Book Nudgers

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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.

TopicTopicMessagesLast Message 
8th August - A Nudge for Kit please2 unread / 2avatiakh, September 2012
Even in Shangri-la we need nudges =)19 unread / 19bookwoman247, August 2012
Packing for holidays2 unread / 2alexdaw, June 2012
Kit's nudge number 2 (Sept 18)5 unread / 5jnwelch, October 2011
Nudge needed - Sep 169 unread / 9avatiakh, October 2011
I'm in need of a nudge, please15 unread / 15MsNick, October 2011
August 28 - Kit needs a nudge11 unread / 11AnnieMod, September 2011
Can I have a nudge please??12 unread / 12chrissybob, September 2011
Looking for a nudge...15 unread / 15chrissybob, August 2011
need a nudge16 unread / 16Booksloth, August 2011
Shirley needs a directional nudge10 unread / 10girlfromshangrila, July 2011
April 30 - Need Another Nudge2 unread / 2CAGEYM, May 2011
March 13 - Need a Nudge8 unread / 8Samantha_kathy, March 2011
Jan-10 Miela needs a nudge17 unread / 17zasmine, March 2011
Rachel needs a nudge11 unread / 11Romonko, February 2011
kirsty requests nudge6 unread / 6kirsty, February 2011
Jan-10 Miela Needs a nudge3 unread / 3CutestLilBookworm, January 2011
Orange nudge8 unread / 8Miela, January 2011
Quick nudge needed!4 unread / 4scarper, December 2010
Scarper needs a nudge11 unread / 11extrajoker, July 2010
urania1 desperately seeking the perfect nudge103 unread / 103Novacek, June 2010
Reflexandresolve needs a nudge!10 unread / 10reflexandresolve, May 2010
Avatiakh wants to be nudged for February12 unread / 12avatiakh, April 2010
applebook1 needs a nudge12 unread / 12applebook1, April 2010
novella nudge10 unread / 10wandering_star, March 2010
Challenge nudge #211 unread / 11zasmine, March 2010
ty1997 could use a nudge10 unread / 10Carrotlady, March 2010
christiguc requests a nudge11 unread / 11Booksloth, February 2010
Nov12 cocoafiend needs a nudge54 unread / 54code876, February 2010
Jessica is looking for direction...6 unread / 6wrmjr66, January 2010
January Nudges for Allama11 unread / 11Booksloth, January 2010
Kat Needs a 2010 Nudge12 unread / 12Beezie, January 2010
January nudge for heidijane4 unread / 4heidijane, January 2010
2010 nudge for pj7724 unread / 24avatiakh, January 2010
In Need of a Nudge35 unread / 35sarahbird, January 2010
Boat trip nudge2 unread / 2poeticmedic, October 2009
An Orange July Nudge Please21 unread / 21Minthe, August 2009
Summer Reading7 unread / 7kiwidoc, July 2009
A nudge for avatiakh's April reading10 unread / 10Booksloth, April 2009
Nudge me some Greek books17 unread / 17zacofe123, April 2009
Please nudge Cushla's next Virago Modern Classic!13 unread / 13Soupdragon, April 2009
christiguc requesting her first 2009 nudge please13 unread / 13dylanwolf, April 2009
QPBC Nudge for Nickelini24 unread / 24Cariola, April 2009
Proserpine dusty shelves needing nudge!16 unread / 16Proserpinegreen, March 2009
University Reading Nudge21 unread / 21TSzakacs, February 2009
applebook1 needs a nudge23 unread / 23applebook1, February 2009
Jan. 23: First Request21 unread / 21baobab, February 2009
Nudge Sarahbird's Next 999 Book!31 unread / 31urania1, February 2009
Dec. 26: Nudge one from lindsacl's TBR pile for January25 unread / 25lauralkeet, February 2009
unloved stepchildren no more, in December15 unread / 15boekenwijs, February 2009
Dec. 12 nudge for a friend28 unread / 28applebook1, January 2009
Poetry nudge for timjones8 unread / 8polutropos, January 2009
Message Board134 unread / 134baobab, January 2009
Name the atmospheric fellow smoking and reading in the photo86 unread / 86urania1, January 2009
Books Nudged in December15 unread / 15Ambrosia4, January 2009
Universt1 unread / 1TSzakacs, January 2009
University Reading Nudge1 unread / 1TSzakacs, January 2009
christiguc is looking for another nudge26 unread / 26Soupdragon, January 2009
mrspenny needs a nudge31 unread / 31lilisin, January 2009
Nudge a book off Cushla's mountain!43 unread / 43cushlareads, January 2009
bell7 needs a nudge for the new year14 unread / 14bell7, January 2009
FleurFisher seeks nudges for Orange January13 unread / 13BeyondEdenRock, January 2009
Dec 21: Nudge lindsacl's next Virago Modern Classic10 unread / 10lauralkeet, December 2008
Nickelini needs a nudge61 unread / 61proudlycanadian, December 2008
Poetry Nudge25 unread / 25urania1, December 2008
bathroom reading69 unread / 69urania1, December 2008
The Library Nook needs a nudge!24 unread / 24MissDotty, December 2008
F. Scott Fitzgerald15 unread / 15cocoafiend, December 2008
BJ's List for a December Nudge51 unread / 51dylanwolf, December 2008
Nov. 15 - Minthe needs a nudge28 unread / 28Minthe, December 2008
Please nudge a December book for christiguc40 unread / 40christiguc, December 2008
Dec 17: Avaland needs a nudge for the holidays23 unread / 23avaland, December 2008
12/11: Lonely student seeks two+ willing, supple books; enjoys peppered dark chocolate, nib pens, lo27 unread / 27Booksloth, December 2008
12/13 - Nudge Request!24 unread / 24Ambrosia4, December 2008
Non-fiction nudges needed for citizenkelly24 unread / 24citizenkelly, December 2008
jane needs a nudge24 unread / 24cocoafiend, December 2008
Is he looking for a nudge?6 unread / 6cocoafiend, December 2008
Rullakartiina needs a nudge (Nov 24)43 unread / 43theaelizabet, December 2008
Books Nudged in November17 unread / 17Rullakartiina, December 2008
Dec 10: avatiakh asks for a nudge15 unread / 15janemarieprice, December 2008
November 28, 2008 - Danielle needs a nudge!14 unread / 14Booksloth, December 2008
Dec 3. applebook1 needs a nudge37 unread / 37applebook1, December 2008
03 December 2008 - teathief's request for a nudge!18 unread / 18tomcatMurr, December 2008
christiguc needs a nudge (for the end of November)27 unread / 27christiguc, December 2008
Nov17 Avaland looks for a special kind of NUDGE52 unread / 52avaland, December 2008
Theaelizabet's 11/26 Nonfiction Nudge19 unread / 19theaelizabet, December 2008
Nov 17 - Depressaholic need a big fat nudge28 unread / 28GlebtheDancer, December 2008
Press for Attention12 unread / 12wandering_star, December 2008
Random nudging18 unread / 18tomcatMurr, December 2008
Would there be any objections???7 unread / 7avaland, December 2008
FlossieT may take a while to act on a nudge...38 unread / 38FlossieT, December 2008
Nov. 17th polutropos seeks an immigration nudge36 unread / 36cocoafiend, December 2008
The Science of Nudging58 unread / 58A_musing, December 2008
November 24 - SmangosBubbles needs a nudge22 unread / 22Cariola, December 2008
KIWIDOC: a nudge for December would be much appreciated.29 unread / 29cocoafiend, November 2008
The ahhh books1 unread / 1urania1, November 2008
lindsacl needs a nudge to read Milan Kundera in December10 unread / 10A_musing, November 2008
cornpuff12 needs a nudge.22 unread / 22cornpuff12, November 2008
How Do I Change the Awful Group Name?15 unread / 15avaland, November 2008
Additional Nudging Please36 unread / 36SmangosBubbles, November 2008
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