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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!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Challenge Complete: Adam's TBR Pile





Well, for the first time since I joined Adam from Roof Beam Reader in his 2014 TBR Pile Challenge I won't be reading all fourteen books. Adam requires that we read 12 books from our TBR pile in a year's time. He allows us two alternates (in case we just can't possibly finish one or two on the original list) and I've always read the originals plus the alternates. Now, I realize it's a bit early to toss in the towel on that last alternate (after all, there are three whole months left in 2014), but I've looked high and low and I cannot figure out what I did with the Harlan Ellison book. I know I own it and would never get rid of an Ellison book (especially without reading it)--but it cannot be found. And it's not available at the library....so, unless the gremlins bring the thing back before December 31st, I'm done. And--since I've already met the 12 book requirement, I'm going to go ahead and claim my challenge as complete.
 
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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