Bev of My Reader’s Block has called for the first check-in for the 2013 Mount TBR (To Be Read) Reading Challenge and I’m quite pleased with my progress so far. For this challenge I have read 3 of 12 books which I committed to PLUS an additional FIVE books from my TBR shelf. To see my full list click here.
If I were actually climbing Pike’s Peak I would be 3,528.5ft (1075.5m) up the mountain in committed books, but with the extra five books I would be just under half way up the mountain (saying I read 8 of 17) which would be approximately 6,633.6ft (2,021.9m) up the mountain.
In addition Bev has asked us to either post a picture of our favorite cover, share who our favorite character is, share if a book surprised us, or share which book has been on our list the longest. I’m going to go with the final option.
Of the 17 books (12 committed and 5 bonus), the book that has been on my shelf the longest is The Canterubry Tales, but I haven’t read that one yet. The second longest is Mickelsson’s Ghosts and I believe that has been on my bookshelf since the 2011 Boston Book Festival, so just under two years. It was a surprisingly good read even though it was a dense book. I’m not sure if I should have read it earlier, but I am glad I read it.