Saturday, May 17, 2014

Bout of Books Update reading

This lullaby - Sarah Dessen
-Definitely Maybe - Strugatsky
-Beauty Queens - Bray
-Cinder - Meyers
-More than this- Ness
and if I can finish all that then I would like to begin a classic.(Jane Eyre)

So far it hasn't gone great, I have finished one book, but even still I am enjoying this bout of books, as for the book I read I enjoyed it and I hope to make a video about my feeling on it soon. :)

Thursday, May 15, 2014

"Spell it out" Bout of Books Challenge

The Rules
  1. 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.
  2. Share your word on your blog, Facebook, Twitter or Goodreads.
  3. Submit a link to your post in the linky below! You’ll get an extra FIVE entries in the Rafflecopter international giveaway for an eBook of your choice (Amazon or B&N, up to $10 USD) for participating in this challenge. You MUST be participating in Bout of Books 10.0 to be eligible to win the giveaway, but you can always post your answer in the comments just for fun if you aren’t a participant.
  4. If you tweet about this challenge, don’t forget to mention me, @kimberlyreads, and use the #boutofbooks hashtag.
Okay! So here is my book list:

(I choose to spell my own name XD!)
Black Like Me -Griffin
Relg:World - Voorst
In the Hand of the Goddess - Pierce
The Importance of Being Ernest - Wilde
The Other Boleyn Girl - Gregory
A Little Princess -Burnett
Nick and Nora's Infinite Playlist -Cohn
You Know You Love Me (Gossip Girl novel) - Ziegesar

I used all books that I have read, it was hard coming up with books I read that started with an I and with a Y but there you go :)

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

This Made Me Think of That

So this is a BoutofBooks challenge about pairing different things up the rules are :

1. Choose a book and something to pair with it.
2. Share your combination and why you think the two go together on your blog, Facebook, twitter, or Goodreads.
3. Link to your posting in the comments, with your BOB 10 participant number so I can verify your registration.
4. If you tweet about this challenge (and I hope you do) make sure to mention me, @KnittingGromit, and use the hashtag #boutofbooks
The book that I am choosing is the book I am currently reading which is The Essential Marcus Aurelius - a book that the emperor of Rome musing, he was born A.D. 121. Because this is such an old book about people and philosophy it makes me think of Nietzsche & Decarte (probably two of my favorite philosophers) as well as Socrates and his death via Hemlock and reading about him in one of my philosophy classes.  So  due to all that my pairing would have to be philosophers past and (Marcus Aurelius's) future and sitting in class drinking tea. 

This pairing was pretty easy because in the text (book 1 at least) he mentions philosophy and that he once had an appetite for it but he was glad he "did not fall into the hands of some so-called wise man" or "attempt to solve logical puzzle or busy [himself] with observing the sky."

Monday, May 12, 2014

Bout of books reading goals

In this read-a-thon I would like to read :

-This lullaby - Sarah Dessen
-Definitely Maybe - Strugatsky
-Beauty Queens - Bray
-Cinder - Meyers
-More than this- Ness
and if I can finish all that then I would like to begin a classic.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Books read in April

Hello again,
So this month I did not read very many books, which surprised me as I am now done school. I started like 6 books and am currently in the middle of three.

Read in April:
-Griffin and Sabine 1-3 : These were short little books told in postcards, I enjoyed it enough while reading it.

-And then there were none (previous titled a couple of super racists things) : I love this classic Christie books! They have put me into a mystery kick as of late, I have recently picked up "Murder on the Orient Express"

-Attachments : This is a Rainbow Rowell book and since I loved her "Fangirl" I thought I would give this one a go. Overall, I liked it but I found parts of it odd. For one I found the pacing to be off, it seemed like there was so much "middle" and then the end was too quick and I felt without proper closure, but just enough to end it. I felt that the characters  were off too it seemed to me that at some points it felt like the author didn't know quite what to do with them and they sort of meandered around saying (funny) dialogue which also contributed to the weird pacing. I liked the story but I wasn't overly sold on the pacing or the characters, although the humour and realistic responses kept me reading.

Currently Reading:
-Murder on the Orient Express

So overall I did not read very much in April, but I wasn't really in the mood to read, so I didn't. Although I have been still playing with the idea of booktube I did receive a camera from my fiance- so we'll see! :)