Mount TBR Mountaineering Checkpoint #2

Now it’s July and the year is half-way over so Bev, our mountaineering guide, is calling for a second quarterly check-in post and asking how we are getting on.

1. Tell us how many miles you’ve made it up your mountain (# of books read).  

I’m on my way up Mont Blonc , having read 15 books. I’m way behind my target to reach Mt Ararat (48 books) this year!

2. Which book (read so far) has been on your TBR mountain the longest?Was it worth the wait? Or is it possible you should have tackled it back when you first put it on the pile? Or tossed it off the edge without reading it all?

The Eagle of the Ninth by Rosemary Sutcliff has been on my TBR mountain the longest. I’m not sure when I bought it, but it was one of the books I listed when I first joined LibraryThing in 2007.  I do wish I’d read it before this year but I enjoyed it so it was worth the wait.

My Life According to Books 

 Use titles from your list to complete as many of the following sentences below as you can.  Feel free to add or change words (such as ‘a’or ‘the’or others that clarify) as needed.

1. My Ex is/was Last Seen Wearing  (by Colin Dexter)

2. My best friend is The Buttonmaker’s Daughter by Merryn Allingham
3. Lately, at work [it has been] A Place of Execution (by Val McDermid)
4. If I won the lottery, [I’d go to] The Gathering (by Anne Enright)
5. My fashion sense [is like] Wives and Daughters (by Elizabeth Gaskell)
6. My next ride [will be with] The Eagle of the Ninth (by Rosemary Sutcliff)
7. The one I love is [with] The Dead of Jericho (by Colin Dexter)
8. If I ruled the world, I would [sing] Caedmon’s Song (by Peter Robinson)
9. When I look out my window, I [see an] An Uncertain Place (by Fred Vargas )
10. The best things in life are Past Encounters (by Davina Blake)

5 thoughts on “Mount TBR Mountaineering Checkpoint #2

  1. I love the way you’ve completed those sentences, Margaret – very clever! And I give you credit for working your way through as much of Mt. TBR as you can…


  2. Well, fifteen books read is fifteen books read. Although if you’re anything like me you’ve bought more than you’ve read so far this year! LOL I like your answer to #3.


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