Don't forget to order your supplies for this year's International BookCrossing Day (April 21)! The last day to order them is March 25, because we'll need time to get them to you before the big day arrives. And this year's labels were designed by Azuki and they're great. So don't miss out, get your orders in while you can!
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Oldest TBR Read and Release Challenge 2018--Please Join Us
This is a challenge to read and release the oldest book on Mount TBR. I know that I have kept books around that I really do want to read, but there are always other books that I choose to read first. So, this poor book remains at the bottom of the pile.
To find the oldest book in your personal Mount TBR, sort the TBR books "in your hands" by registration date ascending. The first one listed should be the book that is your oldest TBR.
My oldest TBR, as of January 1, 2018, is "Waiting for the Party--The Life of Frances Hodgson Burnett".
If you find that you truly do not want to read this book, then mark it available and discover what your oldest TBR truly is.
After you have read your oldest TBR, please post the name of the book and link to this book on this forum thread. Then you can then read your new oldest TBR book. This challenge is for the year 2018. Please join anytime during the year.
This has been a TBR since June 2008. It is also on the 1001 books list which is another challenge I am doing this year.
I have never read "Lolita" but I read "Reading Lolita in Tehran" and "Lolita" is heavily analyzed in "Reading Lolita in Tehran". If you haven't read "Reading Lolita in Tehran", maybe you will find it interesting.
TBR since July 2008. This is another one from the 1001 list. I think I registered several books from the list back in 2008 that I never got to. This one was quite depressing but thought provoking. I currently have it listed in the Literature VBB.
I am very impressed with the number of books that people have read so far this year. I am still reading "Waiting for the Party--The Life of Frances Hodgson Burnett". It is quite interesting but a slow read. I am enjoying learning about life in the second half of the nineteenth century.
Here are the stats for January 2018: booklady331--1 book (Mornings on Horseback by David McCullough) Diane-Fraser--1 book (Bare Bones by Kathy Reichs) Kingfan30--1 book (Children of Dune by Frank Herbert) Keeta1--1 book (Harm Done by Ruth Rendell) NancyNova--5 books (The Last Cowboy Hero by Barbara McMahon, Wide Open Spaces by Roz Denny Fox, Looking for Sophie by Roz Denny Fox, Montana Mavericks by Susan Mallery et al, Promise, Texas by Debbie Macomber) perryfran--2 books (Lolita by Vladimir Nabakov, Atomized by Michel Houellebecq)
This has been a TBR since July 2008. I thought I had lost this book but found it in one of my boxes in the garage. A pretty good history of piracy but somewhat tedious at times. Will pass this on to another reader or wild release it.
I have finally finished a week ago the oldest TBR that I was reading. It took a long time, but I enjoyed learning about the life of Frances Hodgson Burnett and life in the second half of the nineteenth century and early twentieth century. I encourage everyone to continue getting these books that we have held onto.
Also, to bookcrossers that have not yet taken part in this challenge, please join us!
Even though I've only had this one since Aug 17, it was registered back in Dec 2005, making it the oldest registered book on my shelf. Oryx and Crake by Margaret Eleanor Atwood. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/3537481/