So, I made this about a week ago because I saw it on Youtube and loved the idea. I just found this cute little bucket at my local Dollar Tree and thought it was perfect. In case you don’t know what a TBR jar is, it is a jar or container in which you write down all the books you want to read (however many you decide on) on small slips of paper. Then, once a month or whenever you decide to, you just pull a slip of paper out of the jar and that is what you will read next. Some people have also used this for books they want to buy as well.
So, the reason I put different colors in there in the first place was just so my jar would look pretty with all the little strips looking like confetti. Originally, I just had the pink, white, and green slips which are all books that I own that I have not read. However, mid-project I had an epiphany. I decided to add blue strips which are all titles that I want to get from the library to read. The rule is though, if I pick up a blue slip and don’t want to read that book, I am allowed to put it back and choose a new one since the books I own are priority and the library ones are just little bonuses. I then thought about having little rules for all the colors but couldn’t really think of anything else. If you have any ideas for me, I would love to hear them. Just leave me a comment below.
As you can see, I have a lot of reading to do. I have roughly over 100 books in my TBR jar so hopefully I will make a dent in them soon. I am not sure when I will pick out of my TBR jar or if I will even do it on a regular basis or just when I feel like it…I’ll have to just wait and see how it goes. I am really excited for the idea, however. If you would like to know what kinds of books I have in my jar, take a look at the “My Bookshelf” page above in the menu.
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