Notes by Nectar

Your destiny lies in your own hands

Mount TBR Reading Challenge

on February 14, 2012

When I saw the email in my inbox with the subject ‘invitation to join Mount TBR Reading Challenge’ I thought it might be spam. I decided to open it anyway – the words ‘reading challenge’ got to me – and I’m glad I did! I use the Goodreads website often and somehow got invited to this challenge through Bev of My Reader’s Block.

It took me a few minutes to figure out what Mount TBR referred to – at first I thought it was a place. And then it clicked. ‘TBR’ means ‘to be read’. ‘Mount TBR’ refers to the existing books on your shelves, floors, side tables, desks (and any other surface) that remain unread. This challenge is perfect for me. You’ve seen my bookshelves – believe it or not, there are a few (OK, several) books there I haven’t read (poor Shantaram has been sitting there since 2005).

There are several different levels – once you commit yourself to a level, you’re locked in for that number of books. You can go up a level, but you can’t go down. And books (and e-books) must have been bought before 2012 to be included. I decided I’d start small – I’m aiming for Pike’s Peak by reading 12 books from my TBR pile. The next level is Mt Vancouver for 25 books and considering my aim for the whole of 2012 is 20 books, I thought I’d play it safe and see how I go. And I’m afraid of heights.

If you want to join the challenge as well, click on the link below and sign up!


One response to “Mount TBR Reading Challenge

  1. LagosMum says:

    That’s a good thing to take on!Start with Shantaram – it really is a very good book!

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