[Bout of Books 15] Goals and Updates

03Jan16

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Bout of Books
Participant: #6. jen7waters
My sign-up post

The Bout of Books 15 is here and I’m so excited, you guys!

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Goals

  • Read every day
  • Participate in all the challenges
  • Interact with fellow readathoners
  • Finish the book I was reading when the Bout started, and that would be Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers, and then start and finish at least two of these:

Me Tarzan You Jane, Camelia Miron Skiba

The Revolution of Ivy, Amy Engel

Cold-Hearted Rake, Lisa Kleypas

Rock Star: The Song, Kate Ward

Updates

Monday 04 Jan
Pages read today: 65 of Mortal Heart
Total of books read so far: 0
Challenge: Bout of Books — Introduce Yourself #insixwords

Tuesday 05 Jan
Pages read today: Only read 10 pages today *ashamed*
Total of books read so far: 0
Challenge: Writing My Own Fairy Tale — Would You Rather

Would you rather: Lend books to someone who dog-ears pages or to someone who reads with cheesy Cheetos fingers?

Honestly neither, the first one is extremely rude and the second totally disgusting and unacceptable, but if I really have to choose I’m picking dog-ears. At least that option is clean, and there’s nothing I hate more than when my books get the least bit dirty.

Would you rather: Be able to meet one character of your choice or meet one author of your choice?

Character!

Would you rather: Never be allowed in a book store again or never be allowed in a library again?

Library. It would be cruel to think I couldn’t go into one BUT at the same time I probably wouldn’t even notice since I simply don’t go to the library anymore. I used to be there all the time in high school and college but now I barely even pass by one.

Would you rather: Have to choose one of your favorite characters to die in their book or have to pick one of your favorite couples to break up in their book?

Couple breaking up, maybe they could get back together in a sequel?

Would you rather: Be required to read Twilight once a year for the rest of your life or The Scarlet Letter once a year for the rest of your life?

Twilight.

Wednesday 06 Jan
Pages read today: Went rogue and started reading Me Tarzan You Jane, read 52%
Total of books read so far: 0
Challenge: Ranty Runt of a Reader — The Rainbow Challenge

For the cover challenge, collect books from your bookshelf—physical or virtual—and make yourself a rainbow using the covers. A rainbow is ROYGBIV—red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet.

Okay, here’s my rainbow, with a few of my favorite authors (I own all of these books!):

Thursday 07 Jan
Pages read today: Finished Me Tarzan You Jane
Total of books read so far: 1
Challenge: Bingeing on Books — Villain Mash Up

  • Pick villains from two different books that you would love to see fight each other. It can be from any genre and it doesn’t even have to be a physical fight. It could be a verbal one as well.
  • Give a short reason why you think these villains should fight each other

Okay, for this challenge I’m picking Levana from The Lunar Chronicles series and Voldemort from Harry Potter. Eeek!

I’m sure at some point they would engage in a physical fight, since they’re both so powerful and get angry so easily, but first and foremost I’d love to see a verbal fight because these two are so arrogant, so vain, so insane and have such huge egos, I’m sure the fight would be an absolutely epic thing to behold.

Imagine Voldemort somehow manages to survive that last battle with Harry and comes back to life in The Lunar Chronicles time and space. Because he never learns anything from previous experiences, he tries to take over the world—wizard and human’s—again, but get in line, Levana says. Aaaaand they fight.

Friday 08 Jan
Pages read today: Read 40 pages of Mortal Heart
Total of books read so far: 1
Challenge: The Book Monsters — Scavenger Hunt

Book Scavenger Hunt

1. Book Shelves

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2. A book you’re planning to read/currently reading for Bout of Books

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3. A Book and a Beverage

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4. Blue Books

5. Cozy Reading Spot

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Saturday 09 Jan
Pages read today: 72 pages of Mortal Heart
Total of books read so far: 1
Challenge: Once Upon a Chapter — The Comfy Reading Spot

My comfy reading space—and really, only reading space, is my bed. I don’t like to leave my books around the house, so I limit my reading to my room. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Sunday 10 Jan
Pages read today: Finished Mortal Heart
Total of books read so far: 2
Challenge: FREE DAY!



3 Responses to “[Bout of Books 15] Goals and Updates”

  1. Ahhhh . . . that is such an awesome mashup! And I would have to root for Levana. I know she is pure evil, but I still kind of feel sorry for her. Weird, I know.🙂 Thanks so much for participating in my challenge.

    • Yay, thanks!
      I know, I too felt sorry for her when I was reading Fairest, her sister was HORRIBLE. But then she did that to baby Cinder and to her husband and I went back to not feel sorry for her. The whole thing is tragic, you can totally see that she never had a chance, but damn she’s so messed up and she hurts so many innocent people:/


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