So I almost missed this post! Luckily, I recently subscribed to My Reader’s Block via email (and I saw Geoff’s post for it) so I didn’t miss it!
Anyway, a quick reminder: I chose Mt Vancouver, which equals 25 books.
So of the 25 books, I’ve completed 4. So that’s better than where I was at the first Checkpoint (0!): 16%
The four books are:
So in addition to marking our progress, Bev has also encouraged us to figure out where we would be on the actual mountain miles-wise.
According to Wikipedia, Mt. Vancouver is 15,787 feet so I’ve gone 2525.92 feet up the mountain!
She also suggested writing a poem using the completed titles and/or a favorite character and/or a book that surprised me.
Since I only read 4 books and the titles are rather short (and I’m not all that creative) I’m going to skip the poem thing. (If you can come up with a poem using those books titles, leave it in the comments!)
So… a favorite character? H. G. Wells from The Map of Time and Bailey from The Night Circus.
A book that surprised me? Maybe surprised by how much I enjoyed The Night Circus, as I’ve told many people it is my favorite book read this year. Peter Pan surprised me in that I realized the Disney version was more kid-friendly and Peter a more likable character.
I definitely want to finish this list by the end of the year. With a couple of vacations requiring airplanes (and involving laying on the beach), I know I’ll definitely be able to tackle some of these without a problem. Maybe I’ll save the Kindle ones for my vacations so I won’t have to carry any…
This is definitely one challenge I will do every year because it’s nice to “clear off” the shelves.