#BoutOfBooks 17 – Challenges & Updates

Bout of Books

I am so excited to start with my third Bout of Books read-a-thon! This time, I made certain rules for myself:

  • No galleys – they form a big chunk of my reading but my TBR pile  and backlisted books get neglected
  • All books will be print ones – because that pile is growing too tall and will topple soon.

<-img_20160823_002118.jpg My  reading list, in that order
If you want to  join me for a buddy read, or just chat about your favorite books, I am just a tweet away!
And finally, so as not to spam my followers, all updates and daily challenges will go into this master post.


DAY 1

Challenge – Book to Movie Adaptations

Favorite – I’m stuck between Catching Fire and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, in terms of sticking to original material. But if I consider movies that improved upon books (*le gasp*, I know), Stardust would be my choice.

Least favorite – On the other hand, some brilliant books have disappointing adaptations, like the Percy Jackson movies. Everyone under the sky can agree with me on this one.

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Updates

Currently reading : Girls on Fire by Robin Wasserman
Page count = 141 pages
Total books read = 0 books
Total pages read = 141 pages


 DAY 2

Challenge – Mix’n’Match

Pick out 10-15 books from your shelf, from your local library, or from a local bookstore. They can be any genre, any language, and any length. In each book, flip to a random page and pick the 1st word (articles such as “the”, “and”, “an”, “or”, etc. don’t count as the 1st word). Use all these 1st words to try to create an actual sentence.

img_20160824_005028.jpgUsing this stack of 12 books, I got the following words:
believed
do
part
not
out
these
only
something
they
mine
logical
sound

They believed not, in their part, but only mine to sound out something logical and do these actions.

Updates

Currently reading : Girls on Fire by Robin Wasserman
Page count = 167 pages
Total books read = 0 books
Total pages read = 308 pages


DAY 3

Challenge – Show Off Your Shelves Photo

img_20160824_223754-01-01.jpegAs you can see, I don’t have a shelf yet; never got around to buying one but hopefully will do so by the end of this year? Anyway, currently I have these stacks of books that adorn my closed windows, and unread are arranged in the order (oldest on top, closest to read stack) in which they came, while the read are arranged in the reverse (latest read on top).

Updates

Currently reading : Stars Above by Marissa Meyer
Page count = 48 (Girls on Fire) + 222 (Fairest) + 85 (Stars Above) = 355 pages
Total books read = 2 books
Total pages read = 663 pages


DAY 4

Challenge – Tabloid Titles

  • Think about the book you are reading or one that you finished during Bout of Books 17
  • Create a “tabloid” type headline.  Make it fun, feel free to use sarcasm liberally.  🙂

Updates

Currently reading : The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare
Page count = 284 (Stars Above) + 345 (The Bane Chronicles) = 629 pages
Total books read = 3 books
Total pages read = 1292 pages


DAY 5

Challenge- Book in a Song

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This song is forever linked in my mind to the book Unbreakable by Elizabeth Norris, more so because there is a scene in the book where Ben is singing it to comfort someone, while Janelle overhears.

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The lyrics kind of suit this book, I guess? But whenever I listen to this song, it reminds me of Mockingjay.

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Okay, maybe it’s more the fact that it mentions angels in the book?

Updates

Currently reading : The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare
Page count = 9 pages
Total books read = 3 books
Total pages read = 1301 pages


DAY 6

Updates

Currently reading : The Last Star by Rick Yancey
Page count = 153 (The Bane Chronicles) + 10 (The Last Star) = 163 pages
Total books read = 4 books
Total pages read = 1464 pages


DAY 7

Updates

Currently reading : Blackhearts by Nicole Castroman
Page count = 278 pages
Total books read = 4 books
Total pages read = 1742 pages

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