Bout of Books 22 – Day 3

Today’s challenge is Show Me Your Precious … Book, that is!

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.

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I have 4 full sets of this book series, and working on the 5th (the illustrated editions). But I would have to say that this set is the one I’d pick, and this set over all the books on my shelves as the most precious! It is such a timeless story that can be enjoyed by any age, and it’s long enough, and full enough, to hold attention span. And THIS set is absolutely freaking gorgeous!! So yeah. LOVE IT SO MUCH.

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Bout of Books 22 WrapUp

WRAPUP OF THE WEEK

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Started # of books, and finished # of books.

 

Read # pages, and completed # of challenges.

 

Day 1 – Monday, May 14, 2018

Started & Finished: The Raft, by S.A. Bodeen
*Read: 231 pages
Continued: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, by Roald Dahl
*Read: 11 pages
Continued: Farmer Boy, by Laura Ingalls Wilder
*Read: 15 pages
Completed: Introduction #insixwords Challenge

Day 2 – Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Started: A Quiet Kind of Thunder, by Sara Bernard
Read: 1 page
Continued: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, by Roald Dahl
*Read: 15 pages
Continued: Farmer Boy, by Laura Ingalls Wilder
*Read: 11 pages
Completed: Year of You Challenge

Day 3 – Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Continued: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, by Roald Dahl
*Read: 14 pages
Continued: The Magician’s Nephew, by C.S. Lewis
*Read: 27 pages
Completed: Show Me Your Precious Challenge

Day 4 – Thursday, May 17, 2018

Continued:
Continued: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, by Roald Dahl
*Read: 18 pages
Continued: The Magician’s Nephew, by C.S. Lewis
*Read: 15 pages

Day 5 – Friday, May 18, 2018

Finished:
Continued: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, by Roald Dahl
*Read: # pages
Continued: The Magician’s Nephew, by C.S. Lewis
*Read: # pages

Day 6 – Saturday, May 19, 2018

Started:
Read: # pages
Continued: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, by Roald Dahl
*Read: # pages
Continued: The Magician’s Nephew, by C.S. Lewis
*Read: # pages
Completed:

Day 7 – Sunday, May 20, 2018

Finished:
Continued: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, by Roald Dahl
*Read: # pages
Continued: The Magician’s Nephew, by C.S. Lewis
*Read: # pages

Bout of Books 22 – Day 2

Bout of Books Day 2 – Today’s Challenge:

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!

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Pet Sematary by Stephen King was originally published in 1983 (this is a cover of the kindle book). I have never read this, but I did watch the movie…and I was YOUNG. I don’t find this movie very scary, but for the little boy, after he comes back. In the movie, he just has… *this laugh* …. and my mom has tortured me with it all my life!! lol Hence, I will probably never read the book.

Book Review: The Raft

RaftTitle: The Raft

Author: S.A. Bodeen

Genre: YA Adventure/Survival

Release Date: August 21, 2012

Pages: 231

My Rating: 5 stars

Synopsis: A 15 year old girl who lives on an island of Hawaii jumps a flight home from the big island, a flight she has taken many, many times before. Only this time, something goes wrong, and the plane goes down. The co-pilot saves her, by throwing her out the door, and into a life raft. This is a harrowing story about the fight for survival on the open ocean.

My thoughts: I loved this. I really love the survival type stories, though. It doesn’t get the highest of high ratings, and I can somewhat understand most of the comments on why someone doesn’t like this. She makes some stupid decisions. Really, though, nothing really jumped out at me, like, Okay that’s just stupid of her, except for one instance where she is literally starving to death, and she finds a dead seal, and is cooking a piece over a fire, and literally won’t eat it because “she doesn’t want to live that badly”. Like, really?! But otherwise, I mean, she’s a teenager, and who would expect them to know what to do when their PLANE CRASHES. haha Anyways, I felt her reactions and the depiction of floating along the ocean for days was pretty realistic, as far as my own meager experience can understand.

Bout of Books 22 Announcement

LLnmmXwBout of Books 22 is coming!!

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly Rubidoux Apple. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, May 14th and runs through Sunday, May 20th 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 22 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I haven’t participated in Bout of Book for a good, long time….I am gonna TRY this time. lol

Reading Wrap Up | Bout of Books 18

WRAPUP OF THE WEEK

Started 1 book, and finished 1 book.
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Read 409 pages, and completed 2 challenges.

Day 1 – Monday, January 2, 2017

Continued: Back in the Saddle, by Ruth Logan Herne
Read: 35 pages
Completed: Introduce Yourself #insixwords Challenge

Day 2 – Tuesday, January 2, 2017

Continued: Back in the Saddle, by Ruth Logan Herne
Read: 37 pages

Day 3 – Wednesday, January 2, 2017

Continued: Back in the Saddle, by Ruth Logan Herne
Read: 57 pages
Completed: Book to Movie Challenge

Day 4 – Thursday, January 2, 2017

Continued: Back in the Saddle, by Ruth Logan Herne
Read: 67 pages

Day 5 – Friday, January 2, 2017

Finished: Back in the Saddle, by Ruth Logan Herne
Read: 49 pages
Started: Home on the Range, by Ruth Logan Herne
Read: 54 pages

Day 6 – Saturday, January 2, 2017

Continued: Home on the Range, by Ruth Logan Herne
Read: 52 pages

Day 7 – Sunday, January 2, 2017

Continued: Home on the Range, by Ruth Logan Herne
Read: 58 pages

Bout of Books 18 | Announcement & TBR

This will be my 7th attempt at Bout of Books readathons! I say attempt, cause I don’t think I accomplished ANYTHING last time. lol

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, January 2nd and runs through Sunday, January 8th 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 18 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I’m hoping to participate again this time, and hopefully do better than the last one. I didn’t do all that well at any readathons last year, but hopefully will do better this year. I love to do them.

So, for my TBR, I am not going to be TOO ambitious. I want to read these, though:

If by some miracle I happen to finish both of these (as I have already started the first one, previously), I will then move onto:
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However, I doubt I could then also finish it within this week.