Friday, May 18, 2018

Readathon: Bout of Books 22: Space Scavenger Hunt

Space Scavenger Hunt

You all like a scavenger hunt, right? This one is space themed. Use the guidelines below. Participate as much as you can. This is a challenge, so you don't have to get them all to win. If you have fun, you win.Thanks to Liz (@LizHannah25) for today's challenge. 

(The only books I haven't read on this list are The Faerie Ring And A Dog's Purpose, but I did see the movie.)

Mercury - Favourite short story/novella
The HON Novellas By P.C Cast

Venus - Favourite book with female protagonist
Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

Earth - Favourite book about nature/nature word in the title
The White Rose by Amy Ewing

Mars - Favourite book with a red cover
The Murder Complex by Lindsay Cummings

Jupiter - Favourite tome over 500 pages
Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead

Saturn - Favourite book with circle/ring on the cover/in the title
The Faerie Ring by Kiki Hamilton

Uranus - Favourite book set in winter
Stealing now by Danielle Paige

Neptune - Favourite book set at sea, on a boat, or under water
Daughter of the Pirate King by Trish Levenseller

Pluto - Favourite books featuring a dog/with a dog on the cover
A Dog's Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron

Moon - Favourite book set anywhere other than Earth
Alienated, Invaded, and United by Melissa Landers
These took place on Earth, and on another planet.

Sun - Favourite book set in summer
Life, Love, and the List by Kasie West

Space - Favourite book set in space
Illuminae by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman


Thursday, May 17, 2018

Readathon: Bout of Books 22: If you like...

Read Alikes

If you liked a particular book, then recommend a book(s) similar to the one you liked. If you've played our "If you like . . . try . . . " challenge before, you've got the idea!
    Thanks to the Erica (@2020hines_sight) for today's challenge.

    I'm going to say if you have read and enjoyed Kasie West books like On the Fence then I would suggest Miranda Kenneally's Hundred Oak series.


    Wednesday, May 16, 2018

    Readathon: Bout of Books 22: My Precious

    Show Me Your Precious

    Everyone has a book that they love; now is your time to bring out your precious and shine. Share your favorite book (in whatever format you choose)! You know the one that has that beautifully illustrated map, or gorgeous writing, or whatever it is that draws you to it. Share with the world what makes that book your precious!

    Thanks to Minx (@thegenreminx) for today's challenge.

    The Vampire Academy books are my most precious books so far. I will always push these books on people.

    Shadow Kissed
    Blood Promise

    Bookish Subscription Box: Uppercase May 2018

    From the Uppercase Website  
    "Uppercase is a young adult book subscription box. Simply put: You sign up and receive a YA book and a bookish goody every month! Plus the subscription comes with online access to extras like a live book discussion & recommendations for similar books."
    All the goodies.
    The book

     A signed copy of the book
    Adorable fox socks

    I think these are some of my favorite things I've gotten.

    Tuesday, May 15, 2018

    Readathon: Bout of Books 22: The Year of IT

    Year of You

    Share a book that was published the year you were born. If you don't wish to disclose your age (that's fine; you'll get no judgment either way here), pick a book that was significant to your childhood.

    Thanks to Courtney Lynn (@ceelynnreading) for today's challenge!

    I was born in 1986
    When I went to find a book published in that year I came across a book known to most anybody 
    IT by Stephen King

    Derry: a small city in Maine, a place as hauntingly familiar as your own home town. Only in Derry the haunting is real...

    It began for the Losers on a day in June of 1958, the day school let out for the summer. That was the day Henry Bowers carved the first letter of his name on Ben Hanscom's belly and chased him into the Barrens, the day Henry and his Neanderthal friends beat up on Stuttering Bill Denbrough and Eddie Kaspbrak, the day Stuttering Bill had to save Eddie from his worst asthma attack ever by riding his bike to beat the devil. It ended in August, with seven desperate children in search of a creature of unspeakable evil in the drains beneath Derry. In search of It. And somehow it ended.

    Or so they thought. Then.

    On a spring night in 1985 Mike Hanlon, once one of those children, makes six calls. Stan Uris, accountant. Richie "Records" Tozier, L.A. disc jockey. Ben Hanscom, renowned architect. Beverly Rogan, dress designer. Eddie Kaspbrak, owner of a successful New York limousine company. And Bill Denbrough, bestselling writer of horror novels, Bill Denbrough who now only stutters in his dreams.

    These six men and one woman have forgotten their childhoods,have forgotten the time when they were Losers...but an unremembered promise draws them back, the present begins to rhyme dreadfully with the past, and when the Losers reunite, the wheels of fate lock together and roll them towards the ultimate terror.

    In the biggest and most ambitious book of his career, Stephen King gives us not only his most towering epic of horror but a surprising re-illumination of the corridor where we pass from the bright mysteries of childhood to those of maturity.

    I'm not gonna lie. I haven't read this book for a few reasons.
    1. It's very intimidating. It's HUGE.
    2. I'm not much of a Horror Reader
    3. I saw the movie and it scared the crap out of me.
    4. It's still INTIMIDATING!

    Monday, May 14, 2018

    Readathon: Bout of Books 22: Who I am in 6 words

    Introduce Yourself #insixwords
    The challenge is simple: introduce yourself on Twitter, Instagram, or on this post using six words, no more, no less. Use the hashtags #boutofbooks and #insixwords so we can learn all about you.

    Soul Owner

    Ranger Fan

    SweetTea Drinker

    Bout of Books 18
    Bout of Books (May 2016)
    Bout of Books (January 2016)


    Readathon: Bout of Books 22: Main

    grab button for Bout of Books
    The Bout of Books Read-a-Thon was created by Amanda Shofner on a complete whim in August 2011*. It took on a life of its own and was such a hit that Amanda decided to do it again and turn it into a somewhat regular occurrence.

    • Bout of Books is a week long read-a-thon, usually from 12:01am on a Monday through 11:59pm on a Sunday in whatever time zone you are in.
    • It is low pressure, meaning participants are only asked to push themselves to read more than they normally would during any given week. There is no competition between readers.
    • How much time a reader wants, and can commit, to read, tweet, or network with fellow bloggers is left to individual preference. All challenges and giveaways are optional.
    • Networking with fellow bloggers is actively encouraged, though never required.
    • Use Twitter to post updates throughout the read-a-thon. Everyone will be tweeting with the #boutofbooks hashtag.
    As always I'm ready for Bout of Books. It is one of the few readathons I try to participate in every time. I never get farther than 1 book, but this time I will. I love the challenges as well. I say definitely click on and check out the challenges I always have fun trying to make graphics that go with them.

    Monday: May 14th
    Number of Pages I've read today:  75
    Number of books I've read today: 1
    Total number of books I've read: 0
    Books: Love, Life and the List
    Challenges: In Six Words

    Tuesday: May 15th
    Number of Pages I've read today: 134
    Number of books I've read today: 1
    Total number of books I've read: 1
    Books: Love, Life, and the list
    Challenges: Year of You

    Wednesday: May 16th
    Number of Pages I've read today: 100
    Number of books I've read today: 
    Total number of books I've read: 1
    Books: 1
    : My Precious

    Thursday: May 17th
    Number of Pages I've read today: 15
    Number of books I've read today: 1
    Total number of books I've read: 1
    Books: 1
    Challenges: If You Like

    Friday: May 18th
    Number of Pages I've read today: 43
    Number of books I've read today: 1
    Total number of books I've read: 1
    Books: 1
    Challenges:  Space Scavenger Hunt

    Saturday: May 19th
    Number of Pages I've read today: 
    Number of books I've read today: 
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    Sunday:  May 20th
    Number of Pages I've read today: 
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     I'm pretty pumped to knock out some books. :)
    Love, Life, and, the list


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