For those who would like to participate in this checkpoint post, I'd like you to at least complete the first of these two things. And if you feel particularly inspired (or generous about humoring me this holiday season), then please do both.
1. Tell us how many miles you made it up your mountain (# of books read). If you've planted your flag on the peak, then tell us and celebrate (and wave!). Even if you were especially athletic and have been sitting atop your mountain for months, please check back in and remind us quickly you sprinted up that trail. And feel free to tell us about any particularly exciting adventures you've had along the way.
2. My Life According to Mount TBR: Using the titles of the books you read this year, please associate each statement with a book read on your journey up the Mountain. I have given my titles as examples.
Are you male or female?: The Lady Vanishes
Describe yourself: I'm one of Four Lost Ladies
Describe where you currently live: In the Shadow of Gotham
If you could go anywhere where would you go?: London Particular
Your favorite form of transportation: Mystery Train
What's the weather like?: Mist on the Saltings
Favorite time of day?: The Small Hours of the Morning (i.e. late at night)
Your relationships: Slippage
You fear: the Black Widow
What is the best advice you have to give?: The Mountains Have a Secret
If you could change your name, you would change it to: Mary Poppins
My soul's present condition: A Private History of Awe
And what do you get for all that hard work? The Checkpoint will close at 11:59 pm on Thursday, January 2. 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). This prize is the only book given to you in 2014 that may count towards a 2014 TBR climb.
Even if you're not in the mood for a prize or if you got distracted by pretty scenery or side trails (library books, ARCs, what-have-you), I'd love to have you check in and tell us how your 2013 mountain climb went!
***Please note--Links are for Checkpoint posts only. Links that are not Checkpoint-specific will be removed--to make it easier for me to track a winner.