jessibud2's first Bookcrossing Mt. TBR challenge

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jessibud2's first Bookcrossing Mt. TBR challenge

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1jessibud2
Redigerat: mar 30, 2014, 8:57am

This may take me awhile to set up and cross-reference, but I will give it a try. I had originally intended to use my ROOTing attempt thread for reducing Mt. TBR books but already, I can see that some of those I've read for that challenge have not been bookcrossing books. So, I think that I will cross-post to this new challenge only the strictly BC books.

Since it's been a couple of months since I set up the threads and ticker, etc, I may have to relearn it all again. This is a work in progress....

I will edit in info and links to this post once I get them.



2jessibud2
Redigerat: mar 30, 2014, 1:05pm

Here is a list of TBR books that I will try to read and release this year. I'll add live links and reviews as I finish:

Don't Let's Go To The Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood - Alexandra Fuller, http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/11698034/
Roxanna Slade - Reynolds Price
The Paperboy's Winter - Tim Bowling
The Age of Hope - David Bergen
The Ghost of Hannah Mendes - Naomi Ragen
Three Daughters - Letty Cottin Pogrebin
Snow - Orhan Pamuk
A Pound of Paper - John Baxter
A Parrot in a Pepper Tree - Chris Stewart, http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/3542980/

3SqueakyChu
mar 30, 2014, 11:40am

Starred!

:D

4SqueakyChu
Redigerat: mar 30, 2014, 11:45am

>1 jessibud2:

I may have to relearn it all again:

Practice makes perfect! :)

>2 jessibud2:

I'll add live links and reviews as I finish

Don't forget the link to the BookCrossing journal entries for each of the books. That's what makes this particular challenge special. I like to see which other BookCrossers have also read the same copy of the books we use for this challenge.

5jessibud2
Redigerat: mar 30, 2014, 1:05pm

>4 SqueakyChu:

Done! ;-)

6SqueakyChu
Redigerat: mar 30, 2014, 1:17pm

>5 jessibud2:

Hey! Now we can also see where the book goes afterward. What fun!!

7ardachy
apr 1, 2014, 9:17am

Welcome to this challenge jessibud2. You are starred and now I am of to look at this ROOT thingy you are on about.

8mathgirl40
apr 5, 2014, 9:02am

Welcome to the group and good luck with your challenge!

9jessibud2
Redigerat: apr 6, 2014, 8:31pm

#3 - Northern Lights - Outstanding Canadian Women

My review is there. In some ways, I am not sure this ought to count in this challenge because it is a book that I registered, not an older book that I'm moving along. But, I'm counting it and will bring it to our next meetup because I think there may be some interest in our group.

Edited to add the bookcrossing link, in case it does get picked up and journalled further: http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/12295453

10jessibud2
maj 5, 2014, 10:12am

#4 - I just finished Billy Crystal's memoir, Still Foolin' 'Em. I've linked to my BC journal notes on the book, which I loved!

11jessibud2
Redigerat: maj 22, 2014, 6:57am

#5 - I just finished listening to the 2011 Massey Lectures, celebrating 50 years of this series. The topic: Winter - Five Windows on the Season, presented by Adam Gopnik. Non-Canadians probably won't recognize the Massey Lectures, a series on the CBC radio programme, Ideas. It's a collaboration between CBC, Massey College of U of T, and House of Anansi Press and was established in 1961.

For the rest of my review, here is my Bookcrossing journal entry

12mathgirl40
maj 27, 2014, 10:35pm

I've read Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth by Margaret Atwood, but that's the only Massey Lectures series I've read. I'd like to read more of them, especially Neil Turok's and Margaret Visser's lectures.

13jessibud2
maj 28, 2014, 6:08am

>12 mathgirl40: - I also have the book of Lawrence Hill's Massey Lectures, called Blood - The Stuff of Life, which were the lectures of last year (2013). I actually listened to a couple of them on air, too. Now that you mention it, I think I have Atwood's sitting in Mt. TBR, as well. But she is one who I definitely would NOT have listened to. She has the WORST droning voice, and it drives me nuts to listen to her speak.

14jessibud2
Redigerat: jun 6, 2014, 8:26am

#6 - The Last Out - The Toronto Blue Jays in 1986 by Buck Martinez. I quite enjoyed the book if only for the photos and the nostalgia. Buck is now the colour commentator for the Blue Jay games on tv and I have always loved listening to him and learning from him. He is intelligent, articulate and passionate about the game and the Jays. This book chronicles his last year as an active player on the team, in the pre-SkyDome days.

In fact, as a total aside, this week marks the 25th year anniversary of our wonderful stadium, now officially called the Rogers Centre (though, in truth, most Torontonians, I believe, still call it SkyDome). There is a great little youtube video about the building of this stadium, the first, I think, with a retractable roof. Here's the link, called 2 and a half years in 2 and a half minutes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5j6aBIQRQk#t=144. Not sure why, but when you open that link, the video is almost over. Just slide the bar back to the beginning.

The city sure looks different today!!

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