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Attention All Challengers! S0....life here on the Block has been, shall we say, challenging since I got back from vacation. I cam back to work to no computer (not hooked up after our office move) and my laptop at home has gone on strike. It looks like the Check-in Posts for the Just the Facts & Mount TBR challenges will wind up happening at the end of July instead of the regularly scheduled mid-point. But they are coming. Stay tuned!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Adam's 2014 TBR Challenge: Checkpoint #8




I joined Adam from Roof Beam Reader for another round of TBR Tower Taming with his 2014 TBR Pile Challenge. As of July 20, I am technically finished with the challenge--I've read all twelve of my original TBR list plus one of the alternates. However, my goal every year with Adam's challenge has been to read ALL the books (including both alternates)....

Adam's Question of the Month: If you had to swap out a book from your list and put another book in its place, which book would you exchange and what would the replacement be?
 
Well...since I only have one book left (in the alternate position), I'd have to say that I would swap out Alone Against Tomorrow by Harlan Ellison and I'd plug The Black-Headed PIns by Constance & Gwenyth Little in its place. And, why, you might ask, Adam? (And you did.) Simply because I can't for the life of me figure out where I've put Harlan Ellison.  He's somewhere around here--but I've apparently packed him away in storage. This may be the first year that I don't read all twelve plus the alternates....
 
Here's my list:
1. The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick (pub 1962) [2/27/14]
2. For Old Crime's Sake by Delano Ames (pub 1959) [4/29/14]
3. My Antonia by Willa Cather (pub 1918) [4/20/14]
4. Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis (pub 1952) [7/20/14]
5. Shakespeare's Planet by Clifford D. Simak (pub 1976) [1/6/14]
6. By the Watchman's Clock by Leslie Ford (pub 1932) [5/23/14]
7. Death on the Aisle by Frances & Richard Lockridge (pub 1942) [1/24/14]
8. Plain Sailing by Douglas Clark (pub 1987) [6/11/14]
9.  Made Up to Kill by Kelley Roos (pub 1940) [2/18/14]
10. Too Many Cooks by Rex Stout (pub 1938) [7/12/14]
11. The Clue of the Leather Noose by Donald Bayne Hobart (pub 1929) [3/31/14]
12. The Forgotten War by William Forschten (pub 1999) [7/9/14]

Alternates:
1. Alone Against Tomorrow by Harlan Ellison (pub 1971)
2. Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell (pub 1991) [1/5/14]
 
 

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