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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 10 – Day 7 Challenges + Update

Bout of Books

Day 1

Pages Read: 27

Books Completed: 0 (Clearly)

Day 2

Pages Read: 43

Books Completed: Nope still nothing

Day 3

Pages Read: 11

Books Completed: No.. Im so ashamed

Day 4

Pages Read: 68

Books Completed: A Shade Of Blood by Bella Forrest

Day 5

Pages Read: 86

Books Completed: Nope…

Day 6

Pages Read: 221

Books Completed: Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

Retitle Your Current Read Challenge

For this, your final mini-challenge of the readathon, I thought it would be fun if we all tried to come up with a new title for our current read, or really anything we’ve read during this Bout of Books 10.0.  For me, a great title can really go a long way toward making me want to read a book and I thought it would be fun to play with that concept a little bit.  Your new title can be something you ACTUALLY think would make a good title, or just something descriptive or something funny!  It’s totally up to you!

 

“Only One Girl All Men Are Allowed To Love and Lust”

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Seriously though, literally nearly every single male character wants this one female character Sofia. I want her to die so I can stop hearing how awesome she is.

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Bout Of Books 10 – Day 5 Challenges + Update

Bout of Books
I finally finished a book today. Hurray!

Day 1

Pages Read: 27

Books Completed: 0 (Clearly)

Day 2

Pages Read: 43

Books Completed: Nope still nothing

Day 3

Pages Read: 11

Books Completed: No.. Im so ashamed

Day 4

Pages Read: 68

Books Completed: A Shade Of Blood by Bella Forrest

Challenge One:

 

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Cover Scavenger Hunts are my favorite type of challenges. All the book covers we used are from reviews on the blog from April and May, so happy hunting. 

  1. Hidden: A Child’s Story of the Holocaust by Loic Dauvillier
  2. The Accidental Keyhand by Jen Swann Downey
  3. The Glorkian Warrior Delivers a Pizza by James Kochalka
  4. Fly Away by Patricia Maclachlan
  5. North of Nowhere by Liz Kessler
  6. Entwined by Heather Dixon
  7. The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier
  8. Marathon by Boaz Yakin
  9. The Great American Dust Bowl by Don Brown 

Challenge Two: Rainbow Of Books

Here’s your challenge: Create a stack of book spines from your bookshelf, or post pictures of the covers, that go in rainbow order. So, you start with white on the bottom, then red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo (purple), violet (like a darker purple), and then black! The spine should have at least a majority be the color you are looking for, but just use your best judgement to get the rainbow-like flow.

Check out the host blog here.

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So there are my answers to todays challenges! Link me yours so I can have a look.

Till Next Time…

 

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Bout Of Books 10 – Day 4 Challenges + Update

Bout of Books
The only time I read on day three was on my way to work on my 10 minute bus trip… I cant wait till the weekend when I dont have to do things.

Day 1

Pages Read: 27

Books Completed: 0 (Clearly)

Day 2

Pages Read: 43

Books Completed: Nope still nothing

Day 3

Pages Read: 11

Books Completed: No.. Im so ashamed

Spell It Out Challenge

Use the first letter in any book you’ve read or want to read to spell out a word. You can choose first name, initials, your birthday month, or your zodiac sign.

For more info, check out the host blog.

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I spelt my start sign, Leo, because I had no Z for Jazmin or a U for August.
Till Next Time…
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Bout Of Books 10 – Day 3 Challenges + Update

Bout of Books

Update:

Day 1

Pages Read: 27

Books Completed: 0 (Clearly)

Day 2

Pages Read: 43

Books Completed: Nope still nothing

This Made Me Think Of That Challenge

Just think about the book you are reading now, or one you’ve read before, and tell me something you think goes with it and why.

The something can be another book, a movie, a song, a ballet, a drink, a special food or meal…no need to get Proustian about it, but if madelines are involved, it’s okay.

For more info on the challenge check out the host blog.

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My first thoughts were The Thirteenth Tale paired with a warm cup of Lemon and Honey Tea. Though of course that will go with just about any book, specially Jane Austen books. However, I chose this book because our main character is also a reader and the story is a mystery that takes place in one of those awesome old houses.

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The second I chose On The Jellicoe Road and Chocolate. Again, chocolate can go with reading in generally, but with this book you really need the little bit of extra happy cause the book is sad!

I thought of more, but they were all food related so I thought it best to stop and go get something to eat haha. As always, if you wish to pick up a copy of these books, just click on the cover.

Till Next Time…

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Bout Of Books – Day 2 Challenges + Update

Bout of Books
Blah, I have barely read anything! Oh well, here goes the update anyway:

Day 1

Pages Read: 27

Books Completed: 0 (Clearly)

Day 2

Pages Read:

Books Completed:

Day 3

Pages Read:

Books Completed:

Day 4

Pages Read:

Books Completed:

Day 5

Pages Read:

Books Completed:

Day 6

Pages Read:

Books Completed:

Day 7

Pages Read:

Books Completed:

Your challenge is simple: create a list of titles you’re looking forward to reading. They can be upcoming titles in a specific season, titles that have been on your shelves, it’s up to you!
For more info check out the blog host.
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