|Mad Bugger On The Mountain!
||[May. 22nd, 2014|06:26 am]
David Alexander McDonald (Steven E. McDonald)
I actually pulled off Mount TBR last year (as documented on Goodreads), and even got beyond my stated goal of summiting Everest at one hundred books. The irony of this particular moment was that I celebrated it by promptly announced that, damn it all, I'd go for the Olympus level, which is 150+. With great cheer, I announced the next two books in progress, pottered off for a 4.30am cup of tea, and promptly discovered that the back of the house was going up in an inferno, and that the blaze was heading for my kitchen.
This was promptly followed by much excitement, and my delivery to friends in Rita Ranch. As far as the books went, things were chaotic, to say the least, but gradually I got equipped (and even acquired a cheap tablet.) Whereupon I was diagnosed with a severe cardiac condition. I can't say that my life isn't enthralling.
Even so, I managed to blast through the 150 mark before I went under the knife -- it helps to choose the right books from the stacks -- and even clocked a few more once I was in a mental space for it (as in not stoned out of my gourd on morphine.) After that I slowed down a bit, although shuttling into town from Rita Ranch did help me polish off some of the audiobooks (it's ninety minutes to two and a half hours, depending on where I was going to. One way.)
I'm once again signed up for Mount TBR, which should reduce this ungodly numbers a bit all over again -- with less likelihood of new acquisitions for a while, given that the bag sales are, with the exception of Memorial Day, done until the fall. I did make it to the last one, mind you, although going in I dropped off a considerable amount of stuff (one of the benefits of the fire and the move is that I got somewhat decluttered) and I restricted myself to one bag. I dare say it was unwise, but, you know...books.
I've also found myself with a bit more to watch than I expected, as I picked up a video cabinet from someone on Craigslist...and she included her entire DVD collection. Mind you, said collection includes five seasons of Grays Anatomy. I suspect Bookmans will be getting a visit soon....