I don’t know about you guys, but my TBR is starting to take on a life of its own. Not in the physical world (though kind of there too), but more in the digital sense. As of the very moment I’m writing this post, my TBR stands at 854 books.
Which is a ridiculous number, if you ask me. I discovered (too late to join in, I might add) last year that Bev over at My Reader’s Block hosts an annual Mount TBR Challenge to help people who buy books and then don’t end up reading them, clear out their TBR pile. And while I do have a fair number of physical books that I already own that I should probably read (but that somehow don’t make it on to my TBR list), once I realized my TBR was over 800 books long, I decided that I should settle my focus there. It works out perfectly because for the first time (at least I believe it’s the first time) Bev has decided to do a Physical Mount TBR challenge (Join the GR Group here!) and a Virtual Mount TBR challenge (Join the GR Group here!). There are separate groups depending upon which challenge you’re doing. The physical challenge is for those of you who have a bunch of books at home that are just sitting around waiting to be read. The virtual is for people like me, who maybe don’t have a bunch of physical books, but definitely have a TBR (to-do list) that’s taking on a life of its own.
While I wouldn’t necessarily say that it’s a compulsion, I have a really hard time starting things after the start date, or when I don’t have enough time to mentally prepare for it, or picking something up right in the middle. I’m an introvert, okay… Especially something like this where I need to not only get myself in to the right mindset but actually figure out how I want to tackle this project. I knew in advance to look out for the 2019 challenge and I decided to get a head start on my preparation so I couldn’t make any excuses when it comes time to do it to it. So let’s get in to the details of this challenge, all of which were pulled from the Goodreads group(s) that Bev created:
There are 8 different mountains that you can attempt to scale for the challenge: