Jan 04 2016

#boutofbooks 15 January 2016

Bout of Books image

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, January 4th and runs through Sunday, January 10th 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 15 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

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I won a contest during #BoutofBooks

I found out that I won the contest that took place over at wordsandpeace.com
image of winner listed as @JLenniDorner

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Today I’m reading:
The Maine Woods Henry David Thoreau
Arthur Gordon Pym: A Trilogy by Edgar Allan Poe, Jules Verne, Charles Romyn Dake
Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino, William Weaver (translator)

Reading spot challenge by @OUAC_Stephanie
Gravity Balans by Varier
That’s the cozy reading spot that I wish I had. I’ve sat in one of these and it is NICE! It’s been on my Amazon wishlist ever since.

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Today I read:
Arthur Gordon Pym: A Trilogy by Edgar Allan Poe, Jules Verne, Charles Romyn Dake

Book Scavenger Hunt Challenge #boutofbookshunt by @bookgoil

  • 1. Book Shelves
  • 50 book pledge @JLenniDorner #boutofbookshunt book shelves image
  • That is a screenshot image of one of my book shelves at 50 book pledge. Click it to see more.
  • 2. A book you’re planning to read/currently reading for Bout of Books
  • The Maine Woods image from Goodreads
  • 3. A Book and a Beverage
  • Coffee and Books image
  • 4. Blue Books


  • 5. Cozy Reading Spot
  • Cozy Reading Spot #boutofbookshunt

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Today read:
Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino, William Weaver (translator) -51%

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. #villainmashup Challenge created by @bingeingonbooks

I pick King Aurek of Icaimerith from The Heir’s Choice (The War of Six Crowns Book 2) to battle against Ophisa from The Other Normals. The two have similar ego issues and underestimate opponents of a certain look. They both lack an understanding of love. I think it would be an interesting battle because they’d be equally matched.


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I read:
The Maine Woods Henry David Thoreau -40%
Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino, William Weaver (translator) -45%

Authors I have read with surnames to complete an acrostic poem style rainbow of ROYGBIV. (Or are on my TBR list of books I already OWN.) Challenge created by @bookybecksa

Rowling, JK — Harry Potter
O‘Bryan, Laurence — The Manhattan Puzzle TBR
Yeomans, Roland — The Last Shaman TBR
Grisham, John — The Client
Bryson, Bill — I’m a Stranger Here Myself
Iyer, Polly — Murder deja vu TBR
Vizzini, Ned — The Other Normals


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I read:
The Maine Woods Henry David Thoreau – 32%
Arthur Gordon Pym: A Trilogy by Edgar Allan Poe, Jules Verne, Charles Romyn Dake – 30%

Five bookish would you rathers Challenge created by @itsme_lori

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

Dog-ears pages

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

Character of my choice.

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

Book Store

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?


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?


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I read:
Friday Night is Seafood Night -completed
Snow Comes to the Farm By Nathaniel Tripp -completed
Arthur Gordon Pym: A Trilogy by Edgar Allan Poe, Jules Verne, Charles Romyn Dake -21%

Writer, Blogger, Lenni-Lenape, persevering, creative

Tonight on Twitter chat (Monday, Jan 04, 2015) I managed a serious #fail.
The worst part is that I took a friend down with me, because she was following my lead. And I think I confused a few other people in the process.
For the record, here’s what NOT to do during a #boutofbooks Twitter Chat:
#boutofbooks Twitter chat #fail image
Other *CORRECT* tweets:

Bout of Books 15 (Jan 2016), 14 (Aug 2015), 13 (May 2015)

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For anyone interested in contests, there’s one going here on from January 7 to 14.

I would LOVE to connect with you :

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    • Sarah on January 7, 2016 at 10:28 PM

    I haven’t read the books with your two villains, but I also went with two that underestimate people they view as inferior. I went for a more mental battle rather than physical. You are doing great with your reading!
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    • Misha on January 8, 2016 at 9:37 AM

    Sounds like an interesting villain fight. Big egos can make for a lot of fun as long as the ego doesn’t make the character a bore. 😛
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  1. Those questions about choosing one horrible thing or another got me to thinking! I guess I’d rather not be banned from a library, and I’d much rather read The Scarlet Letter ad infinitum than open to page one of Twilight again and again.
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