My word, it's already time to start signing up for next year's reading challenges, can you believe it? I'm not quite ready to really get going on that, but I do know a few I'll be signing up for, so I might as well get started. And if you know of any cool challenges, let me know! I'm on the lookout for a good medieval lit one, and I wouldn't say no to a Russian lit challenge. But for now, let's talk TBR piles! Mine is bigger now than it was this time last year...
(Personal update: I have lots of great books to tell you about! I'm also currently run off my feet. My kids have no school this week, and I thought we'd relax a bit, though I'm still working. Ha ha ha. I've barely been home, and I'm so tired I can hardly think straight. I'm longing to write some good long booky posts, and also to work on my current fabulous quilt project which is very close to being ready to put together...I'll post pictures when the top is done.)
Bev at My Reader's Block is hosting her traditional Mount TBR Challenge again, which is very good news for me. My personal TBR mountain gets bigger all the time, and in fact this time I'm going to have to start off committing to the 24-book level instead of the 12, like I usually do. The rules:
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. All books counted for lower mountains carry over towards the new peak.
*Challenge runs from January 1 to December 31, 2017.
*You may sign up anytime from now until November 1st, 2017.
must be owned by you prior to January 1, 2017. No
Check out Bev's post for the rest of the rules; she has lots of explanations for what to do in special cases and so on, which is handy. That 'no library books' rule is getting to be tricky for me now--I have a pile of library books from work (which means I can keep them for extra time as long as nobody else wants them) that is sort of a 'library TBR' too! Somebody oughta host a special challenge for out-of-control librarians.
So here I am, signing up for the Mount Blanc level of 24 books. And I'd better hope that I do better than that!
I hope you all have a lovely, peaceful Thanksgiving and/or weekend. May there be lots of pie, whether you are American or not. :)