Thursday, January 9, 2014

Book A Thon Day 4, Double Date Book Challenge, and Book Blogger Challenge

Woo!

Happy Thursday, sweet-tarts!

Busy lately with some fun developments for Auggie-Talk. *excited finger wiggling*

So let's see about where we are with the challenges and Books A Thons today.

BOUT OF BOOKS
DAY 4
 
I missed yesterday's update post. I went out of town to spend some quality time with my fam and got distracted by the relaxation that is "home".  Catching up now!


Bout of Books

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 team
As a reminder here's my GOAL POST
PROGRESS 
 
(As of 7:00pm Day 4)
 

DONE!
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15783514-the-ocean-at-the-end-of-the-lane
256/ 256 pages. 100% done!

NEW BOOK!
I received an ARC copy of "The Mark of the Dragonfly" and couldn't wait to get started on it! So it became the 2nd book in my READ A THON goals. Hopefully I'll get to "House of Hades" as well, but that book is now Outside of my goal.


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67/ 400 pages. 0% done!


(The "We'll see how things go" read-a-thon book)
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12127810-the-house-of-hades?from_search=true

0/ 597 pages. 0% done!

BOOK CHALLENGE
Writing My Own Fairy Tale hosts our lovely book challenges today!



Double Date Book Challenge!
The Rules for the Challenge:
You must pick two books that you would recommend someone read together (like a double date!) and explain your reasons for the recommendation. You can recommend the books because they are in the same genre, one is a retelling of the other, they deal with the same issues, or maybe they're complete opposites, whatever you want as long as you can explain why they should be read together. Just one exception: they cannot be books from the same series. 

My Picks
 34284Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)


I suggest reading "The Chronicles of Chrestomanci Volume 1" and Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone" together. Diana Wynne Jones, Queen of the Fantastic, wrote the Chrestomanci Series back in the 80's. You are whisked away to a magical world where two young, gifted, boys are believed to be ordinary, or at least not that spectacular  but are actually both extraordinary, powerful, and ready to rise to the occasion to save the people they love and the world they know.

In the 90's Harry Potter was released featuring a magical young boy who believed himself to be "not so special" but ended up being the key to destroying an evil that threatened to bring darkness to the world.

J.K. Rowling, the author of the "Harry Potter" series has expressed that Diana Wynne Jones was an inspiration to her.  Both series include magical schools, witches, wizards, and harrowing adventures.



Day 8 and 9 of Parajunkee's New Year Blogger Challenge. Bam!

Day 8
Favorite Book Blogger Moments

I have so many! I enjoy doing this so much and there are so many benefits and joys that come from being a part of this book world. I'll name two in particular that come to mind: 

 My first ARC from a big publishing company. That was definitely a milestone!

  Another one... the first time someone ever said to me " I read your blog! "
 AND

Day 9
Con Or Events You Hope To Attend

None thus far. Though, who knows! Maybe something will catch my interest and I will be making book-event attending plans this year!






Until Next Blog,

Read On!


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