At this point, I feel late in everything involving the book world, but why not jump in with something as adorable as this? I first discovered The Book Jar whilst watching some of my favorite BookVloggers talk about the creation of their book jars, and I thought it yet another practical reason to fangirl over books! For those who have not discovered The Book Jar yet, it is a place to store all of those books that you want read but haven't gotten a chance to, so that when you find yourself in a reading lag, you have a host of choices at your fingertips.
To make your own book jar, all you need are:
- strips of paper
- a pair of scissors
- a pen
- a library and/or GoodReads shelf (as I forgot almost every single book title when put in position to remember them)
- and an adorable jar of which to fill your fantastic books with!
Instead of regular strips of paper, I used strips of decorative scrap-booking paper to make it more festive. My father, knowing my love for mason jars, bought me this one a while back, and I'm happy to have a purpose for it now! I'm not sure if everyone does this, but I've decided to only place books in my jar that I own, but for some reason or another neglected. I'm one of those impulse book buyers that can find something I think is totally extraordinary one minute, and then see another novel that eclipses that one in the next. I haven't put up my bookcase yet, so all of these books are piling up all around my bed (fire hazard, hello!). Plus it forces me to stop making excuses like, hmm, I don't have anything to read (complete understatement).
Have any of you created your own book jar? If so, how are you decorating yours? what titles are you placing in it?