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It's been an interesting year so far. I've lost both my Moms. My mother died in January after a long decline. Soon after, my Mother-in-Law went in for bypass surgery. While her heart healed, other issues zapped her strength and she died April 22.

I may have challenge update posts but I don't know when I'll be posting regularly or when I'll get to visit everyone who is working on the challenges I'm hosting.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Mt TBR Checkpoint

Mount TBR Challenge
Checkpoint


~Challenge Completed~
May 22


It's hard to believe that we're at the end of the second quarter and it's time for Mountaineering Checkpoint #2. I'm calling for the second quarterly check-in post. [Imagine me in Alpine mountain gear with one of those long horns tootling away.] Let's see how our challengers are doing after 6 months are under the ol' mountain-climbing belt. Made it a couple of miles? Camping out in a cave 1/3 of the way up the mountain face? Taking refuge in a mountain hut along the way? Let us know how you're doing. 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 do two things:
1. Tell us how many miles you've made it up your mountain (# of books read). If you're really ambitious, you can do some intricate math and figure out how the number of books you've read correlates to actual miles up Pike's Peak, Mt. Ararat, etc.
2. Complete ONE (or more if you like) of the following:
A. Using any number of titles from your conquered list, compose a poem. You may add extra words, if needed, up to the number of titles used. (I thought this was really cool when another blogger used it as a mini-challenge for a read-a-thon that I participated in.)
B. Who has been your favorite character so far? Why?
C. Have any of the books you read surprised you--if so, in what way (not as good as anticipated? unexpected ending? Best thing you've read all year? Etc.)

And what do you get for all that hard work (and distraction from the actual climb)? The link will close at 11:59 pm on Saturday, June 30. On Sunday night (or possibly 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). Just think, if you win a book you can start up a pile for next year's Mount TBR Challenge.

Even if you're not in the mood for a prize or if you've only got one leg of the journey under your belt, I'd love to have you check in and tell us how your climb is going!

This is the end of second quarter check-in. I wasn't paying attention and missed the first one.

1. Miles you've made it up your mountain... 25+ (out of 25). I didn't go on to 26 etc but should have, used the 26 + as The Unread Book challenge and it includes 2012 books.

2C. I enjoyed Jacob by Jacquelyn Frank so much, I've read the next three in the series.
The Gardner Heist by Ulrich Boser was the only non-fiction on my list and I wish I'd read it sooner.
Zero Day by David Baldacci was one of those "OMG could this really happen" books.
Tombs of Endearment by Casey Daniels was way better then expected.

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2 comments:

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

You did so well; congratulations!

Bev Hankins said...

Congratulations on making it to the top! And I'm glad you saw the Checkpoint call-out this time 'round. If you keep track of how many come of your pre-2012 stack from here on out, you can join in on the last two checkpoints and let us know how far you exceeded your goal.

Thanks for joining me in the mountain climbing expedition!

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