Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Mount TBR: June Checkpoint

Well, fellow climbers, it's hard to believe but 2013 is almost half-way over.  And it's time for your mountaineering guide to call for the second quarterly check-in post. [Imagine me in Alpine mountain gear with one of those long horns tootling away...and probably scaring the mountain goats.] Let's see how our challengers are doing after 6 months are under the ol' mountain-climbing belt.  

For those who would like to participate in this checkpoint post, I'd like you to do two things:
1. Tell us how many miles you've made it up your mountain (# of books read).  If you're really ambitious, you can do some intricate math and figure out how the number of books you've read correlates to actual miles up Pike's Peak, Mt. Ararat, etc. 

2. Complete ONE (or more if you like) of the following:
A. Who has been your favorite character so far? And tell us why, if you like.
B. What has been your most difficult read so far.  And why?  (Length?  Subject matter?  Difficult style?  Out of your comfort zone reading?)
C. Which book (read so far) has been on your TBR mountain the longest? Was it worth the wait? Or is it possible you should have tackled it back when you first put it on the pile? Or tossed it off the edge without reading it all?
D. Using no more than two words from a single title, compose a sentence (musical lyric, bit of poetry, what-have-you) from title from your conquered TBR stack.  If you are short of inspirational may use some from your intended reads if needed.  Filler words (the, and, with, etc.) or alternate tenses of verbs used in titles are acceptable for clarity.  Example (from my stack):
The Silver Negligent Nymph Sensed that the Indian Stones on the Other Side were a Perfect Red.

The Puzzle of the Silver Persian by Stuart Palmer 
The Case of the Negligent Nymph by Erle Stanley Gardner
The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
Corpses at Indian Stones by Philip Wylie 
The Other Side of Tomorrow by Roger Elwood, ed
A Perfect Red by Amy Butler Greenfield 

Please prepare your answers in a Checkpoint blog post and link up below.

And what do you get for all that hard work (and distraction from the actual climb)? The link will close at 11:59 pm on Thursday, July 4.  On Friday I will crank up the Custom Random Number Generator and pick a winning climber. He or she will have the chance to add to their TBR stack via my gently-used book vault (prize list will be sent). Just think, if you win a book you can start up a pile for next year's Mount TBR Challenge. 

Even if you're not in the mood for a prize or if you've only got one leg of the journey under your belt, I'd love to have you check in and tell us how your climb is going!

***Please note--the linky is for Checkpoint posts only.  The link must be to a specific Checkpoint post (not your blog's home page in general). Links that are not Checkpoint-specific will be removed--to make it easier for me to track a winner.

Sign in below with your Checkpoint post.


BooksPlease said...

Bev, no need to enter me to pick a prize after winning the last one (thanks, it's a good book, but I haven't read it yet)!!!

TracyK said...

Bev, please do not enter me in the prize drawing. Thanks for hosting, I love this challenge.

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I don't know how I missed this post when it first came out, but it looks like I got in just under the wire! lol