Sunday, May 13, 2012

Bout of Books Read-a-Thon 4.0

Bout of Books Read-a-Thon

I've decided to go ahead and join the Bout of Books Read-a-Thon hosted by Amanda at "On a Book Bender".

Here are the guidelines.

-It is a week long read-a-thon, usually from 12:01am on a Monday through 11:59pm on a Sunday in whatever time zone you are in.

-Bout of Books is low pressure, meaning participants are only asked to push themselves to read more than they normally would during any given week.

-There is no competition between readers.

-How much time a reader wants, and can commit, to read, tweet, or network with fellow bloggers is left to individual preference. All challenges and giveaways are optional.

-Networking with fellow bloggers is actively encouraged, though never required. Co-hosts are there to facilitate blog hopping and interaction between participants.

-Use Twitter to post updates throughout the read-a-thon. Everyone will be tweeting with the #boutofbooks hashtag.

My Goals:

I usually read at least 2 books a week but sometimes as much as 4.  So my goal is to try to read 5 books this week!


Tentative Book Line-up:

[X] 5/14/12 - 1.  Rude Awakenings of a Jane Austen Addict by Laurie Viera Rigler

[X] 5/17/12 - 2.  Shades of Earl Grey by Laura Childs

[X] 5/18/12 - 3.  Love on the Line by Deeanne Gist

[X] 5/19/12 - 4.  Lady Maggie's Secret Scandal by Grace Burrowes
[X] 5/15/12 - 5.  LFYI Groom, Texas by Janice Hanna


5 down.  0 to go!   DONE!!!!!  Now I'm going to try for a bonus book!

I'm so excited to participate in my first bloggy read-a-thon!

Bring IT ON!!


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5/19/12~  BOOK SPINE POETRY CHALLENGE

This one was just too cool to pass up!  Here's my attempt:


There's
A Time to Love
and
A Whisper of Peace.

In Every Heartbeat
the
Stars Collide.

Even
While We're Far Apart,
Though Waters Roar,

I hear
A Distant Melody
of
Twilight's Serenade.


21 comments:

  1. Good luck with your goals and have fun!

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  2. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Deanne Gist's "Love on the Line"!! You will have no trouble completing that one, as it is hard to out down!

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  3. I am doing this too...awesome picks!

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  4. Good luck with your goals!!

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  5. Good luck with your picks! My goal is 5 books too!

    Ning @ Reading by Kindle Fire

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  6. I'm definitely looking to get the High Heels Mysteries series. Good luck on your goals!

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  7. I'm so behind on my blog reading that I'm falling behind on my book reading. I love that you are challenging yourself.

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  8. Ooo, looks like you're doing great! I usually only read about 2 books a week too! Hoping to get 2 more read this week! Good luck and happy reading :)

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  9. You haven't updated on this post yet, but I hope you are reading lots!

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  10. Awww, such a lovely poem, Colletta! well done ;)

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  11. 5 books done! That's great.

    And oh my gosh, I LOVE that poem. It is so beautiful. Wait, I will go copy it somewhere. Are you a poet? Amazing!

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  12. I love the ending of your poem! Thanks for stopping by mine.

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  13. Way cool! I love seeing all these Bout-of-Books participants reaching their goals! Happy reading and have a great weekend!

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  14. Ooh, nice job with the poem. I feel like so many people did so well at making them make sense, and at the same time I struggled lol! Still, a fun challenge =)

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  15. Fantastic poem :)
    And congrats on reaching your goal!

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  16. Love your poem! The second section is beautiful imagery =)

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  17. Oh, your poem is amazing! Well done on reaching your goal too! :)

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  18. "In Every Heartbeat
    the
    Stars Collide."

    That's my fav part!

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  19. That was a great poem! I loved the variety of titles. :)I hope you had fun with it.

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