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31. Madame Terror (in Swedish) by Jan Guillou
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8101489 TBR since 2010
32. Astrid and Veronika by Linda Olsson
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9674206 (2011)
33. A Window in Copacabana by Luiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9799903 (2011)
34. Goodbye, Vietnam by Gloria Whelan
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/2476332 (2011)
35. Sankari vai vakooja (in Finnish) by John le Carre
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7744884 TBR since 2010
36. Skylark by Patricia Maclachlan
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8373643 (2011)
37. Brat Farrar by Josephine Tey
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7374291 TBR since 2009
38. Varo vuoripolkua, Irene (in Finnish) by Raija Kauttu
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10289166 (2011)
39. Kohtaus Venetsiassa (in Finnish) by Tuula Saarto
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/5288251 TBR since 2007
40. Vuodenajat maaseutukaupungissa (in Finnish) by Antti Tuuri
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/5648933 TBR since 2007
41. Salakäytävä (in Finnish) by Patricia Wentworth
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9947762
42. Die Fee vom Wunderbrunnen (in German) by Lidia Pinter
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7700358 TBR since 2009
43. Häkkilinnut (in Finnish) by Paul-Erik Haataja
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10150888
44. Punapukuisen naisen talo (in Finnish) by Maija Asunta-Johnston
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8554342
45. Paluu Kesäsaarelle (in Finnish) by Kristin Hannah
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/5552935
46. Cold Comfort Farm (Oxford Bookworms 6) by Stella Gibbons
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10273103
47. King of the Wind: The Story of the Godolphin Arabian by Marguerite Henry
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7564867 TBR since 2009

 

Complete Thread
New THREAD! ~~ APRIL~~ 2012 Reduce Mount TBR Challenge

* * * ATTENTION! * * * Due to new format, please post your month's entries in this manner:

List *YOUR NAME* and *GOAL* as the title of your thread, and INSIDE THE POST list the number, title and author of your TBR book that you finished! Edit that original post to add books as the month progresses! (Follow my lead!)

~~~~~~~~~ ALSO: ~~~~~~~~~~

When you have met your goal, you have accomplished your challenge for the year! We won't be making up new goals through the year. That's just *TOO* confusing. Thank you for carefully considering your goals at the beginning of the challenge!

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Quick Review (There will not be a quiz!)

Any book counts, as long as you INTENDED to read it before January 2011. This includes books on hand (As some have pointed out, they may not be registered, but we're on the honor system, OK?) bookrings you've signed up for, bookrays & books from bookboxes you signed up for, even trades you arranged prior to the challenge beginning. Not new purchases, trades, etc AFTER January 1. That would be books ADDED to your pile. We want to REDUCE the piles we have on hand NOW!

Most importantly- THE GOAL IS READ THOSE BOOKS YOU HAVE ON YOUR TBR PILES- AFTER ALL, YOU HAVE THEM BECAUSE YOU WANTED TO READ THEM TO BEGIN WITH, RIGHT???

AND- Don't forget- ENJOY YOURSELF AND EACH OTHERS' COMPANY AND SUPPORT!

~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~ Note! Note! ~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~

I can't commit to keeping a webpage and doing monthly PMs and prizes, but what we CAN do is this. ...

1. Everyone who participates will get a book mark at the end of the year.

Sound like fun?
~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~ (Our Theme!) ~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~

A Little Ditty Just for Us! By Arnold Lobel. ...
Books to the ceiling!
Books to the sky!
My pile of books is a mile high!
How I love them!
How I need them!
I'll have a long beard by the time I read them!
~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~
Previous Months Links:

Jan 2012 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/470342/
Feb 2012 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/472040/
Mar 2012 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/473598/
Apr 2012 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/475130
May 2012
June 2012
July 2012
Aug 2012
Sept 2012
Oct 2012
Nov 2012
Dec 2012

 

Dove-i-Libri starts ~April 2012~ with 7 Books read towards her goal of 20.

Links to Previous Months' Posts:
January 2012 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7436707
February 2012 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7469514
March 2012 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7497824
April 2012 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7526963
May 2012 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7553271
June 2012
July 2012
August 2012
September 2012
October 2012
November 2012
December 2012
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♦8.Very Valentine by Adriana Trigiani http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10427897 TBR since - ? - Original lent and never returned, registered new copy in February 2012 (40%)

♦9. Shattered Dreams Book Ring http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7804934 Pages: 384, TBR since: January 2011 (45%)
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READING
Keeping Faith by J Picoult http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/1662264 TBR since September 29, 2008, Pages: 460, Reserved for KayJay33.

NEXT:
The Book Thief by M Zusak http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7669869 TBR since August 10, 2011, Pages: 386, Reserved for IwillRejoice.
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Blindman's Bluff by Faye Kellerman http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9910810 TBR since November 2011, Pages: 406, To be sent to my Faye Kellerman Reading Buddy!
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1,000+ pages, so set my goal for less books than usual. Never seem to be starting those books, though, it seems so DAUNTING at this point in my life. Laughing, though, it just means that I might actually MEET my goal this year.

 

I didn't get to post my March reads before the thread closed, so I'll combine March and April here.

March:
11. How to Be Compassionate: A Handbook for Creating Inner Peace and a Happier World by the Dalai Lama (TBR since 2011)
12. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/5103658 Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden (TBR since 2008)
13. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8348490 Street Blues by Andrew Brown (TBR since 2011)
14. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8257531 Blackbird House by Alice Hoffman (TBR since 2011)

 

I did not make last month's goal and whilst I should aim a lot higher I will stick to 5 again because I have two books at the top of my TBR that were not in my TBR prior to the 1st of January - now how does that happen??

12. Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9981161/ Book from the ABC Roundabout I committed to back in October! - Read

Next two are one's I am unable to record here as they are this year's comittments

13. Underground by Tobias Hill http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9870396/ Been on Mount TBR almost a year - Read

14. TBC

15. TBC

16. TBC

 

#11/50 Careless in Red by Elizabeth George
#12/50 The Shack by Wm. Paul Young
#13/50 Prada & Prejudice by Mandy Hubbard

 

I'm at Pondella near Target.

 

54. A Thousand Days in Tuscany by Marlena De Blasi KTM 4/16/10 (325 pages)
55. The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery KTM 1001 book 11/9/10
56. Lost in a Good Book by Jasper Fforde 7/3/06 [399 pages]
57. Fed Up by Rick Perry 11/13/11 [192]
58. Disgrace by J. M. Coetzee 12/10/11 [220 pages]
59. Almost Moon by Alice Sebold 1/27/10
60. Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson 5/23/10 [251 pages]
61. I Will Follow Christ by Various 7/3/11 [64 pages]
62. Laura:First Lady, First Mother by Antonia Felix 9/29/10 (204 pages)
63. In the Company of the Courtesan by Sarah dunant KTM 11/9/10
64. The Dynamics of Worship by James P. Gills, M.D. 9/30/11 (186 pages)
65. Coronado by Dennis LeHane KTM 12/19/11 (240 pages)
66. Francesca's Kitchen by Peter Pezzelli KTM 12/2/11 [340 pages]
67. Oscar and Lucinda by Peter Carey 1001 7/19/10 [432 pages]

NON TBR
The Bible of Unspeakable Truths by Greg Gutfeld
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins [373 pages]
The Time Machine by H. G. Wells 1001 book [126 pages]

 

 

Hardly read anything in March, hope to catch up this month!

# 4 - finished: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7937232 (Dutch version) - Bal Masqué, Elia Barceló, TBR since January 2011
# 5 - finished: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/4395586/ - Good Harbor, Anita Diamant, TBR since December 2006
# 6 - finished: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/3927324/ - Dicey's song, Cynthia Voigt, TBR since June 2007
# 7 - reading: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/4355799 - Hypocrite in a pouffy white dress, S.J. Gilman, TBR since October 2007
# 8 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/5084018/ - She's come undone, Wally Lamb, TBR since June 2007

Goal: 30
Finished: 6
TBR: 24

 

20. Notes from an Exhibition by Patrick Gale
21. Bluestockings by Jane Robinson
22. A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin
23. Troll Bridge by Jane Yolen and Adam Stemple
24.

Books read: 23
Books left: 77

 

8 books read in March
8 TBR books read in March

Total books read YTD = 27
Total TBR books read YTD = 25

TBR shelf as of 29 Feb = 268 (an increase of 6 books...arrrgh)

#26 The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/3571423
#27 The Good Husband of Zebra Drive by Alexander McCall Smith http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11034303
#28 Hello, Gorgeous! by MaryJanice Davidson http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8138323
#29 Drop Dead, Gorgeous by MaryJanice Davidson http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8075407/
#30 Blue Moon By Alyson Noel http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10369114/
#31 The Miracle at Speedy Motors by Alexander McCall Smith http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11084726
#32 Alexander and the Wonderful...Ninety Days by Judith Viorst http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6882410

 

End of March update TBR no more!

#13 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/4590697 - The Virgin Suicides - 29th February
#14 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/3858993 - The Jury Must Die - 4th March
#15 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7060930 - The Torment of Others - 8th March
#16 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/3987507 - Scavenger Reef - 19th March
#17 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10158136 - The Child in Time - 26th March
#18 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10125070 - Rapids - 30th March

 

#4 - Chasing the Dime - Michael Connelly
#5 - Foreign Body - Robin Cook

 

#22 do not pass go Moore Tbr since 2011
#23 R is for Ricochet Grafton Tbr since 2010
#24 Charles Darwin, His life and times Aydon Tbr since 2011
#25 The Silver needle Murder Laura Childs Tbr since 2010
#26 Under Orders Dick francis Tbr since 2010
#27 Forgotten Clare Francis Tbr since 2010
#28 Dead Run P J Tracy Tbr since 2011
#29 We are all made of glue Lewycka Tbr since 2011
#30 Walking Ollie Foster Tbr since 2011
#31 Reading in Bed Sue Gee Tbr since 2010
#32 The Faloorie man McEldowney Tbr since 2010
#33 The Highwayman's footsteps Morgan Tbr since 2011
#34 Faithless Karin Slaughter Tbr since 2010


 

11. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6467102 - Dumb Witness by Agatha Christie - TBR since 8/12/08 - RABCK'd
12. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7020472 - A Pocket Full of Rye by Agatha Christie - TBR since 06/04/10 - RABCK'd
13. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/3678070 - To Have and Have Not by Ernest Hemingway TBR since 08/11/08 - RABCK'd
14. Rough Justice by Lisa Scottoline - audiobook downloaded 18/02/08

 

#50: FOUR Little Blessings by Merrillee Whren http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10122419/ (TBR Sep 2011)

Goal met so early because a) I was reading more than expected while in school and b) I was ALWAYS trying to pick a TBR book first to start clearing the shelves!

 

ALREADY????????????????????????????????????? Holy Cow!!! You are knocking that mountain DOWN!

 

#11: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/4677990/ De vergeving (Redemption Blues) - Tim Griggs. On TBR since Januari 2007.
#12: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8627280/ Zuiver van hart (The pure in heart) - Susan Hill. On TBR since November 2011.
#13: De deal (The broker) - John Grisham. On TBR since January 2005. A non-BC book, but will register it now and release it in an OBCZ.

 

43. Words of Advice by Fay Weldon (TBR since Oct 2009)

44. Killing Her Softly by Beverly Barton (TBR since Sept. 2009)

45. Come To Grief by Dick Francis (TBR since Oct 2009)

46. River Marked by Patricia Briggs (TBR since March 2011)

47. The Hotel by Jeffrey Robinson (TBR since Oct 2009)

48. A New Map Of The Universe by Annabel Smith (TBR since Oct 2009)

49. The Annunciate by Severna Park (TBR since Oct 2009)

50. The Dance of Death by Algernon Blackwood (TBR since Jan 2010)

51. Carnage on the Committee by Ruth Dudley Edwards (TBR since Oct 2009)

 

31. Madame Terror (in Swedish) by Jan Guillou
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8101489 TBR since 2010
32. Astrid and Veronika by Linda Olsson
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9674206 (2011)
33. A Window in Copacabana by Luiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9799903 (2011)
34. Goodbye, Vietnam by Gloria Whelan
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/2476332 (2011)
35. Sankari vai vakooja (in Finnish) by John le Carre
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7744884 TBR since 2010
36. Skylark by Patricia Maclachlan
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8373643 (2011)
37. Brat Farrar by Josephine Tey
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7374291 TBR since 2009
38. Varo vuoripolkua, Irene (in Finnish) by Raija Kauttu
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10289166 (2011)
39. Kohtaus Venetsiassa (in Finnish) by Tuula Saarto
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/5288251 TBR since 2007
40. Vuodenajat maaseutukaupungissa (in Finnish) by Antti Tuuri
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/5648933 TBR since 2007
41. Salakäytävä (in Finnish) by Patricia Wentworth
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9947762
42. Die Fee vom Wunderbrunnen (in German) by Lidia Pinter
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7700358 TBR since 2009
43. Häkkilinnut (in Finnish) by Paul-Erik Haataja
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10150888
44. Punapukuisen naisen talo (in Finnish) by Maija Asunta-Johnston
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8554342
45. Paluu Kesäsaarelle (in Finnish) by Kristin Hannah
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/5552935
46. Cold Comfort Farm (Oxford Bookworms 6) by Stella Gibbons
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10273103
47. King of the Wind: The Story of the Godolphin Arabian by Marguerite Henry
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7564867 TBR since 2009

 

10. The Help, by Kathryn Stockett http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10521665 (tbr since summer 2011)
11. 44 Scotland Street, by Alexander McCall Smith. (This only just fits the criteria to be called TBR for this challenge, as it came to me on 22 Dec 2011)

 

32~ http://bookcrossing.com/---/10283480 The Water Room by Christopher Fowler - TBR since November 2011
33~ http://bookcrossing.com/---/7139690 Three Act Tragedy by Agatha Christie - TBR since 2006
34~ http://bookcrossing.com/---/7309265 Peril at End House by Agatha Christie - TBR since 2006
35~ http://bookcrossing.com/---/7309265 Hercule Poirot's Christmas by Agatha Christie - TBR since 2006
36~ http://bookcrossing.com/---/7139689 Lord Edgware Dies by Agatha Christie - TBR since 2006
37~ http://bookcrossing.com/---/7139689 Murder in Mesopotamia by Agatha Christie - TBR since 2006
38~ http://bookcrossing.com/---/7309264 Hickory Dickory Dock by Agatha Christie - TBR since 2006

 

#14/50 A French Affair by Mary Blume. (Can't edit the original post again so beginning anew).

 

... I am remembering to set the new thread up ahead of time! LOL!

 

 

15. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6741351 Zelda by Nancy Milford (TBR since 2008)
16. Corduroy Mansions by Alexander McCall Smith (TBR since 2009)

I'm so happy to be getting some of these older TBRs read!

 

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