Bout of Books Day 6 No Challenge but Day 5 Update

Update Day 5

Yesterday was busy even though not as bad.  We ended up with more shopping to do and we are still not done.  Although most of the day was a wash the evening was so much better then yesterday though.

Books Read today: 4

Total finished books so far: 3

Pages Today: 100 inWinter by Marissa Meyer and 63 in The Raven King  44 in Between the Spark and the Burn =207

Also I was able to read a graphic novel:  Rat Queens 128 

Total Pages:  1161 pgs todate

Bout of Books Day 5 Challenge and Day 4 Update

Day 5 Linking Books and Music Challenge from:

Janey Canuck — Book in a Song

Rules – tell me what connections you have between a book and some music.  Anything goes, really.  Some suggestions to get you thinking:

  • Rename your book with a song
  • Give a lyric that sums up the plot of your book
  • A song or album that is forever associated with a particular books in your mind

Post your song connection anywhere you are talking about Bout of Books and post the link here.  Please remember that I have to be able to see your post so make sure your account isn’t private.

This Song  will forever be associated with  Between the Spark and the Burn for me.

This is so funny that this challenge happened.   I have been reading Between the Spark and the Burn and listening to Evanescence – What You Want.

This is a book a bout a family that is extremely dysfunctional and to make it worse they have powers.  These powers can make you go a little crazy.  One of the brother is trying to save his family and one is trying to destroy them.   Then there is a girl who loves one of them and wants to dispose of one.  Once I heard this song it just so fit this book.

Do what you, what you want
If you have a dream for better
Do what you, what you want
’til you don’t want it anymore (remember who you really are)

Do what you, what you want
Your world’s closing in on you now (it isn’t over)
Stand and face the unknown (got to remember who you really are)

Every heart in my hands
Like a pale reflection

Hello, hello, remember me?
I’m everything you can’t control
Somewhere beyond the pain
There must be a way to believe
We can break through

Do what you, what you want
You don’t have to lay your life down (it isn’t over)
Do what you, what you want
‘til you find what you’re looking for (got to remember who you really are)

But every hour slipping by
Screams that I have failed you

Hello, hello, remember me?
I’m everything you can’t control
Somewhere beyond the pain
There must be a way to believe

Hello, hello, remember me?
I’m everything you can’t control
Somewhere beyond the pain
There must be a way to believe

There’s still time
Close your eyes
Only love will guide you home
Tear down the walls and free your soul
‘Til we crash
We’re forever spiraling
Down, down, down, down

Hello, hello
It’s only me infecting everything you love
Somewhere beyond the pain
There must be a way

Hello, hello, remember me?
I’m everything you can’t control
Somewhere beyond the pain
There must be a way to learn forgiveness

Hello, hello, remember me?
I’m everything you can’t control
Somewhere beyond the pain
There must be a way to believe
We can break through

Remember who you really are
Do what you, what you want

 


Update Day 4

Yesterday was busy also, we end up with doctors appointments. We needed to finish school shopping so, I am still behind in my reading.

Books Read today: 2

Total finished books so far: 2

Pages Today: 80 inWinter by Marissa Meyer and 56 in The Raven King  30 in Between the Spark and the Burn=166

Total Pages:  826 pgs todate

 

Bout of Books Day 4 Challenge and Day 3 Update

The Book Junkie — Titles in the Tabloids

Instruction for Challenge:

 

  • Think about the book you are reading or one that you finished during Bout of Books 17
  • Create a “tabloid” type headline.  Make it fun, feel free to use sarcasm liberally.  :)
  • Post your headline in the comment section below

 

AND/OR

 

  • Tweet your headline using two hashtags: #boutofbooks and #tabloidtitles

Have fun with it! We are all looking forward to seeing some of the creative tabloid headlines you all come up with.🙂

Think about the book you are reading or one that you finished during Bout of Books 17

  • Create a “tabloid” type headline.  Make it fun, feel free to use sarcasm liberally.  :)
  • Post your headline in the comment section below

 

AND/OR

 

  • Tweet your headline using two hashtags: #boutofbooks and #tabloidtitles

Have fun with it! We are all looking forward to seeing some of the creative tabloid headlines you all come up with.🙂

Here is my tabloid title:

I am going to use the Heart of Betrayal.  I just finished it and it is on my mind.

Runaway princess sited snuggling up to the leader of warring country while, jilted princes and her sexy assassin look on. Could this be some ploy to make the others jealous or some freaky sex thing? Full story inside.

 


Update Day 3

Yesterday was busy also because I had registration for my son.  Now I just need to finish school shopping and the dentist tomorrow and I should be able to concentrate on my reading.

Books Read today: 2

Total finished books so far: 2

Pages Today: 112 in Winter by Marissa Meyer and 78 in The Raven King 0 in Between the Spark and the Burn=190

Total Pages:  660 pgs to date

Bout of Books Day 3 Challenge and Day 2 Update

Challenge for day 3 instructions:

Show Off Your Shelves Photo Challenge — HERE at the Bout of Books blog!

Share a picture of your books/shelves/nightstand/e-library/wherever you keep your books on Twitter, Instagram, or on this post. Use the hashtags #boutofbooks and #shelfie4boutofbooks

 

 


Day 2 Update

I had school registration today for my daughters so my reading wasn’t great.  I was able to read a graphic novel and a little from Between the Spark and the Burn.

Books Read today: 2

Total finished books so far: 2

Pages Today: 196

Total Pages:  470

 

Bout of Books Day 2 Challenge and Day 1 Update

Challenge for Day2

The Nickster hosted at Bout of Books — Mix ‘n Match (instructions right below!)

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 are the word I got:

truth                               place                  plan                Castle              eyebrows

disapproving                muddy               Carlos              blood              according

Jack                                splatter              sounded          night

 

Here is my sentence using the words above:

The truth according to Jack was that night Castle sounded disapproving of the plan and the muddy blood splatter on Carlos’s eyebrows.


Update Day  1

Day 1 of the Bout of Books Read-a-Thon was not as productive as I would have liked but I was able to finish The Heart of Betrayal by Mary E. Pearson . I was also able to read a little in Between the Spark and the Burn by April Genevieve Tucholke.  I was under the weather yesterday so my reading was interrupted by my sleeping.

Books Read: 2

Total finished so far: 1

Total Pages:  274

 

Bout of Books Day 1 Challenge

Day 1 Challenge

My Favourite Book to Movie Adaptations

There are so many book to movie adaptations that I love not  a whole lot that I hate.  I get very disappointed at some because it doesn’t stay as true to the book as I feel it should have.  Overall I try to take it with an open mind because it was someone else’s vision not mine.

Here is one of my absolute favorites:

  

I know there are a several versions of  this movie and I believe I own almost all of them. Although, this one is my favorite.

Now my least favorite is tricky because it is between two of them.  I will have to go with:

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I still like the movie overall for what it is.  Although as an adaptation the only thing they have in common is the characters have the same names and are in high school.  Really there wasn’t anything that they didn’t change for the movie.  They turned it into a comedy which was not at all what the book was about.

Bout of Books 17 Readathon

 

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Bout of Books 17 – 8/22/2016 — 8/28/2016

 

OK, guys it’s time for another bout of books  Read-athon. I know I am already participating in #ReadThemAllThon.  So I thought it would be fun to try to tie both of these together.  I will be reading the same books that I am for the other Read-athon. If at anytime my TBR changes I will update those changes on this blog.

Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton

The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

An Ember In The Ashes by Saab Tahir

Winter by Marissa Meyer

The Last Star by Rich Yancey

 

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