In simple terms, TBR is called to-be-read in the world of books. Every book lover has a pile of books, whether it be hard copies or e-books. As for me, I prefer hard copies rather than digital ones. I’d love to get lost inside the book I’m reading like Harry Potter vanishes inside Tom Riddle’s horcrux diary!😄
1. Organizing TBR by goals
Most of us set a goal, to finish reading a number of books per month or per year. This method works best for people who got less number of books in their personal library. Categorize the books by read, reading and to-be-read status and you are all set.
2. Organizing TBR by genre
This method works best for people who’s got a huge pile of books. As for me, it’s my dream to have every novel in the fantasy genre possible. Imagine how Hansel and Gretel felt when they saw a house full of candy? That’s how I’d feel when I’m in a huge book store or library. It’s basically my candyland!😄
So, if the pile is huge, separate all the unread books to begin with. After, separate them by genre. Pick the most favorite genre and move them to your top racks. For others, ask your inner self, if you’re REALLY going to read them! Why? Because your inner self knows the exact answer. 😄
If you are me, then you’ll never get rid of books. (Yes, I’m a hoarder when it comes to books!) In that case, you can store the left out books that is, the ones that got ‘no’ for an answer away to save space and make your shelf look neat; or can even give them away to those who haven’t read them. 😊
In my case, I dont have a huge pile of books. (Yet!😉) My favorite genre is fantasy and adventure. So while choosing books to purchase, my first preference goes to any book that I have left out in a fantasy series.
Expanding your TBR genre
Sometimes, it’s exciting and interesting to try out something new. For those times, choose a best seller wildly out of your genre and add it to your TBR shelf. In my opinion it’s best to go one or two at a time instead of mixing up your favorite genre and others and ending up making a mess.
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Hello everyone 👋 For my winter TBR list, my chosen genre is Fantasy. Well, not only for this winter, it’s my all-time favorite genre along with adventure and thrillers.
This week’s top-ten-tuesday prompt is ‘Books on my winter TBR list from ThatArtsyReaderGirl. I’m a book lover myself and since this topic piqued my interest im gonna dive right into it! 😊
1. The Wise Man’s Fear
There are three things all wise men fear: the sea in storm, a night with no moon and the anger of a gentleman.
My name is Kvothe. You may have heard of me.
On the second day of his narrating the story of his life to the Chronicler at the Waystone Inn, Kvothe pursues his education at the University. Because of his high term tuition, a result of a capital crime committed, he follows his friends’ advice to take a term off and chase the Wind. Count Threpe arranges for Kvothe to travel to the city of Severen, to aid Maer Alveron and thereby earn a writ of patronage. Maer gives various tasks to Kvothe, which embarks him on a journey with few mercenaries.
On this adventurous journey, did he complete the task given by the Maer? What are the challenges faced by him? Did he learn anything about the Chandrian who killed his family? I have already finished reading half of the book and I’m excited to read further!
2. Fire and Blood
The tale begins with the legendary Aegon the Conqueror, creator of the Iron Throne, and goes on to recount the generations of Targaryens who fought to hold that iconic throne, all the way up to the civil war that nearly tore their dynasty apart.
If you are a die-hard fan of Game of Thrones like me, I know just that name is enough to get you excited! Because we can’t ever get enough of GoT, can we?😄
3. Dead Witch Walking
Dead Witch Walking is a story of a world in which witches, vampires, pixies and other creatures exist alongside humans, although not completely in peace. The main character in the story, Rachel Morgan, is a witch who quickly gets pulled into a conspiracy that goes deeper than she realizes. Along with help of her friends, a vampire, pixie and a human, Rachel soon finds that there is more than one person looking to kill her, and it will take all of her will just to stay alive.
What is the conspiracy? Will Rachel be saved? I’m excited to read!😊
4. The Good, the Bad and the Undead
It’s a tough life for witch Rachel Morgan, an independent bounty hunter, prowling the darkest shadows of downtown Cincinnati for criminal creatures of the night.
She can handle the leather-clad vamps and even tangle with a cunning demon or two. But a serial killer who feeds on the experts in the most dangerous kind of black magic is definitely pressing the limits. Confronting an ancient evil is more than just child’s play — and this time, Rachel will be lucky to escape with her very soul.
The Hollows series is of urban fantasy genre and has 14 novels.
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Scribble Art is a unique form of art, that is, to create art literally by scribbling! I know, it sounds weird right? But trust me, the result will blow your mind! If you love sketching and drawing, and if you haven’t tried this one yet, I strongly suggest you should. It might not be your style of art, but you can almost never go wrong with this kind. You don’t have to be perfect in drawing and shading. Its the small imperfections that makes this kind of art more beautiful.
How to do Scribble Art?
To begin with, let’s look at something simple. Trees. We can use various strokes and shading techniques to draw any kind of trees or bushes or grass. Usually, for sceneries it is mostly a mix of free-hand-drawing and scribble strokes.
With this, let’s look at drawing a simple scenery step-by-step.
Step 1 : Fix the center of your scenery
To begin with lets draw a simple house and give it value by shading. I’ve chosen the sunlight to be from top-right corner, so I’ve shaded accordingly.
Step 2: Begin drawing strokes for trees
Now this part might look simple but all it takes is little concentration. Closer to the ground and wall will be dark because of shadow, so dark strokes will do. For the tree tops, it needs a little pattern along with the strokes to make it look like a tree.
To fill the space above the house, I’ve done strokes as base for the extension of branches. Then a little pattern and shading, the magic combo, to give life to the scribbling.
Step 3: Simple strokes for grass
To fill the bottom half, the simple option is grass patches. Instead of drawing strokes in straight lines, which looks ugly and boring, make them in shapes to give the perspective of terrain. Again the magic combo of pattern and shading, and voila! The grassland is ready.
Even if its mostly scribbles and strokes, if we remember the aspect of light and shadows, everything will look decent and convincing! After a few finishing touches, here is the result!
There are more complex scribble arts like drawing portraits which look stunning. But for beginners, I think drawing sceneries is best option to practice with, as it combines both scribble art and free-hand-drawings.
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