One of my most annoying flaws (and by that, I mean flaws that annoy me about myself--there's probably a multitude of flaws I have that annoy other people) is that I can be ridiculously indecisive.
I'll be in the mood to watch a movie, but I can't choose which one to watch. So I don't watch any.
Or be in the mood to write, so I'll wander through my Idea Graveyard folder and choose some novel outlines I want to work on...but I'll open up about 6 of them and scroll through what I've got to work with so far and then I'll still be sitting there an hour later not knowing what to choose. So I just procrastinate on tumblr or something instead and end up not writing anything at all.
And I do the exact same thing with books.
I find myself really wanting to read but not knowing what to read, and I stand in front of my shelves and there's just so many books to choose from that it's like...like 100 people trying to get through a doorway at the same time and they just get stuck in the doorway and none get through. The easy solution is for them to walk through it one-by-one but it's just not happening. It's a really ridiculous thing to do, it's not that difficult to choose a book and just read the damn thing, but fvdkjvbldkjbv. Sometimes, I do not make sense and this problem is an example of those times.
I've whined about being in a reading funk before, so I won't do that again, but this indecisiveness is always especially annoying when I'm in reading funk mode (like I am now).
Basically, you get a jar and you fill it with pieces of paper, and on those pieces of paper you write down your TBR books and you use the jar to choose what book you're going to read next.
I've made two jars, the first is a jar for sequels (for if I've read at least the first book in the series and own the next one/the rest of the series). If I own more than one sequel from the series, I just wrote down the series name for each book in the series I
The second jar is basically just everything else; it has everything from childrens to adult books (most are YA though) and it has a bunch of genres. Normally I'm a mood reader, so that should be interesting.
I haven't included every book I own, just the ones from my main TBR bookcase (I have another two; one has mostly classics on it, the other is books I've considered getting rid of/I'm not as interested in reading anymore but I will still give them a try at some point). I own a lot of e-books too, it would've taken me forever to write all those down so if I ever include those in this challenge, I probably won't make a jar, I'll just use a random number generator to choose or something.
I'll start by just choosing one sequel a month and two from the other jar. Ones for this month:
Sequel: Second Helpings by Megan McCafferty (Jessica Darling series #2)
Other: Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin and Remembrance by Michelle Madow
...This post has been way more rambling than necessary, sorry (another one of those annoying flaws I have that probably annoys other people as well as bugging the hell out of me).
Anyone else going to try this? Or have you done it before? And does anyone else have this same problem (where you want to read but don't know what to read, so you don't read anything)?