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Monday, 29 September 2014

Falling for Autumn 2014 Read-a-Thon - Wrap Up


The official challenges were:

  • Read a total of four (4) books; 
  • To read at least 150 pages per day; 
  • To read a book with an autumnal colour on the cover (red, orange, brown, gold); 
  • To read a book with a male protagonist; 
  • To read the first or last book in a series;

I didn't read 4 books. I read two books, "Alienated" by Melissa Landers and "Poison Study" by Maria V. Snyder. I also started reading "Written in Read" by Anne Bishop. 
I didn't read 150 pages per day. However, I did read every day that I participated in the Read-a-Thon. I started my participation on 23rd September, on the second day of the challenge.
I read a book with an autumnal colour on the cover, "Poison Study" by Maria V. Snyder. I has yellow, red and brown.
I didn't read a book with a male protagonist.
I read the first book in a series. In fact, I read two books that are first in a series, "Alienated" and "Poison Study" and I started another book that is also first in a series, "Written in Red".

 I completed two out of five of the official challenges for Falling for Autumn 2014 Read-a-Thon. I can't say that it was a successful Read-a-Thon, but I did enjoy it (as I usually enjoy these kind of reading challenges). I was going through a moment that I didn't feel like reading anything at all, so it helped to get back on track with my readings. 
Sunday, 28 September 2014

Falling for Autumn 2014 Read-a-Thon - Challenge "Fall Themed Word"



Challenge hosted by  Emily @Books and Clevesness


I challenge you to spell a fall-themed word with the first letters of book titles!

To Be Updated
Thursday, 25 September 2014

Falling for Autumn 2014 Read-a-Thon - Challenge "The Bookish Confession"


Challenge: "The Bookish Confession" hosted by Celine @Irresponsible Cactus

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As part of the Falling for Autumn readathon hosted by A Cup of Coffee and a Book, I’m hosting a challenge! It’s called Bookish Confessions, and you’re invited to share yours! Though this challenge is designed for the readathon, feel free to join even if you aren’t readathon-ing with us.To participate, either (1) share a funny/embarrassing/interesting confession or (2) answer the this or that questions below. You can post the answers on your blog or here in the comments.

Physical book or eBook? Physical book
Paperback or Hardcover? Paperback
Reality or Make-believe? Make-believe
Adult or Young-Adult? Young-Adult
Dog ears or Bookmarks? Bookmarks
Breaking the spine or Barely open the book? Barely open the book
Tea or Coffee? Tea
Reading in bed or On the couch? Good question. May I answer both? :)
Series or Standalone? Series
Original or TV Adaptation? Original
Defy motion sickness or Audiobooks? Audiobooks
Author crushes or Who-was-that-guy-again? Author crushes
Interview or Guest post? Interview
Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Falling for Autumn 2014 Read-a-Thon - Sign Up, Goals & Updates

“Falling for Autumn is read-a-thon where we welcome the Fall/Autumn by reading as many books as possible during a week. It’ll take place from September 22 to 28, with daily guest-posts, interviews, challenges and giveaways. Everyone is free to enter by signing-up and sharing the official blurb by leaving a link to this post on twitter, Goodreads or Facebook. For more information, please visit A Cup of Coffee and a Book
The official challenges are:
  • Read a total of four (4) books; 
  • To read at least 150 pages per day; 
  • To read a book with an autumnal colour on the cover (red, orange, brown, gold); 
  • To read a book with a male protagonist; 
  • To read the first or last book in a series;
Here am I entering in another Read-a-Thon. I know I'm a day late, but I was feeling bored and missing readins, so why not give it a chance? I didn't choose any book for the official challenges- as I usually do when I participate in a Rea-a-Thon - so I'll be "improvising". Not sure if I'll be completing any of the challenges, but I'll try to complete at least one or two. 

Good luck! :)

Progress

Tuesday, September 23rd

Pages read today: 50 pages of "Alienated"
Total of pages read: 50 pages
Books read: --

Wednesday, Septembe 24th

Pages read today: 200 pages of "Alienated"
Total of pages read: 250 pages
Books read:"Alienated" by Melissa Landers

Me reading "Alienated".
Thursday, September 25th

Pages read today: 115 pages of "Poison Study"
Total of pages read: 365 pages
Books read: "Alienated" by Melissa Landers

Friday, September 26th

Pages read today: 140 pages of "Poison Study"
Total of pages read: 405 pages
Books read:"Alienated" by Melissa Landers

Saturday, September 27th

Pages read today: 154 pages of "Poison Study"
Total of pages read: 659 pages
Books read:"Alienated" by Melissa Landers & "Poison Study" by Maria V. Snyder

Sunday, September 28th

Pages read today: 66 pages of "Written in Red" 
Total of pages read: 725 pages
Books read:"Alienated" by Melissa Landers & "Poison Study" by Maria V. Snyder

Top Ten Tuesday - Top Ten Books On My Fall To-Be-Read List

  Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20821263-shifting-shadows?ac=1https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17305016-dreamer-s-pool?ac=1https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/60510.Poison_Study?ac=1https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13574417-alienatedhttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12846479-destined?ac=1http://sidebmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/princess-bride1.jpeghttp://www.fortmacconnect.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/graveminder.jpghttp://d.gr-assets.com/books/1370201603l/17332556.jpghttp://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/5d/A_Dance_With_Dragons_US.jpghttp://img2.imagesbn.com/p/9780451464965_p0_v1_s600.JPG
Monday, 25 August 2014

Bout of Books 11 Read-a-Thon - Wrap-Up


Another Bout of Books Read-a-Thon comes to an end. Congratulations survivors. We made it! As usual, I enjoyed the read-a-thon. Not only I received so many comments from wonderful people as this was my best Bout of Books to date. My goals were:
  1. To read every day;
  2. To participate in two challenges;
  3. To write at least one blog post per day.
I did read every day. I participate in two challenges - in fact, I participate in every challenge. And I did write a blog post per day. I'm so happy and proud!

About my readings:
  • I read every book I propose myself to at the beginning of the Bout of Books. I'm so happy that I read six books in seven days. I believe it is a new record for me. 
  • The day I read more was August 19th (Tuesday) and the day I read less was August 18th (Monday). On Tuesday I read 340 pages and on Monday I read 200 pages
  • From August 18th to August 24th I read 1744 pages from six different books (three physical books and three ebooks).
Here is a photo of the books I read (the covers belong to the ebooks).


About the challenges:
Bout of Books 11 Read-a-Thon Compared to  Bout of Books 10 Read-a-Thon
  • During Bout of Books 10 I read 483 pages which means that I read more 1251 pages in Bout of Books 11. I just can't believe that I read so much more than last time.
  • In Bout of Books 10 I participated in 5 out of 9 challenges (55,6%) and in Bout of Books 11 I participated in 10 out of 10 challenges (100%). I participated in more challenges in this Read-a-Thon.
  • Bout of Books 11 Read-a-Thon went a lot better than Bout of Books 10 Read-a-Thon. Not only I read a lot more as I also participated in every challenge.
My Progress & Challenges 

Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving lovely comments. I'm planning to participate in Bout of Books 12 Read-a-Thon. Hopefully, we will all meet again there. Goodbye. :)
Sunday, 24 August 2014

Bout of Books 11 Read-a-Thon - August 24th


Pages read today: 59 pages of "The One" & 164 pages of "UnWind"
Total of pages read: 1744 pages
Books read today: "Girl of Nightmares"
Books read:"Enchanted" by Alethea Kontis
"Delirium" by Lauren Oliver 
"Girl of Nightmares" by Kendare Blake 
"The Elite" by Kiera Cass
"The One" by Kiera Cass
"UnWind" by Neal Shusterman

Challenge(s): 5 Books hosted by Falling Down the Book Hole

To give you a break between all the reading here is a challenge for you to complete about 5 books you would want with you as the end of the world is coming! Here is the scenario! I hope you enjoy the challenge!
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?


"Heart's Blood" by Juliet Marillier because it is one of my favourite books. It has a special place in my bookshelf; in my heart. I could never leave it behind. If the end of the world was coming, I would need a book to comfort me.

"Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen because I had to take a least one of the classics. And, let's face it, I could never leave Mr. Darcy behind. Aliens, stay away from Mr. Darcy!

"The Boy With the Cuckoo-Clock Heart" by Mathias Malzieu to remind me of life. This "fairy tale to Tim Burton fans" gives so much feels. The lesson it teaches could be useful if the world as I knew was going to change. 

"The Eye of the World" by Robert Jordan because of all its epicness. I it wasn't this book, I wouldn't have read "A Game of Thrones" (which I love and would be very painful to leave it for the aliens). Also, if I felt cold, I has many pages to make a warm bonfire (as painful it would also be to rip its pages).  

"Allison Hewitt is Trapped" by Madeleine Roux in case I needed some ideas of how to survive in a post- apoctolyptic world. Aliens aren't zombies, but you never know what to expect. Is a nice guide - first thing to do, is to find an axe. 

Or I could always only take my Kobo. It's easy to pack, has tons of books and makes it easier to bring with me my four adorable cats. :)

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Bout of Books 11 Read-a-Thon - August 23rd

 
Pages read today: 57 pages of "The Elite", 150 pages of "The One" & 50 pages of "UnWind"
Total of pages read: 1521 pages
Books read today: "Girl of Nightmares"
Books read:"Enchanted" by Alethea Kontis
"Delirium" by Lauren Oliver 
"Girl of Nightmares" by Kendare Blake 
"The Elite" by Kiera Cassa

Challenge(s): Spell It Out hosted by Kimberly Faye Reads
  
Use the first letter in any book you’ve read or want to read to spell out a word. You can choose first name, initials, your birthday month, or your zodiac sign.Take a photo, make a graphic or even a list and share your word on your blog, Facebook, Twitter or Goodreads.

I used the first letter of the books I choose to spell out my name. As I don't have many books in English, I had to the Portuguese version of "Insatiable" by Meg Cabot.  

 Tide
After Daybreak
Night Broken
Insaciável 
Anna Dressed in Blood 
Friday, 22 August 2014

Bout of Books 11 Read-a-Thon - August 22nd

  
Pages read today: 158 pages of "Girl of Nightmares" & 150 of "The Elite"
Total of pages read: 1264 pages
Books read today: "Girl of Nightmares"
Books read:"Enchanted" by Alethea Kontis
"Delirium" by Lauren Oliver 
"Girl of Nightmares" by Kendare Blake

Challenge(s): Recreate a Book Cover hosted by Spines and Covers

For this challenge, all you have to do is directly link to a cover that you have recreated.  Any genre or book can be used. Also, remember, it isn’t about being an artist. It is about creativity and FUN!!!!

When was the last time I draw? Oh, right more than four years ago...This draw is did for the cover is pretty awful, but after hours erasing draws I just wasn't in the mood of doing it. So, here is goes this awful cover.



You must link four books by using the last word of the previous title to the first word of the next one. To start, pick a book (ANY book; your choice!) and start linking! A, An, and The don't count, so if your book starts with one of those, just use the next word. To make this challenge tougher, you can decide to only use books you've read within the last twelve months - but that's not a requirement.

I didn't participate in the giveaway because it is only to US residents, but I did realize the challenge. Here it goes:

Girl of Nigthmares
Nigthmares Enchanted
Enchanted Delirium 
Delirium (the) Elite

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Bout of Books 11 Read-a-Thon - August 21st


Pages read today: 220 pages of "Girl of Nightmares"
Total of pages read: 956 pages
Books read today: "Girl of Nightmares"
Books read:"Enchanted" by Alethea Kontis
"Delirium" by Lauren Oliver

Challenge(s): Like This, Try This hosted by Writing My Own Fairy Tale

For my challenge, I decided to do a Like This, Try This challenge. It’s pretty self-explanatory. The rules are as follows: You must recommend a book based on another book, movie, tv show, etc similar to this: “If you liked _____, you should try _____ because _____.”Any genre and reading level is fine and you may use any set-up you like, so long as you’re recommending a book based on something else and explaining why. 

If you liked "Delirum" by Lauren Oliver... 
  • try "Matched" by Ally Condie. Both main characters live in a dystopian community where every move is controlled by the government and love isn't a choice.
If you liked "Heart's Blood" by Juliet Marillier...
  • try "Enchanted" by Alethea Kontis because both are beautiful retellings of fairy tales with lots and lots of magic.
  • try "Red Riding Hood" (2011) because not only both are retelllings od fairy takes as the main characters face many mysteries and fight for their love.