Bookish Friends

Welcome to Down the Book Jar!

Hello bookish friends! Welcome to “Down the Book Jar,” your new favorite resource for all things bookish and reading-related! With a combination of book reviews, reading round ups, and lists meant to inspire you to read, I hope this blog helps you love books the way that I do.

Be sure to follow along on my #bookstagram.

Why “Down the Book Jar”?

I started keeping a book jar in 2018. I realized that I have so many books that I own that I haven’t read yet. It got to the point where there were so many across my bookshelves that I forgot what I had.

Also, I have a complex about going to bed if I’ve finished a book. I have to start a new one. I’m not sure why, but it’s true. To that point, have you ever tried picking out a book you want to read after you’ve just finished a really good one at 10pm? It’s hard! I was pacing my house between bookshelves, trying to figure out what to read next.

Enter my book jar. Now, I don’t necessarily read the first book (slip) that I take out of the jar, but it does help me figure out what I want to read. Sometimes it acts like that coin flip trick. You assign two things you’re deciding between to heads and tails. Then, you flip. What you really want once it starts to flip is what you should choose.

Thus, I started my #bookstagram. It has been a struggle to gain followers there, but there’s nothing like the book community. Everyone is kind and helpful and supportive.

Here’s to our bookish journey, friends! Thanks for joining my adventures in reading.