Doesn't seem like five minutes since I was doing my sign-up post for Mount TBR 2020. I probably did it well before Christmas 2019 and had no idea what was coming. Probably just as well.
1. Tell us how many miles you made it up the mountain:
I started off aiming for Pike's Peak, 12 books, with the aim of counting only books I'd had on my shelf for a long time and 'chunky' books over 400 pages. Not sure I quite kept to that but I don't think I did too badly.
By the beginning of August I was at the summit of Pike's Peak and aiming for Mont Blanc, 24 books. I reached the summit of that mountain in November. I kept reading after that even though I knew I probably would not make it to the top of Mount Vancouver, 36 books. And I didn't but I did read another 4 and ended with a total of 28 books... a third of the way up that mountain.
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
A stitch in time... [saves] The Morville Hours (Katherine Swift)
Don't count your chickens... [in order] To Say Nothing of the Dog (Connie Willis)
A penny saved is... [worth] Dashing for the Post (Patrick Leigh Fermor)
All good things must come... [on] The White Road Westwards ('BB')
When in Rome... [beware] Capital Crimes (ed. Martin Edwards)
All that glitters is not... Silver Bullets (ed. Mike Ashley)
A picture is worth... The Moonstone (Wilkie Collins)
When the going gets tough, the tough... [go] To War with Whitaker (Hermione Ranfurly)
Two wrongs don't make... [you an] Outsider (Frederick Forsyth)
The pen is mightier than... A Slip of the Keyboard (Terry Pratchett)
The Squeaky wheel gets... Travels with Tinkerbelle (Susie Kelly)
Hope for the best but prepare for... [the] Menace of the Monster (edited by Mike Ashley)
Birds of a feather flock... Pole to Pole (Michael Palin)
Some of those answers are a trifle tenuous but it was fun to do.
Thanks to Bev for hosting Mount TBR 2020.