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