Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Taking the Triple Dog Dare
It's that time of year, when James from Ready When You Are, C.B. issues his TBR challenge. This year, it's the fearsome Triple Dog Dare. The rules are pretty simple: read only what's already on your TBR shelves from January 1st to April 1st of 2104. No new books, no re-reading, and no library books (except those reserved by Dec. 31st). There's no ban on buying new books, just on reading them. I'm going to try not to buy too many, though, because it kind of defeats the purpose of the Dare to be adding new books as fast as I'm clearing old ones off. And then new books are always so tempting and distracting!
This will be my third year of participating. Last year I cleared 35 books off the stacks, which wasn't bad, but I know I can do better (my total the first year was 71 books). Just to make it interesting, I'm going to donate a dollar for each book crossed off the list (finished or not), to RIF (Reading Is Fundamental), a children's literacy non-profit. As the rules allow, I am claiming my usual exemptions for book club books, and also for Deborah Crombie's latest book. It will be released on March 25th, and I should be able to wait another week to read it, except the last one ended with such an awful cliffhanger.
Thanks to James for hosting the Dare again this year. I am cudgeling my brains to figure out what comes after the Triple Dog Dare, so this doesn't really have to be the last.