Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Mount TBR: Checkpoint 1

Three months of 2017 have whizzed by so it's time for the first checkpoint for Bev's Mount TBR 2017

These are the questions Bev wants us to answer:

1. Tell us how many miles you've made it up your mountain (# of books read).

Well I'm doing Pike's Peak which is to read twelve of your own books in a year. I've read eight so far. Which means I'm two thirds of the way up the mountain already and way ahead of where I should be. It looks like I might be moving on to the next level at some stage. We'll see.

2. Complete ONE (or more if you like) of the following: I shall do three.

A. Post a picture of your favorite cover so far.

This is mine.

B. Who has been your favorite character so far? And tell us why, if you like.

That would be 'Moon' from the above book, The Cloud Roads by Martha Wells. Despite the sadness of his past life and how hard his present life is for him he still manages to be brave, honourable and hopeful for the future.

D. Title Scrabble: See if you can spell a word using the first letter of the first word in the titles of some/all of the books you have read so far. Feel free to consider "A," "An," or "The" as the first word or not as it helps you with your word hunt.

I thought I had a 5 letter word but no... I have heaps of 4s instead. So I'm choosing 'BOTH'.

Blood Will Tell - Dana Stabenow
On the Shores of the Mediterranean - Eric Newby
The Cloud Roads - Martha Wells
Haunted Library - ed. by Tanya Kirk



DesLily said...

lol.. it's sort of funny the TBR pile.. it's never ending so it sorta defeats the purpose LOL.. gawd.. but you do so good with these "challenges"!..

I love your Pern book covers.. way different than the old ones I have. Many of mine are by Michael Whelan. and the White Dragon is a favorite of those!

Val said...

2/3rd's by the beginning of April ...that is impressive!
Many Thanks for the detailed list for the girls..I don't know how I missed reading it until today ..but I did! (I feel rather a twit) I have copied it out and will go on a library forage Thank you So much!!!!!!!!

Cath said...

Pat: I enjoy the challenges but as you said... whether they actually achieve anything is a moot point. I know I buy as many books as I read off the tbr pile. lol

My Pern book covers seem to be by 'Steve Weston'. I like Michael Whelan's *and* Steve Weston's... all nice.

Val: I'm pleased with my progress but suspect I may have bought more this year than I've read. And I use the library. Lost cause.

No worries, hope the list will be of some use. I can supply more... grand-daughter is coming to stay next week and she'll have a whole list of books if you need them :-D

Val said...

Thanks Cath..additional ideas always gratefully received ...they are voracious readers. We bought home "Cloud roads", "Dragonsong" and "Sabreil" from the libray today ...lovely (even I couldn't resist reading the start of Sabriel..) Thank you!

Val said...

library even .....

Penny O'Neill said...

2/3s - very impressive, Cath - and some new titles of me to, well, to add to my TBR pile.

Cath said...

Val: Grand-daughter, Ruth, is here at the moment. Will ask her for a few recs later. She's busy revising for her AS level exams at the moment, poor kid. Hope your girls enjoy at least one or two of the books. I know I'm an adult but I enjoyed all of them. Read all three of the Abhorsen books by Garth Nix. Particularly loved Lirael and her underground library.

Penny: Thanks, Penny. Sorry about adding to your tbr pile. LOL