Archive | May 2015

Bout of Books 13 Day 3 Update

My Progress for Day 3

Finished Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas.  Again not a huge reading day for me because of family things going on but still with in my goals for the  readathon.

Currently reading:  Hover by Melissa West

Pages: 218pgs

Books Completed:1

Total Pages:  686pgs

Total Books: 2

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Bout of Books 13 Day 4 min challenge

Modern to Classic Challenge
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Ranty Runt of a Reader

THE CHALLENGE Share one book that you believe will be considered a classic in 100 years time. Simple? I do have a few caveats, the book must have been published in or after 2005 and you need to provide two reasons for why this book will be a classic.

I have thought of several book that would become classic in a 100 years.  You have Harry Potter, The Giver, If I Stay, and so many more.  All extremely worthy but not all published after 2005 so I will have to choose one that I think impacted us a society and that will continue to impact society in the future. The book I have chosen is:

The Fault in our stars by John Green

My reasons are simple:

1.  It is about Cancer which affects so many.  Hopefully in a 100 years it will be cured but regardless it show the strength of the human spirit.

2.  The emotions in this story will still resonate with future generation.

3.  Also, one of the biggest reason the writing is just beautiful and will be talked about by scholars way into the future.

Bout of Books 13 Mini Challenge for Day 2 and Progress

CHARACTER FACE OFF by  LuLo Fangirl

The challenge is to pick ONE singular character to crown as the BEST character ever by:

Picking two of your all-time favorite characters. They can be from the books you chose for the read-a-thon (or not — totally up to you).

Even though they are both your favorite, you HAVE to choose one as the winner. . .

 

Opponent #1: Celaena Sardothien. 

– WHO: Assassin, Princess, Half breed

– CONS: Stubborn, head-strong, Introverted

– PROS: Fast, loyal, passionate, beautiful, lethal

 

Opponent #2: Hermione Granger

– WHO: Famous Witch, Muggle-born, Genius

– CONS: Bossy, Know it all, insecure

– PROS: loyal, compassionate, affectionate, Powerful

 

Winner: Celaena Sardothien

Why: While Hermoine is extremely intelligent and Powerful, so is Celaena.  She not only has keen senses she has speed and strength behind her.  I know that Hermoine has many spells and in ordinary circumstance I would put money on her.  Although in this case  I think that Celaena has proven time and time again that magic alone can’t save some one from her.  She has so much power that she hasn’t even taped into yet.  I feel that her skills at being an assassins along with her fae ability makes her the extreme bad ass heroine.

 

My Progress for Day 1

I finished a book,  started another, and continued in one that I was currently reading. I am pleased with my progress so far.  Here  is my progress:

Currently reading: Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas & Hover by Melissa West

Pages: 248pgs

Books Completed:1

Total Pages:  248pgs

Total Books: 1

Bout of Books 13 Mini Challenge for Day 1

 

 

 

 

Bookish Survey

by

Writing My Own Fairytale

 

Today’s challenge is answer the questions below:

The Questions: 

1. How do you organize your shelves?

By Category such as; Contemporary, Fantasy, Science fiction and so on.  Then I divide them up in to sub categories such as Vampires, werewolves and so on.  
2. What is one of your favorite book that’s not in one of your favorite genres? 

That would have to be Contemporary which is one I don’t read a lot of  and that is To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
3. What is the last 5 star book you read?

The Witch With No Name (The Hollows #13) by Kim Harrison
4. What book are you most excited to read during the read-a-thon?

 Hover By Melissa West  which is the squeal to Gravity
5. What book do you recommend the most?

For the read-a-thon I would read Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas it is quick read and will hold your interest.  Also Melissa West her series The Taking is amazing and its rather short.

Bout of Books Readathon 13

I am participating in this read-a-thon again!  I am so excited to be doing this again.  Here are the detail of the read-a-thon:

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, May 11th and runs through Sunday, May 17th 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 13 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

Bout of Books 13 Goals:

I have some books but I am not sure of all of them so I will play it by ear.  I need to read  books from my TBR shelves. I want to read a lot so I have set some goals for the week.   I do have goasl and will list them below:

1. Read every day.
2. Read a total of 200 pages a day.
3. Read at least 5 books.
4. Read at least 1400 pages.
5. Participate with Twitter
6. Participate in at least three mini-challenges.