Bout of Books 17 {Wrap-Up = Total Fail}

Bout of Books

Participant 228~ Ner @A Cup of Coffee & a Book

Okay, I should’ve posted this before but, to be fair and honest with you all, I kind of forgot! And, as you can definitely see from my updates and progress, this Bout of Books was a total fail for me! Why? Well, because I spent two days running errands and then I was lazy because I was so tired – and also had a few University stuff to gather before unrolling! Not to mention that I lost all my progress because I decided to reset my phone – I had all my reading progress on my memos – and it kind of unmotivated me. 

Also, The Bone Witch is such a complex book I need to pay close attention to it in order to fully understand it so, whenever I picked up the book I was so tired I barely managed to read more than 10 pages a day! 

So you could say that this is just a small wrap-up to let you know that I’m a failure!

I actually thought this read-a-thon was going to go smooth but it ended up the contrary! Only the first day was an achievement but it all went down-hill from there! Oh well… maybe next time!!

In the meantime, here’s the books I read:

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So, I finished Labyrinth Lost which I really liked. Wasn’t expecting it enjoy it as much as I did! And then I started The Bone Witch and even though I’m really enjoying it, it’s a little but more complex than I initially thought. I’m pretty sure I was around 45% done Sunday but since I lost all my progress, I can’t be certain! And I must have read around 300 and something pages total!

Overall, I’m not happy with this Bout of Books since I am the one to blame for my total failure. Hopefully next time it will be better but this one sucked great time for me!

I hope all of you who participated had a blast and read everything (or close to it) you had challenged yourselves to read. Also, don’t reset your phone during a read-a-thon if you’re writing down your progress there – I normally write it down on a separate piece of paper but this time I was stupid to trust my phone alone… never again!

Ner

Bout of Books 17 {TBR}

Bout of Books

Participant 228~ Ner @A Cup of Coffee & a Book

Happy Sunday everyone!!

Today I’m bringing you my Bout of Books 17 TBR – all the books I’m planning on reading during this next week’s read-a-thon – the read-a-thon kicks-off tomorrow and you still have time to sign-up if you want (just click on the button above :D).

I’ve decided not to try to be too ambitious with my list since I always end up not reading all of the books I challenged myself. So, this time, I picked up only four books; one of them is to actually finish and other is a re-read.

So, let’s see what I have decided to read for this next week:

TBR:

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All page numbers are according to Goodreads – they might actually vary with the book itself (since apart from Throne of Glass, they’re all earcs from NetGalley!)! As for Labyrinth Lost, I’m not entirely sure how many pages I have left but on Day 1 progress (tomorrow!) I’ll let you know 😉

I’m still not sure if I’m going to be able to participate in all challenges since I really want to mostly read and not spend all my days updating my progress. But it’ll depend on the challenge and how much I have read. We’ll see how that goes 😉

For everyone participating or not, good luck with your reading ^_^

Ner

 

Bout of Books 17 – Sign-Up Post & Schedule

Bout of Books

Participant 228~ Ner @A Cup of Coffee & a Book

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, August 22nd and runs through Sunday, August 28th 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 17 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

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My first read-a-thon in what feels like AGES!!! Seriously, apart from my own read-a-thon last year, I haven’t signed-up for any and I kind of miss it. And one of the reasons I’ve decided to participate in this one has to do with me being a little bit slow with my reading! I have only read two books total this month and it’s already August 19th!! So, I’ll be using this as a motivation to read even more!

As for my TBR, it’ll come around Sunday once I sort what I want to read during the read-a-thon!

So, who’s participating?

Schedule:

Monday 8/22
Writing My Own Fairy Tale — Book to Movie Adaptation (My challenge)

Tuesday 8/23
Bout of Books — Mix ‘n Match

Wednesday 8/24
Bout of Books — Show Off Your Shelves Photo Challenge

Thursday 8/25
The Book Junkie — Titles in the Tabloids

Friday 8/26
Janey Canuck — Book in a Song

Saturday 8/27
FREE DAY!

Sunday 8/28
FREE DAY!

Twitter Chats
(chats last approximately one hour)
TZC = Time Zone Conversion
Monday: 8pm CST (TZC)
Saturday: 10am CST (TZC)

Ner

Bout of Books 14 {Wrap-Up}

Bout of Books
Participant 41 ~ Leonor (Ner) @ A Cup of Coffee and a Book

Wrap-Up:

So, Bout of Books 14 ended and I did not finished my goals. Well, I did finished one of the books and started the other one but, overall, I did not read as much as I had planned. I blame my second book. Though I was quite excited to read it, I’m just not connecing with it. Shame, really!

Check out my progress:

Witch Hunter

I finished Witch Hunter by Virginia Boecker and I really but really liked it. Definitely one of my favourites from this year.

My review for this one will be up somewhere within the next two weeks and I recommend this book to anyone who enjoy YA fantasy books with witches.

Hunter

I started Hunter by Mercedes Lackey. Damn, my expectations for this one were so high and I feel like I’m tumbling down. So slow, I’m not connecting with Joy (the main character) and I have no idea what’s going on. I’m 31% done and I think I might this one aside. Which is a shame ’cause the premise sounded way too good.

As for the challenges, I’ll leave a list here with the links so you can click and check them out 🙂

How was your Bout of Books this last week? Did you managed to fulfil all your goals?

Ner

Bout of Books 14 {Day 7}

Bout of Books
Participant 41 ~ Leonor (Ner) @ A Cup of Coffee and a Book

Progress:

Nevermind my progress… didn’t read that much yesterday and I’m quite ashamed of that :S

Day 7: Sunday 23/08

Sarah Reads Too Much — What to read next?

In this challenge you have to recommend 3 (three) books only that I’ve read this year and that I think people should have on their TBR. I’m quite sure that the books I’ll be picking will already be on your TBR but, still, it doesn’t hurt to recommend books, does it?

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I highly recommend you all to check these books out. Choosing only 3 felt like a betrayal to all the other books you guys should add to your TBR but these deserve a special place because they were unique in their own way and I think more people should pick them up. 

Which books do you recommend me to add to my TBR?And how was your Bout of Books this week?

Ner

Bout of Books 14 {Day 5 & 6}

Bout of Books
Participant 41 ~ Leonor (Ner) @ A Cup of Coffee and a Book

Progress:

Reading: Hunter – (26% done – Page 54)
Pages Read: 67 p.
Books Read: 1/3
Total Pages Read: 359 p. 

Day 5: Friday 21/08

Blue Books and Butterflies — Character Soulmates

In this challenge you have to pick-up two characters from different books and pair them together. And I know just the characters I want for this 🙂

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Faolan from The Bridei Chronicles by Juliet Marillier
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Celaena from Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Oh, man… I can totally see these two characters together. They are both assassins, stubborn and hot. Though I think Faolan would totally flip with certain things that Celaena would do and say – especially her admiration for pretty dresses. I totally ship Faolaena hehe xD

Day 6: Saturday 22/08

Steph in Wonderland — Road Trip

“For this challenge, I’d like for you to come up with a list of the top 4-5 states/places you’d love to visit and find a book (you either read or want to read) that takes place in that state/place or a book by an author who lives or is from there.”

Dang!! There are so many places in books I want to go!! Even the AU ones. But, check out the top 4 I created:

  • Hogwarts: Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
    (of course… who wouldn’t LOVE to visit Hogwarts?!)
  • New Zealand: Juliet Marillier
    (the Master is from New Zealand and it’s a place I would love to visit one day. And since I can’t actually choose The Lord of The Rings because they are set in Middle Earth – though the movies were filmed in NZ – I decided to pick up my favourite author :D)
  • Paris: Da Vinci’s Code by Dan Brown
    (I’m cheating in this one because I’ve been to Paris but I don’t really remember much. So I wish to go back there and enjoy it to the fullest!)
  • Scotland: Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
    (Though I haven’t finished the book – but I did watched the series (OMG!!!) – I so but so want to go to Scotland! Do I need to rally say whay?)

What about you? What are your character soulmates? And where would you love to go?

Ner

Bout of Books 14 {Day 4}

Bout of Books
Participant 41 ~ Leonor (Ner) @ A Cup of Coffee and a Book

Progress:

Reading: Hunter – (16% done – Page 54)
Pages Read: 32 p.
Books Read: 1/3
Total Pages Read: 296 p. (again… pathetic!)

Day 4: Thursday 20/08

Kimberly Faye Reads — 4 Seasons Book Covers

‘For this challenge, you need to convey the four seasons in book covers – through color, title, cover, etc. You can be literal or take a more creative approach. Anything goes! Just show me four seasons in book covers.’

This was slightly harder than the other challenges. Coming up with books that matched the four seasons wasn’t easy. Specially Summer… But, I made it and here are the choices (by colour!):

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  • Spring (Green): Graceling;
  • Summer (Red): Crown of Midnight;
  • Autumn (Orange/Lavender): Delirium;
  • Winter (White): The Iron Daughter;

Oh, and there’s Harry, so happy to be reunited with Celaena after two days. He simply adored her the moment he saw her. What can I do? Who can say no to that little face? 🙂

Which books did you picked for your four seasons?

Ner

Bout of Books 14 {Day 3}

Bout of Books
Participant 41 ~ Leonor (Ner) @ A Cup of Coffee and a Book

Progress:

Reading: Hunter – (7% done – Page 22)
Pages Read: 63 p.
Books Read: 1/3
Total Pages Read: 264 p. (pathetic!)

Day 3: Wednesday 19/08

Rocky Top Real Talk — MASH

‘MASH is a fun little game where you write up options for your future and then after getting a number, go through until you have one choice for each category – and have your future right there in front of you!’

I had quite a blast doing this challenge. Check it out (and pardon my horrible spelling :S):

So, apparently I live in Gatlin (from Beautiful Creatures – using a lot of this book in this Bout of Books) with my significant other Perry (from Under the Never Skyswoon!!) with our pet daemon (from Northern Lights) and I work as a wizard (from every single fantasy book featuring wizards and witches – mainly Harry Potter and Witch Hunter).

Sorry, no Harry this time. He’ll be making appearances on challenges concerning showing off my books!

How did your MASH turned out? Let me know your future in the comments 😉

Ner

Bout of Books 14 {Day 2}

Bout of Books
Participant 41 ~ Leonor (Ner) @ A Cup of Coffee and a Book

Progress:

Reading: Witch Hunter – (88% done – Page 369)
Pages Read: 169 p.
Books Read: 0/3

Day 2: Tuesday 18/08

The Book Monsters — Book Scavenger Hunt

In this challenge you have to search for books that follow specific characteristics. Here they are:

1. A Book that begins with “B”  (for Bout of Books!);
2. A book you’re planning to read/currently reading for Bout of Books;
3. Blue Book(s);
4. Books from your favorite genre!;
5. A book on your TBR shelf, or your full TBR shelves;

Now, I will be adding this challenge on Instagram so you can follow me there. However, this will be my official Bout of Books entry post 🙂

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The fact that most of the books are blue was on purpose 😉

Now, I had to separate a book from the list because point number 2, ‘A book you’re planning to read/currently reading for Bout of Books’ is a Kobo book and I totally forgot to add it to the original photo. So, I took a photo of a book I’m planning to read for this read-a-thon:

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Harry is hitting on Celaena! He just couldn’t stop as soon as he saw the beautiful cover of Throne of Glass. Can’t really blame him 🙂

I adore doing this sort of challenges. The fact that I just stand there looking at my shelves and realising I have quite a variety of covers/books is quite amazing. 

Which blue books did you chose? 

Ner

Bout of Books 14 {Day 1}

Bout of Books
Participant 41 ~ Leonor (Ner) @ A Cup of Coffee and a Book

Progress:

Reading: Witch Hunter – (47% done – Page 201)
Pages Read: 62 p.
Books Read: 0/3

Day 1: Monday 17/08

Between Library Shelves — Fictional World Travel

In this challenge you have to pick up 3-6 books set in a country that is not your own. Since I live in Portugal, this was quite of an easy challenge for me. Check out the books/country I decided to chose:

I actually managed to pick up 6 books. And, of course that Harry had to make a cameo… he’s my sidekick 🙂 And I’m super excited about this challenge. As soon as I looked at my bookshelves I immediately knew which books to pick. It was easy!

Did you managed to do this challenge? Which books did you chose?

Ner

Bout of Books 14 {Schedule & Goals}

Bout of Books
Participant 41 ~ Leonor (Ner) @A Cup of Coffee & a Book

I’m so sorry that this post comes slightly later than it was supposed. I really couldn’t come to the laptop during the weekend so I couldn’t really prepare the post and schedule it. But, not to worry; here I am with the schedule of this month’s Bout of Books and my goals. I will later post my updates for Day 1 so keep an eye out for that 😉

Challenges/Giveaways:

Monday 8/17
Between Library Shelves — Fictional World Travel

Tuesday 8/18
The Book Monsters — Book Scavenger Hunt

Wednesday 8/19
Rocky Top Real Talk — MASH

Thursday 8/20
Kimberly Faye Reads — 4 Seasons Book Covers

Friday 8/21
Blue Books and Butterflies — Character Soulmates

Saturday 8/22
Steph in Wonderland — Road Trip

Sunday 8/23
Sarah Reads Too Much — What to read next?

Twitter Chats
(chats last approximately one hour)
TZC = Time Zone Conversion

Monday: 8pm CST (TZC)
Saturday: 10am CST (TZC)

Goals:

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These are the books I intend on reading this week for the read-a-thon. I hope to at least be able to start Gathering Deep by the end of it but I’ll be happy if I manage to start Hunter.

So, what are your goals?

Ner

Bout of Books 14 – Sign-Up Post

Bout of Books
Participant 41~ Leonor (Ner) @A Cup of Coffee and a Book

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, August 17th and runs through Sunday, August 23rd 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 14 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

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I haven’t been a participant on a read-a-thon for a long time. I actually miss doing it. Therefore, I’ll be joining this month’s Bout of Books. Who’s also participating? 🙂

Ner

Bout of Books 10 [Wrap-Up]

Bout of Books
Participant 154  ~ Ner @A Cup of Coffee and a Book

Wrap-Up!

Wow, this is the end of Bout of Books 10… time flies by when you’re having fun, doesn’t it?

This read-a-thon wasn’t a complete failure though it wasn’t a success also. I read two and half books from the four I had proposed myself and I did all the challenges. They were the best part of it all 🙂

I want to thank everyone who commented my posts, who hosted the challenges and giveaways and the amazing people at Bout of Books for hosting this awesome event.

And now, for the wrap-up part of this post:

Progress:
Books finished: 2/4
Total Number of Pages: 747 pages

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Challenges:

You can see all my challenges by clicking on each day:

Day 1 (Monday – 12/5):
If you like X, try Y — The Book Barbies

Day 2 (Tuesday 13/5):
Bookish Battle Royal — My Life in Books
Books You’re Looking Forward To — River City Reading

Day 3 (Wednesday 14/5):
Book Pairings — My Overstuffed Shelves

Day 4 (Thursday 15/5):
Spell It Out Challenge — kimberlyfaye reads

Day 5 (Friday 16/5):
Cover Scavenger Hunt — Book Monsters
Rainbow Book Challenge — Neon Yeti Reads

Day 6 (Saturday 17/5):
Show an Author Some Love — Doing Dewey

Day 7 (Sunday 18/5):
Retitle Your Current Read — Oh Magic Hour

XX Ner

Bout of Books 10 [Updates – Day 7]

Bout of Books
Participant 154  ~ Ner @A Cup of Coffee and a Book
Sign-Up Post | Goals & Schedule | Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 | Day 5 |
Day 6


LAST DAY OF BOUT OF BOOKS!! 

Wow, this is the very last day of this read-a-thon and I had a blast! Though I did pretty badly when it comes to the reading part, the challenges were the best thing! I had so much fun in all of them and I thank everyone who hosted them for coming up with these amazing things for us to do.

Yesterday, as you already know, I had a full day and I didn’t read as much as I had planned… however, I did finished HP and picked up my third reading book: Hex Hall. 

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It’s a re-read but a good one! I had forgotten how much fun Sophie is and how bloody addicted the book is 🙂

Day 7 (Sunday – 18/05 – FINAL DAY):

Progress:
Book(s) Read Today:
Hex Hall [Hex Hall #1] – Rachel Hawkins
Pages Read Today: 153 pages
Total Number of Books: 2/4
Total Number of Pages: 683 pages

Challenge: Retitle Your Currently Read Mini-Challenge – Oh Magic Hour

Oh, this is the sort of challenge that is really, well, challenging!

In this mini-challenge you have to retitle the book your reading… and since I’m reading Hex Hall (and it’s an already pretty awesome title), I have no idea what I should re-name it!

But, here we go (and, please, don’t laugh)Sophie Mercer and the School Where Ghosts Are Not What They Seem!

Yah… it doesn’t sound that brilliant, does it? But, hey, I’m really not that good when it comes to titles *hides in shame*

XX Ner

Bout of Books 10 [Updates – Day 6]

Bout of Books
Participant 154  ~ Ner @A Cup of Coffee and a Book
Sign-Up Post | Goals & Schedule | Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 | Day 5 


THIS IS SO LATE!! 

I’m so sorry but yesterday I couldn’t come to the Internet AT ALL! It was my colleagues party for finishing their degree (not me yet!) and I spent the entire day out… and when I got home I was so tired I didn’t had strength to come to the Internet and update Bout of Books.

But, fear not my lovelies, I’m here now and I’ll be updating this by day!!!

So, this post is for Day 6 – Saturday 🙂

Day 6 (Saturday – 17/05):

Progress:
Book(s) Read Today:
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets [Harry Potter #2] – J.K. Rowling
Pages Read Today: 86 pages (I only read to finish the book!)
Total Number of Books: 2/4
Total Number of Pages: 530 pages

Challenge: Show an Author Some Love – Doing Dewey

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XX Ner

Bout of Books 10 [Updates – Day 5]

Bout of Books
Participant 154  ~ Ner @A Cup of Coffee and a Book
Sign-Up Post | Goals & Schedule | Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4


Frak!! 
Not only am I posting this only now (it’s past midnight!) this was another unsuccessful day since I, once again, didn’t read that much and didn’t had that much time to pick up the book.

And tomorrow I won’t have time either ’cause I have some sort of party in my college… Oh well, at least the challenges are going fine!

Day 5 (Friday – 16/05):

Progress:
Book(s) Read Today:
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets [Harry Potter #2] – J.K. Rowling
Pages Read Today: 58 pages (PATHETIC!!!)
Total Number of Books: 1/4
Total Number of Pages: 444 pages

Challenge: Cover Scavenger Hunt – Book Monsters

DONE!!!

Challenge: Rainbow Book Challenge – Neon Yeti Reads

In this challenge I had to create a stack of my own books from my bookshelves and match them as a rainbow. It was so fun to do this… and I picked up the books quite automatically 🙂

Here’s my rainbow spine:

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Oh, just noticed that I put a lilac book instead of a violet one!! Damn it!!!

Okay, since there’s nothing I can actually do now, the books are (from bottom to top):

Do you like my rainbow?!

XX Ner

Bout of Books 10 [Updates – Day 4]

Bout of Books
Participant 154  ~ Ner @A Cup of Coffee and a Book
Sign-Up Post | Goals & Schedule | Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3


Bummer!!
I didn’t read that much since yesterday. I was so tired last night I barely managed to read an entire chapter of my book.

However, I did managed to read a few pages today but, since I have to do a paperwork so I decided to stop my reading, update my Bout of Books and go to work.

Plus, there are building constructions here and I feel like they’re splitting my skull in two… not much of a good environment to read.

Life sucks *sighs*

Oh, and my tooth is not aching that much today. Though I still have moments when I just want to punch my face so the ache would stop (which wouldn’t do any good anyway).

Day 4 (Thursday – 15/05):

Progress:
Book(s) Read Today:
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets [Harry Potter #2] – J.K. Rowling
Pages Read Today: 53 pages (wow, managed to read one less page than yesterday… that’s a treat!)
Total Number of Books: 1/4
Total Number of Pages: 386 pages

Challenge: Spell It Out Challenge – kimberlyfaye read

The Rules:

  1. Use the first letter in any book you’ve read or want to read to spell out a word. You can choose first name, initials, your birthday month, or your zodiac sign.
  2. Share your word on your blog, Facebook, Twitter or Goodreads.
  3. Submit a link to your post in the linky below! You’ll get an extra FIVE entries in the Rafflecopter international giveaway for an eBook of your choice (Amazon or B&N, up to $10 USD) for participating in this challenge. You MUST be participating in Bout of Books 10.0 to be eligible to win the giveaway, but you can always post your answer in the comments just for fun if you aren’t a participant.
  4. If you tweet about this challenge, don’t forget to mention me, @kimberlyreads, and use the #boutofbooks hashtag.

Me likes this challenge. And it’s also a easy challenge for such a busy day 🙂

I chose my zodiac sign which is Libra (seriously guys, I’m a proud Libra human being!)  And all the books I chose I own!

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LLegend [Legend #1] – Marie Lu;
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Insurgent [Divergent #2] – Veronica Roth;
B Beautiful Creatures [Caster Chronicles #1] – Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl;
R Red Riding Hood – Sarah Blakley-Cartwright & David Leslie Johnson;
A Angelfall [Penryn & The End of Days #1] – Susan Ee;

XX Ner

Bout of Books 10 [Updates – Day 3]

Bout of Books
Participant 154  ~ Ner @A Cup of Coffee and a Book
Sign-Up Post | Goals & Schedule | Day 1 | Day 2


I want to thank everyone who wished me well. Today I feel better though my wisdom tooth actually think it’s about time to make its appearance 😉

Second, I finished my first book yesterday and then started my second one… and this home is making me go back in time and feel home. Check it out:

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1 down… 3 to go!!! 

Day 3 (Wednesday – 14/05):

Progress:
Book(s) Read Today:
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets [Harry Potter #2] – J.K. Rowling
Pages Read Today: 54 pages
Total Number of Books: 1/4
Total Number of Pages: 333 pages

Challenge: Book Pairings/ ‘This’ Made Me Think of ‘That’ – My Overstuffed Shelves

The Rules:

  1. Choose a book and something to pair with it.
  2. Share your combination and why you think the two go together on your blog, Facebook, twitter, or Goodreads.
  3. Link to your posting in the comments, with your BOB 10 participant number so I can verify your registration.
  4. If you tweet about this challenge (and I hope you do) make sure to mention me, @KnittingGromit, and use the hashtag #boutofbooks.

For this challenge I’m going to choose the book The Mad Scientist’s Daughter by Cassandra Rose Clarke and I’m going to pair it with Chris Columbus’ movie Bicentinnial Man. I admit that I read the book first and then saw the movie (my initial pairing was going to be Steven Spielberg’s movie AI) but both have the same topic: can robots feel, act and be like humans? And both deal with love… the love between a human and a robot.

Both movie and book made me feel a lot of things: anger, compassion, sadness, frustration, fear, happiness. The book is told from the human’s perspective and we read a tragic love story that we have idea how it’ll end. The movie is told by the robot (played by Robin Williams) who slowly becomes independent and slowly becomes an android (robots are raw pieces of technology that look exactly what the name suggests; android are more human-like). The movie is also tragic though we do get to see its disclosure… and, trust me, you’ll cry at the end.

I dare say that the book has a darker side than the movie but both are beautifully developed and explored with a sweet and sad love story.  

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XX Ner

Bout of Books 10 [Updates – Day 2]

Bout of Books
Participant 154  ~ Ner @A Cup of Coffee and a Book
Sign-Up Post | Goals & Schedule | Day 1 


Bah!!!
 I have a toothache (or a jaw-ache if that even exists) and my mum’s sightly ill… this week feels like hell so far! The only good thing is this read-thon 🙂

Day 2 (Tuesday – 13/05):

Progress:
Book(s) Read Today:
Living Dead in Dallas [Sookie Stackhouse #2] – Charlaine Harris
Pages Read Today: 123 pages
Total Number of Books: 0/4
Total Number of Pages: 163 pages

Challenge: Bookish Battle Royal – My Life in Books

The Rules:

  1. Choose three or more fictional characters as combatants – they can be haphazardly picked or themed (for example, I went with badass classic literature protagonists)
  2. List three strengths and weakness for each contender (feel free to skip this step if you’re using social media to participate in Bout of Books i.e. Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads…)
  3. Determine who would come out victorious and give a little explanation why you think they would win – get creative with the outcomes!
  4. Link in the comments and if you tweet about this challenge make sure to use the hashtag #bookbattleroyal in addition to #boutofbooks because I want to see all your dueling characters!

This challenge sounds amazing and creative yet evil! How can I put characters battling against each other when I adore them? Even the villains?

Okay, here we go:

Battle

Alex from Delirium | Ethan from Beautiful Creatures | Jace from City of Bones

This doesn’t sound like a fair battle, does it? Still, I immediately liked these three characters.

The winner:

Oh God! Why? Why did I chose these three amazing characters? Because I’m a masochist, that’s why. So, for me the winner of this battle is…

… *drum roll*…

JACE WAYLAND!

Yah, I know he already had the advantage of being a kick-ass warrior since he was a toddler! But, let’s face it, he’s the hardcore coolest of the baddest bad-ass 😉

Challenge: Books You’re Looking Forward To – River City Reading

And after a bloodbath between Alex, Jace and Ethan, nothing better than to relax and share with you a few of the books I’m looking for to read. However, I chose a theme and decided to pick up five (5) coming out this year or already out 😛

The theme was first book in a new series:

The 100 Dorothy Must Die Talon The Young World The Wicked We Have Done

XX Ner

Bout of Books 10 [Updates – Day 1]

Bout of Books
Participant 154  ~ Ner @A Cup of Coffee and a Book
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YAY!!!
Wrote Bout of Book 10 properly today… Hurray for me *happy dance*

Day 1 (Monday – 12/05):

Progress:
Book(s) Read Today:
Living Dead in Dallas [Sookie Stackhouse #2] – Charlaine Harris
Pages Read Today: 40 pages
Total Number of Books: 0/4
Total Number of Pages: 40 pages

Hello everyone!

Welcome to another Bout of Books. Check out what I’m currently reading for this read-a-thon:

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Look at that beauty!! Even though I only managed to read only two chapter (equals 40 pages total!!! Pathetic!), I’m already way too excited to see what the heck is going to happen to Sookie and Bill 😛

Have any of you read this series? What are your thoughts about it? I’m super excited about it since I really enjoyed the first one (review of that one to come this week!) so I couldn’t wait to pick this one up. Let me know what you think/thought about this book, or book series or even TV-series (which I haven’t seen but I’m planning on doing so!) 🙂

Challenge: If you like X, try Y – The Book Barbies

In this challenge all you have to do is recommend one or more books based on the formula “If you like ____, try ____.” Pretty easy, right?!

Now, I have a few ideas up on my sleeve which I hope you guys will like. Here they are:

Graceling, Throne City, World Hex, Fire

Pretty neat, right? I hope this ideas/recommendations will please you all ’cause it was a lot of fun to come up with them. 

If you are not part of the Bout of Books, you can still sign-up to it – it’ll close tomorrow. If you don’t want to be part of it, you can leave a comment on this page with your suggestions 🙂

XX Ner