Wednesday, November 9, 2011

TBR Pile Challenge

This is one I really need to do. You see, since my literary eyes are far bigger than my actual reading capacity, I always have a large pile to books to read. But I will always pick a library book over a book I own, because there's a deadline attached. The result is that even though I don't buy a lot of books, the pile of books that I own but have not read is much too large. And so I am joining the Mount TBR Challenge at My Reader's Block. Here are the rules:

Challenge Levels

Pike's Peak: Read 12 books from your TBR pile/s
Mt. Vancouver: Read 25 books from your TBR pile/s
Mt. Ararat: Read 40 books from your TBR piles/s
Mt. Kilimanjaro: Read 50 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

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, 2012.

*You may sign up anytime from now until November 30th, 2012.

*Books must be owned by you prior to January 1, 2012. No ARCs (none), no library books. No rereads. [To clarify--based on a question raised--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 may count if they are yours and they are one of your primary sources of backlogged books.]

*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 into the linky. Non-bloggers, please leave a comment declaring your challenge level.

I will be going for the basic Pike's Peak level, and we'll see how it goes.


Bev Hankins said...

Welcome to the challenge! And good luck with your mountain climbing in 2012!

Jean said...

Thank you Bev! :)