I am indecisive. This is not a revelation, you guys know this. And you also know that I tend to over-request books, and that it actually helps me read things on time. But when I do a really good job and finish the books like a good little blogger, I am left with literally hundreds (no joke, over 450 at last count) books on my physical shelves alone that aren’t review books! So what’s a girl to do? I tried a few things. Things like…
- A TBR Jar. This was an epic fail because I would just get mad at whatever I picked out of the jar and end up picking like, 30 times and finally giving up.
- Asking my friends to choose! But they all wanted me to read different books- there just weren’t enough opinions to break the ties!
- Making a shelf with my most-anticipated. You’ll see these below, but the problem is, even narrowed down to 40-50 books, I still couldn’t pick at all.
- Forcing myself to just pick one. I always got mad at my choice, and ended up making 17 trips back and forth to my shelves. Exercise, people!
Clearly, none of this works for me. And that is where this post/game comes into play!
So, you guys know how Cait @ Paper Fury is a genius, right? Of course you do, we all do. Anyway. I was lamenting on Twitter about my inability to pick a book to read, as you do.
And Cait responded to my nonsense with what became the inspiration for this whole thing:
And I loved it, of course. And after thinking for about 2 minutes, I came up with this:
SO here is how we are going to do this: YOU are going to pick 12 of these books. The 12 Districts, if you will. Straight up by votes. I am going to read them. (They are going to play the games. May the odds be ever in their favor.) It might take me awhile, but that’s okay. THEN, I am going to kill them off, and instead of cannons and their faces in the sky, I shall review-kill them, one by one, until the winner survives!! I think the last one will be a dual review, because how else can I make such a thing work? It would take the fun out of it, no? I am also kind of hoping that you guys pick a few “wild cards”- you know, the lesser-known, not as much hype books? So you know, mix things up, friends 😉
So the fate of these 45 books (or something like that, I don’t know) is in your hands! All you have to do is click the little thumbs up or down button, and who doesn’t like to judge stuff?