Tuesday 3 January 2017

Mount TBR 2016 Final Checkpoint

Time to wrap up my main reading challenge for 2016, Bev's Mount TBR 2016.

My aim was to climb Mont Blanc and in the process read 24 books. This I finally achieved on the 22nd. December. I got off to a roaring start and was usually 3 or 4 books ahead of where I should have been for most of the year, but I tailed off in the autumn. Never mind, I made it and that's the main thing.

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:

A stitch in time... [to learn] The Old Ways
Don't count your chickens... Follow That Bird!
A penny saved is.... [for] The Bookshop that Floated Away
All good things must come.... [to] The Daughter of Time
When in Rome... [visit] Pompeii
All that glitters is not... A Mystery in White
A picture is worth a... Resorting to Murder
When the going gets tough, the tough get.... To Love and Be Wise
Two wrongs don't make... [an] Angel With Two Faces
The pen is mightier than..... The Fifth Elephant
The squeaky wheel gets.... [to] Greece on my Wheels
Hope for the best, but prepare for.... The Fellowship of Ghosts
Birds of a feather flock... [to] The Singing Sands



BooksPlease said...

Well done, Cath - you made it! I like your Words to the Wise, although the thought of
preparing for the Fellowship of Ghosts is rather alarming.

I like January because at the moment all my books qualify for Mt TBR - because I didn't get any books for Christmas and I haven't given in to the urge to get more books - yet!

Tarissa said...

Congrats on completing your challenge! I was able to meet my challenge in Mount TBR and read several extras. :)

I'll have to check out your thoughts on some of these books now...

Cath said...

Margaret: LOL... sorry to alarm you. I enjoyed doing that but gosh it was quite difficult.

Yes, I like January for the same reason and it makes me feel excited about reading again. Oddly enough neither did I get books for Christmas and I actually didn't mind.

Tarissa: Thankyou. I'll see if I can see your post on the Checkpoint list.

Nan said...

You really have fun with this challenge! I do read from my shelves, but most of my reading has been on the kindle and I end up buying books there. I don't go to the library because honestly I have a 'library' myself. I'm going to try and make afternoon time for reading print books this year, but we'll see how that works out.

Cath said...

Nan, I buy a few Kindle books too, especially if they're inexpensive. I like the fact that they take up no room on the bookshelves. The trouble is I do tend to forget what's on my Kindle & Nook. I probably read more print books but that may change as I bought myself a new paper-white Kindle in November. Love it.