It’s time for the third quarterly check-in for the Mount TBR challenge hosted by Bev @ My Reader’s Block. While the last time round I was pretty satisfied by my performance having almost climbed half the mountain in half the year, this time round I am pretty short of miles. I have just added one more book to my pile, so in all I have read six books which means I have to finish six more in the remaining weeks, to successfully scale the mountain. The only silver lining is that I have reviewed the one read in this quarter: Prime Directive by Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens. My first Star Trek novel, it had been gathering dust on the shelves since 2002, in effect becoming the book, that (till date) had been sitting on my shelves the longest.
Bev has also asked us to answer a few questions.
Who has been your favorite character so far? And tell us why, if you like.
My favourite character so far has been Dr. Leonard McCoy of the Star ship Enterprise whom I encountered in Prime Directive, the latest read for the challenge. Bones has been my favourite since the time I first saw Star Trek back in the Eighties He is quite simply the heart of the Enterprise, and over the years I have come to admire his humour and humanism more and more.
I must add though that my fascination for McCoy stems in large part from the fact that he was played by the constantly underrated and criminally underappreciated DeForest Kelley. Kelley brought forth all the compassion that lay beneath the cranky, crusty exterior of an old country doctor. It’s sad that he never quite got his due.