Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Readathon: Bout of Books Summer 2016: Mix N Match Sentence

Bout of Books
Pick out 10-15 books from your shelf, from your local library, or from a local bookstore. They can be any genre, any language, and any length. In each book, flip to a random page and pick the 1st word (articles such as "the", "and", "an", "or", etc. don't count as the 1st word). Use all these 1st words to try to create an actual sentence. If the books are in different languages, feel free to translate them to all one language or leave them as they are! also, you can add in some articles, such as "the", "and", "an", "or", etc., if you want to make the sentence flow better.
Here's my stack of books I took the words from. (Note these are all books I've read this year and need to review)



Came-Blythewood
David- Rebel Belle
Spot-Sin Eaters Daughter
When- Every other day
Work-Beautiful Disaster
Outside- The Heir and the Spare
Her-Stealing Parker
Jane- My Lady Jane
Checking- Four
whatever- Rebel of the sands
Fountain- Hotel Ruby

When David came to work. He spotted her, Jane outside checking the fountain for whatever reason.

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I had before blogging


Hi everybody! How's everyone's week been going? 
This week's topic is: Ten Books That Have Been On Your Shelf (Or TBR) From Before You Started Blogging That You STILL Haven't Read Yet 

Before I started blogging almost 6 years ago I would buy mystery books written by  Mary Higgins Clark, or anything that sounded mysterious. I know I still  have most of those, but they are in storage so I can't remember the names, but I'll try my best.

1. Marley and Me by John Grogan
2. The ABC books by Sue Grafton
3. On The Streets Where You Live by Mary Higgins Clark
4. My Gal Sunday by Mary Higgins Clark
5. Just Listen by Sarah Dessen
6. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
7. Cell by Stephen King
8. I Heard That Song Before by Mary Higgins Clark
9. I'll Be Seeing You by Mary Higgins Clark* 
10. Duma Key by Sephen King

Monday, August 22, 2016

Readathon: Bout of Books: Summer 2016 Main

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 22nd and runs through Sunday, August 28th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 17 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team
Monday: August 22nd
Number of Pages I've read today: 55
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Challenges: Book to Movie Adaptation

Tuesday: August 23rd
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Books: Fire and Flood
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Wednesday: August 24th
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Thursday: August 25th
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Books: Fire and Flood
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Friday: August 26th
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Books: Fire and Flood, Spark
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Saturday: August 27th
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Sunday: August 28th
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BOOKS ON THE LIST TO READ 
 I'm pretty pumped to knock out some books. :)

Books
Black Widow by Margaret Stohl
This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab




Readathon: Bout of Books Summer 2016: Why adaptations? Why?

Bout of Books
We’re focusing on the exciting/dreaded book-to-movie adaptations with this challenge!
It’s super easy. 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. Here’s an example:
FAVORITE BOOK TO MOVIE ADAPTATION
My favorites were actually all 4 of The Hunger Games Movies. I didn't like the books all that much (except the last one) So I think maybe that helped with me liking the movies 


LEAST FAVORITE BOOK TO MOVIE ADAPTATION
This saddens me to say because they are my favorite books ever, and I reallllllllyyyyy wanted to love the movie (I did buy it though) The Vampire Academy I think they could have done so  much more with it, and I think if they would have kept going with the movies that maybe it would have gotten better because the books only got better. I just feel they could have put more of the awesome moments in the book on the big screen. Also they made it a bit cheesy.



Saturday, August 20, 2016

Book Subscription Box: OwlCrate Unboxing for August

What is Owlcrate you ask.

Owlcrate is a subscription service that sends you magical monthly boxes tailored to a chosen theme. Each OwlCrate will contain one new Young Adult novel, as well as 3-5 other bookish treats to help you get your nerd on.
















Sharing with the group: August buys and wins


My version of IMM and StS




The Scorpion Rule by Erin Bow
These broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and megan Spooner
Forgive me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick
Kingdom of Ashes by Rhiannon Thomas
The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann
Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

WON
And I Darken by Kiersten White

Skylark by Megan Spooner
Daughter of Deep Silence by Carrie Ryan
Golden by Jesse Kirby
Altered by Gennifer ALbin
Awaken by Katie Kacvinsky
Dark Star by Bethany Frennette
Dearly Beloved by Lia Habel
The Conspiracy of Us by Maggie Hall
The Essence by Kimberly Derting
Crewel by Gennifer Albin

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: These schools are are anything but normal


Hi everybody! How's everyone's week been going? 
This week's topic is: Top Ten Books With X Setting (top ten books set near the beach, top ten book set in boarding school, top ten books set in England, etc)

This is the first time I can say that I've actually read all of these books at one point.

1. Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
Umm a school with vampire and Dhampirs.

2. Blythewood by Carol Goodman
These girls are trained to fight creatures of the night

3. The Candidates by Inara Scott
I read this one awhile back so my memories are fuzzy. I do remember the kids having powers.

4. Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
Witches, Vampires,and all sorts of awesome creatures.

5. The Gallagher Girls books by Ally Carter
Teenage Spies..need I say more.

6. A School  for Unusual Girls by Kathleen Baldwin
When everyone thought these girls were unruly this school embraced them.

7. Harry Potter Books
We knew I had to add this one.

8.  Fallen by Lauren Kate
Angels....

9. Evernight Series by Claudia Gray
Vampires

10. Haven by Kristi Cook
More special powered kids.

BONUS:
House of Night Series by P.C and Kristin Cast
Vampires

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