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Compulsive book buyers always have shelves full of "to be reads". Why not invite help from fellow LibraryThingers when it comes to that tricky decision of exactly what to read next?

Step One: Select a number of your tbr books. I know... you've got hundreds! But you need to restrict this to a viable number - I'd suggest no more than twenty.

Step Two: Take a digital photo of them in a stack and post it here as a new thread (use photobucket or flickr to put the photo on the internet - flickr, I know will generate a bit of html for you to include it in your LT thread, photobucket probably does too!)

If you need to, check out a few of the threads as examplars. You could just post a boring list but the photos are a bit more fun I think.

The latest popular suggestion is to date the thread in its title e.g. Nov12 Fred needs a nudge.

Step Three: Wait for other LT'ers to "nudge" a book (or two or three, who can resist!) by posting replies in your thread saying why they recommend their nudge for your next read.

Step Four: Have a wander through the threads and go and nudge a book from someone else's tbr stack!

Step Five: When you are ready, close off your thread off with a final courtesy comment to thank your nudgers, let everybody what you have chosen to read and... start reading that book. Don't forget to update the Books Nudged in WhateverMonth thread with your choice. Perhaps you might post more thoughts after having read it? Will you beam or tut at your nudgers?

Step Six: Think about what your next tbr stack might include and, like Michael Finnegan, begin again!

Glossary of Terms (inspired by Kiwidoc)

nudge - to recommended a book
nudger - the person providing the nudge
nudgee - the person getting the nudge

shove - a large nudge
fudge - to ruminate over all the titles in the pile, declaring that they are all wonderful, without offering any nudge whatsoever.
sludge - a book that you should read but is a bit of a slog.
nudgoid - an educated guess nudge such as you might give to a book you haven't read by an author you love.
nudgette - the gentlest of nudges indicating a compulsion to contribute rather than a knowledge of any of the books featured.
denudge - for the sake of all that is innocent, beautiful and good in the world, don't choose this book - it lays a malevolent curse upon every reader.

Please feel free to make any suggestions you have for improving or refining the concept of tbr stack nudging.

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8th August - A Nudge for Kit please 2avatiakh, September 2012ignore
Even in Shangri-la we need nudges =) 19bookwoman247, August 2012ignore
Packing for holidays 2alexdaw, June 2012ignore
Kit's nudge number 2 (Sept 18) 5jnwelch, October 2011ignore
Nudge needed - Sep 16 9avatiakh, October 2011ignore
I'm in need of a nudge, please 15MsNick, October 2011ignore
August 28 - Kit needs a nudge 11AnnieMod, September 2011ignore
Can I have a nudge please?? 12chrissybob, September 2011ignore
Looking for a nudge... 15chrissybob, August 2011ignore
need a nudge 16Booksloth, August 2011ignore
Shirley needs a directional nudge 10girlfromshangrila, July 2011ignore
April 30 - Need Another Nudge 2CAGEYM, May 2011ignore
March 13 - Need a Nudge 8Samantha_kathy, March 2011ignore
Jan-10 Miela needs a nudge 17zasmine, March 2011ignore
Rachel needs a nudge 11Romonko, February 2011ignore
kirsty requests nudge 6kirsty, February 2011ignore
Jan-10 Miela Needs a nudge 3CutestLilBookworm, January 2011ignore
Orange nudge 8Miela, January 2011ignore
Quick nudge needed! 4scarper, December 2010ignore
Scarper needs a nudge 11extrajoker, July 2010ignore
urania1 desperately seeking the perfect nudge 103Novacek, June 2010ignore
Reflexandresolve needs a nudge! 10reflexandresolve, May 2010ignore
Avatiakh wants to be nudged for February 12avatiakh, April 2010ignore
applebook1 needs a nudge 12applebook1, April 2010ignore
novella nudge 9wandering_star, March 2010ignore
Challenge nudge #2 10zasmine, March 2010ignore
ty1997 could use a nudge 10Carrotlady, March 2010ignore
christiguc requests a nudge 11Booksloth, February 2010ignore
Nov12 cocoafiend needs a nudge 53code876, February 2010ignore
Jessica is looking for direction... 6wrmjr66, January 2010ignore
January Nudges for Allama 11Booksloth, January 2010ignore
Kat Needs a 2010 Nudge 12Beezie, January 2010ignore
January nudge for heidijane 4heidijane, January 2010ignore
2010 nudge for pj77 23avatiakh, January 2010ignore
In Need of a Nudge 35sarahbird, January 2010ignore
An Orange July Nudge Please 21Minthe, August 2009ignore
Summer Reading 7kiwidoc, July 2009ignore
A nudge for avatiakh's April reading 10Booksloth, April 2009ignore
Nudge me some Greek books 17zacofe123, April 2009ignore
Please nudge Cushla's next Virago Modern Classic! 13Soupdragon, April 2009ignore
christiguc requesting her first 2009 nudge please 13dylanwolf, April 2009ignore
QPBC Nudge for Nickelini 24Cariola, April 2009ignore
Proserpine dusty shelves needing nudge! 16Proserpinegreen, March 2009ignore
University Reading Nudge 21TSzakacs, February 2009ignore
applebook1 needs a nudge 22applebook1, February 2009ignore
Jan. 23: First Request 21baobab, February 2009ignore
Nudge Sarahbird's Next 999 Book! 30urania1, February 2009ignore
Dec. 26: Nudge one from lindsacl's TBR pile for January 25lauralkeet, February 2009ignore
unloved stepchildren no more, in December 15boekenwijs, February 2009ignore
Dec. 12 nudge for a friend 28applebook1, January 2009ignore
Poetry nudge for timjones 8polutropos, January 2009ignore
Message Board 128baobab, January 2009ignore
Name the atmospheric fellow smoking and reading in the photo 86urania1, January 2009ignore
Books Nudged in December 15Ambrosia4, January 2009ignore
christiguc is looking for another nudge 25Soupdragon, January 2009ignore
mrspenny needs a nudge 31lilisin, January 2009ignore
Nudge a book off Cushla's mountain! 43cushlareads, January 2009ignore
bell7 needs a nudge for the new year 14bell7, January 2009ignore
FleurFisher seeks nudges for Orange January 13BeyondEdenRock, January 2009ignore
Dec 21: Nudge lindsacl's next Virago Modern Classic 10lauralkeet, December 2008ignore
Nickelini needs a nudge 58proudlycanadian, December 2008ignore
Poetry Nudge 25urania1, December 2008ignore
bathroom reading 68urania1, December 2008ignore
The Library Nook needs a nudge! 24MissDotty, December 2008ignore
F. Scott Fitzgerald 15cocoafiend, December 2008ignore
BJ's List for a December Nudge 51dylanwolf, December 2008ignore
Nov. 15 - Minthe needs a nudge 28Minthe, December 2008ignore
Please nudge a December book for christiguc 39christiguc, December 2008ignore
Dec 17: Avaland needs a nudge for the holidays 23avaland, December 2008ignore
12/11: Lonely student seeks two+ willing, supple books; enjoys peppered dark chocolate, nib pens, lo 27Booksloth, December 2008ignore
12/13 - Nudge Request! 24Ambrosia4, December 2008ignore
Non-fiction nudges needed for citizenkelly 24citizenkelly, December 2008ignore
jane needs a nudge 24cocoafiend, December 2008ignore
Is he looking for a nudge? 6cocoafiend, December 2008ignore
Rullakartiina needs a nudge (Nov 24) 43theaelizabet, December 2008ignore
Books Nudged in November 17Rullakartiina, December 2008ignore
Dec 10: avatiakh asks for a nudge 15janemarieprice, December 2008ignore
November 28, 2008 - Danielle needs a nudge! 14Booksloth, December 2008ignore
Dec 3. applebook1 needs a nudge 37applebook1, December 2008ignore
03 December 2008 - teathief's request for a nudge! 18tomcatMurr, December 2008ignore
christiguc needs a nudge (for the end of November) 27christiguc, December 2008ignore
Nov17 Avaland looks for a special kind of NUDGE 51avaland, December 2008ignore
Theaelizabet's 11/26 Nonfiction Nudge 19theaelizabet, December 2008ignore
Nov 17 - Depressaholic need a big fat nudge 28GlebtheDancer, December 2008ignore
Press for Attention 12wandering_star, December 2008ignore
Random nudging 18tomcatMurr, December 2008ignore
Would there be any objections??? 6avaland, December 2008ignore
FlossieT may take a while to act on a nudge... 37FlossieT, December 2008ignore
Nov. 17th polutropos seeks an immigration nudge 36cocoafiend, December 2008ignore
The Science of Nudging 58A_musing, December 2008ignore
November 24 - SmangosBubbles needs a nudge 22Cariola, December 2008ignore
KIWIDOC: a nudge for December would be much appreciated. 29cocoafiend, November 2008ignore
The ahhh books 1urania1, November 2008ignore
lindsacl needs a nudge to read Milan Kundera in December 10A_musing, November 2008ignore
cornpuff12 needs a nudge. 22cornpuff12, November 2008ignore
How Do I Change the Awful Group Name? 15avaland, November 2008ignore
Additional Nudging Please 36SmangosBubbles, November 2008ignore
Teresa40 needs a nudge for December 30applebook1, November 2008ignore
Theaelizabet's 11/17 Nudge 36dylanwolf, November 2008ignore
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