Saturday, December 21, 2019

Virtual Mount TBR Final Checkpoint

Well, my fellow mountaineers, our inaugural virtual 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 Rum Doodle, Mt. Crumpit, Mt. Seleya....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.

Since my main objective in TBR mountain-climbing is to read from my own stacks, I set my goal for the virtual climb at Rum Doodle and managed to meet that goal back in March. Of course the non-owned books still called my name and I have since planted flags on Mt. Crumpit and Mt. Munch as well. I've made it a few steps up White Plume, but I've headed back to base camp so I can concentrate on a final run for the top of Everest over in Mount TBR.

2.Use titles from your list to complete as many of the following sentences below as you can.   I've given my answers as examples. Feel free to add or change words (such as "a" or "the" or others that clarify) as needed.

My Life According to Books

1. My Ex is/was Strong Poison
2. My best friend is [a] Code Talker
3. Lately, at work [it's been like] Terror on the Titanic
4. If I won the lottery, [I'd buy] The House on Downshire Hill
5. My fashion sense [is still] Becoming
6. My next ride [will be on the] 4:50 from Paddington
7. The one I love is  The Lightning Thief
8. If I ruled the world, everyone would [have] Books to Die For
9. When I look out my window, I see [a] River of Darkness
10. The best things in life are [like a] Gaudy Night

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 own TBR stack via my gently-used book vault (prize list will be sent). For those who also participate in the Mount TBR Challenge, 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 (your own 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!


The Quiet Geordie said...

As reported on Goodreads, I got up my initial mountain (Crumpit) at the end of August. I then climbed Munch and completed earlier in December.

My Life According to Books

1. My Ex is/was The Undesired
2. My best friend is The Chimp Paradox
3. Lately, work (has been) A Necessary Evil
4. If I won the lottery (I'd buy) The House at Sea's End
5. My fashion sense is Scared to Death
6. My next trip is The Cairo Affair
7. The one I love is All That Remains
8. If I ruled the world, everyone would Do No Harm
9. When I look out my window, I see Dark Pines
10. The best things in life are (sorry couldn't find anything!)

Jean said...

This is my post for BOTH TBR challenges: I read 31 books for the virtual challenge!

BooksPlease said...

I was aiming for and reached Mount Rum Doodle.

Here's by Final Checkpoint post -

Mark Baker said...

I was aiming for 24 books (just can't turn down Mt. Crumpet. Always loved the Grinch). I got 29 books read for this challenge.

if the book will be too difficult said...

Here's my final count for the year!