Saturday, December 21, 2019
Mount TBR 2019 Final Checkpoint
Well, my fellow mountaineers, our 2019 climbing expedition is coming to a close 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, take a selfie, 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.
I set my sights on Mount Everest again in 2019. At the moment, I am scrambling to try and make it up the last leg of the climb. I've got about ten more books to read in as many days if I'm going to plant that flag. I think I should have packed more energy bars....We'll see how this goes.
UPDATE: I did it! It may have been down to the wire on 12/31/19--but I huffed and puffed my way to the top of Everest. Woo Hoo!
2. The Words to the Wise According to Mount TBR: Using the titles of the books you read this year, see how many of the familiar proverbs and sayings below you can complete with a book read on your journey up the Mountain. Feel free to add/subtract a word or two to help them make sense. I have given my titles as examples:
A stitch in time...[saves] The Lucky Stiff
Don't count your chickens...[before] Opening Night
A penny saved is.... (worth) A Passage to India
All good things must come.. (to) A Girl of the Limberlost
When in Rome... I Am Captain Kirk
All that glitters is not... [The Mystery of] the Emerald Buddha
A picture is worth... The Two-Pound Tram
When the going gets tough, the tough get [a]... Blueprint for Murder
Two wrongs don't make (a)... Scales of Justice
The pen is mightier than.... Thrones, Dominations
The squeaky wheel gets... A Wreath for Rivera
Hope for the best, but prepare for... A Knife in the Back
Birds of a feather flock... Where the Snow Was Red
And what do you get for all that hard work? The Checkpoint will close at 11:59 pm on Thursday, January 9. 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 may count towards your 2020 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 2019 mountain climb went!
Since I am limited on my linky parties with my current link provider, please use the comments section to give us your wrap-up answer/s. I will base the number for the prize drawing on your position in the comments.Thanks!