Ardachy's First ever BC Mt. TBR Challenge!

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Ardachy's First ever BC Mt. TBR Challenge!

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1ardachy
Redigerat: dec 21, 2014, 5:36am

This seems like a worthy BC Challenge and a good way of learning a bit more about how LT works so I will give this a go. Looks like I have 15 books that qualify and I will try and list them here at some stage.

1. World War One A Short History by Norman Stone from Stephen567 Aug 2013 - read Jan 2014 http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/11990565/
2. Outside of a Dog: A Bibliomemoir by Rick Gekoski from karen07814 Mar 2010 - read Jan 2014 http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/7874404
3. Where the Bodies are Buried by Chris Brookmyre from karen07814 Nov 2013 - read March 2014 http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/12252835
4. War Torn by Andy McNab from JemmaJ Nov 2013 - read April 2014 http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/12109903
5. The 158-pound Marriage by John Irving from Ghanescha April 2012 - read Jan 2014 http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/10183752
6. Stone's Fall by Iain Pears from ancient-welly July 2012 - read Feb 2014 http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/11285270
7. Soft Voices Whispering by Adrienne Dines from booktwitcher March 2013 - read Jan 2014 http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/11361436
8. Lost in a Good Book by Jasper Fforde from candy-is-dandy Oct 2011 - read Feb 2014 http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/1818426/
9. Empire Falls by Richard Russo from miketuk Aug 2011 - abandoned reading Feb 2014 http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/10041736/
10. Speak for England by Melvyn Bragg from karen07814 Feb 2012 - read March 2014 http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/10441312
11. Foreign Field by Ben Macintyre from specialise Dec 2013 - read Feb 2014 http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/11679996
12. Bel Canto by Ann Patchett from jude48 Sep 2013 - read Feb 2014 http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/2955705
13. The Other Way Is Essex by various from booktwitcher March 2013 - read March 2014 http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/11775395
14. The Low Road by Chris Womersley from karen07814 April 2013 - read March 2014 http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/11841541
15. Priceless: The Hidden Psychology of Value by William Poundstone from Seadbed May 2013 - read Feb 2014 http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/9709117

Further books added that were received in 2014

16. The Rough Pub Guide by Paul Moody & Robin Turner - read July 2014 http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/12495231
17. Last Man in Tower by Aravind Adiga - read May 2014 http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/10162075
18. For the Love of Books by Francoize Boucher - read September 2014 http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/12433505
19. Signspotting 2 by Doug Lansky - read July 2014 http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/12433493
20. The Humans by Matt Haig - read June 2014 http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/12433510/
21. This Dark Road to Mercy by Wiley Cash - read April 2014 http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/12433502
22. An Instance of the Fingerpost by Iain Pears - read June 2014 http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/3533999
23. The Ministry of Special Cases by Nathan Englander - read July 2014 http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/7012456/
24. Line of Fire illustrated by Barroux - read August 2014 http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/12527617
25. Flight Behaviour by Barbara Kingsolver - read August 2014 http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/12532255
26. The Jaguar's Children by John Vaillant - read September 2014 http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/12527600
27. On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin - audiobook listened to September 2014 http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/12621429
28. We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo - read October 2014 http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/12527641/
29. A Wayne in a Manger by Gervase Phinn - read December 2014 http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/6988416
30. We Are Not Ourselves by Matthew Thomas -read December 2014 http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/12527660

2SqueakyChu
Redigerat: jan 5, 2014, 3:35pm

Hi Trevor!

Thanks for all your hard work on the LT BookCrossing data base. I sure hope our efforts will bring BookCrossing more international traffic!

I had fun today discovering how many BookCrossing TBR books I have on my shelf. Horrified might be the better word, though! :) I need to get moving on those.

3bertyboy
jan 1, 2014, 5:27am

Will need to read, register and move on the books in my pile. Too numerous too mention.

4BoekenTrol71
jan 3, 2014, 3:44am

Welcome, Ardachy! Have fun discovering LT (still doing that myself too). Will have to find out what kind of database / link youare working on. Sounds interesting!
Enjoy reading and succes with reaching your goal!

5ardachy
jan 5, 2014, 2:13pm

BoekenTrol71 in case you have not already found it http://www.librarything.com/local_directory.php?subtype=2

6ardachy
jan 8, 2014, 3:55pm

Seems that I have 15 qualifying books not 11 and I have now update my initial post with the list.

7ardachy
jan 17, 2014, 3:55pm

Two read and thirteen to go although really I have gone three steps back as after last nights BC meet I came home with five books from karen07814 :)

8ardachy
feb 15, 2014, 7:42am

Seven read so I am nearly half way there already :)

9SqueakyChu
feb 15, 2014, 10:16am

Great progress, Trevor!

I, as always, have been distracted by newer books. I'm now reading a great book from the LT Early Reviewer program. Have you signed up for any of those? That's been somewhat impeding my BC MT TBR progress. :)

Have you thought of lengthening your challenge?! ;)

10ardachy
feb 17, 2014, 4:02pm

Yes I have signed up as an LT Early Reviewer but few are available for members resident outside North America and most of those are eBook format which I do not want.

What do you mean by lengthening my challenge?

11SqueakyChu
feb 17, 2014, 5:45pm

What do you mean by lengthening my challenge?

I was just kidding, but by "lengthening your challenge", I just meant adding more books to the total since you've already finished half your challenge...while it's almost still the beginning of the year. :D

few are available for members resident outside North America

Yeah. That makes it much harder. I also agree about the e-books. They can't be BookCrossed! :)

12mathgirl40
feb 25, 2014, 7:28am

Very impressive that you're already done half your challenge. I hope you end up with some good LT Early Reviewer options. I'm from Canada, which means that we get a reasonable number of choices but it's nowhere as good as that available to US members. A few years ago, I e-mailed a few small Canadian publishers and suggested they join the ER program, and sure enough, a couple of them eventually did. I'm not sure if my e-mail had any effect, but it doesn't hurt to ask. :)

13SqueakyChu
feb 25, 2014, 9:41am

> 12

A few years ago, I e-mailed a few small Canadian publishers and suggested they join the ER program, and sure enough, a couple of them eventually did.

Thanks for doing that! I'm sure your request did have an impact on their decision to participate. I made similar requests when LT started the Early Reviewer program. I was very pleased to see that some of those publishers decided to join. I think this is important for readers in those countries that don't have a lot of participation in the program. We can have an impact on making this program more relevant to ourselves.

14ardachy
apr 6, 2014, 4:09pm

Original challenge completed and now extended by the addition of books received so far during 2014.

15wareagle78
apr 11, 2014, 12:11am

Wow, I am totally impressed! You are motivating.

16ardachy
dec 21, 2014, 5:42am

Just finished my 30th book for this challenge. That is double my original target so a nice round number to finish on. No more for me this year. I will have a look through and see how everyone else has done at the end of the year.

17SqueakyChu
dec 21, 2014, 8:54am

Good work...er, fun, ardachy!

18soffitta1
dec 28, 2014, 4:01pm

Congratulations!

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