Saturday, December 26, 2015

Mount TBR Final Checkpoint

Wow. We're almost done with 2015 and it's time to get ready for the Final Mountaineering Checkpoint. Where does the time go? I'm ready to hear how all our mountain-climbing team members have done out there on Pike's Peak, Mt. Ararat, Mt. Everest....whichever peak you've chosen. Checkpoint participation is absolutely voluntary and is not considered necessary for challenge completion.
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 during the 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 how quickly you sprinted up that trail. And feel free to tell us about any particularly exciting book adventures you've had along the way.

2. The Year in Review According to Mount TBR: Using the titles of the books you read this year, please associate as many statements as you can with a book read on your journey up the Mountain.  I have given my titles as examples.

Describe yourself: She's got
Murder on Her Mind  
Describe where you currently live: Ten Thousand Light-Years from Home  
If you could go anywhere where would you go?: Paris in the Twentieth Century
Every Monday morning I look/feel like: The Vanishing Corpse  
The last time I went to the doctor/therapist was because: I drank some Strange Wine  
The last meal I ate was: At Bertram's Hotel  
When a creepy guy/girl asks me for my phone number, I: give him a number that will Call for the Dead  
Ignorant politicians make me: consult The Poisoner's Handbook    
Some people need to spend more time: contemplating The Last Question 
My memoir could be titled: A Pound of Paper: Confessions of a Book Addict  
If I could, I would tell my teenage self: that life is a Game Without Rules  
I've always wondered: about The Riddle of the Traveling Skull

And what do you get for all that hard work? The Checkpoint will close at 11:59 pm on Sunday, January 3. On Monday 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 2016 that may count towards a 2016 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 2015 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.


A. Rivera said...

With Vamps I managed to make it up to Pike's Peak (12 books). I did cut it close this year, posting the last review just today on New Year's Eve. Though I did not check in too much, I did like the challenge as it got me to read some things off my shelves, and I hope to do it again next year.

Have a great happy new year.

Best, and keep on blogging.

Bev Hankins said...

Busy day at work....will draw for a winner tomorrow (Tuesday)--Promise!

Rachael said...

I was late this year to post my challenge wrap up. It just went live today. Thanks for hosting and i plan to come back this year to conquer those mountains.