Bout of Books 9.0

I’m so excited to participate in my second Bout of Books Read-a-thon!  

Here Is an explanation of Bout of Books 9.0

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 6th and runs through Sunday, January 12th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure, and the only reading competition is between you and your usual number of books read in a week. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 9.0 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books teamImage

Follow Me Friday: Christmas Book Haul

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This Christmas I received two books as a gift.
-The Secret of the Blue Trunk by Lise Dion
-Mr.  Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bool Store by Robin Sloan

I have also bought many e books this month and have a huge amazon book haul that wont arrive until the end of January that I got with my christmas money.
I will share those books in another haul.

The Secret of the Blue Trunk by Lise Dion
From Goodreads:
In this true story, Armande Martel, a young nun from Quebec, is arrested by the Germans in 1940 during a stay at her religious order s mother house in Brittany. She spends the war years in a German concentration camp. After her return to Canada, she leaves the Church, finds the love of her life in Montreal, and adopts Lise Dion.Growing up, Lise is familiar with only a few facts of her mother s past. It s when she clears her mother s small apartment after her death that Lise Dion discovers the key to the blue trunk, which was always locked. This key unlocks the mystery of Armande s early life, and Lise decides to write “The Secret of the Blue Trunk.”

Mr.  Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bool Store by Robin Sloan
From Goodreads:
Global conspiracy, complex code-breaking, young love, and the secret to eternal life — mostly set in a hole-in-the-wall San Francisco bookstore. The Great Recession shuffles Clay Jannon from his web-design drone job to night shift at Mr Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore. Curiously, few customers come in repeatedly and neverbuy. Analysis reveals astonishing secrets …

What did you get for Christmas?

“Waiting On” Wednesday: Landline

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“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week’s pre-publication “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is:

Landline 
By Rainbow Rowell 

Publication Date: July 8 2014 

From Goodreads: 

Georgie McCool knows her marriage is in trouble. That it’s been in trouble for a long time. She still loves her husband, Neal, and Neal still loves her, deeply — but that almost seems besides the point now.
Maybe that was always besides the point.
Two days before they’re supposed to visit Neal’s family in Omaha for Christmas, Georgie tells Neal that she can’t go. She’s a TV writer, and something’s come up on her show; she has to stay in Los Angeles. She knows that Neal will be upset with her — Neal is always a little upset with Georgie — but she doesn’t expect to him to pack up the kids and go home without her.
When her husband and the kids leave for the airport, Georgie wonders if she’s finally done it. If she’s ruined everything.
That night, Georgie discovers a way to communicate with Neal in the past. It’s not time travel, not exactly, but she feels like she’s been given an opportunity to fix her marriage before it starts . . .
Is that what she’s supposed to do?
Or would Georgie and Neal be better off if their marriage never happened?

What’s your “waiting on” pick this week? 

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I Was “Forced” to Read

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October 15: Top Ten Books I Was “Forced” to Read (either by teachers, friends, other bloggers, book club) — doesn’t necessarily have to be a BAD thing. Could be required reading, yes, but also book club, or just super enthusiastic friends “making” you read something! 

  1. Old Yeller 
  2. Holes by Louis Sachar 
  3. Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller 
  4. Maus by Art Spiegelman 
  5. The Whipping Boy by  Sid Fleischman
  6. Black Creek Crossing by John Saul -given to me by a friend 
  7. Hana’s Suitcase by Karin Levine 

Fall Reading Challenge Week Five

Week Five (Oct.14-Oct.20):

Books:

Nightmares and Dreamscapes by Stephen King
In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Plan of Action:
Monday: Start Nightmares and Dreamscapes by Stephen King read 225 pages
Tuesday: Nightmares and Dreamscapes by Stephen King read 220 pages
Wednesday: Finish Nightmares and Dreamscapes by Stephen King (247 pages)
Thursday: Start In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters read 226 pages
Friday: Finish In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters (161 pages) and Start The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon read 67 pages
Saturday: The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon read 223 pages
Sunday: Finish The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon (196 pages)

Progress & Updates:
Monday: Finished reading The Devil In Pew Number Seven.
Tuesday:
Wednesday:
Thursday:
Friday:
Saturday:
Sunday:

Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-a-Thon: Update & Challenge

Update: I’ve been reading on and off since 10pm its now 3am. I have read about 70 pages of Devil in Pew Number Seven by Rebecca Nichols Alonzo. I cant say im enjoying it very much and feel like it has a slow starting and hope it gets better soon. I’m reading slower because of this. I taking a break to blog for an hour and then will get back to reading maybe until 6 or 7 and plan on having some breakfast and doing some more blogging before I go to sleep. 

Challenge:  The Geeky Bloggers Book Blog: I am asking you to setup your audiobook dream date! Super simple: Pick a book and assign who would be your dream narrator!

Answer: Narrator: Alex Pettyfer Book: Joyland by Stephen King