TBR Pile (stories and poems) Round-up

Thank you to everyone who played along with the prompt. And thank you to all those who stopped by to visit and read the responses from our talented community.

We had lots of poetry, some stories, plenty of humor, whimsy, affection, magic, and fun. The responses flowed in, and I was able to reblog 39 posts! Phew!

Here’s the list of links in order of receipt. Happy Reading!

Some Doggerel about To Be Read Lists by Noelle Granger

TBR/To Be Read by MK

The TBR Pile by Colleen Chesebro

A Writing Challenge – The TBR Pile by Miriam Hurdle

The Lady with Too Many Books by Kay Castenada

To Be, Or Not To Be, Either Way That’s A Lot Of Books by Carol J Forrester

The #TBR Pile #Writing Challenge by Balroop Singh

To Be Read by Deepikabanu

TBR Piles Plot your Demise by Sarah Brentyn

Another Three Letter Acronym #TBR by Geoff Le Pard

Ode to my Kindle by Chris Hall

Writing Challenge—The TBR Pile by D. L. Finn

My BFK (Big Fat Kindle) by D. G. Kaye

A Little Bit of Fun by Bernadette

The Invasion by Robbie Cheadle

Writing Challenge – the TBR Pile by Nope, Not Pam

The Unread by Annika Perry

A Reader’s Dilemma by Tara Sitser

A Tanka Poem by Gwen Plano

Like Folding Laundry #TBR by Her Nightly Muses

A Pile of Gems #TBR by Aroosa Zamarud

To Be Read – Built – Shared by Dan Antion

My Tottering TBR by Lenora

I’m Up For It by Cheryl Pennington

The Leaning Tower of Books by Abbie Johnson Taylor

My TBR Pile by Dharkanein

Theatre of Bardic Rumination by Teagan Geneviene

To be Readtinued by Chelsea Owens

The Ancient Books by Anny

The TBR Pile by V. M. Sang

A Different Adventure Awaits by Brett Polack

Read, Part Through, To Be, New… by Eric Daniel Clarke

To Be Read (a short story) by Janis

To Be Read (TBR) on a Frosty Night by Pamela Wight

A Reader’s Dilemma by Deeksha Bhardwaj

Ducks in a Row on FRI-YAY Funday for TBR!!!! by Cindy Georgakas 

Writing Challenge – The TBR Pile by June Ann

Five Spines of Doorm by Steve Tanham

A Readers’ 12-Step Program by D. Wallace Peach

And a few late comers that I didn’t reblog, but you might want to visit:

Ghost of my TBR by  Anulekha Majumdar

Are we ‘book-fat’? by Steven Tanham

Books, books, books by Brad

To Be Read Pile by Yvette Prior

96 thoughts on “TBR Pile (stories and poems) Round-up

  1. […] TBR Pile (stories and poems) Round-up Kindness wisdom ✨ […]

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  2. Marcia says:

    Thank you so much for the list of links, Diana. I was unable to follow along with these posts in real time, but am really looking forward to going through them now. It might take a while, but I’m planning to read them all. It was a very clever idea for a series, and the first few I read were loads of fun! Thanks, again! 🤗💖

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    • That’s a lot of reading, Marcia. There’s quite a bit of poetry that reads fairly quickly, and there are a few wonderful stories too (definitely check out Teagan’s and Janis’s). I hope you enjoy whatever posts you get to. Hugs.

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  3. Toni Pike says:

    I think it was a fantastic idea for all these committed reading addicts – and they rose to the challenge! Toni x

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  4. An inspiring creative experiment! Well done, Diana!

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    • It was fun, Sean. I never know what’s going to surface. Lots of poems this time! When I used to post images as prompts I’d get almost double the responses, which I find interesting. I’m happy with 40, though. Ha ha. Thanks for dropping by.

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      • Speaking for myself, I’ve recently had to (appreciably) scale back the number of blogs I follow, and I’m even considering blogging a bit less regularly myself in the coming months. I think all of us these days are finding that our time and attention is at a premium, which means having to take a pass on certain fun activities — like writing prompts — we might otherwise enjoy. Just my hunch, anyway.

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        • Blogging can be immensely time-consuming, Sean, and I think, for that reason, we need to keep an eye on it and make frequent adjustments. I probably blog about 24-30 hours a week and most of that is spent replying to comments and reciprocating visits. It makes for a strong online presence, but it also means a lot less time for writing, taking walks, and other things I like to do. I used to post 3 times a week and eventually went down to once a week. (The TBR challenge was blip in the usual activity level and will take a few weeks to catch up and settle down again.) I really do believe that we can’t live for our blogs and that we need to honor all parts of our lives, adjust priorities, and spend our free time doing what we love. ❤

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  5. This was such fun, Diana. Thank you for doing it. I enjoyed writing something different — without feeling guilty for taking a break. LOL. Thanks for collecting the responses here. I know I missed several. Hugs on the wing.

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  6. Wow. I have a lot of catch-up reading to do (with that TBR pile plotting my demise…) Thanks for the fun prompt, Diana. 📚📚📚

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  7. Great fun thanks to you Diana!

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  8. Teri Polen says:

    Looks like lots of us could identify with the TBR, Diana, lol. Thanks for hosting!

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  9. D.L. Finn, Author says:

    It was a lot of fun, Diana:) There was so much creativity that I enjoyed!

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  10. petespringerauthor says:

    You found a topic that so many of us could identify with. I started an entry a while back, but I’m afraid I got distracted with other projects. Oh well, it was a fun subject. I’m reading more books than ever, and yet I’m falling further behind. I’m filing this under—nice problems to have. 😂

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  11. Jan Sikes says:

    That was a lot! I enjoyed them all!

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  12. Lady Tessa says:

    They all were wonderful and so creative! What a great idea you had ❤️

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  13. You obviously struck gold with that prompt. There were so many great submissions and I enjoyed reading each one of them. I know that it must have been a lot of work for you… thank you!

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    • I’ve hosted challenges before and it’s always great fun to read the variety of responses. Usually more prose, so all the poetry was a surprise. Thank you so much for adding your gorgeous story to the mix, Janis. Much appreciated. 🙂

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  14. Jaya Avendel says:

    What wonderful responses! I had so much fun reading the varying entries and discovering something new in each one. 🙂

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  15. Wow, Diana! What an enthusiastic participation! Whenever you have a 13th month free, please run another challenge! 😄

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  16. Thanks so much for your hospitality, Diana. I enjoyed the stories and poetry. Such creativity!! ❤

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  17. Thanks for hosting this fun writing party Diana, and thanks for including me despite my tardiness! There were so many fun and interesting responses to the topic of overflowing TBR piles.

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  18. My goodness when you see the list, what a work you did and everyone involved did. Amazing.

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  19. Annika Perry says:

    An inspired writing challenge and it’s been a lot of fun to read the incredible creative pieces, such a variety of formats and genres … you gave us an opportunity to let our imaginations run wild! 😀 Now, just taking a short break as I head back to my beckoning Kindle … 😀

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  20. This was a fun challenge to follow. I enjoyed it!

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  21. This was such a fun prompt, Diana. So many clever writers out there.

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  22. memadtwo says:

    Excellent selection. And what better subject than books? (K)

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  23. I enjoyed this TBR series. I enjoyed the serious, clever poems the most, but everybody’s take on the prompt was fun to read.

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    • There’s always a wide variety, Priscilla, which is part of the fun. I was surprised by the number of poems! Thanks for taking the time to read and have a wonderful Sunday. FYI – my review of The Hay Bale is on my blog today too. 🙂


  24. Great thanks also from me, Diana! Wonderful work. Have a nice Sunday! xx Michael

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  25. What an excellent response!

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  26. BERNADETTE says:

    Thanks for the opportunity to join so many very talented writer.

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  27. GP says:

    That really was a fun idea on your part, Diane.

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  28. Great job, Diana! Thanks to you and all who participated. I enjoyed the series!

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  29. Loved this TBR challenge. Welldone Diana ❤

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  30. Darlene says:

    This was a very successful idea, Diana! Well done everyone for participating and providing such great entertainment.

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  31. Chris Hall says:

    This was such a fun challenge, Diana. I met a few new folk too, which is always a bonus!

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    • That’s the point, really, Chris, besides having some fun. Few bloggers have time to follow all the links and leave comments, but when they do, the effort can make for a lasting connection. I’m so glad you participated and enjoyed the challenge. 🙂

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  32. Don’t know how come I missed this. But I’m new on WP and learning the gimmicks of blogging every day. Congrats to all who did the prompt. It’s now time to settle down and read your great works. Thanks my friend D. Wallace for hosting the prompt and sharing these wonderful writings. Your kindness is admirable, dear. Next prompt will find me fully in and on. 🙂🤗

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  33. Deepikabanu says:

    Thank u mam . It was fun and knowledgeable to participate in blogging with you mam .🤗😊

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