Bout of Books 13.0 Day 3 Challenge: Haiku

I had more fun with this challenge than I thought I would!

For this challenge we were instructed to: “Write a haiku about whatever book you’re reading right now.”

I’m reading All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven and I’m absolutley loving it so far! So I ended up writing four haiku and tweeting them. I thought I’d share them here too:

 

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Bout of Books 13 Challenge #1: Bookish Survey

This is today’s challenge for the Bout of Books 13.0 Read-A-Thon. Check out my initial post here.

1. How do you organize your shelves?

By genre. All the fantasies in one place, all the contemporaries in another and so on.

 

2. What is one of your favorite book that’s not in one of your favorite genres?

This is actually hard for me. I’m not picky about the genres I like to read and my favorite genre is fantasy so that means I have to pick one book from all the other genres. Well I guess I’ll go with the memoir genre. I love a good memoir every now and then but I’m very picky about the memoirs I read. I’m going with A Boy Called It by Dave Pelzer. That book is haunting; I read it years ago and I still think about it. It deals with the child abuse Dave’s mother put him through.

 

3. What is the last 5 star book you read?

Looking for Alaska by John Green

 

4. What book are you most excited to read during the read-a-thon?

All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

 

5. What book do you recommend the most?

This is another difficult one for me. I don’t just tell anybody they should read a book just because I enjoyed it; I take in account what genres or writing styles they like. But lately I’ve been recommending The Book Thief to my sister.

Joining the Bout of Books 13.0 Read-A-Thon!

So as you can probably tell by the title, I’m joining the Bout of Books Read-A-Thon!!

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, May 11th and runs through Sunday, May 17th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 13 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I knew about this Read-A-Thon in advance but didn’t have any plans  to join it. Then I read a blog post today by Amanda @Amanda’s Book Nook , a short post of how she was joining that lead me to checking out the Bout of Books blog where I read more about the Read-A-Thon. The more I read the more excited I became! I’ve only ever joined one Read-A-Thon before (Cram-A-Thon) and it was so fun! So I decided “Why the heck not”.

 

GOALS:

  • Read 70-100 pages in a day
  • Finish what I’m currently reading (Throne of Glass)
  • Review as I finish a book
  • Comment on a handful (5) of participating blogs a day
  • Be active with Twitter updates (#boutofbooks)
  • Participate in Twitter chats
  • Read at least 2 novels

 

READ-A-THON TBR:

  • Throne of Glass
  • All the Bright Places
  • Fahrenheit 451

Those are the books I plan on reading (this is not a strict TBR so I might change the books if I don’t feel like reading them). I would also like to read a couple of comics/graphic novels in between. Something fast and light to read. I haven’t decided what but here are my options:

  • Smile
  • Injustice: Gods Among Us (volume 1)
  • Captain America: Living Legend

 

instead of making individual posts I’ll update this one through the Read-A-Thon. (I might do a different post if I decide to participate in the challenges)

PROGRESS:

MONDAY

Number of pages I’ve read today: 102
Number of books I’ve read today: 1
Total number of books I’ve finished: 1
Titles: Throne of Glass
Reviews: pending
Blogs I commented on: 6
#BoutofBooks Twitter chat: participated
Challenge completed: Bookish Survey

 

TUESDAY

Number of pages I’ve read today: 75
Number of books I’ve read today: 1
Total number of books I’ve finished: 1
Titles: All the Bright Places
Reviews: None
Blogs I commented on: 0
#BoutofBooks Twitter chat: Didn’t Participate
Challenges completed: 0

 

WENESDAY

Number of pages I’ve read today: 83
Number of books I’ve read today: 1
Total number of books I’ve finished: 1
Titles: All the Bright Places
Reviews: None
Blogs I commented on: 5
#BoutofBooks Twitter chat: Participated
Challenges completed: Haiku

 

THURSDAY

Number of pages I’ve read today: 112
Number of books I’ve read today: 2
Total number of books I’ve finished: 1
Titles: Injustice: Gods Among Us (Volume 1) , All the Bright Places
Reviews: None
Blogs I commented on: 1
#BoutofBooks Twitter chat: Particpated
Challenges completed: From Modern to Classic

 

FRIDAY

Number of pages I’ve read today: 37
Number of books I’ve read today: 2
Total number of books I’ve finished: 1
Titles: All the Bright Places, Injustice: Gods Among Us (volume 1)
Reviews: None
Blogs I commented on: 0
#BoutofBooks Twitter chat: Participated
Challenges completed: None

 

SATURDAY

Number of pages I’ve read today: 122
Number of books I’ve read today: 2
Total number of books I’ve finished: 2
Titles: All the Bright Places, Injustice: Gods Among Us (volume 1)
Reviews: None
Blogs I commented on: 0
#BoutofBooks Twitter chat: Participated
Challenges completed: None

 

SUNDAY

Number of pages I’ve read today: 87
Number of books I’ve read today: 2
Total number of books I’ve finished: 3
Titles: All the Bright Places, Injustice: Gods Among Us (Volume 1)
Reviews: 1 (scheduled)
Blogs I commented on: don’t remember ;P
#BoutofBooks Twitter chat: didn’t participate
Challenges completed: no challenge