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Bout Of Books 17 – Day 1 Challenges + Update

 

Day 1

Pages Read: 31

Books Read: The Loneliness of Distant Beings by Kate Ling.

Book to Movie Challenge

All I need you to do is share with us your favorite book-to-movie adaptation and your least favorite book-to-movie adaptation. You can give reasons for your answers or just names, it’s really up to you how much you share.

For more info please follow the link.

My Favourite: Mockingjay Part 1

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This is just my most recent movie adaptation besides TFIOS, but I going to put this one first.

Least Favourite: City of Bones

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I haven’t even hit 10 minutes into this movie without turning it off with hatred.

 

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Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon – April 2016 (Wrap Up)

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Feelings:

AND WE ARE DONE! I only took a really small nap this time, and managed to finish off three separate books so I am feeling really good about what I have accomplished this time around. Thanks for the fun times guys!

Books Read:

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Total Pages Read: 886

End of Event Survey

1. Which hour was most daunting for you?

Hour 8, right before I took my 3 hour nap. At that point I had already been awake for 24 hours due to work, so there was no fighting the sleep that needed to happen.

2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?

I think a good way to pick books for read-a-thons is to pick smaller, simpler reads. This way you can fly through them really easily and feel good about how much you have accomplished. Having an audio book on hand is also really good for the time when you are doing challenges and physically cannot read a book at the same time, or have real world things to deal with.

3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next season?

I couldn’t possibly think of a thing! The community and the activities are make it so awesome and we already have such amazing people join in the challenge. Its nice to know others are suffering with me somewhere haha.

4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?

For me personally, I really focussed on when I went to sleep the day before the thon to try and make myself last longer. It sort of worked.

5. How many books did you read?

I finished 3 books and started a 4th.

6. What were the names of the books you read?

See above pictures.

7. Which book did you enjoy most?

Probably The Animals of Farthing Wood Colin Dann since it is filled with childhood memories to me.

8. Which did you enjoy least?

This I will give to Special by Georgia Blain. Not because I didn’t enjoy it, I found it really easy to read and was enjoyable, but because the ending got a bit messy to me and nothing really got wrapped up in a way I liked.

9. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?

Umm yes and more yes as long as I remember when its happening cause I tend not to remember these things until it is too late. I would love to help host at some point or offer prizes but that will have to wait and see what kind of position I am in closer to the next one.

 

How did you all go with yours! If you want to share your progress/end posts be sure to do so because I love to see how much reading everyone achieved!

 

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Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon – April 2016 (Hour 23)

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Feelings:

I don’t think I will finish the book in the challenge, but I will be so damn close I might as well just finish it straight after. And I loved this challenge, I could do this all day. English was my jam (despite the fact I cannot spell).

What I Read: The Animals of Farthing Wood Colin Dann

Pages Read: 40

Literary Limeric

Open the covers and you will see,

More wonders than you thought could be.

With every word and line,

In no amount of time,

Into another world you will be set free.

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Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon – April 2016 (Hour 22)

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Feelings:

Im hoping to get this book finished too. Having three done will just be awesome. I better get a move on! Stay away sleepiness, I have reading to do.

What I Read: The Animals of Farthing Wood Colin Dann

Pages Read: 75

A Perfect Reading Day

I am easy to please when it comes to reading. My perfect day would be for it be lightly raining and cooling down a sunny day without it being too overcast. This would allow me to be in a comfy bed with lots of pillows and a lamp above me and to be able to lay under a blanket without over heating. I also desire sushi and lots of juice.

Reading Fuel Recipe Challenge

Now I am hopeless when it comes to cooking, about the only thing I don’t stuff up is pasta or rice so instead I am going to mention some of my favourite snacks relating to books. Now, when I select a snack I take into consideration a number of things such as if it for a read-a-thon with a short time limit such as this one, and what that food is going to do to my hands. I do not want any grease or other marks going onto my books! My go to snack for this read-a-thon because of how short it is and not want to pause to eat and wash my hands too much is sushi because that is easily done with chopsticks if I feel its going to damage my book, and because it doesn’t require a bowl it doesn’t hinder me reading while I eat. For longer read-a-thons I enjoy a number a baked goods, as well as things like mandarins because of the segments makes it east to snack while reading one handles. I just have to watch out for those juices!

 

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Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon – April 2016 (Hour 20)

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Feelings:

Yaaay to finishing books! I really never thought I was going to get through that bloody book. The audio books of those are so long. That was months of listening for me.

What I Read: Dragonfly In Amber by Diana Gabaldon FINISHED

Pages Read: 69

Pump Up The Jam

  1. Tipsy by J-Kwon
  2. Dynamite by Taio Cruz
  3. I Gotta Feeling by The Black Eyed Peas
  4. Titanium by David Guetta
  5. Royals by Lorde
  6. My Medicine by The Pretty Reckless
  7. Spitfire by The Prodigy
  8. Radioactive by Imagine Dragons
  9. Fireflies by Owl City
  10. Centuries by Fall Out Boy

Scary Good

Thanks to this challenge it has come to my attention that I dont seem to read scary books… I think I used to by have stopped for some reason. I must fix this. Anyway I picked too because one is drawing on pretty old memories.

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I remember being pretty stressed out in points of this book despite it being about zombies.

 

 

 

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I chose this book because I was scared to read on. I knew what was coming and with each page I read I got closer and closer to it and I didn’t want to but I couldn’t stop reading.

 

 

 

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Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon – April 2016 (Hour 18)

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Feelings:

I finished a book and I am about ti finish another. I am feeling so pumped right now. Food trip break I think!

What I Read:

  1. Dragonfly In Amber by Diana Gabaldon
  2. Special by Georgia Blain FINISHED

Pages Read: 168

Literary Wanderlust

Where would I travel or what would I do if I was in the the setting of my current book?

Since I am reading Dragonfly in Amber right now this is super easy for me. The answer is everything and everywhere. I Want to visit all the castles, watch them train horses, watch their ceremonies and pagan celebrations (and join in that last one). And above all I would spend vast amounts of time at Craigh na Dun and all the stone circles. I adore Scotland, and I would be happy doing pretty much anything as long as I was not suffering in the process or going to become diseased.

 

Twitter challenges links:

Diversity Shelfie

They Said What? I used the two books I am reading right now to create the sentence.

 

 

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Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon – April 2016 (Hour 15)

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Feelings:

I feel breathless with the rush of it all. I think I have finally caught up with challenges other than he food once because no food is coming to me right now. I snacked on some leftover pizza and I sort of want to take another nap I think I will be ok to break out another V.

What I Read:

  1. Dragonfly In Amber by Diana Gabaldon
  2. Special by Georgia Blain

Pages Read: 101

Mad Tea Party Challenge

March Hare – Miss Margaret. She collects people, so I can picture her hosting this part.

Mad Hatter – Chimo. In a world where everything including how people are made is based on high power groups, a rebel would argue about time with them.

Dormouse – Ivy. Never fitting in with the Specials she sleeps away the classes.

Alice – Fern. She is a Special in amongst the normals and must never show her true self.

Book used: Special by Georgia Blain.

Book Mashup Madness

Im choosing to do the two books I have been reading for the read-a-thon thus far.

Special in Amber

After going to far through the rocks and leaving her love behind, Claire has kept her secret for 20s and had to raise a Special daughter after she ‘won the Lotto’ and she was genetically altered. Now, after whisking her daughter away and wiping her from the data system, the only way for them to be safe is to go back. Can changing Jamie’s past change her daughters future?

Weird Cover Hunt

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Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon – October 2015 (Wrap Up)

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Feelings:

AND WE ARE DONE! I feel pretty good about the whole thing. The only books I finished were Nana volumes though but thats ok. I shall show you all the things I read even if I didn’t finish them. How did everyone else go? Do you feel good about the amount you read? I feel a bit like a cheat because most of mine were manga pages so they don’t really count. But oh well!

What I Read: 

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Total Pages Read: 1258

Closing Survey

Which hour was most daunting for you?

The beginning right before my nap sleep. I don’t know what I was thinking. As if I could stay awake that long.

Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?

The Throne of Glass series, The Lunar Chronicles and other books like that are very interesting. However they are very long and are not really go for a challenge like this so I suggest graphic novel or shorter stories in general.

Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?

None at all! I loved the mini challenges and the time from really makes it hard for you cram anymore stuff into the read-a-thon. Then we wouldnt get any reading done!

What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?

The use of the world clock for start times. The first time I participated that wasn’t there and it made it confusing.

How many books did you read?

I read 6, but I only finished 4.

What were the names of the books you read?

See above.

Which book did you enjoy most?

Probably Nana volume 4. I love The Animals of Farthing Wood, but Nana holds more intense emotions.

Which did you enjoy least?

Dragonfly In Amber. This isnt to say I am not enjoying it, but out of them all I enjoy it the least.

 

How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?

YES! I think I may want to help host a challenge next time, or do a prize perhaps? Depends on my schedule then.

 

How did everyone else go? Link me to your wrap up so I can share in your efforts and congratulate you!

 

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Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon – October 2015 (Hour 22)

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Feelings:

Well I am both hungry and tired again. Time to raid the fridge! But we are getting so close the end I really need to hurry up and just charge the reading.

What I Read: Nana Vol. 1-3 and Dragonfly In Amber

Pages Read: 411

Blackout Poetry

You will need some text on paper that you are comfortable using a marker on. It can be an old book, newspaper, magazine. Anything will work. Then you’re going to use a black marker (or another dark color if you don’t have black) to mark out most of the text, leaving a poem behind.

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You think I am going to mare a book? I think not. But I can paint a picture that looks like I drew on my pages!

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Who Am I? Book Style!

Think about your one of favorite books.  Then give 3-5 clues about the book.  Others can then guess at the title/author.

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I am going to do two of these since I think they will be sort of easy to work out for those who follow my blog.

  • I am just a girl.
  • Others want me to fly but I have never had the desire.
  • My family is strange.

and

  • I was abandoned by my mother.
  • I am part of a war that not everyone knows is happening.
  • I know a boy who killed his father.
  • I dream about a boy in a tree.

This was good fun, if I had more time would think of more!

Shelfie

I have a fun mini-challenge, just take a picture aka Shelfie of your shelves, or you and your shelves, post it up somewhere and link it below. Easy peasy, right?

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Sorry for the quality of the second pic, its dark in my room and my light doesn’t really shine upon this shelf like the other.

#BookBeverage Photo Challenge

The only thing that goes with a book as well as a cuddly pet is a good beverage. Whether your bookish beverage of choice is tea or coffee, wine or water, share a picture of your current book and beverage on Instagram or elsewhere. Use the hashtag #BookBeverage if you’re sharing on a hashtag kind of site. Feel free to include any furry reading companions in your picture too. I’m sure we could all use a dose of cute to get us through the read-a-thon! Once you’ve shared your picture, stop back to enter the giveaway. I’ll announce the winner at the end of the read-a-thon.

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I wanted to include a photo of my fluffy love but she woke up an hour ago and is currently unable to sit still!

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Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon – October 2015 (Hour 17)

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Feelings:

*Sings* I have sushi, yummy yummy sushi, I love sushi!

What I Read: Dragonfly In Amber

Pages Read: 116

Accio Cinnamon Rolls

  • Pick a character or saying from a book (yes Harry Potter is in the mix still even though I claimed it LOL)
  • Pick your favorite snack or beverage
  • Put them together:
    • Accio Cinnamon Rolls
    • Barrons (from the Fever Series): “Get those cinnamon rolls out of the oven and bring them to bed–NOW!”
    • Lizzie (from Pride and Prejudice): “One must fuel the brain with cinnamon rolls in order to read what one wants.”

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I choose sushi and Throne of Glass.

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“Celaena,” Chaol said gently. And then she heard the scraping noise as his hand came into view, sliding across the flagstones. His fingertips stopped just at the edge of the white line. “Celaena,” he breathed, his voice laced with pain—and hope. This was all she had left—his outstretched hand, and the promise of sushi, of something better waiting on the other side of the line.”

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Apparently, a woman can only go so long without a sushi between her hands.

Book Mad Libs

Here’s what you’re gonna do:
1) pick a paragraph (not too long) from the book you’re reading
2) remove some of the nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs, and either
3a) get a friend (in person, over the phone, over the internet–whatever!) to fill in the words for you mad-libs style or
3b) fill them in yourself from the spoiler-texted word list below
4) post your hilarious paragraph on your blog and link us to it or leave it in a comment here!

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I used random word generators for this challenge.

You wrong me. You wrong me, Mole. I loathe and despise this human trait of hounding smaller creatures to death, with large numbers opposed against one solitary animal. But, don’t you see, it’s the law of the wild. This poor fox is sacrificed today to the humans’ cruelty.

Become

You wrong me. You wrong me, Mole. I groan and enjoy this human trait of hounding yummysandwiches to death, with large numbers opposed against one solitary stomach. But, don’t you see, it’s the law of the steadfast. This poor knowledge is sacrificed today to the humans’ cruelty.

Does it make sense? Sorta maybe… I dont know.

Four Covers, Four Seasons

Convey the four seasons in four book covers, by colour, title, author, cover, or something a little less obvious. Just arrange your covers, snap a photo and then upload it.

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Summer, Autumn, Winter and Spring.

 

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