Friday, October 15, 2021
Wednesday, September 22, 2021
- Rent some ugly shoes, watch us spray them with some WD-40.
- Grab a slice of greasy pizza and a beer.
- You start with ten pins. The goal is to knock them all over. Each pin knocked over will be replaced by your book title(s) in the table above. Knock over a pin by any one of these methods:
- Exact method: Read a book with that number in its title. Some numbers are difficult to find, so try these alternate methods...
- Addition: This requires reading two books, each with a number in the title, the sum being the desired pin number.
Example: Knock over pin 6 by reading Double Sin by Agatha Christie and Fourth Side of the Triangle by Ellery Queen (2 + 4 = 6). See sample for pin 6 below.
- Subtraction: This requires reading two books, each with a number in the title, the difference being the desired pin number.
Example: Knock over pin 2 by reading Seven Were Veiled by Kathleen Moore Knight and Five Little Peppers by Margaret Sidney (7 - 5 = 2) See sample for pin 2 below.
- Multiply: This requires reading two books, each with a number in the title, which multiply to the desired pin number.
- Divide: This requires reading two books, each with a number in the title, which divide to the desired pin number.
- Author Name: The number is part of the author's name: "Sr." counts for 1, "Jr." counts for 2, or a Roman numeral suffix: III, IV, etc.
- Wild Card: Read a book with a zero or eleven or greater in the title. This book may be used to knock over any pin of your choice. See the sample for PIn 8 below.
- Submit the scorecard (once for each pin).
- This seasonal game is open October 1 2021 - March 31 2022 (alternates with Abra Cadavers).
- Any genre may be read.
- Any reading done from Jan 1 2021 to March 31 2022 qualifies. Can't remember? Check your Medical Examiner clipboard or Six Shooter Gallery!
- You may use each book only once (exception: if title has two numbers in it, you may use it twice).
- You can change or rearrange your books/pins. You may find you need to in order to get all the pins down. Just submit the form for the pin again, the new info will replace the old info. Well, not immediately. As soon as I update the page.
- You can use books already used by others.
- You can use each of the methods as much as you like.
- Print books, audio books, radio dramatizations, short stories, or e-books may be used.
- Bloggers are welcome to any images for your blog.
|Pin||some acceptable word forms *|
|1||1, one, once, first, single, only, I|
|2||2, two, twice, second, both, double, II, duo, pair|
|3||3, three, thrice, third, triple, III, triangle, trio|
|4||4, four, fourth, quadruple, IV, square, rectangle, quartet|
|5||5, five, fifth, V, pentagram, pentagon, quintet|
|6||6, six, sixth, VI, hexagon, sextet|
|7||7, seven, seventh, VII|
|8||8, eight, eighth, VIII, octogon|
|9||9, nine, ninth, IX|
|Wild Cards||zero or any number eleven or greater|
- Questions? Email me at email@example.com. Thank you for participating!
Friday, September 3, 2021
Reading Challenge Name: Fall Into Reading Challenge 2021
Welcome Post: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4F855Kje76k
Duration: September 1, 2021 - November 30, 2021
Prompt-based challenge with two levels (15 prompts and 24 prompts). One book can be used for multiple prompts. All details can be found in the welcome post/video.
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
So, once again, I plan to concentrate on reading primarily from my own books in the coming year. Perhaps this year I will actually plant a flag on Mount Olympus...but my declared goal will remain Mount Everest. Please join me in knocking out some of those books that have been waiting for attention for weeks...months...even years.
Pike's Peak: Read 12 books from your TBR pile/s
Mount Blanc: Read 24 books from your TBR pile/s
Mt. Vancounver: Read 36 books from your TBR pile/s
Mt. Ararat: Read 48 books from your TBR pile/s
Mt. Kilimanjaro: Read 60 books from your TBR pile/s
El Toro*: Read 75 books from your TBR pile/s (*aka Cerro El Toro in South America)
Mt. Everest: Read 100 books from your TBR pile/s
Mount Olympus (Mars): Read 150+ books from your TBR pile/s
*Once you choose your challenge level, you are locked in for at least that many books. You are welcome to voyage further and conquer taller mountains after your commitment is met. All books from lower mountains carry over towards the next peak.
*Challenge runs from January 1 to December 31, 2021
*You may sign up at any time--no matter when you see this challenge. All qualifying books read after January 1st count.
*Books must be owned by you prior to January 1, 2021--items requested or ordered prior to January 1, may count even if they arrive in the new year. No library books~. If you're looking for a library book challenge or one that counts books on your non-owned TBR list, then please see Mount TBR's sister challenge: the Virtual Mount TBR Challenge.
~The ONLY exception to the library rule: If you own the book in any form and have a reason to check out a version from the library instead, then you may count it. For example--if you own a hard copy, but are planning on taking a trip where listening to the audio version would be a great way to knock out a book while you drive, then by all means check out the audio version and have a wonderful trip! Please check with me if you have questions.
*Rules for Rereads: Any reread may count, regardless of how long you've owned it, provided you have not counted it for a previous Mount TBR Challenge.
*Audiobooks and E-books may count provided they are yours prior to January 1. ARCs are also fine.
*You may count any "currently reading" book that you begin prior to January 1--provided you had 50% or more of the book left to finish when January 1 rolled around. I will trust you all on that. The only exception is if you have participated in Mount TBR in 2020 and were unable to finish the book in time for the final Check-in Post. Then--if you finish the book post-January 1, you may count it as your first step of the new challenge.
*You may count "Did Not Finish" books provided they meet your own standard for such things, you do not plan to ever finish it, and you move it off your mountain [give it away, sell it, remove from e-resources, etc.]. For example, my personal rule (unless it's a very short book) is to give it 100 pages. If I decide I just can't finish it and won't ever, then off the mountain it goes and I count it as a victory--the stack is smaller!
*Books may be used to count for other challenges as well.
*Feel free to submit your list in advance or to tally them as you climb.
*A blog and reviews are not necessary to participate. If you have a blog, then please post about the challenge and link that post (not your home page) in the form below. My link provider has limited the number of link "parties" I can have open at a time--so I will be using Google forms for all my sign-up links this year. Non-bloggers may enter their names only without a blog link OR members of Goodreads are welcome to join the Goodreads group HERE.
*If you post on Facebook, Instagram, or other social media to log a book, please use #MountTBR2021.
* As I have in the past, I will have a headquarters link in the left hand side-bar which will offer links to this original post, monthly review links, and the final wrap-up. I will update it at the beginning of the new year The Headquarters will also have a link to a list of our climbing crew with their commitments.
I'm happy to announce that I've taken over the Netgalley and Edelweiss Reading Challenge from Tina at Reading Between the Pages. I'm always feeling like my Netgalley and Edelweiss shelves are getting out of hand and thought this challenge would help me out alot. So, although it's the eighth annual challenge, for me it's my first :) Keep reading for all the info...
Welcome to the eighth annual
NetGalley and Edelweiss Reading Challenge!
What the challenge is all about…
Are you feeling overwhelmed by the number of NetGalley/Edelweiss books sitting on your shelf to be read?
Have you lost your 80% rating and would love to get it back?
Do you want to challenge yourself to read more NetGalley/Edelweiss books?
Do you need extra inspiration to achieve that next badge?
If the answer is “YES” to any of these questions then this is the challenge for you!
- The challenge runs from January 1, 2021 – December 31, 2021. There is no deadline to sign up.
- Everyone is welcome to participate – you do not need to have a blog.
- Any genre, release date, length, etc. counts – it just needs to be a book from NetGalley or Edelweiss.
- Books can count for more than one challenge that you are participating in.
- The first day of each month I will post a monthly “link-up” for you to link your reviews. If you forget one month, no worries, just catch up the next month.
- Questions: Feel free to leave a comment below.
Bronze – 10 Books
Silver – 25 Books
Gold – 50 Books
Platinum – 75 Books
Diamond – 100 Books
- Make a blog post stating the level you intend to read in 2020 and link that blog post to Mr. Linky below. The first Link should be your name, the url should be the direct link to that blog post, not your main blog page.
- If you do not have a blog then state your reading level in the comments below and how you will be sharing your book reviews.
- Last but not least, be sure to come back every month and link in those reviews. This is really the hardest part – remember to do the monthly “link-ups”!
Reading Challenge Name: Xanadu Reading Challenge
Hosted By: Notes From Xanadu
Challenge consists of monthly themes, subcategories, and reading suggestions. Text cannot be copied and pasted from website—see welcome post for challenge details.