Monday, August 25, 2014

Bout of Books 11.0: Wrap Up

And that's a Wrap!

I read 7 books in total: 3 graphic novels, 1 young adult book, and 3 middle grade books. I read almost 2,000 pages and met my goal to read 18 hours in total this week. This has been the most successful binge reading I've ever done. School starts today so I'll be focused on studying from now on. I have some reviews ready so I'll be on for as much as I can. Hope everybody had a great Bout of Books!

The Book Stats:

Sunday, August 23rd
Books Read: 1
Pages Read: 207
Time Read: 1 hrs. 34 min.

Total Stats
Books Read: 7
Pages Read: 1967 pgs.
Time Read: 18 hrs. 3 min.

Number of Hours to Reach Goal: 0

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Bout of Books 11.0 Day 7: Challenges

Challenge #10: Post-Apocalyptic

Artist: Dor Cohen

I am participating in the 5 book challenge/Post-Apocalyptic Challenge over at Falling Down the Book Hole. The goal is to pick 5 books you would bring with you if aliens were invading. Here is the scenario:

"It is 11:00 PM on a Sunday night. You are laying in bed thinking about all of the things you must do the next day. Tasks of the coming days consume your thoughts and while your mind is somewhere else you are caught off guard by a flash in the sky that is followed by a large wailing screech that pierces the air and shatters your bedroom window. Slowly you move to the window and what you see catches your breathe and causes you to stumble back a few steps. The aliens (at least you think they are aliens) have began to enter the city and destroy everything that is in their path. Through the window your view is consumed with destruction, screaming people and large flames that are dancing across the city at a fast pace. You notice that the creatures are heading in your direction and you realize you probably have about fifteen minutes before they reach your home. That means you have only about ten minutes to gather your belongings and escape before you are caught in the attack from the aliens invading the city.

Given the short amount of time you are only able to take 5 books with you. What books would you pick to take with you as you escape and prepare for the end of the world. Would you choose books that would help you survive in the post-apocalyptic world ,books for pleasure that would make you happy and take you to a fantasy reality or books that you can’t live without?"
1. War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells: I thought of this after I saw aliens were invading. This is the only alien book that I know of that might help me decide what to do.

2. A Week in the Woods by Andrew Clements: One of my favorite books. It has to do with nature somewhat so while I'm out trying to survive in possibly the woods? I'll have this book to make me happy.

3. My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George: A book about a boy living in the woods. I remember it explains some survival tactics throughout the book which is great. Plus I love this book so it's a win win.

4. Hatchet by Gary Paulson: Another survival book that I love. The title alone will remind me to bring a large sharp weapon because they are very useful when trying to make fires and possibly taking down aliens.

5. How Not to be Popular by Jennifer Zieglar: I need to have a book that gets me away from everything and this is that book.

2-5 are favorites or books I really love so I feel like I picked the right books for my alien invasion survival kit.

What books would you take if their was an alien invasion?

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Bout of Books 11.0 Day 6: Reading Update

And the final day draws near. I've read as many books as their have been days in Bout of Books. I said I was going to binge read before school and I have done just that. Most of tomorrow will be dedicated to my final books, writing reviews, and my anxiety building up inside me. I've never been in an education class before. I'm freaking out because I don't know what to do about Taskstream and Field Work. I just want everything explained to me already! I'm also getting two of my wisdom teeth pulled out on Tuesday so my stress level is to a maximum. I'm just going to try to go with the flow, ask all the questions, and do my best. Reading will be my greatest escape. Well moderate escape after Bout of Books because I'll be studying most of the time. 

As you may have noticed I'm sidetracking my TBR Jar picks once again with Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant.
"Lovable ne'er-do-well Delilah Dirk has travelled to Japan, Indonesia, France, and even the New World. Using the skills she's picked up on the way, Delilah's adventures continue as she plots to rob a rich and corrupt Sultan in Constantinople. With the aid of her flying boat and her newfound friend, Selim, she evades the Sultan's guards, leaves angry pirates in the dust, and fights her way through the countryside. For Delilah, one adventure leads to the next in this thrilling and funny installment in her exciting life. 
A little bit Tintin, a little bit Indiana Jones, Delilah Dirk is a great pick for any reader looking for a smart and foolhardy heroine...and globetrotting adventures."
I'm pretty sure this is the second book in the Delilah Dirk series. All I really know is that it is the most beautiful thing I've laid eyes on. It taunts me in the corner of my room. Read me. READ ME! And so I shall. And then I'll read Witches of East End like I was supposed to two days ago. 

P.S. I had to fix nearly all my updates because I counted wrong for the number of hours to read goal. I still have a little over an hour to reach my goal.

The Book Stats:

Note: The stats for today might change if I decide to read later on. They will be changed on the next update. This is something that will be applied to each update except the final one.

Currently Reading: Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant by Tony Cliff; Witches of East End by Melissa de la Cruz

Saturday, August 23rd
Books Read: 1
Pages Read: 258
Time Read: 2 hrs. 2 min.

Total Stats
Books Read: 6
Pages Read: 1760 pgs.
Time Read: 16 hrs. 29 min.

Number of Hours to Reach Goal: 1 hr. 31 min.

Bout of Books 11.0 Day 6: Challenges

Challenge #9: Spell it Out

The 9th challenge I am participating in is a spell it out challenge over at Kimberlyfaye Reads. The basic goal is to spell out a word - either your name, initials, birthday month, or zodiac sign. I decided to go with my zodiac sign. I am a Scorpio.

I love making collages. I think this one came out rather pretty if I do say so myself.