Writing Challenge – The TBR Pile

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I don’t know anyone who owns a Kindle (or other ebook reader) and isn’t buried in books. We groan as we add more to the stack… then laugh about it and buy more! That’s my situation anyway.

I thought it would be fun to start 2022 with a writing challenge:

Write a story or poem about your TBR pile.

If you want to play, here’s how it works:

  • Deadline is January 23rd
  • Post the story or poem on your blog
  • Link back to this post or leave your link in the comments below
  • Keep it family friendly
  • I will reblog as many of the entries as I can through the end of the January
  • I’ll close comments here, so readers will head your way to comment.
  • In early February, I’ll post a round-up with links.
  • You may use the (attribution free) pixabay image above if you want to
  • And most of all, Have Fun!

Happy Writing and Reading!

321 thoughts on “Writing Challenge – The TBR Pile

  1. […] for mythsofthemirror.com challenge: Write a story or a poem about your tbr […]

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  2. […] waiting for you, impatiently, piled throughout your house or on your Kindle? Author and blogger, Diana Peach presented a challenge – write a poem or story about your TBR pile. I got inspired with the help […]

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  3. Hi Diana. I love your challenge and it obviously inspired a lot of creativity. Here is my short story about a fictional TBR pile.

    To Be Read (a short story)

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  4. […] Myth of Mirrors would like us to look at our ‘To-Be-Read’ piles and turn them into a short story or poem. There is perhaps a little irony in the mix there as my current ‘To-Be-Read’ pile includes one of D. Wallace Peach’s books. I promised myself I wouldn’t buy any more books until I’ve read all the fiction already crowding my little library, but I just pre-ordered another Sarah J Mass book so I’m not to be trusted. My reading pile is always ridiculously endless, and quite frankly I would not have it any other way. What is better than a house full of book? And different books suit different times of the day/week/year. I will continue cramming as many poetry collections, novels, histories, and mythologies into my possession as possible.  […]

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  5. […] Diana from Myths of the Mirror blog has a writing challenge underway. You can find it here: https://mythsofthemirror.com/2022/01/09/writing-challenge-the-teetering-tbr-pile/. […]

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  6. […] stumbled upon a writing challenge by D. Wallace Peach, and I figured I’d give it a go. The challenge is to write about your […]

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  7. V.M.Sang says:

    You’ve had a tremendous response to you challenge, Diana. So here’s another one. I just posted it and here’s the link. https://aspholessaria.wordpress.com/2022/01/19/my-tbr-pile-a-poem/

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    • Thanks so much, Viv. When I used to post monthly challenges, I’d get about 70 responses. I haven’t added up these yet. Thanks for joining in! I have about a week’s worth of reblogs ahead of you, but I’ll get there. 🙂

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  8. Writeflow says:

    USA’s close friend can you guess?

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  9. Writeflow says:

    Wallace I’ve understood I tried to complete my TBR but it’s not that easy my books feels like this http://writeflow.home.blog/2022/01/19/the-ancient-books-tbr-writing-challenge/ I hope this matches

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  10. Writeflow says:

    Wait what oh sorry I mistaken I thought we are supposed to write a poem about anything… Can you what this exactly is? Do we suppose to write about unread books?

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  11. […] in response to Diana’s challenge regarding the ever-elusive To Be Read […]

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  12. […] models. When I saw this challenge from her, a response quickly popped into my head.  Here is the information about Diana’s challenge.  You will find lots of other responses at her blog […]

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  13. […] Of my ever-growing TBR Pile […]

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  14. […] can click here to participate in this challenge and find links to other bloggers’ responses. The deadline is […]

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  15. […] This is part of Diana from Myths of the Mirror‘s writing challenge for January. Check it out here! […]

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  16. […] little bit of fiction was created for the “TBR Pile Challenge” from D. Wallace Peach. Writing fiction on demand, as it were, is not easy for me. However, I do enjoy it when I have a […]

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  17. Dear Diana!
    I am not very accustomed to this platform but I happened to come across your TBR challenge and thought to add-in to it.
    I am not sure if I am good enough for it as I have never done any professional writings. Just some writings about what goes on in my life.

    I hope you like it 🙂
    https://aroosaz.wordpress.com/2022/01/16/a-pile-of-gems/

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  18. Thank you for the challenge, Diana! I stewed over this for a few days because…the struggle of too many choices is real haha! Here’s my take: https://hernightlymuses.wordpress.com/2022/01/17/like-folding-laundry-tbr/

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  19. Gwen M. Plano says:

    Wonderful challenge, Diana! I’ve posted a simple Tanka response. Thank you for providing the stimulus: https://www.gwenplano.com/blog-reflections/a-writing-challenge-from-d-wallace-peach

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  20. […] set by D.Wallace Peach with a great poem that sums up the state of our TBR’s perfectly: Writing Challenge – The TBR Pile | Myths of the Mirror – The challenge runs to 23rd January so you might like to pay tribute to your TBR […]

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  21. […] for mythsofthemirror.com challenge. The author D. Wallace Peach says to write a story or a poem about your tbr […]

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  22. Oh, wow! What a fun challenge! Sarah Brentyn’s response made me laugh so hard. 😀 I’ll keep checking other responses.

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  23. Tara Sitser says:

    Diana, your challenge struck a chord so deep in my psyche that I just had to step in where I have never gone before and let the words out. I thank you for the push into a new direction. I have written a poem in response to your TBR challenge that is posted on my blog at https://tarasitser.blog/2022/01/16/the-tbr-challenge/
    References to you and Myths of the Mirror are gladly shared in the intro to my posting. Gratefully, Tara Sitser

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  24. […] in WordPress Land, a marvelous source of inspiration for writers, authors and poets. Her name is D. Wallace Peach. I offer this entry into her fantastically wonderful stories and to the opportunities she creates […]

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  25. […] muse ran amok when reading about the latest challenge on Myths of the Mirror. Many thanks to Diana Peach for inspiring us to write a short story or poem about our teetering TBR […]

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  26. […] Writing Challenge – The TBR Pile […]

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  27. Chris Hall says:

    This is such fun, Diana! What a fab response, too. Here’s my contribution:

    Writing Challenge – The E-Book TBR Pile

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  28. […] are the details of Diana’s challenge – The Teetering TBR Pile – the challenge is open until 23 January if you’d like to join in […]

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  29. […] can’t, however, take all the credit for that as New Year was suggested a while back by Diana who pens the mythsofthemirror blog but I saved it for now as it seemed more apt…Thank you […]

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  30. A wonderful challenge Diana.. I have read Debby’s poem which was great and I have linked that and your post in the round up on Sunday.. My TBR is glaring at me and daring me to put pen to paper… lol.. hugsx

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  31. Is there anyone to increase my viewers…🥺🥺🥺

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  32. […] Diana from Myths of the Mirror blog has a writing challenge underway. You can find it here: https://mythsofthemirror.com/2022/01/09/writing-challenge-the-teetering-tbr-pile/. […]

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  33. BERNADETTE says:

    Here you go Diana, https://newclassicrecipe.com/2022/01/14/a-little-bit-of-fun/ It was fun to do something different.

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  34. I’m already reading some of the results of your challenge, and they’re so fabulous! I hope to play soon…. THANK you.

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  35. […] Diana Peach has a fun writing challenge going on – Write a story about your TBR pile. Great topic as so […]

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  36. D.L. Finn, Author says:

    Here’s my contribution: https://wp.me/p88dPL-m6P

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  37. […] decided to join Diana Wallace Peach’s Writing Challenge—The TBR Pile. It can be a story or poem. I decided to go with a haibun format. That is the combination of prose […]

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  38. […] at Myths of the Mirror has asked about our reaction to our TBR list. This is what came to […]

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  39. I couldn’t help myself…
    https://sarahbrentynflash.wordpress.com
    TBR Piles Plot Your Demise 📚 🔪 😱

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  40. TanGental says:

    Here you go…

    The sex life of plums
    My many chums
    Hemlines I have known
    Holidaying alone
    The treatment of pests
    Men in vests
    Anne Frank’s diaries
    Telephone enquiries
    The comprehensive A to Z
    John and Yoko’s unmade bed
    Computing for dummies
    Slummy mummies
    Egypt on a dime
    An audio book of mime

    … it must be said
    That my ‘to be read’
    Will never ever end
    And drive me round the bend.
    So I’ll name and shame
    And point the finger of blame
    At that modern day swindle
    The never full kindle….

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    • Thanks for sharing your creativity, Geoff. This is brilliant. Oh, the places our kindles will take us and the lives we’ll live though it’s “pages.” You’re right, it’s never full. I’m so glad you shared here! Happy Reading. 🙂

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  41. […] Myth of Mirrors would like us to look at our ‘To-Be-Read’ piles and turn them into a short story or poem. There is perhaps a little irony in the mix there as my current ‘To-Be-Read’ pile includes one of D. Wallace Peach’s books. I promised myself I wouldn’t buy any more books until I’ve read all the fiction already crowding my little library, but I just pre-ordered another Sarah J Mass book so I’m not to be trusted. My reading pile is always ridiculously endless, and quite frankly I would not have it any other way. What is better than a house full of book? And different books suit different times of the day/week/year. I will continue cramming as many poetry collections, novels, histories, and mythologies into my possession as possible. […]

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