The Bout of Books Read-a-Thon was created by Amanda @ On a Book Bender on a complete whim in August 2011. It took on a life of its own and was such a hit that Amanda decided to do it again and turn it into a somewhat regular occurrence. There are no set dates for Bout of Books; rather, Amanda tries to work with Bout of Books participants to determine the best dates for them. – AMANDA, YO.
TIME DEVOTED TO READING
- Attack at least half my list.
- Find balance between reading and studying.
- Complete at least half the mini-challenges.
- Attend all the Twitter chats, if possible.
- Do not neglect the hubs or kitties.
BOOKS TO READ
I Hunt Killers– This month’s Not So YA Book Club choice! Career Day(I Hunt Killers short) Awaken(again – to prepare for upcoming sequel blog tour) - Currently Reading Pretty When She Dies(also counts for AS, AS and RCCleanup)
- Pretty When She Kills (also counts for AS, AS and RCCleanup) – Currently Reading
- Alien Proliferation (also counts for AS, AS)
Natural Evil(also counts for AS, AS) Devil’s Gate(also counts for AS, AS and RCCleanup)
- Fairlyand (also counts for AS, AS and RCCleanup)
- Ashes, Ashes (also counts for RCCleanup)
Finding Magic(also counts for AS, AS) Beauty Queens(audio) – Started prior to BoB but finished during!
Number of books I’ve read today: 2 novellas, 100 pages of I Hunt Killers
Total number of books I’ve read: 2
My books do a lot of things after I read them. Many sit on my shelf or are passed to friends. Some are cycled through PaperbackSwap.com or sent to family. A few end up at libraries. I’ve heard of BookCrossing.com and have actually received BC books via PaperbackSwap. I should look into that community more.
Number of books I’ve read today: Career Day (I Hunt Killers short), 75 pages of I Hunt Killers, 30% of Finding Magic
Total number of books I’ve read: 3 novellas
Books: Natural Evil, Devil’s Gate, Career Day
Comments: I sucked today. I was not very interested in reading…
I’m currently reading I Hunt Killers which is set in a little po dunk town with a population of nil, pretty much. Jazz is the son of a serial killer who is trying desperately not to take over the family business. It’s a morbidly awesome. Anywho, I think we should take Jazz and place him in The Hollows (Kim Harrison). I think he’s make a great addition to Vampiric Charms due to his investigation skills and determination. They already have a ballsy, fiery witch, a vampire that will take you down with her looks as well as her wit, and a pixie with tricks up his tiny sleeves and a very unfiltered mouth. Since this is set in Cincinnati, OH, quite a large population compared to Jazz’s little town, he might need some time to adjust. Of course, meeting Newt, a highly unstable demon, during a run with Rachel might make Jazz rethink his career move…
We all seem to love a good story
Some of us even like them gory
But those who do not
May become fraught
And instead will read about john dory
Number of books I’ve read today: 30% of Finding Magic and 45% of Pretty When She Dies.
Total number of books I’ve read: 3 novellas, 1 book, 1 audio book
Books: Natural Evil, Devil’s Gate, Career Day, I Hunt Killers, Beauty Queens
Comments: Another lackluster day.
I loved The Busy Bibliophile’s Zombie Cover Challenge! I didn’t know all of them though, and that makes me sad!
The Musings of ALMYBNENR’s Book Word Search was SO COOL! I love word searches.
Number of books I’ve read today: Finished Pretty When She Dies and Finding Magic , Started Pretty When She Kills and Awaken
Total number of books I’ve read: 4 novellas, 2 books, 1 audio book
Books: Natural Evil, Devil’s Gate, Career Day, I Hunt Killers, Beauty Queens, Pretty When She Dies, Finding Magic
Comments: Today went well.
This was interesting to me because I am, in now way, a “season” reader. I don’t read Christmas books or “Summer” love stories or any of that stuff. Here are my weird answers.
This book makes me immediately think of Spring. All the wonders and enchanting things that happen inside this circus remind me of the amazing things that nature brings us each Spring.
This makes me think of Summer immediately because it takes place in Australia, under severely scorching temperatures. This book is NOT a summer romance, however, though it will leaving you feeling many emotions.
This book reminds me of Autumn. If I remember correctly, that is the season in this book, but if I’m wrong, I still think of Autumn. I think of the wind lightly blowing, the leaves on the trees turning vibrant colors, the couples getting cozy in Central Park. Mainly, it makes me think of the couple, Adam and Mia, who are estranged but slowly rediscovering one another as they walk through the nooks and crannies of NYC.
This is a given, I guess. It takes place during the Winter. You can definitely feel the environment as the author does a fab job of describing the elements and how her characters react to it. Luckily for us, this book warms our hearts up, big time.
I LOVE to snack while eating, but i don’t have a typical snack. This week it’s been hot cheetos. Sometimes it’s carrots and hummus, or cookies, or fruit gummis or Garden Salsa Sun Chips, or popcorn, or something! I have to say that I rarely eat candy while reading, mainly because we don’t usually buy it. Hubs has a thing with will power, so we just don’t keep in the house. lol
Number of books I’ve read today: I finished Awaken.
Total number of books I’ve read: 4 novellas, 3 books, 1 audio book
Books: Natural Evil, Devil’s Gate, Career Day, I Hunt Killers, Beauty Queens, Pretty When She Dies, Finding Magic, Awaken.
Comments: I was not in the mood today. However, I inhaled Awaken. I swear I could read that book once a month and love it just as much every time. I cannot wait for Middle Ground!
1~ What book are you most looking forward to based on summary alone? Feel free to show off the summary!
Peter is quick, daring, and full of mischief—and like all boys, he loves to play, though his games often end in blood. His eyes are sparkling gold, and when he graces you with his smile you are his friend for life, but his promised land is not Neverland.
With this haunting, provocative, relentlessly thrilling reconsideration of a timeless children’s classic, the acclaimed artist Brom dramatically displays another side of his extraordinary talent. Exploring the stygian blackness that gathers at the root of the beloved Peter Pan legend, he carries readers into a faerieland at once magically wondrous and deeply disturbing.
Fourteen-year-old Nick would have been murdered by the drug dealers preying on his family had Peter not saved him. Now the irresistibly charismatic wild boy wants Nick to follow him to a secret place of great adventure, where magic is alive and you never grow old. Even though he is wary of Peter’s crazy talk of faeries and monsters, Nick agrees. After all, New York City is no longer safe for him, and what more could he possibly lose?
There is always more to lose.
Accompanying Peter to a gray and ravished island that was once a lush, enchanted paradise, Nick finds himself unwittingly recruited for a war that has raged for centuries—one where he must learn to fight or die among the “Devils,” Peter’s savage tribe of lost and stolen children.
There, Peter’s dark past is revealed: left to wolves as an infant, despised and hunted, Peter moves restlessly between the worlds of faerie and man. The Child Thief is a leader of bloodthirsty children, a brave friend, and a creature driven to do whatever he must to stop the “Flesh-eaters” and save the last, wild magic in this dying land.
Beautifully illustrated by the author with haunting portraits and indelible images, Brom’s The Child Thief is a daring novel of darkest contemporary fantasy that will, at once, haunt and exhilarate any reader who agrees to follow Peter on his desperate crusade.
2~ What book are you most looking forward to based on cover art alone? Feel free to show off the beautiful cover art!
That cover is SO spooky creepy. I will pick up the damn thing and read it, eventually.
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Well, I read I Hunt Killers this week. It’s a morbid little book about a serial killer’s son, Jazz, hunting serial killers, all the while trying to remain human himself. I couldn’t help but think about House of 1000 Corpses and The Devil’s Rejects movies, only because of the seriously twisted monsters in that movie that remind me of Jazz’s sociopath father. Anywho, this, of course, led me to Rob Zombie. So here you go.
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