Because I have participated for over a year in the Japanese practice of tsurdoku, buying books and then not getting around to reading them, my Mount TBR was very high.
Then…the other day, Mt. TBR toppled…
It became time–to do something about the situation, so I am accepting the Mount TBR 2022 challenge. I am entering at level 2, Mount Blanc
Pikes Peak: Read 12 books from your TBR pile
Mount Blanc: Read 24 books
Mt. Vancouver: Read 36 books
Mt. Ararat: Read 48 books
Mt. Kilimanjaro: Read 60 books
El Toro: Read 75 books
Mt. Everest: Read 100 books
Mount Olympus: Read 150 books
Because I was doing this challenge for the first time, I thought I’d start at level one, Pike’s Peak, but then I realized I’d already committed to reading 22 books from my TBR pile for a challenge I’d made up on January 1st, “22 in 22,” so I rounded up two books and tackled Mount Blanc. The challenge runs from 1/1/22-12/31/22. The challenge’s rule is that “you may count books BEGUN prior to 1/1/22 provided you had 50% of the book left to finish when Jan. 1 rolled around.” Also, “You may count ‘Did Not Finish’ books provided they meet your own standard for such things.” ( I am setting a standard of three chapters read), and if “you do not plan to ever finish it, and you move it off your mountain[give it away, sell it, remove it from your ebooks, etc.]. ” The challenge host gives the book 100 pages to capture her interest. She adds, “No page limit–if it was published as a book, it counts. No single short stories–but collections of short stories do count.” Books being used for other challenges count for this challenge as well. So, here goes…
This book will also count for the What’s in a Name Challenge, as a book with a season in its title. It is a classic and typically Edith Wharton.
February is not even here and I am off to a good start in two challenges. If you are participating in, or would like to join me in either challenge, let me know in the comments below.