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Bout Of Books 11.0 – Day 7 Challenges + Wrap Up

Bout of Books

Day 1

Pages Read: 374

Books Read:

  1. The Carnivorous Carnival by Lemony Snicket
  2. The Fire Prince by Emily Gee

Day 2

Pages Read: 171

Books Completed:

  1. The Carnivorous Carnival by Lemony Snicket
  2. The Fire Prince by Emily Gee

Books Started: The Slippery Slope by Lemony Snicket

Day 3

Pages Read: 34

Books Started: Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

Day 4

Pages Read: 82

Books Read: Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

Day 5

Pages Read: 204

Books Finished: Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

Books Started: If I Stay by Gayle Forman

Day 6

Pages Read: 21

Books Read: If I Stay by Gayle Forman

Day 7

Pages Read: 150

Books Finished: If I Stay by Gayle Forman

Books Started: Where She Went by Gayle Forman

 

So I don’t know if I consider this a dud thing or not. I read a few books and I participated in most challenges. I didn’t do all my goals though, I barely had time to read and do challenges let alone commenting to people so that fell flat. I hope I will have more time next time this challenge comes around. Yesterday was a total dud though. I didn’t do any barely reading and I didn’t do the challenge. I accidentally, and I really do mean accidentally, got drunk. One minute I was perfectly fine spacing out my drinks so they barely phased me at all then WHAM they all hit me at once hours later. I didn’t stick with my reading goals all that closely either because I think its better just to do what grabs you in a challenge.

MOVING ON.

Total Pages Read: 1036

Books Read (Both Completed and not Completed):

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And now onto the final challenge for this read-a-thon! Because of how the times work for me the challenge is still happening while the weeks has actually ended.

5 Book Challenge

It is 11:00 PM on a Sunday night. You are laying in bed thinking about all of the things you must do the next day. Tasks of the coming days consume your thoughts and while your mind is somewhere else you are caught off guard by a flash in the sky that is followed by a large wailing screech that pierces the air and shatters your bedroom window. Slowly you move to the window and what you see catches your breathe and causes you to stumble back a few steps. The aliens (at least you think they are aliens) have began to enter the city and destroy everything that is in their path. Through the window your view is consumed with destruction, screaming people and large flames that are dancing across the city at a fast pace. You notice that the creatures are heading in your direction and you realize you probably have about fifteen minutes before they reach your home. That means you have only about ten minutes to gather your belongings and escape before you are caught in the attack from the aliens invading the city.

Given the short amount of time you are only able to take 5 books with you. What books would you pick to take with you as you escape and prepare for the end of the world. Would you choose books that would help you survive in the post-apocalyptic world ,books for pleasure that would make you happy and take you to a fantasy reality or books that you can’t live without?

For more info check out the host blog.

Its scenarios raised here where I really wish I had some ‘how to survive in the wild’ kind of books upon my shelf. Will my Man vs Wild memories and my books be enough?!

The books I choose are:

1. On The Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta. This I picked because I would not be able to live without it.

2. The Host by Stephanie Meyer. Its got aliens taking over the world. Surely I can learn something? Its being great is a plus though.

3. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton. I used to read it at least once a year until my copy died. It also has the added bonus of being a reminder of my mother. (I assume since both my parents are useless they die in the early advances of this invasion so I need memento of each of them).

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4. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield. Because it will remind me that words are beautiful, not just the story they tell.

5.I really really really wanted to give this to The Hobbit or something in honour of my dad, but it doesn’t satisfy my fantasy needs completely so I am giving this spot to The Redemption of Althalus by David Eddings. My dad introduced me to this author though so I still have memories here.

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I have only included books I own on my shelves right now. When I get other books on my shelves rather than my kindle this list would change a bit.

 

Till Next Time…

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Bout Of Books 11.0 – Day 5 Challenges + Update

Bout of Books

Day 1

Pages Read: 374

Books Read:

  1. The Carnivorous Carnival by Lemony Snicket
  2. The Fire Prince by Emily Gee

Day 2

Pages Read: 171

Books Completed:

  1. The Carnivorous Carnival by Lemony Snicket
  2. The Fire Prince by Emily Gee

Books Started: The Slippery Slope by Lemony Snicket

Day 3

Pages Read: 34

Books Started: Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

Day 4

Pages Read: 82

Books Read: Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

Day 5

Pages Read: 204

Books Finished: Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

Books Started: If I Stay by Gayle Forman

Recreate A Cover Challenge

I love these ones and I was so sad thinking I wasn’t going to get to do it because I had like no time between coming home, sleeping, then waking up and going back to work. But as I was getting into my PJ’s I was like, you know what fuck it, what do I have on my dresser? For reasons I do not fully understand myself, I had fake blood, vampire teeth and some lipstick. So I decided to recreate Dead Until Dark.

Real Cover

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My Cover

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Link me all your so I can have a see. I love seeing what people do with these challenges.

Till Next Time…

 

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Bout Of Books 11.0 – Day 4 Challenges + Updates

Bout of Books

Day 1

Pages Read: 374

Books Read:

  1. The Carnivorous Carnival by Lemony Snicket
  2. The Fire Prince by Emily Gee

Day 2

Pages Read: 171

Books Completed:

  1. The Carnivorous Carnival by Lemony Snicket
  2. The Fire Prince by Emily Gee

Books Started: The Slippery Slope by Lemony Snicket

Day 3

Pages Read: 34

Books Started: Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

Day 4

Pages Read: 82

Books ReadThirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

This book is really really good. That means something for me. I have really aggressively negative views on suicide but I am totally digging this book.

Like This, Try This Challenge

You must recommend a book based on another book, movie, tv show, etc similar to this: “If you liked _____, you should try _____ because _____.”

Any genre and reading level is fine and you may use any set-up you like, so long as you’re recommending a book based on something else and explaining why.

For more info check out the host blog.

Gaahh this is like the third time I have have done something like this. I am running out of things that I can connect. Luckily I only have to think of one. Check out my other one here.

If you liked:

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Then you should try:

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I don’t normally do paranormal things so I thought I would make it the ‘theme’ of this thing. While Ever Near is more serious, Dark Secrets 1 is filled with charming little stories that still can make a chill go through your body.

 

Till Next Time…

 

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Bout of Books 11.0 – Day 3 Challenges + Update

Bout of Books

Day 1

Pages Read: 374

Books Read:

  1. The Carnivorous Carnival by Lemony Snicket
  2. The Fire Prince by Emily Gee

Day 2

Pages Read: 171

Books Completed:

  1. The Carnivorous Carnival by Lemony Snicket
  2. The Fire Prince by Emily Gee

Books Started: The Slippery Slope by Lemony Snicket

Day 3

Pages Read: 34

Books Started: Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

Didn’t get much reading done today. What I did do was really interesting though, I hope I can finish this book before the end of the week!

Create A Sentence Challenge

The challenge is my twist on the book spine sentence challenge.  For this challenge, I want you to pick some awesome books out and make a sentence with the first two words from each of your books.  I have tried this myself and it can be a little tricky because the lack of verbs in the first two words of the book.  Therefore, you can add another word that is not from the first two words of the books if you wish.  The more ridiculous, the better.

For more info check out the host blog.

So so so hard so mine is not ridiculous at all but it makes sense at least!

Now before last night, Daniel stared longingly.

Bold = Extra word.

Books used in order:

  1. The Redemption of Althalus by David and Leigh Eddings
  2. Dark Secrets by Elizabeth Chandler
  3. Torment by Lauren Kate

 

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Bout Of Books 11.0 – Day 2 Challenges + Updates

Bout of Books

Day 1

Pages Read: 374

Books Read:

  1. The Carnivorous Carnival by Lemony Snicket
  2. The Fire Prince by Emily Gee

Day 2

Pages Read: 171

Books Completed:

  1. The Carnivorous Carnival by Lemony Snicket
  2. The Fire Prince by Emily Gee

Books Started: The Slippery Slope by Lemony Snicket

Though not great page count I feel good about the amount of pages read both days. I am glad I have gotten through 2 books already! Things will go downhill from here but hopefully I will get through more of my books.

One True Pairing Challenge

A person’s OTP is the couple that they love the most and ship the hardest.  This is regardless of gender and whether or not the couple is actually canon.  In fact, some of the most popular pairings are those that aren’t actually together in their story.  Which is beyond frustrating, am I right?  (Drarry!)

For this challenge, I want to hear all about your favorite literary OTP.  Tell me why you ship them.  Tell me how perfect they are for each other.  Vent about how frustrating it is that the author paired them with other people.  Give me proof about why they are actually canon, but nobody knows.  I want to hear it all.

For more info check out the host blog.

Oh my gosh, so hard. Like, the hardest thing ever. I cannot make up my mind so I decided to draw two of my favourite out of a hat and these are the ones I shall show you!

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My first one is Zero and Yuki from Vampire Knight. Kaname (the one in white) used to be apart of this love, but he broke my heart so out he goes (cries). They have both always been there for each other. Yuki in a very open and happy in a way that made Zero felt like he might actually have a home, with her, and helped him heal himself at his darkest. Zero was always there for Yuki in the shadows, never saying much you can tell that she is the only person he tolerates opening. Because he loves her. Their relationship gets rocky after Yuki goes through… some changes, but even when they swear to kill each other next they cannot help but look out for each other. If they don’t end up together I think I may have a heart attack.

daughteroftheforestMy next one would have to be Sorcha and Red from the book Daughter of the Forest. Sorcha is a princess that goes through so much so much and is unable to talk or even make a sound to convey anything that she wants or feels, even when in pain. But Red, a royal from their enemy lands saves her life and quickly comes to understand her better than anyone else despite the fact that she cannot say or write a word to him. He loves her so much that he was willing to let her go so that she may be happy, ans then he was willing to give up everything that ever meant anything to him to be with her. Just, so, gah. I don’t have words.

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What is Book Spine Poetry?
Take a minimum of 3 books put them in a pile to make a poem.

Does it have to rhyme?
No.  Not at all.  The poem doesn’t have to make sense at all either.

For more info check out the host blog.

Here is what I came up with!

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The fault in out stars and the killing moon,

Created the Kingdom of little wounds.

Lands in torment, catching fire,

Await a new moon.

Bold = free words (1 per book)

I had so much fun with this! Please share yours cause I really want to know!

Till Next Time…

 

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Bout Of Books 11.0 – Day 1 Challenges

Bout of Books

 

Bout Of Books Scavenger Hunt Challenge

You can take your own pictures or use images you find online. Up to you.
You can complete as many of the hunts as you like. The more you do the more chances you have to win!

1. A Book that begins with “B” (for Bout of Books!)
2. A book that has been made into a movie/tv show
3. A series you love
4. An anthology of poems or short stories
5. A book on your TBR shelf, or your full TBR shelves

This challenge has a $15 or less book of your choice prize and is open internationally. Check out the host blog.

1. Black Beauty by Anna Sewell.

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2. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.

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3. Vampire Knight by Matsuri Hino.

VK-123455. The Kingdom of Little Wounds by Susann Cokal.

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Playlist Challenge

Make a playlist centered around at least ONE of the books you plan on reading during the read-a-thon.

Because this is a very simple challenge, you need to have at LEAST 5 songs on your playlist. Be as specific or as vague in your selections as you wish, but have FUN with it!

Prize offered for anyone who wants to enter. For more into check out the host blog.

This challenge seems a bit weird to me. How can I make a playlist for a book I haven’t read yet which is all my BoBs reads. This would make much more sense if it was for a book you have ready read because then you know what kind of playlist it needs. Oh well! Still fun :)

I choose the book Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher. The songs are chosen cause I can relate them to the books topic.

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Playlist:

  1. Alexx Calise – Cry
  2. A Great Big World & Christina Aguilera – Say Something
  3. Christina Li – Disappear
  4. Life is Beautiful
  5. Chloe Moldovan Castledine – Don’t Forget Me

So there they are. Be sure to share your choices with me because I love to find new books and new music! I am in desperate need of music. It will also be interesting to see how people hear their books.

 

Till Next Time…

 

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Bout Of Books 11.0

Bout of Books
The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 18th and runs through Sunday, August 24th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure, and the only reading competition is between you and your usual number of books read in a week. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 11 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team
I am so excited! I am bummed though that once again I will be busy during the whole week. I wont even go into the detail cause they make me fume with rage. Moving on. If you want to sign up too click here, if you want to check out the schedule for all the challenges click here, and if you want to see other peoples goals click here. For this one I will be doing updates and challenge posts daily because I don’t want to miss out on things!

My Goals

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  • I am always busy so I don’t even really get a day off work cause other obligations will be sucking up at least most of those days so I don’t know when I will get to each one or if I will. All four or more would be great but I don’t want to over reach.
  • To participate in at least one of the events each day.
  • Comment on at least 2 blogs/vlogs per day.
  • Above all enjoy myself while I do all this

I hope to see you all through the read-a-thon! Be sure to link me to your pages so I can see them. I want to keep up.

 

Till Next Time…