I’m sure many of you will have heard of a book jar (lots of bloggers do it, and it’s been a Thing for a while now), but for those of you who don’t, here’s a quick rundown:
- it is essentially a way to choose what to read next when you have way too many books you want to read
- you make a list of all the books on your TBR and cut up the list so each book is on a little scrap of paper
- these then go in a jar, folded, and you pick one out at random when you need to choose a new book
- you read the chosen book – unless you want another pick…
- it’s basically a book raffle
I’ve been thinking about doing a book jar for a while, and am always terrible at choosing what to read next. I also always have too many books.
I’ve decided to include both books I own and books I do not own in my book jar. If I choose a book I own, I take it from the shelf; if I don’t own it, I will get a copy as soon as I can (I’ll try to get to the bookshop ASAP, but yes, I may sometimes use Amazon Prime. Sorry). When I review what I’ve drawn from the book jar, I’m sure my method of choosing it will come to mind – as will any patterns or complete randomness that show themselves as I continue to read.
Have any of you tried doing a book jar? Or have you used a similar concept for something other than books?
I will let you know how I get on. 🙂