Friday, May 16, 2014

BOUT OF BOOKS 10.0: RAINBOW BOOKS

This challenge is from Neon Yeti Reads:
Create a stack of book spines from your bookshelf, or post pictures of the covers, that go in rainbow order.
Surprisingly, I had a hard time finding green but had two indigos to choose from.



The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin// Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman// A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin// Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson// Aesop's Fabels// Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson// My Ántonia by Willa Cather// The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly//Ex-Heroes by Peter Clines

Thursday, May 15, 2014

BOUT OF BOOKS 10.0: SPELL IT OUT

The challenge for today comes from Kimberleyfaye Reads:
Use the first letter in any book you've read or want to read to spell out a word. You can use first name, initials, your birthday month, or your zodiac sign.
I spelled out my first name with books for one of the Dewey's mini challenges so this time I am doing my nickname.


1. The House at Tyneford by Natasha Solomon//2. The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde//3. The Year of the Gadfly by Jennifer Miller//4. The Desert of Souls by Howard Andrew Jones//5. The Once and Future King by T.H. White//6. Ruby Red by Kerstin Geir

Sunday, May 11, 2014

BOUT OF BOOKS 10.0: GOALS AND UPDATES

I will be participating in Bout of Books 10. It is coming fairly close on the heels of Dewey's 24 hour readathon and I am ready for some more marathon reading. Goals template adapted from here.

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 12th and runs through Sunday, May 18th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure, and the only reading competition is between you and your usual number of books read in a week. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 10.0 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team
Time Devoted to Reading
I will be reading all week. I have work Monday-Friday and I am hanging out with friends for about half Saturday, but I am going to try to spend as much free time as possible reading.

My Goals
My goal is to read the book of poetry, the comic, the novella, and two of the others listed below. The Kesey book is audio and is a little over thirty hours long so I will be happy if I make it through half of that as well. I also want to participate in at least four challenges and leave three blog comments per day.

Books to Read
1. Libriomancer by Jim C. Hines
2. Nightshifted by Cassie Alexander 
3. Equations of Life by Simon Morden 
4. In Other Worlds by Margaret Atwood
5. Cotton Candy on a Rainy Day by Nikki Giovanni
6. Foundation by Isaac Asimov
7Portuguese Irregular Verbs by Alexander McCall Smith
8. Preacher Vol. 2: Until the End of the World by Garth Ennis, Steve Dillon by Willa Cather  
9. Elantris by Brandon Sanderson
10. Blackbirds by Chick Wendig
11. Blindness by José Saramago
12. Sometimes a Great Notion by Ken Kesey (narrated by Tom Stechschulte)