Bout of Books 17 Wrap-Up

WRAPUP OF THE WEEK

Started # of books, and finished # of books.

 

Read # pages, and completed # of challenges.

Day 1 – Monday, August 22, 2016

Started:
Read:
Completed:

Day 2 – Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Finished:
Read: # pages
Completed:

Day 3 – Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Started:
Read:

Day 4 – Thursday, August 25, 2016

Continued:
Read: # pages

Day 5 – August 26, 2016

Finished:
Read: # pages

Day 6 – August 27, 2016

Started:
Read: # pages
Completed:

Day 7 – August 28, 2016

Finished:
Read:

#ReadThemAllThon (ie. Pokemon Readathon) TBR

So…I don’t really know much about Pokemon. Like, at all. But I do like to play Pokemon GO, which is why this readathon peeked my interest! And it sounds fun with all the points, so I might as well try it out.

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So, this readathon is hosted by Read at Midnight, and starts Monday, August 14th, and runs for 3 weeks…and since Bout of Books 17 *also* is in the middle of it (and we do not have a challenge list for that yet)…this TBR is tentative, for right now. I am attempting to double up all my requirements, making books do double (and possibly triple?!) duty. I have 2 books I have to read this month, and I got them both to work for this readathon. If I can, I will try and get them to work for BoB as well, if I don’t read them before that…which I am going to try to do.

ANYWAYS. Let’s get to the TBR.

PC
1

CC
2  or  3

VC
4

CeC
15939146  or  6

FC
7

SC
8

CI
16

ViC
9

Also, the pokemon I am picking is:

a slowpoke
slowpoke

which evolves into a slowbro.
slowbro

For easier future reference, here is also the point calculation rules:

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A-Z Book Challenge

I watched Sam’s video over at Cold Tea and Crumbs, and she did this challenge as more of a TBR type of thing, but mentioned that others could do it the same, or as a tag, etc. So I decided I’d do it, just for fun! I think I can get all the letters…though X maybe pretty difficult.

Here’s my plan: first, attempt to fulfill each letter by the first letter in a title, or start of any word in a title, then by author name. In the instance that these cannot be achieved, I’ll go on to finding that letter anywhere. I will also start with books on my read shelf, and then move onto my unread shelves.

Okay, here we go!

A – The Austere Academy, by Lemony Snicket
B – Black Ice, by Becca Fitzpatrick
C – Catching Fire, by Suzanne Collins
D – The Duff, by Kody Keplinger
E – The Ersatz Elevator, by Lemony Snicket
F – The Five People You Meet in Heaven, by Mitch Albom
G – The Girl on the Train, by Paula Hawkins
H – The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins
I – If I Stay, by Gayle Forman
J – Janie Face to Face, by Caroline B. Cooney
K – The Keep, by Jennifer Egan
L – Leap of Faith, by Jamie Blair
M – Mockingjay, by Suzanne Collins
N – Number the Stars, by Lois Lowry
O – Obisidian, by Jennifer Armentrout
P – P.S. I Still Love You, by Jenny Han
Q – The Silver Linings Playbook, by Matthew Quick
R – Rose Madder, by Stephen King
S – The Start of Me and You, by Emery Lord
T – To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, by Jenny Han
U – Under the Never Sky, by Veronica Rossi
V – The Voice on the Radio, by Caroline B. Cooney
W – We Were Liars, by E. Lockhart
X – The Darkest Minds, by Alexandra Bracken
Y – The Year of the Rat, by Clare Furniss
Z – Girl Online, by Zoe Sugg

I *almost* got them all done by books I read, AND with the first letter of the title, only 4 did not fit that category! One I did with the title, but haven’t read (U), the rest were done by Author names (Q/Z), one of those with the letter being mid-name (X). This was fun though!

Bout of Books 14 – August 2015 | #4

WRAP UP OF THE WEEK

Started 3  books, finished 3 books.
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Read 1,050 pages and completed 4 book challenges.

Day 1 – Monday, August 17, 2015

Started: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, by Jenny Han
Read: 69 pages
Completed: Fictional World Travel Book Challenge

Day 2 – Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Continuing: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, by Jenny Han
Read: 187 pages
Completed: Scavenger Book Hunt Challenge

Day 3 – Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Finished: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, by Jenny Han
Read: 164 pages
Started: PS I Still Love You, by Jenny Han
Read: 123 pages
Completed: Book Mash Challenge

Day 4 – Thursday, August 20, 2015

Finished: PS I Still Love You, by Jenny Han
Read: 214 pages
Started: Sarah’s Key, by Tatiana de Rosnay
Read: 176 pages
Completed: 4 Seasons Book Cover Challenge

Day 5 – Friday, August 21, 2015

Finished: Sarah’s Key, by Tatiana de Rosnay
Read: 117 pages

Day 6 – Saturday, August 22, 2015

Started: nothing
Read: 0 pages

Day 7 – Sunday, August 23, 2015

Started: nothing
Read: 0 pages

Bout of Books 14 – Day 3

So today’s challenge is hosted by Rocky Top Real Talk, and it’s something I’ve wanted to do for awhile, so I’m excited!! I’m trying to get it into video form as well…so hoping I can figure that out before the challenge day is over (meh, not this time…maybe I’ll do it again, in the future, some time). The challenge is to do…. BOOK MASH!! They left it pretty open ended so that you can choose what categories you want and all that. Actually, looking back at the challenge description, it’s just general mash…but I’m totally doing it bookish-ly. 😛

Here’s what I am putting:

WORLD
1 Hogwarts
2 OASIS
3 Paris
4 Narania

HUSBAND
1 Levi
2 Harry Potter
3 Peter K
4 Edward

TRANSPORT
1 Broomstick
2 Hovercraft
3 Limo
4 Public

KIDS
1
2
3
4

PET
1 Anya
2 Pygmypuff
3 Watch
4 a fluffy kitten

BESTIE
1 Cath
2 Margot
3 Sloane
4 Voldemort

JOB
1 Author
2 Own a Bookshop
3 Hogwarts Teacher
4 Ice Cream Shop

And here’s the outcome of my life!

I live in a [House] at [Hogwarts] with my husband, [Peter K], and our [1] child and [pygmypuff]. I drive a [hovercraft] to my job at the [ice cream shop], and my best friend is [Voldemort]. I love my life!!

BAHAHAHA!!!!!

Booktube-A-Thon – August 2015

WRAPUP OF THE WEEK

Started 9 books. Finished 8 books.
B1 B2 B3 B4

B5 B6 B7 13536362
Read 2223 pages. And completed 7 Book Challenges.

Day 1 – Monday, August 3, 2015

Started & Finished: Girl Online, by Zoe Sugg
Read: 352 pages
Completed Challenge: Book with Blue on the Cover

Day 2 – Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Started: The Start of Me and You, by Emery Lord
Read: 238 pages

Day 3 – Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Finished: The Start of Me and You, by Emery Lord
Read: 146 pages
Started: Finding Audrey, by Sophie Kinsella
Read: 6 pages
Completed Challenges: Book by an Author with the Same Last Initial

Day 4 – Thursday, August 6, 2015

Finished: Finding Audrey, by Sophie Kinsella
Read: 282 pages
Started & Finished: More Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops, by Jen Campbell
Read: 121 pages
Completed Challenges: Last Book You Acquired & Finish a Book Without Putting it Down

Day 5 – Friday, August 7, 2015

Started & Finished: The Face on the Milk Carton, by Caroline B. Cooney
Read: 208 pages
Started: Whatever Happened to Janie?, by Caroline B. Cooney
Read: 42 pages
Completed Challenge: A Book You Really Want to Read

Day 6 – Saturday, August 8, 2015

Finished: Whatever Happened to Janie?, by Caroline B. Cooney
Read: 182 pages
Started: The Voice on the Radio, by Caroline B. Cooney
Read: 4 pages
Started: Island of the Blue Dolphins, by Scott O’Dell
Read: 125 pages
Completed Challenge: Read 7 Books (7th book outside of 6 challenge books)

Day 7 – Sunday, August 9, 2015, 2015

Finished: Island of the Blue Dolphins, by Scott O’Dell
Read: 59 pages
Finished: The Voice on the Radio, by Caroline B. Cooney
Read: 179 pages
Started: What Janie Found, by Caroline B. Cooney
Read: 148 pages
Completed Challenge: Read Somebody Else’s Favorite Book

Book Bead Necklace?!

One of my 2015 Bookish Goals is to make a Book Bead Necklace. I actually got the idea from Pinterest: a teacher used this technique to encourage her students to read more. She used simple pony beads and whatnot, but I thought I could take it in similar fashion and make a really pretty necklace, using pretty beads, to represent all the books I read in a year! Here’s the picture I found, as inspiration, thanks to a teacher’s blog, titled “Fun With Firsties”:

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I haven’t started mine yet…but now that we are in June, and almost halfway through the month, it’s probably time I start thinking about it, deciding on what beads to use, the ways each bead stands for books…and start buying them. So here’s my ideas so far:

– simple, small beads, one for each book read
– a slightly bigger/prettier bead, one for each 5th/10th book
– a pretty bead, one for each book read and rated 5 stars
– special beads for other milestones, and/or completed self-set challenges (ie. meeting my good reads challenge, etc)?

Ideas on how else I could add beads to my necklace?? I am super excited about this, and hoping to have a very pretty necklace by the end of the year.