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Entry: 2013 Mount TBR Reading Challenge

Thursday, January 03, 2013 - Book Reading
Entry: 2013 Mount TBR Reading Challenge

We all know how long my “to read” list is…  You don’t?  Oh, well you should get on Goodreads and take a look!  Note that the list you see doesn’t actually include every book on my list for one reason or another.  For example alone, last month (luckily for this challenge) I added the Goosebumps and Animorphs series to my list and got them all, but that isn’t reflected on Goodreads because I haven’t gotten around to adding them yet; together the two series add another 124 books.  :-p  So, based on those two series alone, I’m choosing the Mt. Everest level and need to read at least 100 books from my “to read” list.  The only negative is that I need to already have the books in addition to them being in my list.  Shouldn’t be difficult, but that’s why I’m not selecting the top level.

As I mentioned last year, I am a bookaholic.  I can’t let a bookstore (used or new, it doesn’t matter) go by without stopping in (“just to look”) and walking out with at least something–if not an armload. I wait all year for the Red Cross Book Sale in October so I can cart them out by the bagful. And, well, that means that I wind up with gigantic piles of TBR books stacked up around my backroom. I don’t have a TBR shelf. Oh, no. I have “Mount TBR”…actually a whole mountain range.  And it doesn’t matter that I’ve just spent the last year working on my mountain range with the Mount TBR Reading Challenge.  They just keep on sprouting up.

So, once again, I plan to concentrate on reading primarily from my own books this year. And you’re invited to join me in knocking out some of those books that have been waiting in the wings for weeks….months…even years.

Challenge Levels (I’ve adjusted the levels just slightly this year):

Pike’s Peak: Read 12 books from your TBR pile/s
Mount Blanc: Read 24 books from your TBR pile/s
Mt. Vancouver: Read 36 books from your TBR pile/s
Mt. Ararat: Read 48 books from your TBR piles/s
Mt. Kilimanjaro: Read 60 books from your TBR pile/s
El Toro: Read 75 books from your TBR pile/s
Mt. Everest: Read 100 books from your TBR pile/s
Mount Olympus (Mars): Read 150+ books from your TBR pile/s

And the rules:
*Once you choose your challenge level, you are locked in for at least that many books. If you find that you’re on a mountain-climbing roll and want to tackle a taller mountain, then you are certainly welcome to upgrade.

*Challenge runs from January 1 to December 31, 2013.

*You may sign up anytime from now until November 30th, 2013.

*Books must be owned by you prior to January 1, 2013. No ARCs (none), no library books. No rereads. [To clarify–based on a question raised last year–the intention is to reduce the stack of books that you have bought for yourself or received as presents {birthday, Christmas, “just because,” etc.}. Audiobooks and E-books may count if they are yours and they are one of your primary sources of backlogged books.]

*You may count any “currently reading” book that you begin prior to January 1–provided that you had 50% or more of the book left to finish in 2013.  I will trust you all on that.

*Books may be used to count for other challenges as well.

*Feel free to submit your list in advance (as incentive to really get those books taken care of) or to tally them as you climb.

*A blog and reviews are not necessary to participate. If you have a blog, then please post a challenge sign up and link THAT post (not your home page) into the linky below. Non-bloggers, please leave a comment declaring your challenge level–OR, if you are a member of Goodreads, I will once again put together a group for the challenge there. Feel free to sign up HERE.  And, finally, I am contemplating a review tracker for this year.  I will post a link if that works out.

2013 Mount TBR Reading Challenge

2013 Mount TBR Reading Challenge

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Bev@My Reader's Block

So glad you’re joining the Mount TBR Challenge! Good luck with your climb.

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