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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. :)

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