TBR Tag

I got this idea from Gillian at A Writer of Wrongs. This tag was originally hosted & created by A Perfection Called Books & Dana Sqaure.                                 

How do you keep track of your TBR pile?
Well, to be honest, I don’t really keep track of it. It’s spiraling out of control and I don’t know if I’ll ever get it back under control. I have all my review books on a list with expected dates the review will be posted on the blog. For my other books, I have all the ones I’ve read, on a bookshelf and all the ones I haven’t read, in boxes.

Is your TBR mostly print or ebook?

Mostly print. I have a LOT of unread physical books.

How do you determine what to read next?

To be honest, it’s really a crap-shoot. I try my hardest to go by release dates for my review books, but sometimes I am dying to read something that doesn’t come out for months, so I read it very early. I am a mood reader, so I really don’t have a ironclad rule on how to pick my next read.
A book that’s been on your TBR the longest?
I honestly don’t know, but I think I am going to go with A Mad Wicked Folly by Sharon Biggs Waller. Both Gillian & Giselle have pushed the heck out of this book, and while I do have a physical copy, it hasn’t been read yet.

A book you recently added to your TBR:

Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys. This was a book highly recommended to me by Bekka, and I trust her opinion, so I decided to put it on my TBR.
A book on your TBR because of its beautiful cover:

When Reason Breaks by Cindy L. Rodriguez captured my attention instantly because of this beautiful cover.

A book on your TBR you never plan on reading:
Teardrop by Lauren Kate. I mean the cover is absolutely gorgeous, but I’ve heard the book itself is pretty bad. So I really doubt that I’ll ever read it.

An unpublished book on your TBR that you’re excited about:
Oh, crap, I have to pick???? Um, okay so A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas, What You Left Behind by Jessica Verdi, The Devil You Know by Trish Doller. There are so many more, but I won’t name them all.
A book on your TBR that basically everyone’s read but you:
 Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Lani Taylor.

A book on your TBR that everyone recommends you:
Grave Mercy by Robin La Fevers.

A book on your TBR that you’re dying to read:
Conspiracy of Blood and Smoke by Anne Blankman. I loved, LOVED Prisoner of Night and Fog by Anne Blankman and am so excited to go back into her world.

How many books are on your Goodreads TBR shelf?

547, but I’m pretty sure I need to update it at some point.
I’m not going to tag anyone, but if you decide to do this, let me know so I can come by and check out your post.

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Things I Am Most Thankful For This Year

This feature is hosted by the ladies at The Broke and the Bookish.

1. 
My mom. She’s always in my corner no matter what.Even if I mess up, she’s right there for me. Supporting me. Loving me. I cannot ask for much more from her.

2. 
My health. I have serious health problems. I’ve never been shy about them.This year my health has been pretty good. Not amazing, but pretty good.I’m very thankful for that as I know so many people who don’t have their health.

3. 
My younger half sisters & half brother. Things are still awkward with them as I have chosen to have no contact with our dad. However since they have had kids in the past 3 years, I have really worked on establishing a relationship with them.It’s not their fault that our dad is a total a-hole. So I’m working on things with them.

4. 
My extended family on my mom’s side. It’s small and we do fight on occasion but we have never held a grudge. Even after having a screaming fight with my uncle on Superbowl Sunday about gay rights 2 years ago. We’ve just agreed to disagree with each other when it comes to politics.

5. 
Bloggers. I just started this crazy ride in April and I cannot believe the awesome people that I have met through blogging. I am so thankful for that. I could fill up a full post just talking about those people who I have connected with so I’ll just keep it short. Ashley, Jamie, Meredith, Marie & Molli. All of you have brought something special to my life and I thank you so much for that.

6. 
My cats. It’s no secret that my cats are my family. I would have a very boring life if they were not in it. They have their own personalities and they have made my life even more wonderful.

7. 
I’m thankful that I have everything I need. Clothes on my back, a roof over my head and food in my stomach. As long as I have that, everything else is just gravy. So many people in my city live under bridges, have no idea where their next meal is coming from or even if it’s coming.

8. 
I’m thankful for books. I’ve loved books since I was a 3 year old and I cannot imagine never being able to read another book. The idea is too awful to even consider.

9. 
I’m thankful for authors who treat their readers well. I’ve heard of authors that have treated readers/bloggers horribly and that makes me so sad. I am so grateful that I have yet to encounter anything like that.All the authors that I have interacted with have been wonderful people.I love that authors are interacting more with their readers. Thank you to social media for that!

10. 
J.K.Rowling. For reasons that should be obvious to everyone. She is a goddess and she brought these books that will be classics forever. She taught so many kids about love, sacrifice and how doing the right thing is more important than having a boyfriend/girlfriend.

These are my top ten. It’s a mix of book related things and the usual answers that come around at this time of the year.

So what are you most thankful for this year?