books added to said list it might work. I'm still not sure, even after writing this post. HELP! 
If you post TBR posts, why do you post them? Do you feel the pressure to read the books you said you were going to read? Tell me your thoughts on what I should do.  



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