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.

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