quinta-feira, 2 de outubro de 2014

Mount TBR 2014 Checkpoint #3

1. Tell us how many miles you've made it up your mountain (# of books read). If you're really ambitious, you can do some intricate math and figure out how the number of books you've read correlates to actual miles up Pike's Peak, Mt. Ararat, etc. And feel free to tell us about any particularly exciting adventures you've had along the way.
I still can't believe it but I'm currently reading my 24th Mount TBR book, which means I'll have reached the top of Mount Blanc before the end of the year... I never imagined I'd be able to read so many books in a year :)

I won't be able to read 12 more in the next three months, but I'm sure I'll read some more.

These are the books I've read so far (and all books counted for other challenges):
  1. The Distant Hours, by Kate Morton
  2. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, by John Berendt
  3. The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  4. A Kiss at Midnight, by Eloisa James
  5. Purple Hibiscus, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  6. Poirot Investigates, by Agatha Christie
  7. The Ice Princess, by Camilla Läckberg
  8. The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak
  9. Lord Edgware Dies, by Agatha Christie
  10. Perfume: The Story of a Murderer, by Patrick Süskind
  11. Carmilla, by Sheridan Le Fanu
  12. Paper Towns, by John Green
  13. Dexter is Delicious, by Jeff Lindsay
  14. The Devil in Winter, by Lisa Kleypas
  15. An Offer From a Gentleman, by Julia Quinn
  16. Delicious, by Sherry Thomas
  17. The Rules of Seduction, by Madeline Hunter
  18. The Chocolate Run, by Dorothy Koomson
  19. Living Dead in Dallas, by Charlaine Harris
  20. The Fabulous Clipjoint, by Fredric Brown
  21. Lessons of Desire, by Madeline Hunter
  22. A Great and Terrible Beauty, by Libba Bray
  23. Ten Little Niggers, by Agatha Christie

2. Complete ONE (or more if you like) of the following:
A. Who has been your favorite character so far? And tell us why, if you like.
Liesel from The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. How not to love a strong, courageous and compassionate little girl that, when the world is going crazy and falling apart around her, seeks confort in her books? She's the kind of character that sticks with you long after you've finished reading the book.

B. Pair up two of your reads using whatever connection you want to make. Written by the same author? Same genre? Same color cover? Both have a main character named Clarissa? Tell us the books and what makes them a pair.
I'm pairing A Kiss at Midnight by Eloisa James and An Offer From a Gentleman by Julia Quinn because they are both recountings of the Cinderella tale. And both great!

C. Which book (read so far) has been on your TBR mountain the longest? Was it worth the wait? Or is it possible you should have tackled it back when you first put it on the pile? Or tossed it off the edge without reading it all?
It's still Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, a resident since May 2010.

D. Choose 1-4 titles from your stacks and using a word from the title, do an image search. Post the first all-eyes-friendly picture associated with that word.
Hibiscus - Purple Hibiscus, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie:

Towns - Paper Towns, by John Green:

Winter - The Devil in Winter, by Lisa Kleypas:

Chocolate - The Chocolate Run, by Dorothy Koomson:

4 comentários:

  1. Tenho mesmo de ler o "A rapariga que roubava livros"
    Parece que toda a gente já o leu menos eu :/

    Bjinhos e boas leituras
    Sandra do blogue Vidas Desfolhadas

    1. Bem, eu também só o li este ano... Mas sim, lê, é mesmo muito bom!

      Beijinhos e boas leituras para ti também.

  2. Congratulations! And thanks for checking in. Especially with that last picture ;-) Mmmm, chocolate!