Congrats to last month’s winner, Sarah of The Everyday Reader!
Hi, There, TBR Pile Challengers! And Welcome to Another Checkpoint!
It is October 15th, which means we are now officially in the final quarter our 2013 TBR Pile Challenge! I continue to be impressed and excited by the participation in this challenge – it’s enough to make me want to bring it back again in 2014!
Where I’m At: I have read 11 of my required 12 books – almost done! This might be the first year in the last couple where I manage to complete all 12 books on my list AND possibly the alternates, too. I keep getting distracted by some fabulous new releases (such as the Salinger biography that I just read/reviewed, as well as the new Rick Riordan and Stephen King books), so I don’t know if I’ll get to all 14 books on my list, but I will definitely read the main goal of 12!
Book #1: O Pioneers! by Willa Cather
Book #2: The Alchemyst by Michael Scott
Book #3: Orlando by Virginia Woolf
Book #4: The Gunslinger by Stephen King
Book #8: Shine by Lauren Myracle
Book #10: Persuasion by Jane Austen
Book #11: The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (review to come)
Below, you’re going to find the infamous Mr. Linky widget. IF you have completed any reviews for books on your challenge list, please feel free to link them up here so that we can easily find your posts, encourage one another, see what progress is being made on all these piles, etc. Also, feel free to link-up to your own checkpoint post, should you decide to write one (not required – but feel free!).
Giveaway: This month’s challenge once again comes with a giveaway! You can win any book of your choice, up to $20 USD, as long as it is available at The Book Depository (and as long as TBD ships to your location).
To be eligible, you need to do these things:
1. Use the Mister Linky widget below to link-up an eligible review post for this month OR a link to a check-in post for this month. Each eligible review = one entry.
2. Leave a comment sharing with us which book from your 2013 TBR Pile list has been your favorite, so far (or your least favorite, most surprising, etc.). Plus anything else you want to share. =-)
3. Make sure I can reach you by email – so if your email isn’t posted in an obvious place on your blog, then leave it in the comment, here (in a non-spamable format!).
Link-up Your Reviews for September 21st – October 20th:
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You don’t start out writing good stuff. You start out writing crap and thinking it’s good stuff, and then gradually you get better at it. That’s why I say one of the most valuable traits is persistence. Octavia E. Butler
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A bookish blog (mostly) about women writers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries
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