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
Is it the last day of the #ReadingCram already? :O
I didn’t complete my goal but that’s okay, what’s important is I had fun during the read-a-thon and I also got to interact with fellow read-a-thoners through visiting their blogs and tweeting on Twitter.
Books finished: 4
Total number of pages read: 1,614
Reviews written: 0
I wasn’t able to write any reviews during the read-a-thon because I was busy reading books. I’m still 5 books away from my goal of reading 100 books this year. Right now I’m more focused on reading books but I’ll get back to writing reviews in January. 🙂
Overall, I think I did okay, it was a bummer I didn’t complete my read-a-thon goal but oh well 😉
Confessions of an Almost Girlfriend by Louise Rozett:
The House of Hades by Rick Riordan:
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell:
Since I can’t write my reviews of the books I read during the read-a-thon yet, I thought I can give you my general impression of the books I read by rating them. As you can see, House of Hades and Fangirl really wowed me (no surprise I loved Riordan’s book because he’s a genius writer IMHO, and I’ve been successfully converted to a Rainbow Rowell fan. Gaaaah I love Fangirl so much!)
So, there, that’s my wrap up post. Leave me a link to yours 🙂
Where do I start?
I’m freaking out. 14 days before the year ends and 5 books away to my goal of reading 100 books this year. Can I really finish 5 books in 14 days, given all the Holidays stuff going on right now– Christmas shopping, wrapping gifts (which I totally hate because for the love of pizza I am terrible at gift-wrapping), Christmas parties, planning what to cook for the noche buena, etc etc. I am going insane right now. I am so not going to sleep until I finish reading Fangirl.
And speaking of books… here’s my Day 10 update
Post a Review Challenge
For the Post a Review Challenge I chose Shadow and Bone because it’s one of my favorite books this year. If you haven’t read it, go read it now! 😀
The book has colorful and interesting secondary characters too. Like Genya, I love Genya because she is such a great friend to Alina and she’s so sassy. If she were a real person or if I lived in their world, Genya and I would definitely be friends.
There’s just so much feels in this book. I also cried at the closing part of the book because I thought it was going to be the end of Mal and Alina. Okay maybe I knew it wasn’t going to be their end but I kept thinking what if it was and it was such a horrible thought I really cried.
Still reading Confessions of an Angry Girl by Louise Rozett
I wasn’t able to do much reading today because well, mostly because I didn’t feel like reading and then there’s 2fuse. That game is just so addicting. Basically you just tap the squares with the same numbers and colors as fast as you can.
I’m not really very good at it. My friends can score hundreds of thousands and my current highest score is at around seventy thousand. I know I suck but that’s what makes it challenging.
Ok that was irrelevant to this book blog LOL.
But yeah, I don’t feel really motivated right now and there’s so many distractions around like
But I’m 60% percent of Confessions of an Angry Girl though aaaaand I hope I can finish it the sooner the better.
Movie Cast Challenge
For the movie cast challenge, I chose Shine Not Burn by Elle Casey. I really love this book because it was so so funny! Here you can find my 5-star review of the book.
Armie Hammer as Gavin “Mack” MacKenzie
Andrea “Andie” Marks
It was quite challenging for me because I don’t know what many celebrities but I really enjoyed finding casts for Shine Not Burn.
Deadly by Sara Shepard
The House of Hades by Rick Riordan
2 books down, 7 more to go! Deadly is the conclusion to the Pretty Little Liars series and I was so excited to read it but it turned out to be a little disappointing. As for The House of Hades, it was really really good! I had so much fun reading it! The next book I’m going to read is Confessions of an Almost-Girlfriend.
This is the sequel to Confessions of an Angry Girl. I enjoyed the first book so I’m really looking forward to reading it.
Recommend a book good for a snow day
The Sugar Cookie Sweetheart Swap by Donna Kauffman, Kate Angell, Kimberly Kincaid
Winter Fire by Laurie Dubay
Recommend a book good for a rainy day
The Howling Heart by April Bostic
Recommend a book good for a beach day
American Girl on Saturn by Nikki Godwin
Recommend a book good for a spooky night
The Chupacabra by Stephen Randel