Hello fabulous bibliophile (and magical faerie creatures of the forest)!
New year usually mean new reading challenges for us Book Sniffers.
*best announcer voice* I interrupt this blog post momentarily to say: If you’re still looking for a reading challenge check out my post Searching fo a Good Reading Challenge?(wild title right?)
I love reading challenges. I do, really. I know, I know, I don’t really have the best track record of completing* the challenges but it’s fun trying to match a book to a challenge and the feeling of accomplishment when you get to tick it of your list is almost as satisfying as popping bubble wrap**! I mean what kind of living, breathing human DOESN’T LIKE POPPING BUBBLE WRAP? Read More »
This is the time of the year when we bibliophiles take our noses out of our books long enough to search for ways to spice up our reading for the next year. And thank God there are some pre-made challenges that we can just follow! Thank you, thank you to those who take the time to make these reading challenges!Read More »
So pretty much every year for the past three (or has it been four) years I’ve set reading goals for myself. Most of the time it’s just challenging myself to read a certain amount of books, but this year I decided to try Pop Sugars 2016 challenge! Because I’m a reading BOWSE (is that how you spell it. Idk how that looks as a word) and I got this!
Last year, (I feel like it’s too soon to say “last year”) I wanted to try Pop Sugar’s 2015 Reading Challenge. I wasn’t being stricked about it though. It was more like I’d read a book and then match it to one of th categories. I would also use more than one book to complete one challenge. For example, for the challenges ‘A banned book’ and ‘A popular author’s first book’ I used one book: Looking for Alaska.
But this year I’d like to complete as much challenges as possible with Pop Sugar’s 2016 Reading Challenge. I’m not sure I’ll complete all the challenges though. (Reading a Political Memoir just doesn’t appeal to me.)
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.
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.