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Trailer Reaction – Thirteen Reasons Why

So I have missed a few days… I fell hard down the rabbit whole of gaming obsession but today I feel myself coming out of it. So here we go!

 

 

 

 

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Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon – Hour 13

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Okay, so I stuffed up and slept way longer than I was meant to… I wanted to nap for a couple of hours but instead I slept for like 4-5 hours…. Why do I always do this. Next time, I must remember to set my alarm father away from me so I cannot turn it off in my sleep! I feel like getting through the rest of the day will be pretty easy now though.

Currently Reading: Vassa in the Night by Sarah Porter

Total Pages Read: 168 still, because of the sleep.

Plan A Bookish Party

Choose a favorite book and plan a party around it. It doesn’t have to be a book you’ve read in this readathon.

Challenge post.

Gah so hard! Where would I even begin?! Well I think a pretty safe place to start would be Alice In Wonderland because really, who wouldn’t want to party with the Mad Hatter? It may be used a lot I think, but there is a reason for that!

 

What book is your party themed around?

Alice In Wonderland!

What food will you serve?

Mushroom cupcakes, chess board biscuits, growing cake, and edible tea cups.

What’s your signature drink?

The shrinking potion of course and some mystery drinks in teapots.

 

What games will you play? 

Card games, Crochet and some other games chosen at random from drawing them out of the down the rabbit hole jar.

What party favours will you send home with your guests?

I would send them all home with their own personalised Mad Hatter hat, because we are all just the good amount of crazy.

Mid-Event Survey

1. What are you reading right now?

Vassa in the Night by Sarah Porter
2. How many books have you read so far?

1/2 a book.
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?

Moving onto a second book ans getting myself some sushi as a snack!
4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?

Nope other than my sleep nap. I told everyone so leave me alone today haha
5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?

Hmm I don’t think anything, its just as fun and entertaining as it is every time :D

 

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Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon – October 2015 (Hour 13)

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Feelings:

So I feel better and bad. I had to sleep. I think I set an alarm clock but I turned it off. having only gotten a couple of hours of sleep the night before and having getting up hours before the even started was killing me. I couldn’t drink an more energy drink at that point because my heart kind of felt like it was going to explode AND I was still falling sleep. So because I slept I feel better, but thats 6 hours I am not getting back for reading (though I got a bit of that done with audio book before I fell asleep)… and I missed out on some mini challenges because they ended. Oh well.

What I Read: Dragonfly In Amber

Pages Read: 76

Armchair Travelling

One of the many delights of reading is the ability books have to help us travel the world in our imaginations – rich descriptions and stories that make us feel transported, even if we haven’t left our couch.

But what if you could actually be transported into the setting of the novel? Magically teleported while you’re reading, with the ability to look up and take in the setting all around you, and then find yourself home again when you close the book?

For rules and more details check out the host blog.

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This was easy for me. Pretty much any volume of Nana because 1. I dont think I have any other books that happen in the real world in places of any interest, and 2. because pretty much the entire series takes place in Tokyo which I would love to see!

Pumpkin And Spice or Naw

Take a selfie with smiles and a thumbs up for team Pumpkin Spice or with a frown and thumbs down for Pumpkin Spice haters. Leave me a link to your blog post/Instagram/Tweet/Tumble in the comments (keep in mind your privacy settings will need to allow me to see said post).

Host blog.

Have I mentioned that I hate selfie based contests? I was asleep 20 minutes ago how good do you expect me to look?

I chose: I dunno because I have never had it because we don’t do drinks like that in Australia so I guess no?

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Bout Of Books 13 – Wrap Up

Bout of Books

Day 1

Pages Read: 122

Books Finished: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Day 2

Pages Read: 282

Books Started: Kissing In America by Margo Rabb

Books Read: Ashlynn’s Dreams by Julie Gilbert

Day 3

Pages Read: 306

Books Finished: Kissing In America by Margo Rabb

Books Started:

  1. The Maze Runner by James Dashner
  2. Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Day 4

Pages Read: 314

Books Finished: Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Books Started: Half Bad by Sally Green

Books Read:

  1. The Maze Runner by James Dashner
  2. Ashlynn’s Dreams by Julie Gilbert

Day 5

Pages Read: 298

Books Read:

  1. The Maze Runner by James Dashner
  2. Ashlynn’s Dreams by Julie Gilbert
  3. Half Bad by Sally Green

Day 6

Pages Read: 289

Books Finished: Half Bad by Sally Green

Books Started: Half Wild by Sally Green

Books Read: The Maze Runner by James Dashner

Day 7

Pages Read: 92

Books Read:

  1. The Maze Runner by James Dashner
  2. Half Wild by Sally Green

 

So while I still have a nearly an hour left before my final day in this read-a-thon draws to a close, I am going to rest it here I think and call the end for me. While sometimes I can handle doing two weeks of read-a-thons, apparently this is not one of those times. I feel extremely sleep deprived, always having to be up with the sun and staying up late so I can actually get some reading done in the day. This plus the stress of hating my job and family issues that have been happening its taken a toll on me and I feel just destroyed and unwell. Having pushed through Half Bad must not have helped, because it made me feel like stopping earlier.

So today, day 7, I call a bust because I decided to go have a bit of fun and take my best friend, her little sister and her little friend to Dreamworld for the day. It was awesome, so I don’t feel bad about not spending the day reading. I finished 3 out of the 4 books I planned on reading, and I got half way and more through a couple of other books as well which adds up. So yay me! I also really liked taking part in all the challenges <3

So here are my end results:

Total Books Read

(Completed)

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(Not Completed)

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Total Pages Read: 1702

I hope you all had a wonderful Bout of Books 13, as I know I did!

 

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Bout Of Books 13 – Day 6 Challenges + Updates

Bout of Books

Day 1

Pages Read: 122

Books Finished: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Day 2

Pages Read: 282

Books Started: Kissing In America by Margo Rabb

Books Read: Ashlynn’s Dreams by Julie Gilbert

Day 3

Pages Read: 306

Books Finished: Kissing In America by Margo Rabb

Books Started:

  1. The Maze Runner by James Dashner
  2. Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Day 4

Pages Read: 314

Books Finished: Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Books Started: Half Bad by Sally Green

Books Read:

  1. The Maze Runner by James Dashner
  2. Ashlynn’s Dreams by Julie Gilbert

Day 5

Pages Read: 298

Books Read:

  1. The Maze Runner by James Dashner
  2. Ashlynn’s Dreams by Julie Gilbert
  3. Half Bad by Sally Green

Day 6

Pages Read: 289

Books Finished: Half Bad by Sally Green

Books Started: Half Wild by Sally Green

Books Read: The Maze Runner by James Dashner

Once Upon A Chapter Challenge

My challenge is fairly simple: take a photo of your favorite read so far in Bout of Books 13 and share that link with me in the Rafflecopter below. That’s it. Easy peasy lemon squeezy, amirite?

For more info check out the host blog.

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Bout Of Books 13 – Day 5 Challenges + Updates

Bout of Books

Day 1

Pages Read: 122

Books Finished: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Day 2

Pages Read: 282

Books Started: Kissing In America by Margo Rabb

Books Read: Ashlynn’s Dreams by Julie Gilbert

Day 3

Pages Read: 306

Books Finished: Kissing In America by Margo Rabb

Books Started:

  1. The Maze Runner by James Dashner
  2. Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Day 4

Pages Read: 314

Books Finished: Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Books Started: Half Bad by Sally Green

Books Read:

  1. The Maze Runner by James Dashner
  2. Ashlynn’s Dreams by Julie Gilbert

Day 5

Pages Read: 298

Books Read:

  1. The Maze Runner by James Dashner
  2. Ashlynn’s Dreams by Julie Gilbert
  3. Half Bad by Sally Green

Cover Colour Challenge

Pick a colour(s). Find four books with covers almost completely in that colour/those colours (they need to be at least 2/3 similar – basically they need to match or be the same colour – i.e. all green’s, all yellow’s, or match like the black and purple ones below).
List the books somewhere (blog, Twitter, Facebook, etc.) or paste the pictures of the books online in a post on your blog or on another site.
If you would like to know more check out the host blog.
I love love love this challenge. So simple but really lets you see what kind of colours are on your shelf.For this I chose green and I thought I had four perfect books but then it turned out that the spine of the last book I was thinking of was green while the cover was actually black (damn you half wild), so I had to find something close to perfect. As an added bonus they all have plant life on them!
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Bout Of Books 13 – Day 4 Challenges + Updates

Bout of Books

Day 1

Pages Read: 122

Books Finished: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Day 2

Pages Read: 282

Books Started: Kissing In America by Margo Rabb

Books Read: Ashlynn’s Dreams by Julie Gilbert

Day 3

Pages Read: 306

Books Finished: Kissing In America by Margo Rabb

Books Started:

  1. The Maze Runner by James Dashner
  2. Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Day 4

Pages Read: 314

Books Finished: Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Books Started: Half Bad by Sally Green

Books Read:

  1. The Maze Runner by James Dashner
  2. Ashlynn’s Dreams by Julie Gilbert

Modern To Classic Challenge

Share one book that you believe will be considered a classic in 100 years time. Simple? I do have a few caveats, the book must have been published in or after 2005 and you need to provide two reasons for why this book will be a classic.

For me details check out the host blog.

When thinking of a bool for this challenge, only one jumped into my mind. But I thought I should at least consider others so I looked briefly at my other 4-5 star rated books. And I mean briefly. I scanned about 5 titles before I gave up because there was no point, I was going to choose this book anyway. Anyone who has been reading my blogs for awhile should be able to tell which book it is already. I choose:

On The Jellicoe Road By Melina Marchetta

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Reasons:

  1. This book contains many many lessons. While life can be unbelievably sad and unfair this is so much joy that can be found in the simple things, which can turn into big things. Things you think you know, you may be completely wrong about and this can be the best thing ever. Friendship and love can come from the most unexpected places. Its never too late to start living, and so many more. All of which are things we as human beings are going to need to keep reminding ourselves and learning till the end of time.
  2. The story is told at an age and through a girl who needs to learn and come to understand all these things herself, just like many of its possible readers will be if they are willing to sit a moment, read the book, and absorb all the lessons and the meanings that its pages just drips with. Not to mention that it does it in a way where you are not bored to death and is a remarkably sad but still touching and heart warming story.

 

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Bout Of Books 13 – Day 3 Challenges + Update

Bout of Books

Day 1

Pages Read: 122

Books Finished: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Day 2

Pages Read: 282

Books Started: Kissing In America by Margo Rabb

Books Read: Ashlynn’s Dreams by Julie Gilbert

Day 3

Pages Read: 306

Books Finished: Kissing In America by Margo Rabb

Books Started:

  1. The Maze Runner by James Dashner
  2. Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Book Haiku

Write a haiku about whatever book you’re reading right now.

For more information check out the host blog.

Wow aren’t I glad that I held off doing this challenge until I switched books, because having to write a haiku about Kissing In America would have just been painful. The book I am choosing to go with is Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda:

Oh to think of Blue,

Forever wondering who,

I’m just left with socks.

Only people who have at least started the book will understand this haiku but I don’t care. It gives me a giggle.

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Bout Of Books 13 – Day 2 Challenges + Update

Bout of Books

Day 1

Pages Read: 122

Books Finished: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Day 2

Pages Read: 282

Books Started: Kissing In America by Margo Rabb

Books Read: Ashlynn’s Dreams by Julie Gilbert

Character Face Off Challenge

Create the ultimate character face-off.

Pick two of your all-time favourite characters. They can be from the books you chose for the read-a-thon (or not — totally up to you).

Even though they are both your favourite, you HAVE to choose one as the winner. And tell me why.

Sell me on why this ONE character is your favourite character of ALL characters.

Check out the host blog for more details.

Umm excuse me what? Pick just one favourite character?! What bloody madness is this…  I really don’t think it can be done so I am restricting it to male characters, and from two of my favourite books.

Opponent #1: Jonah Griggs from On The Jellicoe Road

– WHO: Leader of the Cadets, an opposing side of a war.

– CONS: Temper, tormented past

– PROS: Brave, loyal, honest, sexy

 

Opponent #2: Red from Daughter of the Forest

– WHO: Ruler of a warring land.

– CONS: Kidnapper

– PROS: Protective, loyal, understanding, sexy

 

Winner: Red

Why: My head is screaming at me to put Jonah down as the winner because he is part of my all time favourite book, but it is failing to give me good enough reasons why. He is an amazing person. He has had to go through so much and the relationship that he and Taylor have is really complicated and beautiful. However, Red though he kidnaps Sorcha, then spends every waking moment to understanding her and doing everything for those he loves. Jonah remembers what Taylor likes to have for breakfast, but Red learns how to communicate and understand Sorcha though she never utters a word or makes a noise. He was willing to let her go to try and make her happy, then gave up everything he knew and loved to be with her.

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Bout Of Books 13 – Day 1 Challenges

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Yay! The day has finally come and I can finally participate in all the challenges are happening during this event, and the first one that is happening this week is:

Bookish Survey Challenge

All you need to do for this challenge is answer the questions below then come back and link up your answers.

The Questions: 

1. How do you organize your shelves?
2. What is one of your favourite book that’s not in one of your favourite genres?
3. What is the last 5 star book you read?
4. What book are you most excited to read during the read-a-thon?
5. What book do you recommend the most?

This contest is open internationally and has a prize of a book of choice from the bookdepository up to $15 USD. Check out the host blog.

1. This depends on which bookshelf! One of them is organised by hight and then by how much I like them. The other is organised by genre and then by size.

2. Cinder by Marissa Meyer. Science Fiction is not normally something I like but I really enjoy these books!

3. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. I finished it yesterday and its one of my most favourite books.

4. Half Bad by Sally Green. I have been so interested to get into this one and this time I shall do it!

5. On The Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta. I suggest this because it is my favourite, but I hate doing it because if they don’t like it I shall have to stop talking to them.

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If you are participating in this challenge be sure to link me because I love seeing peoples answers.

 

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